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A penny-pincher by nature, I learned decades ago how to stretch that hard-earned dollar to feed my family, build hobbies, travel and most of all, enjoy life.  I must say that learning how to live frugally didn’t always come easy – it’s a learned skill.  And just when I thought those frugal days were behind us, they have reappeared in retirement mode.

A solid background in business, accounting and the energy sector combined with practical experiences has equipped me to share money-saving and general know-how tips, with those who want to listen – and save.

Whether you’re raising a small family or have gained boomer status, I’ll show you where you can trim expenses, save on energy, water, food and more.  I’ll be your main writer for Money Saving Frugal Tips, but my better half – Dan, will also be sharing his own woodshop tips and money-saving expertise from time to time.

I’m not a professional cook, but a very good one and I love to bake.  You’ve probably noticed that my recipes are somewhat different from what you’d find on most sites.  I have a home-grown approach to making food and baking, probably learned from trial and error over the years.

A recipe is not always necessary in order to cook; it’s rather learning what makes a certain dish turn out, that is important.  So I’ll give you the basic methods and allow you the creativity to truly make it your own.  Cooking and baking does not have to be complicated unless you want it to be. 

You can turn out some very good meals with simple and affordable ingredients. Found a dinner recipe you want to try but can’t afford all the ingredients? Improvise and you’ll likely turn out a great new-to-the-family dish.

The global Covid-19 era has brought many challenges beyond keeping our families safe. Making a dollar stretch even further during these worrisome times, inspires us to be more frugal and creative with what we do have.

And we can help one another (we’re all in this together) as we all strive to move forward as best we can. There are brighter days ahead. Hopefully you will find helpful tips to help you along your journey.

Welcome aboard the frugal bus…it’s a fun and happy ride!

Mariette Mifflin

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