• General Frugal Tips

    Cheap Holiday Dinners


    The holidays are an expensive time of year, what with gifts, decorations, and gas money for all those times you had to run back to the store.  Enjoying a delicious holiday meal with family and friends, however, does not need to be a huge hit to your bank account.  Follow some or all of the...
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    Passing on Frugality


     As with any lifestyle choice, frugality will be learned by your children as they observe your behavior -- your spending habits, your attitude towards money, and the way you give old items a second life.  Passing on frugality to the next generation can either be a natural, organic happenin...
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    Top Five Reusable Containers


     Being green and being frugal often coincide very conveniently!  One way is in reusable containers: these often prevent you from spending unnecessary money on the packaging costs, as well as keeping unnecessary waste out of the landfills.  The following are the top five reusable conta...
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    How to Safely Dumpster Dive


    Dumpster diving is an activity that many people turn their noses up at -- perhaps for good reason.  The basic premise: you find a dumpster full of food (or other items, but generally edibles) still contained in its original wrappings, and then collect it and take it home to eat.  Sound a l...
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    Video Gaming on a Budget


    Video gaming is a habit very near and dear to many people's hearts.  It's a fun pastime that can be indulged in by yourself or with a group of friends -- but unfortunately, it can add up very quickly.  Between the consoles, the games, and the accessories that many titles require, you can e...
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    Destination Vacations on the Cheap


    Here's some great news for people living a frugal lifestyle: you don't have to give up great vacations!  There are plenty of ways to go on destination vacations on the cheap, and though many frugal sites will insist you go camping to save money, you just might be able to see Disneyland, explore...
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    Budget Friendly Activity Gifts


    They say giving is better than receiving, and it's true!  However, when you're living a frugal lifestyle, you have to really shave down on what you can buy the loved ones in your life.  In the long term, giving the gift of an activity that can last beyond the opening of the gift is a great...
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    Save on Showers


    When it comes to water waste, there's no bigger culprit than the shower.  When every dollar counts, saving a few on your water bill each month can be a big help.  If you're looking for ways that you can cut back on how much your showers cost you, here are some tips to help you do so. Some...
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    Natural Holiday Decorations


    The great thing about the winter holidays is that many of the decorations are natural.  The Christmas tree itself is the pinnacle of these decorations, but there are others, too: winter flowers, mistletoe, holly, berries, wreaths, and more.  Natural holiday decorations are inexpensive, bec...
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    Frugal Christmas Tradition


    Christmas is when much of the extra money is spent in an American household's budget -- but you don't have to join the overspending party!  Starting a frugal Christmas tradition can be just as fun as indulging in something extremely expensive every year, and when it comes down to it, it's the p...






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