Category: Miscellaneous

6 Ways to Get Ahead Financially and Overcome Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Living from one paycheck to another can be very trying. You may feel you’re tapping in one place, unable to make any sort of financial progress, all the while struggling to maintain your dignity and live a normal life. If you work hard and can still barely make ends meet, try some of these six ways to manage your income and your spending, to finally advance. Lose your debt Owing money to a bank is easy. There’s nobody you have to look in the eye and nobody to call you and ask when you’ll be able to…

My New Printer

It has a bold concept, an eco-friendly printer that used ink bottles instead of cartridges. A bit higher initial investment but it turned out to be soooo worthwhile. Though most of us have given up any paper printing, there is still the occasional need. Plus it means that there is a copier and scanner in the house. Those teensy little cartridges were only good for a few sheets and then it was back to Staples. The cartridges where the bane of my existence.  At times it seemed cheaper to buy a new printer then pay for a new set…

[Linket] Your Mobile Brand

At this moment in time you may get your very own [linket] for FREE and maintain it without cost for a year after launch. We all need a quick and easy way to be recognized on our mobile devices.  [linket] is about empowering individuals by providing them with an authenticated personalized brand within a mobile app. Plus, there is a wide range of personal and professional information that one can include in the wording of your [linket]. You can be [Bob Smith Best Driver In LA] or [Mary Fixes Your Tech Problems Fast]. You have many options including Uppercase and…

Penzeys Loves to Spice Up Cooking

Penzeys Spices encourages people to love to cook and cook to love. They believe kindness adds flavor to any meal. Now why would the Frugal Diva be recommending these seemingly upscale products? Because even with fantastic quality, they have managed to keep prices within reason. If you sign up for the email newsletter, offers will start coming every day for free spices added when you have a minimum order, combos that are below the price of each individual spice, free shipping specials, and sometimes a free spice thrown in for good measure. Now to go along with their message of…

8 Affordable Remodelling Details that will Make you Happier at Home

Changes are always good, especially if they’re in your home. Since you’re spending the most of your time there, why wouldn’t you make it as beautiful as it can be? It is simple, home is supposed to be a place which reflects your personality, your taste and makes you feel happy, but sometimes we forget about that. And before you start complaining about the budget, let me tell you right now, no. You don’t have to spend a fortune on decorating, and the true beauty is in details. With all that being said, here are 8…

Free Shipping Day 2016

Just a reminder for those who are sending gifts for the holidays Free Shipping Day is scheduled this year for Dec. 16 and more than 1000 merchants registered to participate. That means if you ship on December 16th it will be free and arrive by December 24th.  Procrastinators rejoice! Before the U.S. recession hit in 2007, the phrase “Free Shipping Day” didn’t exist in the national vocabulary. After a few short years, Free Shipping Day now stands side-by-side with Cyber Monday and has left Black Friday in the dust. Not bad for an…

September Is National Coupon Month

Ironic, coincidence, or  just the inevitable star crossed event – September is National Coupon Month and the month The Frugal Diva was born.   How appropriate that my birthday falls in the month for celebrating savings.  Coupon usage continues to rise and as a nation we are very interested in keeping more of our hard earned paychecks.  When economists tell us to spend more they never tell us where to get the money.  For those who are not trust fund babies, lottery winners, or living off the grid, coupons and budgeting help keep us ahead of higher prices and able to…