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Earth Day and Frugality

Earth Day is coming. It’s one of those days I actually look forward to each year. While I get sick of the “greenwashing” that the big corporations engage in every year, I do enjoy some of the local celebrations at … Continue reading

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Ten Unusual Things That You Can Recycle

Most people are well aware of all the common household items that can be recycled – whether by sending them off on the local recycling day or by repurposing them. However, there are plenty of items that you may own … Continue reading

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10 Financial Reasons to Trash Trawl

I should probably point out right away that the subject of this article isn’t for the faint of heart. I’m sure that the idea of sorting through garbage probably conjures up some awfully nasty visions for some readers. Dumpster diving, … Continue reading

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Uses for Old Sporting Equipment

Chances are, especially if you have kids, that you have at least some old sporting equipment cluttering up your garage or kids’ rooms. As great as new equipment such as goalie sticks for hockey are, you need to do something … Continue reading

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50 Ways to Reuse Dryer Sheets

I have to admit that I enjoy figuring out new ways to use things. I’ve never thought much of the lowly dryer sheet (sometimes referred to as a fabric softener sheet), but have come to learn that it can do … Continue reading

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12 Things to Do With an Old Shower Curtain Liner

One of the best ways to save money and be frugal is to find ways to reuse things that can no longer be used for their intended purpose. I’ve gotten pretty good at this over the years, finding uses for … Continue reading

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Saving Money When You Live in the Middle of Nowhere

If you live in the middle of nowhere like I do, you may find that being a money saving guru is difficult at times. We don’t have easy access to a lot of grocery stores or big box stores like … Continue reading

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Back to School Shopping on a Budget

Now that the Fourth of July has passed, the next big item on the calendar is back to school shopping. This year is likely to be financially tighter than previous years for many people. Not only are families facing tighter … Continue reading

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The Culture of Throwing Away Anything Not Perfect

Last week I was out walking my dog on trash day. As I was walking past my neighbor’s trash heap (I say heap because they always have more trash than will fit in the trash can and they just pile … Continue reading

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Recycling Jeans: Things to do with Denim when it’s Dead

I love my blue jeans. They’re a pain to find and when I do, I pay top dollar for something that fits and isn’t too fashionable. I then wear them till they’re holding on by mere threads. I do get … Continue reading

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Frugal Tricks to Make Consumable Purchases Last Longer

Other than our mortgage and utilities, the majority of our regular spending goes to consumables. It’s amazing to think how much it costs to keep our bodies fed, clean, and healthy. Penny pincher that I am, I try to squeeze … Continue reading

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The Cost of Tossing That Item

When people ask me about ways to save money, I give them the usual answers. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need, look for the best deal on what you do need, be conscious of your spending, etc. But I also … Continue reading

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Ten Great Reasons to Buy Something Used

My mother grew up during the Depression as the youngest of four children and, as a result, she quickly grew tired of using well-worn items. Seventy years later, she still wants to buy almost everything new. When I was a … Continue reading

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