A Family's Journey to Simple Frugal Living and Cooking.




Frugal living can be fun.

Although born out of desperation, it became one of my passions.


I love the freedom it gives me. Freedom to be home with my children and freedom from financial burdens.


Are you struggling to make ends meet or just desperate to be at home with your children?


Then you too can learn how to live frugally. Through careful budgeting and planning, Frugal Living became a way of life for us. Hey, if I can do it, so can you!

Let me help you on YOUR journey to Frugality.


Hello, my name is Ray-Anne. In this website I will help you achieve this lifestyle, whether it is through

You can find all this and more in this website, which I especially dedicate to you, who just like me, want only the best for your family,

to be at home with your children

and make every cent count!



RayAnne Cahill, EzineArticles.com Basic Author

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