Category Archives: Frugal

Kindle Unlimited: Amazon May Offer an All You Can Read eBook Option

For those who are voracious readers, Amazon may be putting together a new service especially for you. The exact details are a bit vague because the page which indicates there’s an all-you-can-read service in the making wasn’t supposed to be … Continue reading

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20 Great Places to Escape the Heat

A couple of years ago, I wrote a piece about things you could do to beat the heat on a budget. Now that summer’s here again, I’d like to take that list a step further and give you a list … Continue reading

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No More Excuses: Even Small Amounts of Meditation Can Relieve Stress

Most of us have heard meditation can be a great way to achieve stress relief. The problem is most people don’t want to spend months training, and hours a day meditating, to get that stress relief. For those who have … Continue reading

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How to Save Money on Fireworks

What would the Fourth of July be without fireworks? The best financial move you can do is opt out of buying your own and go to watch a public display. It’s a lot less expensive, and there’s much less likelihood … Continue reading

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Ways to Get Free McDonald’s World Cup Ole Ole Peel Game Pieces

There are a lot of people who would like to play the McDonald’s Peel Play Ole Ole instant win game, but not necessarily pay for all the food in order to get the game pieces. With some great prizes available, … Continue reading

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15 Terrible Excuses That Will Wreck Your Finances

We all tend to make excuses from time to time. It’s just human nature. But I’ve seen people rely too heavily on excuses when it comes to money. When they have too much debt or can’t seem to make ends … Continue reading

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Diet Soda May Help to Lose Weight, but These Are Better Alternatives

There has been a lot of debate on whether or not diet drinks can help you lose weight. A recent study (PDF) published in the journal Obesity found those who drank diet drinks lost a larger amount of weight than … Continue reading

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Quotes from the World’s Richest Man

When it comes to getting financial inspiration, it never hurts to follow the advice of some of the most successful people out there. In fact, you should actively seek the thoughts of those who have been successful to try to … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Save Money at Starbucks

The words “Starbucks” and “saving money” don’t usually go together, but there are thousands upon thousands of people who swear by the coffee despite its somewhat high prices. If you’re a fan of Starbucks you probably know how pricey each … Continue reading

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14 Memorial Day Military Discounts and Freebies 2014

Memorial Day is a day to celebrate the brave men and women who died serving our country as part of the military. The holiday became an official federal holiday in 1971, and it’s observed on the last Monday in May … Continue reading

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14 Money Lessons from Benjamin Franklin

Long before the financial gurus with their TV shows and persona finance books to sell were around, Benjamin Franklin was giving down-to-earth, sound money advice to anyone who would listen. The advice was so sound that it’s still relevant and … Continue reading

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CVS Ranks You Against Others on Your Money Saving Ability

Do you consider yourself an expert saver who is able to get the best deals at the stores where you shop? If you consider yourself good at saving money, and one of the stores your frequent is CVS, you can … Continue reading

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How I Shop at Costco without Paying for a Membership

There’s a false impression that in order to shop at Costco warehouses, you have to pay a membership fee. While this is the normal route for people to shop at their stores, there’s a “Costco hack” that will allow you … Continue reading

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13 Ways to Make Money While Exercising

One of the biggest problems many people face when it comes to exercising is lack of time, mostly due to work and other obligations. Most people who decide that they need to get more exercise immediately think about joining a … Continue reading

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How to Buy Cheap Costco Gas without a Membership

For those looking to save money on gasoline, it’s worthwhile using a Costco gas calculator to determine whether or not it makes sense to purchase a membership at the warehouse store. Due to the savings that many Costco gas stations … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Save Money at Home Depot

Home Depot is a popular place for people who enjoy DIY projects, or are in the middle of renovating or building a house. It’s easy to get lost in their stores, wandering up and down the aisles, and filling your … Continue reading

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Costco Gas Calculator: Will I Save Money Buying a Membership if All I Buy is Fuel?

For those who don’t shop at Costco regularly enough to make a membership worthwhile, it might be worth getting one if your Costco has a gas station, and you fill up your vehicle on a regular basis. The question you … Continue reading

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Is Costco Gas Quality the Same as Exxon, Shell and Chevron?

There are many reasons to love Costco. They treat their employees much better than many businesses, and they have competitive prices when it comes to the things that they sell. While there might be some reasons that you wouldn’t want … Continue reading

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Chipotle Raising Food Prices: How to Get More for Your Dollar

Your burrito and tacos are going to be a bit more expensive come this summer when you visit your local Chipotle. The restaurant chain announced that it’s planning to raise prices for the first time in three years. The new … Continue reading

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