OK, so I am not officially back blogging yet, but I did want to take a moment to announce that for the month of January and, stretching through February 3rd, I have lowered the price of my book, Frugal Seeds 501 Ways to Make, Save or Stretch a Dollar, in both print and ebook form.
This book shares many of the ways that my family of 6 used to pay off all of our medical and consumer debt and ways we continue to use as we work to pay off our mortgage.
The book can be viewed here and, as always can be read for FREE with KindleUnlimited.
I look forward to seeing everyone again in February!
“Creating the best memories requires no money.”
~ Charlie Lee Austin
It is that beautiful time of year again when we celebrate Advent, the time we prepare our hearts and minds for the birth of Jesus.
Raising a family of 6 on a budget, I understand the stress that Christmas can create, a time when we feel the need to overdo everything, gifts, parties, meals, decorations…….but all of this costs money and can distract from the real reason of the season.
I have written a book that lists many of the ways my family has celebrated the hoidays while living on a tight budget – Frugal Seeds 101 Ways to Celebrate the Holiday Season on a Budget. It can be read FREE with KindleUnlimited and is available on Amazon in e-book and paperback.
I would be humbled if you would take a moment to check it out, thank you.
~ Wishing all of you a very blessed Advent Season.
As many of you know I have written a book call Frugal Seeds Summer Edition: 101 Ways to Enjoy Summer with Your Kids for Little Money.
This is can be read FREE at Amazon with KindleUnlimited or you can purchase the e-book for 99 cents.
From my family to yours……….wishing you a summer filled with blessed memories.
“Summer time is the best of what might be.” ~ Charles Bowden
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~ I am the author, under the pen name Charlie Lee Austin, of Frugal Seeds 501 Ways to Make, Save or Stretch a Dollar
The title of my blog gives away the fact that I live with at least one chronic illness. Now, I don’t want to brag, but I actually live with several, and as interesting as it sounds, it is not a whole lot of fun. Unfortunately I am not the only one in my family who lives with such a burden. Every person in my immediate family lives with at least one chronic illness.
As a result of all of our medical bills, we have learned to live on a tight budget. Over the years I have had to learn to be frugal and about 6 months ago I decided to put some of my frugal ways into a book, Frugal Seeds: 501 Ways to Make, Save or Stretch a Dollar. It is now available in both paperback and e-book on Amazon. The entire book can be read for FREE with an Amazon Kindle Unlimited membership.
You will notice it is written under a pen name. This has been done as I working on additional books and I am determined to keep the lives of my children private. Thank you for understanding.
There is a simple, no bells or whistles website, THE FRUGAL SOURCE, that lists links to publications, blogs and websites, all having to do with saving, investing, retirement, budgeting, minimalism, do-it-yourself and using money wisely.
In my attempt to stretch our budget a bit tighter, I have found many of these sites to be helpful. May you find something that can bless you too.
I have written a book, under the pen name Charlie, Frugal Seeds 101 Ways to Make, Save or Stretch a Dollar. I would be honored if you would take a moment to check it out.
“A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went.” — Dave Ramsey, financial radio host and best-selling author.
Everyone can benefit from budgeting his/her money, but having a chronic illness makes your financial life more complicated…….every dollar ( at least in my situation ) must be stretched in order to be able pay all the medical bills and their bill friends that come along for the ride!
Below are links to free budgeting apps, each a little different, so you should be able to find one that fits your specific needs.
“Beware of little expenses: a small leak can sink a great ship.” — Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers, inventor, diplomat, and the author of The Way to Wealth
~ wendi, under the pen name Charlie, is the author of Frugal Seeds: 501 Ways to Make, Save, or Stretch a Dollar
Now that it is summer (and I am way late posting this), there are so many free activities taking place around the country. Just in my small mid-west town we have a free concert series, library summer reading programs, free movies once a week and free lunches every weekday for anyone who is hungry. So check out what is available in your location………you might be amazed how many free activities are available to you and your family and the free choices can be just as fun as the ones that cost money – without the guilt.
Below is a list of some free activities for adults:
Free admission into National Parks
Free admission into museums with Bank of America credit card or
Free classes for adults at home depot………yes, they offer free kid classes too
Free fishing days
Places you can volunteer
Free music app………..makes doing something not-so-fun, more fun with a personalized playlist
Whole foods offers free classes in some locations
Some Williams Sonoma stores offer free classes
I have written a book, Frugal Seeds 101 Ways to Make, Save or Stretch a Dollar. I would be thankful if you would take a moment to check it out. Thank you.
When you are watching your pennies, or dollars if you are lucky, a freebie now and then is a nice blessing. Below is a list of stores who provide free weekly downloads. May you find something that can be a blessing to you!
Food 4 Less
Pay Less Supermarket
Quality Food Center
~ wendi, under the pen name Charlie, is the author of Frugal Seeds: 501 Ways to Save, Make or Stretch a Dollar
Here is a list of stuff you can get free on your birthday……….and in case you missed it, check out free food you can also receive on your big day!
Acme Comedy Company – free tickets
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – free movie ticket
AMC – free gift
American Eagle – 15% off coupon
Anthropologie – birthday discount
Banana Republic – birthday gift (possible coupon)
Bare Minerals – free gift
Captain Dizzy – free car wash
Colombia – free birthday gift & welcome gift
Container Store – free birthday & anniversary gifts
CVS – special offer on birthday month
DSW – $5.00 off
Famous Footwear – $10 off
Fresh – free gift
Harkins Theater – free $5.00 for concessions
House of Comedy – free ticket
J Crew – 20% off & free shipping on your birthday
Kohl’s – free gift
Lancome – special gift
Office Depot – special birthday offer
Old Navy – free gift
Out of Africa – free park admission
Payless – special birthday offer
Redbox – one free night rental
Sephora – free gift
Ulta Beauty – free gift
World Market – free surprise
~ wendi, pen name Charlie, is the author of Frugal Seeds: 501 Ways to Make, Save or Stretch a Dollar.