Tag Archives: Free

Free Can Mean A Lot Of Things

Free can mean a lot of things. There are the free things that people leave outside their homes with signs that read “Free — Take Me Home.” I see a lot of those things in my subdivision, especially when people … Continue reading

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Giving Back with a Few Clicks and Keystrokes

I spend a lot of time thinking about the holidays with thoughts about Christmas, cheap dates at Christmas (the holiday dates section), and the benefits of artificial Christmas trees among others. Whether you agree with my ideas or not, I … Continue reading

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Things You Never Thought To Do at the Library

The library is an awesome, low cost place to hang out. But once you’ve read all the books, taken all the classes and surfed everything on the web, what else is there? Try these suggestions to make the most of … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. CEO

Dear Mr. CEO of a fiction company that bears no resemblance whatsoever to the author’s current real-life employer: We, your loyal employees, understand money is tight. We know you’re doing everything you can to keep the company running. But morale … Continue reading

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27 Free Things at the Library

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the library for the books they provide. But even I didn’t realize all the free resources and activities they have until I spent a week actively seeking out all they had … Continue reading

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How to Cut Your Restaurant Bill in Half

I’ve recently discovered the joy of belonging to a special club that gives you discounts at restaurants of half off (and sometimes more). I want to share this saving opportunity with those who are not yet aware so they can … Continue reading

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Places to Visit That Often Offer Free Admission

When you take a vacation away from home, you spend enough to get there (especially with the higher gas prices this year) and to stay there (even if you camp) that you might not want to spend a whole lot … Continue reading

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Ten Great Bits of Financial Advice

It’s been said that when you take free advice, you should remember that you get what you pay for. I agree that it’s important to evaluate any advice — free or not — before following it, but rejecting all free … Continue reading

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Grocery Bags Should Be Free!

The boxes were gone. My three-year-old was crestfallen. He had looked forward to his regular job of returning the plastic bags from last week’s grocery shopping trip to the recycling boxes just inside the store. But the boxes are no … Continue reading

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Free (Or Nearly Free) Entertainment For Every Week of the Year

A lot of people ask me: “If you don’t watch TV and you choose to limit movies, clubs, restaurants, etc. in order to save money, what do you do for entertainment? Aren’t you bored?” I usually look at them, dumbfounded, … Continue reading

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How To Get Magazines For Free

I love to read and will read just about anything. Needless to say, before I turned frugal I spent a lot of money on books and magazines. I solved the book problem by frequenting my local library. Magazines were a … Continue reading

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Sheet Music – 10 Free or Nearly Free Ways to Get It

I became intrigued with collecting sheet music for various instruments, most of which I play, ever since my mom came home from an auction with a box full of sheet music in pristine condition, dated in a range of the … Continue reading

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There’s No Such Thing as Free Exercise

Many years ago, I started walking, then running, for fitness. I needed to exercise more and everyone told me how walking/running was such great exercise and, best of all, it was free! All I had to do, I was told, … Continue reading

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Stuff I Just Don’t Buy Anymore

We haven’t had a significant salary raise in this household for quite some time. Yet, despite the fact that our income hasn’t gone up very much, our standard of living has increased. We’re able to travel more and buy more … Continue reading

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