Lifelong Learning Podcast Host and Frugal Mom$ter

Keeping Up With the Mom-ses

About a month ago, I almost made a huge financial mistake on our path to financial independence and debt-freedom. I almost financed a newer car. Since our second little baby guy Crab came along, it’s been a lot more difficult getting out the door every day with two kiddos in tow....

No New Clothes for A Year

I wrote about my reasons not to buy new clothes for a year, on my personal blog, after reading an impressive challenge via Mrs. FrugalWoods. She continued her journey through pregnancy and postpartum, which I find to be very challenging in the clothes sizes I’ve experienced up and down the past five years....

Homemade Laundry Detergent

It’s super easy to make your own laundry detergent. You might think this takes a lot of time, but it takes about 5 minutes and lasts about 6 months or more. The last time we made laundry detergent was before the Crab arrived, over 6 months ago, and we still...

4 Ways to Be Frugal Not Related to Money

Often times you might think being frugal or financially savvy has to come with the knowledge of investing or managing your money in a high profile way. Either that, or you might assume being frugal is all about cutting every little expense to the point of misery. It’s truly neither of...

Frugal vs. Cheap

In starting this blog I thought I’d repost an accepted definition of being frugal vs. cheap. This post was the top viewed post on my personal blog since 2012, and it seemed only fitting to kick off the Frugal Mom$ter with it here, too! —- Before I dive in, let’s define frugal and cheap...

Frugal Momster Beginnings

I’m Kate Nesi, and I’m the Frugal Mom$ter! I wasn’t always frugal, and I wasn’t always a Mom(ster). About 10 years ago, back in 2006, I was in a financial mess of thousands (and adding semesterly) in graduate student loans, a brand new mortgage with only 5% down + lots of...