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Mrs. Lily

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The Frugal Gene
Family, frugality, budgeting, extra income, blogging
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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[This post may contain affiliate links at no additional cost to you.]c Two years ago, I was shopping for our weekly groceries in the Asian grocer near our house. In one of the snack aisles, there were a bunch of adorable animal-shaped coin jars stuffed with delicious jelly pudding. If […] ...
Posted: Feb 02 2018 @ 2:25 PM
I sometimes wonder what people from the Dark Ages would think about our fast culture and unrestrained society today. Not to mention our smartphones, computers and auto flushing indoor toilets. They would likely blow their brains out with shock to see us now. We’ve come […] ...
Posted: Jan 31 2018 @ 11:29 AM
[This post may contain affiliate links at no additional cost to you.] I write these for my Soapy and all the Soapys we have in our own lives. She was wondering if she still needed an emergency fund while in debt.   You can read […] ...
Posted: Jan 28 2018 @ 8:55 AM
I got this idea to document and analyze arguments my husband and I have occasionally. I’m aware of how deeper issues could be toxic to marriages, especially newer marriages like ours. It was more incentive for me to go into this alone. Jared doesn’t know I […] ...
Posted: Jan 25 2018 @ 6:51 AM
Upon another journey to help out my budgety blind, overspendy, financially shipwreck of a friend Soapy (love her but it’s true) I’ve developed a series that poses aid for people who were not born or raised with a set of frugal genes. In knowing her, […] ...
Posted: Jan 23 2018 @ 6:38 AM
Sam’s Club (Round 2) When Sam’s club announced their first closing, they backed it up with a 25% off sale. Last week, we waited in line for 15 minutes just to check out the fuss. I waited in the Sam’s Club line for 15-20 minutes this time, […] ...
Posted: Jan 21 2018 @ 6:59 AM
[This post may contain affiliate links at no additional cost to you.] Cooking at home' Starting out on a tight budget' I recommend the following basic pantry staples to keep in stock for a pinch! Yes, Soapy, I’m looking at you. If you are new here – […] ...
Posted: Jan 18 2018 @ 7:34 AM
[ALL photos and respective rights were taken from Kate via McMansion Hell] This Martin Luther King Monday is our official, guilt-free, lay around the house like a lazy cat day. For the few golden hours of waiting for our laundry to finish, my husband and I […] ...
Posted: Jan 16 2018 @ 8:43 AM
Hiya! We’re back among the beautiful evergreens of Washington state now. It’s chilly here compare to the comfortable California “winters” of 60 degrees in the daytime. We didn’t make the unusual net worth gains like we did in the last 3 months. In November, we crossed […] ...
Posted: Jan 04 2018 @ 12:25 PM
We’re still away in California, good children. I wanted to throw a quick lesson out there that’s been plaguing me for a few days. I try to not judge what people do with their money as long as they are on good financial standing but […] ...
Posted: Dec 31 2017 @ 11:45 AM


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