9 Ways to Make Money in Your Spare Time

Ways to Make Money in Your Spare Time

We could all stand to have a few extra bucks in our bank account, right?  Whether you are busting your butt to throw as much money as possible at your debt, saving to put a down payment on your first home, or trying to get as much into that retirement account as possible, extra money […]

Learning to Wear Frugality with Pride

Learning to Wear Frugality with Pride

We did something brave this last weekend, folks.  Ok, maybe it won’t seem brave to many of you.  In fact, a fair number of you may think I’m a little crazy and maybe a tad pathetic for even calling this a brave act, but this weekend we did something that we have not done since […]

7 Frugal Skills You Should Know

Frugal Skills You Should Know

One of my favorite things about frugality is that being frugal often forces me to think outside the box.  If I am going to live a life consistent with frugality, it often means challenging the status quo and learning to think about money and expenses in a different way. Being frugal also means learning some […]

How We Prepared For a Single Income

How We Prepared for a Single Income

As many of our regular readers know, Mr. CMF and I adopted a sweet baby girl in summer 2014.  This little miss has completely changed our lives since she was born, but, to be perfectly honest, she changed our lives quite a bit even before she was born as well. Mr. CMF and I have […]

Best Money Tip: Ask Questions about Your Money

Ask Questions About Your Money

Hi everyone!  Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about how important it is to ask questions regarding your money.  Not only is it important to ask questions of your insurance agent, financial planner, etc., whenever you do not understand something, but it is also important to ask questions in your daily money […]

4 Powerful Ways to Pay Off Your Debt Faster

Ways to Pay Off Your Debt Faster

Hi everyone!  The following is a guest post by Sarah Brooks, who blogs over at The Frugal Millionaire Blog.  Please join me in welcoming her to Color Me Frugal today! Debt – a four-letter word dreaded by so many. Currently, the average household credit card debt (of those that carry a credit card) is over […]

How Changing our Lifestyle Will Save $1123 in 2015

Changing Our Lifestyle

I love creature comforts as much as the next person.  I really do.  I love fuzzy slippers, mugs of hot chocolate, and curling up on the couch in front of our fireplace.  And I used to love my cable TV. Used to.  Not anymore. One of the biggest differences in our household in 2015 is […]

Debt is Not Forever!

Debt is Not Forever

Happy 2015 everyone!  I am happy to tell you that in 2015 Color Me Frugal is participating in the Debt is Not Forever Movement.  What is that, you ask?  Well, this year dozens of bloggers are participating in a group effort to help people the world over get out of debt!  We aim to do […]