How Much Should You Spend On Groceries?

How Many Pre-Made Items Are You Buying? The biggest grocery budget killer is often the pre-made or processed items. Snack foods, cereal, soda, box mixes, and pre-chopped or bagged vegetables would all fall into this category. Now, as I mentioned above, I’m not completely against buying anything pre-made. However, you …

5 Reasons to Buy Used Instead of New

Follow Me! You may have heard that it’s good to buy used items. Or maybe you’re unsure about buying used. Of course, buying pre-owned items has a time and a place. Some things are just better to get new. But there are so many instances where buying pre-loved items can …

5 Apps You Need to Get Cashback on Your Groceries

This post contains affiliate links. This means that I receive a commission at no cost to you when you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for supporting Pennies in Perspective! I love a good deal. I’m all about saving money…but I’ve never been a great at couponing. I’ve …

My Top 5 Picks for a Frugal and Sustainable Kitchen

This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting Pennies in Perspective! We were living paycheck to paycheck in a dinky little apartment. My husband was in school and I was the breadwinner, and we had a child to take care of. Our budget was tight, and I was pulling my …

40 Frugal Recipes for Tough Times

We’ve all been through tough times. Sometimes a tough situation is financial, sometimes it is caused by overtaxing ourselves, or sometimes its simply a unique situation that is causing stress. Regardless, any time that we hit tough circumstances, it’s incredibly important to find cheap and easy meal ideas that don’t …