On the Cheap

Miss Money Funny: Cheap Meals for the Busy Working Type

Miss Money Funny: Cheap Meals for the Busy Working Type

by Alyson M. Komyanek Last month, I told you how I purchased my first house (PUT IN YOUR SITE’S LINK HERE), but saving up for the downpayment was only the beginning. With mortgage payments on my mind, I’m sharing my favorite budget friendly cooking secrets. Check out 4 of my favorite simple and cheap meals: Sausage, Peppers and [...]

Spring Into Frugal Family Fun

Spring Into Frugal Family Fun

Spring is finally here and after the long winter we’ve had, everyone has cabin fever, especially the kids. Here are some great local family fun events and ideas that keep your budget in check and still offer plenty of play. 1. Discounted tickets to the Philadelphia Zoo Regular admission for the Zoo is $20 for [...]

Miss Money Funny: How I Bought My First Home

Miss Money Funny: How I Bought My First Home

By: Alyson Komyanek Google image search the words “first home” and you will find lots of fabulous photos of smiling couples purchasing their first home. What you won’t find, though, are photos of a single woman completing the same accomplishment. Well, at 27 years old, that’s exactly what I’m doing- celebrating the purchase of my [...]

Miss Money Funny: Money Saving Resolutions

Miss Money Funny: Money Saving Resolutions

By Alyson Komyanek Each January millions of us will make a resolution to start the New Year off right. Exercise more, watch less TV, get better grades, whatever it might be. Then, by the time February rolls around, we find ourselves feeling guilty for having broken that “new habit” 3 weeks ago. So this year, [...]

The Season of Giving: Miss Money Funny Gives Back on a Budget

The Season of Giving: Miss Money Funny Gives Back on a Budget

by: Alyson Komyanek Did the holiday season sneak up on you again this year, too? It seems like it comes quicker and quicker each year and with it comes all those commercials with the homeless animals in their little cages while that Sarah McLaughlin song plays in the background. Each year I find myself wanting [...]

It’s BAAAACK! Restaurant Week 2014

It’s BAAAACK! Restaurant Week 2014

Something to look forward to in the New Year, even with all those resolutions to stick to. The 2014 Center City Restaurant Week is back and gracing the palette of Philadelphia foodies from January 19th-24th and January 26th-31st. Restaurants throughout Center City will offer a three-course prix-fixe dinner menu for only $35.  In addition, many of [...]

Veteran’s Day Deals

Veteran’s Day Deals

Remember Veterans Day is a Federal Holiday, which means all schools, post offices, banks and other government building are closed on Monday, November 11th. Why not take advantage of the day off and honor our Veterans at one of these many events. It’s a great opportunity for your children, and maybe even yourself, to learn [...]

No Tricks, Just Treats – Spooky Savings This Halloween

No Tricks, Just Treats – Spooky Savings This Halloween

BOOrito Fundraiser at Chipotle Kids (and adults) of all ages are encouraged to take a break from the candy and stop by any Chipotle restaurant (nationwide) on Halloween, between 4:00 p.m. until close. Come dressed in costume to receive any burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos for only $3. ALL proceeds will benefit the [...]

The Starter Mom: How to Fake a Homemade Halloween

The Starter Mom: How to Fake a Homemade Halloween

By Nicole Loughan There are a things I know for sure my kids won’t be wearing for Halloween, one is the now defunct “naughty leopard” costume for toddlers that once graced the shelves of Wal-Mart. The other is a beautiful garment that I made. I love the idea of unique and thoughtful costumes, but I [...]

Miss Money Funny: 5 Websites Everyone Needs to Know About

Miss Money Funny: 5 Websites Everyone Needs to Know About

by: Alyson Komyanek From discount pet supplies to late night delivery of diapers and formula these 5 websites offer something for everyone who’s on a budget… PetEdge.com Pet owners rejoice! They have everything from grooming supplies and housetraining needs to cat houses and flea and tick protection collars. All of the prices are great, but [...]