Penny Wise

Being Frugal, Made Easy — a collection of articles about how to save money in your everyday life.

Why buy when you can borrow and other ways to save!

When you’re trying to save money and be more frugal, the local library is your best friend. Instead of buying DVDs and new books, borrow them from your nearest library. You won’t pay a cent to borrow armloads of books and movies. Just be sure you … [Read more...]

The “Bare Cupboard Solution” and other great Frugal Tips

Thanks to all our contestants in the Creative Frugal Tip Contest! You had some great ideas, and we hope you will watch for future contests. GOLD Creative Frugal Tip by Kathy S: I use what my grandson calls "the bare cupboard solution" most of … [Read more...]

Prudently thrifty? Only 3 days left to enter our Creative Frugal Tip Contest!

Share your best Creative Frugal Tips with us and you may be one of our FIVE LUCKY WINNERS of Roseate Spoonbill and Great White Egret Notecards! (Be sure to look at these fascinating birds in our photo galleries) But it's almost over, as our contest … [Read more...]

Share your best Creative Frugal Tips

"Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship."  --Benjamin Franklin The best way to save more money in your everyday life is to ask yourself this question every time you think of buying something: “Do I really need this?” or … … [Read more...]

Senior Citizen Discounts around Lake Conroe … just for the asking!

Senior citizen discounts abound in restaurants, grocery stores, theaters, department stores, and more. But, in the Conroe/Lake Conroe, Montgomery and Willis area, we've found some out-of-the ordinary discounts for seniors, and wanted to share them … [Read more...]

Kids bowl free in Conroe!

Wondering what your kids can do now that school's out? Take them to 300 BOWL at 902 Wilson Rd. in Conroe for two free games every day. Just go online to this website and register them for FREE bowling: http://www.kidsbowlfree.com/ Once registered, … [Read more...]

“My massive collection of household cleaners certainly doesn’t come cheap!”

From cleaning up the dreaded mold and mildew in your shower or on window sills, to cleaning your oven, some simple household products can save you time and money, and prevent reactions to the harsh chemicals found in many commercial products. Read … [Read more...]

Local public libraries provide great resources

Buying books and movies gets expensive in a hurry, and even renting can add up. But, your local library should have many of the latest books and movies available to check out free of charge. Some libraries have additional items that you can check … [Read more...]

Eating Out Doesn’t Have to Break the Budget

Grocery Receipts  – Always look at your grocery receipts for restaurant (and other) coupons! Order for one and split it – Most restaurants will split the order for you, so just ask; otherwise ask for an extra plate and split it yourself. If you’re … [Read more...]