Frugal

Simple Tips on Saving Money at Christmas

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Christmas spending over the last 2 or 3 years has been relatively low in comparison with other years, but that’s all set to change this Christmas. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), shoppers are ready to part with their cash this holiday season for the first time since the recession hit.  The NRF has […]

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Toy Story 3: Cost – $100 Plus, Family Value – Priceless. Weekend Wrap and Good Reads

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I have lamented in the past about the rising cost of going to the movies, which is exacerbated by the continuing evolution of movie technology (3D, Imax etc) that enables cinema owners to pass rising production costs to techno-obsessed consumers. Thanks to Netflix, Amazon DVD’s and various free internet sites, my movie watching has become […]

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10 Healthy and Simple Meals You Can Make for Under $5

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Coming up with a meal idea is always tough! Trying to come up with something that is healthy, delicious, and actually inexpensive may seem nearly impossible. Here we look at some cheap, healthy, and delicious meal ideas. 1. Pasta Primavera: What a great way to get in your veggies! The basis of this dish is […]

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The Health Benefits of Living Frugally

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People who opt to live a frugal lifestyle don’t usually cite their health as a reason that motivates them to save money. However, there are actually a lot of health benefits to choosing to live a frugal lifestyle. Those health benefits are related to stress reduction, food choices, frequency of exercise and the green living […]

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Am I a Cheapskate or Just Frugal?

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In an argument with my wife over our holiday spending on gifts, travel and entertainment, I got accused of being a cheapskate because I refused to put aside money/budget worries during the holiday season. “What’s the point of saving if we cannot spend the money on the ones we love?” she said, but the worst […]

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Easy Ways to Cope With Higher Gas Prices

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With gas prices at an all-time high, more and more people are looking for ways to reduce their fuel costs. Being a personal finance blogger, I thought I would join in on the advice band wagon and provide some simple ideas I use and have read about to save on gas as it soars past […]

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Frugal Ways to Get and Stay in Shape

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For most people getting or staying in shape brings about connotations of joining a gym, getting a trainer or going on some new fad diet. This can all be quite expensive and act as a deterrent to people who are on a tight budget and don’t want to spend on such luxuries. However getting fit […]

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Tipping Philosophy – When and When Not To Tip

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Are you a generous tipper or do you give the minimum tip possible? Do you tip extra for good service or not at all for bad service? Well, everyone has their own tipping philosophy and it does vary by where you live, your background and expectations. Mrs Micah’s, Finance for a Freelance life had a […]

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Frugal Ways to Keep Your Home Safe

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Recently there has been a spate of minor burglaries in my apartment complex, which prompted my wife and I to consider getting an alarm system for our apartment. We looked into this via various on-line sites and calls to security companies in our local area and found that the costs would be about $500 to […]

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