• General Frugal Tips

    Why One Car


    One way to start living more frugally is to cut back on your transportation.  Take the bus to work when you can; ride a bike on casual errands; and use your own two legs -- it's good for you and costs nothing!  But if you still need a car to commute, you can certainly work out better ways ...
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    The Importance of Saying No


    Living frugally is an all-encompassing lifestyle that includes not just the money you spend, but the way you conduct yourself in regards to your other resources: time, energy, and belongings.  In this case, the importance of saying no can't be stressed enough when it comes to spending those oth...
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    Using Your Library


    For frugal booklovers, there is no better resource than the public library system.  You already pay for the services provided by your local library from your taxpayer's dollars -- why not make good use of them?  Especially during a downturned economy, the free opportunities provided by a l...
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    Safely Collecting Rainwater


    Drought is a serious concern in many areas of the country.  Some people are very good at chipping away at their water consumption until they are only using what they absolutely need, but at some point you just can't use any less water.  If you find that drought is a serious problem in your...
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    Paring Down Your Possessions


    Living frugally isn't just acquiring new possessions in an inexpensive way -- it means living on the bare minimum, getting rid of anything you truly don't need.  If you're in a place in your life and finances where you need to reevaluate how you spend, go ahead and consider everything you've pr...
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    Cheapest Sports Your Kids Can Play


      When it comes to after-school and weekend activities, sports are a great thing for your kids to do.  It helps them get out their energy and aggression while building up their self-confidence and courage.  However, many sports require a lot of expensive equipment that families on a t...
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    The Importance of Saying Yes


    Living frugally is an all-encompassing lifestyle that includes not just the money you spend, but the way you conduct yourself in regards to your other resources: time, energy, and belongings.  In this case, the importance of saying yes is pretty powerful when it comes to spending those other re...
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    Making Your Own Gym


    Gym fees are ridiculous, and the personal fitness industry may be one of the biggest moneymakers in history -- no one wants to take the time to leave their house just to go get sore.  However, if you find that you need to start working out, but don't want to pay a membership fee just to have th...
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    Some Tax Tips


    Nobody loves tax season, especially not frugal people who are already watching their money very carefully.  However, there are some tax tips you can use and some steps you can take to make this part of your year a little bit less painful and stressful.  Just don't forget to turn your taxes...
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    Giving Old Towels New Life


    Even well-treated bath towels, if used enough times, will start to fray and show wear.  When it's time to cycle in some luxurious new shower companions, you don't have to throw away the original ones.  Giving old towels new life is pretty easy to do around the house, especially if you have...






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