Frugal Family Fun in the American Midwest

Some folks consider the American Midwest p-r-e-t-t-y boring.  In their minds, it has little culture, no historical significance, no mountains with ski resorts and no beaches for swimming or surfing.  However, those of us who grew up here and live here still, find frugal family fun activities galore. Here are a few of my favorite things … … Continue reading

How To Excel At Your Primary Job

Is a penny saved really a penny earned? Are you having déjà vu? Don’t worry – I’m not repeating myself. In my first article at Prairie Ecothrifter, I wanted to introduce two things: mental accounting and earning income. Mental accounting being the tendency people have to view money differently depending on where it comes from; … … Continue reading