Thrifty Thursday {Week 91}


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Happy New Year and WELCOME BACK to Thrifty Thursday!  It feels like forever since we’ve all gotten together, and I’ve missed you!!  I hope you are all had a wonderful holiday and that 2015 has been absolutely fantastic for you so far!  Here at Living Well Spending Less it has been an exciting couple of weeks.  My new book, Living Well Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life arrived in bookstores last Tuesday, which has been a lot of fun (and a little crazy!)

Then, this past Tuesday we kicked off our Secret 13 Essay Contest with this powerful entry from Maggie at The Love Nerds.  If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, be sure to check it out–it is really good!  There is still plenty of time to submit your own entry for a chance to win an all expenses paid cruise for four on the Carnival Sunshine, so be sure to check out all the details HERE!

In other news, I just wanted to remind you that Weekend Wandering will now go live on Saturday mornings instead of Sundays.  One of my biggest goals this year is balance, which means trying to find one day of the week where I stay off the computer altogether.  Wish me luck! 🙂  (Oh, and if you want to follow my progress on meeting my goals this year, be sure to join our community site at LWSL Everyday.  Right now you can join absolutely free!)

Here are the most clicked links from last week:

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1. Mission to Save  {6 Must Buy Christmas Clearance Items (and I’m Not Just Talking About Lights)}
2. A Cultivated Nest {How to Prepare Your Budget for Next Year}
3. Equipping Godly Woman {4 Gifts Your Husband Desperately Needs This Year}
4. Eat, Pray, Read, Love {9 Things Adults Need to Get Rid of to Become Better People}
5. The Budget Mama {4 Ways for SAHMs to Make Money}
6. Adventures in Coupons {10 Things Thrifty People Reuse to Save Money}
7. An Upstream Life {Real Food on a Budget}
8. Thrifty Frugal Mom {Our $200/mo. Grocery Budget}
9. Debt Free Divas {Make Hard Choices to Dump Debt Faster}
10. Budget Loving Military Wife {Debt to Wealth: 3 Years into Our Journey}
Never linked up before? Here’s how:
  1. Scroll down, find the little blue “Add your Link” Button and click on that.
  2. Follow the instructions on the next page – add a great image of your project and an interesting title. Make sure you link to the direct page of your budget friendly post – not the main page of your blog!
  3. Try to visit at least a few other blogs at the party. Be sure to leave a comment to let them know you stopped by!
  4. Please link back to this post somehow. There are badges available here; a simple text link is just fine too.

How to Blog For Profit 2nd EditionFeel free to tweet about Thrifty Thursday so others can join the fun, and don’t forget to check back here Sunday morning to see which posts have been featured this week at Weekend Wandering!

If this is your first time here I also invite you to check out my blogging guide, How to Blog for Profit (Without Selling Your Soul).  It is a fantastic resource if you are interested in building your blog, getting more traffic, or learning how to monetize, and the expanded 2nd edition is now available in paperback!  Or, if you have read the book and are still looking to take your blog to the next level, I encourage you to check out Elite Blog Academy.


  1. January 8 at 09:07AM

    Thank you so much for sharing my Ways for SAHMs to Make Money Online post! 🙂 I am loving LWSL Everyday! I love getting to know you a little bit more personally and I am working towards more balance myself. 🙂 I hope ya’ll have an amazing weekend!

  2. January 8 at 09:08AM

    WOW! Humbled and honored to see my post at #1. Ruth, this link up is always so amazing each week- such great content from savvy bloggers. Thanks for being a gracious host!

  3. January 8 at 09:10AM

    Good Luck taking Sundays off! I don’t spend a lot of time on the internet over the weekends, especially on Sundays and you certainly deserve at least ONE day off.

    Thanks so much for the linky. It is a blessing in so many ways.

  4. January 8 at 09:13AM

    I’m with you on working on balance this year. My goal is to stay off the computer on Sundays too! So excited to see my budgeting post featured! Thank you!

  5. January 8 at 09:16AM

    Thanks for the party, Ruth !

  6. January 8 at 09:28AM

    Thanks for hosting the party Ruth! Have a great Thursday!

  7. January 8 at 09:58AM

    Yay! Thanks so much for featuring me! This is one of my favorite link ups to visit–if I can get in right away!! I always find awesome posts 🙂

  8. January 8 at 10:55AM

    What a first of the new year treat! Thanks for including my post – I’m appreciate the inclusion in such a wonderful group. I totally feel the need for balance and time away from a computer. You can do it! I can to! Thanks so much. You made my day. Here’s to a wonderful 2015!

  9. Thank you so much for sharing my “Debt to Wealth: 3 Years Into Our Journey” post! Also, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for creating the Elite Blogger’s Academy! I am only on unit 3 and I am learning and improving my blog by leaps and bounds! Enjoy your Sunday with your family! 🙂

  10. January 8 at 02:57PM

    Thank you for hosting Ruth!

  11. January 8 at 04:11PM

    Happy New Year Ruth and thanks so much for hosting!

  12. January 8 at 05:06PM

    Thank you for hosting! I’m glad you’re finding a way to take a day off each week. We all need a little R & R to keep us energized and at our best!

  13. January 8 at 08:12PM

    Ruth! Thanks for hosting! I have loved following your blog(s) through the years and watching your You Tube videos! I finally have a blog of my own. Loved your book too!

  14. January 8 at 09:58PM

    Lots of fantastic posts to pin and read. It’s my first time here but I have heard about your blogging for profit without selling your soul book. I need to read it, i feel bad putting affiliate links as it is but love to blog so would really love to invest more time in it to grow my blog into a business in the next couple years. I’m sharing my free online blog planner I created. Thanks for hosting!

  15. January 13 at 10:28PM

    If I had one piece of frugal advice it would be that you need to remember why you’re trying to save money. If you’re doing it just to do it, you’ll get sick of it. If you are working to pay off debt, watch your progress and measure it regularly so you can see you’re making changes for the better.

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