Na Na pinches her pennies

Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.

Not for me yet

After reading comments and some careful research I’ve decided to not do any of the creative finance options at this time. I’ll explain my reasons. There was a time when … Continue reading

August 14, 2021 · 14 Comments

Aww, not again

Well, I did get the December quilt finished and delivered to the post office so its on its way to the forever home. That felt GOOD. Finally something accomplished. I … Continue reading

March 25, 2021 · 18 Comments

Lock down day eighty four

What does the future hold when things settle down again?  I wish I knew.  What I do know is that not one person in the whole world is safe until … Continue reading

May 23, 2020 · 32 Comments

Corona virus and the economy

So far I’m not panicking and rushing out to stockpile food and other items like people are doing in other places.  I have my food storage that I’ve kept for … Continue reading

March 6, 2020 · 32 Comments

Economy thoughts and organizing

There are those who believe the economy has vastly improved while others believe the economy is getting worse day by day.  Wanna know how to tell them apart?  The people … Continue reading

February 26, 2020 · 33 Comments

Sick again and new a1c

Yeah, it was bound to happen. I had another episode of yuppie flu (fibromyalasia) which lasted pretty much the whole month of January.  I get so tired of being sick.  … Continue reading

February 7, 2020 · 31 Comments

Gee whiz already

Just a few days ago I asked if everyone was making budget changes to include higher costs of everything this year.  I usually have my new budget figured out before … Continue reading

January 2, 2020 · 3 Comments

Financial decisions to make

I’ve been writing a blog since about 1997 or 1998.  I remember writing posts calming reader fears over Y2K.  Do you remember the Y2K days?  I remember something called Open … Continue reading

December 29, 2019 · 48 Comments

Food shortages and empty shelves

Gosh its hard to believe another once a month grocery day has gone by again.  I wanted you to see what I was seeing at the stores.  I also wanted … Continue reading

September 15, 2019 · 34 Comments

Empty shelves

I had the monthly grocery day with my SIL.  I took my camera with me this time but there wasn’t any discounted produce to check.  So I just snapped a … Continue reading

August 23, 2019 · 58 Comments

Costs, shortages, and a warning

The rising costs on just about everything is forcing shoppers to look at ways to cut spending.  I’ve long been a fan of using grocery store discount bin items.  Shopping … Continue reading

August 20, 2019 · 28 Comments

Outdoor foodbank day

I went to the outdoor foodbank a few days ago.  I believe the last time I had gone was back in March.  I’m sure glad the foodbank workers decided to … Continue reading

July 19, 2019 · 39 Comments

Yup, I knew it

Remember a few days ago when I showed my budget and told how everything would be getting more expensive?  Well, its happening already.  Not long ago the Jefferson County mayor … Continue reading

April 29, 2019 · 27 Comments

Costs going up again

I’ve had another major episode of chronic fatigue.  I’m not quite up to myself yet but I wanted to write a post about the rising costs of everything. How much … Continue reading

April 23, 2019 · 13 Comments

Dairy Queen rip off caution

These days the sneaky ways we are being fooled is getting worse and worse.  We must be constantly aware of dishonesty in advertising.  Dairy Queen is pretty slick at ripping … Continue reading

January 10, 2019 · 29 Comments

Happy New Year everyone!

Lilli asked me a question that I’ve been asking myself lately. I am hoping for a better year. My new question is simply how do we survive? When you are … Continue reading

December 31, 2018 · 48 Comments

Cheap chicken and pork

In the days before hurricane Florence landed in the Carolinas I had watched some news reports about how farmers in the path were rushing to harvest crops not really ready … Continue reading

September 25, 2018 · 20 Comments

Food box to replace SNAP

I’ve been sick from what I think was from eating fast food.  I took Ladybug to a restraunt so she could eat inside like a big girl.  The food itself … Continue reading

March 25, 2018 · 46 Comments

Modern day rationing

Currently my internet and home phone combined is from $71.93 a month.  This is a promotion and will end in June.  Also, ATT put notice on the January bill that … Continue reading

March 12, 2018 · 33 Comments

Finding affordable auto insurance

One of the followers asked if I had any advice about finding the least expensive but good auto insurance.  She told me that every six months she went through the … Continue reading

February 25, 2018 · 10 Comments

What is Obama Care

There are some readers from other countries who may be wondering what is the big commotion over Obama Care.  So I’ll tell you my understanding of what it is.  Number one is … Continue reading

November 18, 2017 · 43 Comments

Interesting documentaries

Mary Jane commented about a documentary film she had seen about store backroom practices.  Her comment had me curious to see it too because I remember seeing a news report … Continue reading

October 19, 2017 · 20 Comments

Are food prices getting lower

One of the blog readers emailed a link to me where there was a discussion about seeing food prices getting lower.  I thought I’d write what I’ve seen in stores … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · 39 Comments

Electronic devices are making our young STUPID

I have noticed for a few years that the young generation is not being taught to think for themselves.  The electronic devices do all the thinking for them so they … Continue reading

July 16, 2017 · 19 Comments

Water saving progress

I sure wish I could read the water meter but those are kept cleverly hidden underground and not visible to the homeowner.  I wouldn’t know how to read it anyway. … Continue reading

June 25, 2017 · 37 Comments

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