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12 Things to Do with Your Money to Start 2021

12 Things to Do with Your Money to Start 2021

2021 is upon us! What can we do now, at the onset of the new year, to set ourselves up for financial success in the next 12 months? We have all made new year’s resolutions...

New Year, New Site, New Stuff

New Year, New Site, New Stuff

Happy 2021! 2020 was a difficult year for all of us, and I’m sure you are as ready as I am to turn the page to a new year. There have been some changes around these parts and in...

Coronavirus Crashes the Market: What to Do?

Coronavirus Crashes the Market: What to Do?

The coronavirus crashing the market has resulted in a lot of people contacting me with the same question… “What should I do about my investments?!”

Easy Homemade Rice Milk

Easy Homemade Rice Milk

As you probably know, we love Aldi. But recently, our local Aldi has been raising their prices. For a long time a half gallon of Aldi almond milk cost only $1.89. Say what?! Yes,...

How to Plan a Frugal Wardrobe

How to Plan a Frugal Wardrobe

I’m sure you’ve probably heard the name Marie Kondo and the new wave of interest in tidying up your house, purging your closet, and finding joy in the things you live with and...

Quick & Easy Vegan Cornbread

Quick & Easy Vegan Cornbread

Greetings, it’s been a while! Yes, we’re alive and still busy trying to save the crumbs for our little Crumb Saver household. Not much has really changed in the last year since...

Our 2017 Finances Exposed!

Our 2017 Finances Exposed!

Happy 2018 Everyone! Yes, I know you haven’t heard much from us here lately but we’re still alive!  Life has just had a way of handing us things to do that have kept us from...

Solar Panel Year 3 Update and Tesla Solar Roof

Solar Panel Year 3 Update and Tesla Solar Roof

Three years ago, we installed solar panels on our house and since then we’ve been doing annual reports on how it’s been going.  It’s time to do a check-up again to see how much...

Our 4 Favorite Diapering Hacks

Our 4 Favorite Diapering Hacks

Once you have kids, diapering becomes a pretty common affair. We started off as first-time parents a bit nervous changing our first few diapers - gingerly wiping that smooth,...

Student Loan Forgiveness: A Second Look

Student Loan Forgiveness: A Second Look

Some time ago, I wrote a two-part article looking at the US government’s student loan forgiveness programs.  My conclusion after running the numbers was that in most cases, the...

Random Crumb #11: What We’ve Been Up To

Random Crumb #11: What We’ve Been Up To

Every once in a while, the Crumb Saver household shares a snapshot of a recent crumb-saving (or wasting!) incident on A Random Crumb. This column is proof that, hey, we’re people...

Investigating an Investment: Safe or Scam?

Investigating an Investment: Safe or Scam?

Recently, some friends in Asia contacted me about an investment opportunity that they heard about.  Having heard me talk about investing and reading what I’ve shared here on this...

Breakfast with Baby Crumb Saver

Breakfast with Baby Crumb Saver

Well, hello there! Deb here. I know, it's been a looong time since I've written. Honestly, life has become so busy with a growing Little Miss Crumb Saver that most of the day is...

Our 2016 Finances Exposed!

Our 2016 Finances Exposed!

Yep, it’s that time of year again. It’s time to look back at the past year’s finances in the Crumb Saver household.  We’ve done these annually now, so you can catch up on...

Affordable Eyeglasses with ReplaceALens

Affordable Eyeglasses with ReplaceALens

Deb and I both have been blessed with the “glasses gene”.  In other words, our eyes are terrible and we’ve both needed corrective lenses since a very young age.  This in...

An ALDI Grand Opening!

An ALDI Grand Opening!

A couple of weeks ago a brand-new ALDI opened in our town, and if you’ve read our previous series on ALDI, you’ll know that it’s our favorite grocery store--you might even call...

Things to Bring When Traveling with a Baby

Things to Bring When Traveling with a Baby

Well, you’ve probably been wondering where we’ve been. Yes, we haven’t posted here in a while and the reason is because we've been overseas traveling for most of the past month. ...

When Jesus Saved the Crumbs

When Jesus Saved the Crumbs

Jesus was a frugal guy. How do I know?  I think His crumb-saving creds were most clearly demonstrated in the feeding of the 5000. ...

Lessons from 1 Year of Parenting

Lessons from 1 Year of Parenting

So our baby just turned one last week. Sob! Besides lamenting how our baby girl is growing too fast, we’re also reflecting a little bit on the complete upheavals our lives have...

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