Being a Landlord is a Dirty Job

Landlord is a Dirty Job

Greetings friends! I have to apologize for my rather sporadic posting schedule over the last few weeks.  Not only am I a new momma (Baby CMF is coming up on 3 months old!), but my own mother recently had surgery and moved in with us for a while as she recuperates.  She is much better […]

Weekly Money Roundup #34

Weekly Money Roundup

Hello everyone!  Welcome to Weekly Money Roundup!  Here I wrap up happenings here at Color Me Frugal during the week and share with you some of my favorite posts that I enjoyed from other sites this week.  There were some pretty awesome articles making the rounds in the personal finance blogosphere this week, so I hope you’ll enjoy!  If you […]

Making Big Life Decisions: The Regret Test

Regret Test

  Hello friends.  Lately Mr. CMF and I have been grappling with a series of big life decisions.  You know, the kind of decisions where there is really no “right” answer.  The kind of decisions that, once explained to close friends or family, often elicit a response along the lines of, “you just have to […]

Menu Planning- Success So Far!

Menu Planning

After reading a couple great articles on menu planning a few weeks ago by Laurie at The Frugal Farmer (see here and here), I finally decided to get better at menu planning and give this a try.  I have to admit, it took a long time for me to come around the idea that this […]

Why You Should Buy or Borrow Used- Not Brand Name or New- Baby Clothing

Baby Clothing

Greetings all!  This is my first post that I am writing since becoming a mother.  I am still very much a rookie here, but so far motherhood has changed my life and has really given me reason to think about many things in a very different way. Becoming Parents We were so ecstatic to become […]

Weekly Money Roundup #33

Weekly Money Roundup

Hello everyone!  Welcome to Weekly Money Roundup!  Here I wrap up happenings here at Color Me Frugal during the week and share with you some of my favorite posts that I enjoyed from other sites this week.  There were some pretty awesome articles making the rounds in the personal finance blogosphere this week, so I hope you’ll enjoy!  If you […]

What Would You Do With A Million Dollars?

Million dollars

Hi everyone!  I thought I’d take a break from a regular article today.  I don’t know about you all, but I’m a dreamer.  I love to dream about what I’d do if we were financially independent, if we were debt free, if we had enough passive income to cover all of our expenses, etc.  So […]

Raising Financially Confident Kids and iPad Mini Giveaway

Raising Financially Confident Kids

Hello everyone!  The following is a guest post by my friend Shannon Ryan from The Heavy Purse.  Please join me in welcoming her to Color Me Frugal today, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!   As many of you know, Dee is a new Mom, which is an exhilarating and overwhelming time in a […]

ALL Debt is Risk, whether it is “Good” Debt or Not!

Debt is Risk

Over the last few years I’ve spent a lot of time pondering debt and whether there can ever really truly be a good kind of debt.  Oh, I know a lot of people refer to things like student loans and mortgages as “good” debt, but how good is it really?  I mean, wouldn’t it be […]