Category Archives: Frugal

Free Ice Cream Cones from Ben & Jerry’s Today

Here’s a wonderfully tasty reminder: free ice-cream! If you’re out and about today, you might want to stop by your local Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream shop today to pick up a free ice-cream cone. Today is the 36th anniversary of … Continue reading

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What’s the Best Font to Use to Save Money on Printer Ink?

Not all fonts are created equal, and chances are that you’re wasting money every time you print a sheet of paper simply by using the default font on the document. In fact, a Pittsburgh teenager named Survir Michandani, doing a … Continue reading

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McDonald’s to Offer Free Morning Coffee March 31 – April 13

If you’re looking to save money on your morning cup-of-Joe, McDonald’s will lend a helping hand from March 31 through April 13 when the company will be handing out free cups of coffee as part of their first-ever national Free … Continue reading

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Restaurants That Give Senior Discounts

With age comes some perks. There are a large number of restaurants that want to attract older customers to their dining establishment, and one of the best ways to do this is to give a senior discount. The one key … Continue reading

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How to Naturally Get Rid of Fleas

Fleas are a nuisance regardless of whether they’re in your home or on your pet. Getting rid of fleas and keeping fleas out of your home can be a tiresome and annoying process. There are many different methods or products … Continue reading

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14 “Impossible” Money Goals That Aren’t

Whenever you bring up a large or extreme financial/frugal goal (particularly if you bring it up at a party populated by spendy people, as I once did and will never do again), the first response is often a dismissive snort … Continue reading

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California Declares Drought Emergency: Easy Ways to Save Water

California, experiencing its third consecutive year of dryer than usual weather, has reached the point of emergency drought conditions. Governor Jerry Brown has declared an emergency because of the continuing dry weather, and he’s asking residents to voluntarily cut their … Continue reading

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Is 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh Buying $8 Pants Too Frugal?

Football and playoff games aren’t usually a topic that come up on a personal finance website, but I came across a radio interview where fans and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh’s wife take exception to his current fashion style. In particular, … Continue reading

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Ways to Get Coca Cola Reward Point Codes for Free

If you are someone who frequently consumes Coca Cola products, you’re probably well aware of the codes found on the packaging. Codes can be found on up to 15 different Coca Cola products, and entering the codes gives you reward … Continue reading

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31 Tips to Help with the First Month of the 365 Day Money Challenge

If you’ve decided to participate in the 365 Day Money Challenge, as part of the challenge you need to make a payment to yourself each morning. In order to do that, you’ll need to begin thinking about simple changes that … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for the 52 Week Make Money Challenge

Much like its twin savings challenge, the 52 week make money challenge gives the impression that it shouldn’t be too difficult to accomplish. That’s one of the points that makes it so appealing. It’s also what can lure people into … Continue reading

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The Best Items to Buy After Christmas to Save Money

After Christmas sales can be a great opportunity to save money on products (they can also be a good was to make some extra money), but the key to making it true savings is that you buy items that you … Continue reading

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National Parks Service Offers Nine Fee Free Entrance Days in 2014

One of the best deals around is our national parks. If you have a permanent disability or you’re a current military member or their dependent, you can get special passes that allow you to get into National Parks at no … Continue reading

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Places Where You Can Score Free Coffee

When people talk about making small changes that can save a lot of money over time, the daily cup of coffee is often the example used. If you skip that $4 morning cup each day, you save $20 a week … Continue reading

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31 Things Around the House You Can Use Instead of Buying a Christmas Tree

For most people, the debate is whether to buy a traditional or plastic Christmas tree, but there really should be a third option to consider. Both these options can be expensive, but just because you happen to be on a … Continue reading

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Where to Score Free Calendars 2014

While many people prefer to use the calendars on their phones or computers, there are still plenty of people who like hanging a physical calendar in their homes or offices. There’s a wide price range when it comes to calendars, … Continue reading

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The Con That Grey Thursday and Black Friday Deals Save Money

Retailers are trying to con you and they are doing a good job at it. At least they are doing it well enough to be able to con enough people to make the whole Grey Thursday (the new name for … Continue reading

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Great Gifts That Don’t Cost Any Money

There is a misconception in our society that to give a really nice gift, you have to spend a lot of money. One of the worst assumptions that is made is that a gift has to be something that is … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Save Money at Jamba Juice

Have you ever felt guilty for spending money at Jamba Juice? Maybe you feel a wave of guilt each time you hand over cash or a card to pay for one of your favorite treats. While overindulgence is rarely a … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Find a Money Mentor

Financial education tends to be done through books, online or through some type of course. While these can be valuable tools to get your finances in order, one of the best resources is often not even considered — finding a … Continue reading

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