• General Frugal Tips

    Remedies For Jet Lag


    International and domestic, business and personal -- travelers from anywhere and going anywhere can suffer from jet lag. Jet lag, known as desynchronosis in medical circles (chronos meaning time in Latin), happens when the body's circadian rhythms, or sleeping and living patterns, are thrown off. Th...
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    Avoiding a Visit to the Doctor's With Preventive Care


    A trip to the doctor's office is an incredibly expensive venture, and if it's just a routine visit, or if it's for something that turns out to be small, it can be frustrating to have to hand over that much money. (Or it can be hard to scrape together enough money for insurance to automatically cover...
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    The Benefits of Tiered Friendships


    "Tiered friendship" sounds kind of forced and strange, but it's actually a very helpful concept for frugal parents with youngsters in the early stages of childhood. Tiered friendship happens when a parent with, say, a three-year-old befriends a parent with a four-year-old and a parent with a two-yea...
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    Budgeting For Yard Sale Shopping


    Garage sales are inexpensive, so you can never spend too much money at one...right?  Wrong!  Spending in small amounts is actually one of the fastest ways to dole out way more of your funds than you intended to; this applies to everyday expenses as well as garage sales.  If the main r...
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    Bartering as a Garage Sale Shopper


    That old couch would go really nicely in your basement living space.  It's even got the upholstery color to match your favorite comfy chair!  The problem is, you don't want to pay $40 for it.  It's time to approach the host and barter.  In this or any other situation, there are s...
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    Garage Sale Bartering 101


    Bartering is a key part of a good garage sale experience.  Whether you are the host or the shopper, you can benefit from knowing a little more about bartering -- its history and uses, and how you can apply it today. Bartering has always been a human way of obtaining necessary goods, by exchangi...






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