Today, it's much more challenging to be thrifty, especially in today's economy. Especially with two teenage boys, one about to get his driving permit, who is already begging for his own car. (How in the world am I going to pay for that??)
We try to be - somewhat - thrifty around here. My husband drives the car that gets the better gas mileage to and from work. I work from home, so the SUV sits in the driveway a lot.
One of the best ways to be careful with your money is at the grocery store. Plan your meals for the week, use coupons, and take advantage of your favorite store's frequent buyer card. I go up and down the aisles looking for items that are on sale, but only things that I would be buying anyway. When an item is on sale, and you're not likely to stop eating it (your favorite ceral, for example), but a few of them.
So, I am off to search for blogs that tell me more thrifty tips. If you know of any, please let me know!!