• General Frugal Tips

    Make Use of the Library


    One of the greatest resources in the country is the public library system.  It's technically not free, since you pay for it in your taxes, but you have to pay whether or not you use it, so really, you can count it as free.  Libraries are full of great information in (usually) legitimate so...
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    The Simple Dollar


    This week, we'll look at The Simple Dollar, a frugality blog full of clearly written tips for people at any stage of financial stability (or instability).  TSD updates daily, and you can subscribe to an e-mail list for convenient delivery of all the content right to your inbox. Trent Hamm is t...
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    Dress Well With a Tight Budget


    Job interviews, work days, weddings, graduations...any of these formal occasions require that you wear classy clothing.  Fashionable clothes are very expensive, though, and for a frugal lifestyle, these are not expenses that easily fit into the typical budget.  There are ways you can be dr...
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    Cheap Homeschooling Tips


    Parents may choose to teach their children at home for many reasons -- from believing public schooling is inadequate to wanting to teach their religion as part of the curriculum to needing flexibility due to frequent cross-country moves.  Whatever the reasons, homeschooling parents may find tha...
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    Paper Product Crafts


    Paper is a surprisingly expensive commodity, with a 500-count ream costing at least $5-6 in most office supply stores.  Specialty papers are even more expensive, starting around 10-25¢ for an individual sheet.  If you do a lot of paper crafts, consider purchasing the majority of your ...
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    Looking Into Perfect Sites for Secondhand Items


    Pretty much everything can be found on the internet.  Not only are there websites that tell you where to buy your groceries for the best deal and pages that describe how to fix that rattle in your washer yourself, but there are plenty of great sites for secondhand items that promote the frugal ...
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    Stigma Food Assistance


    Food assistance has taken on a very dark stigma in this country.  Thanks to word-of-mouth propaganda as well as legitimate real-life examples, those on food assistance are painted as lazy, crude, demanding, and manipulative.  Rarely can you hear someone say they are on food assistance and ...
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    Gleaning


    Gleaning is a practice that have never heard of -- historically, it was a Jewish law that benefitted the poor and underprivileged of society.  Farmers were required to leave some of their grain (and other crops) behind as they harvested, allowing the poor to walk along behind them and pick it u...
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    Keeping Things in Operation


    Keeping things in operation around your house may seem like a job for a qualified maintenance person. However, when you start calling in the professionals, you'll start racking up the bills! In order to keep the fix-it guys and gals away, there are some small tasks you can do on a regular basis that...
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    Tools for a Safe Winter


    Ice is an extremely hazardous thing to deal with, and wintertime can be very unsafe if you don't have the proper items to keep you from slipping! While there is no way to guarantee a safe winter, there are certainly some tools you can have handy that will help; your chances of injury will be greatly...






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