Na Na pinches her pennies (aka frugal living)

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.

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

Do I need a tin foil hat?

Just when I feel as if I’ve gotten my financial life in balance and running smoothly, something costs more.  These days the sticker shocks and sucker punch fees are coming … Continue reading

May 27, 2017 · 26 Comments

Telling lies

Tell a lie a hundred times and it becomes the truth.  (Goebbels, 1939, propaganda minister for Adolph Hitler) A lie unchallenged becomes truth within 24 hours.   (Willie Brown, California … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · 23 Comments

Just in time food

Have you ever heard of the just in time food distribution system?  It’s the way empty store shelves are refilled just in time for new shoppers.  Produce is picked, processed, … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · 12 Comments

Affordable solar electricity

I was given some information about a website called “solar over Louisville” from someone.  I can’t remember who gave it to me or where.  It must have been something I … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · 8 Comments

Dollar store economy

I hear or read stories of rich folks pretending to be poor in order to prove that all the poor folks need do is simply budget better or educate themselves … Continue reading

May 21, 2016 · 20 Comments

Tar babies

If you are not familiar with the Uncle Remus story of the tar baby its a folklore tale written in the 1800s about Br’er fox who creates a baby out … Continue reading

April 2, 2016 · 14 Comments

Food banks should be like grocery stores

I may not get to a food bank for awhile but I can still talk about them.  Going to a food bank here in my area you have no choice … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · 9 Comments

I think I’ll live

Its terrible to be sick on one’s birthday like I was.  The last few days have been pretty rough but the worst is over now. I’ve gone through two boxes … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · 10 Comments

Financial adviser for the poor

Where are the financial advisers for the poor or low incomed or those living on social security?  I don’t mean someone who is salesman slick, works on commission, and is … Continue reading

December 18, 2015 · 19 Comments

The poverty trap

Do you know what the poverty trap is? A poverty trap is a situation in which someone would have even less money by becoming employed (or getting a promotion) because … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · 12 Comments

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