I've seen solutions for Magento 2 and for Enterprise Edition, but not for 1.9
I want the prices of configurable products on the catalogue page to say "prices from" or something to that effect.
You should see that legend if product variations change the product price.
For example, a t-shirt can be configurable and the price could be 15. But the t-shirt in one specific colour maube could cost 20.
In that scenarios you'll see the legend "Starting from" or "As low as". It depends on the product type and configuration.