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Is Eliminating Debt Always a Good Idea?

Jun-24-2016 By Frugal 101

Even though I am an advocate of debt free living I have to admit that sometimes there are situations when eliminating debt may be a mistake.

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16.    Rechargeable Batteries. Rechargeable batteries last longer if you charge them often, despite what you heard before. If you don’t use them, take them out and store them in a cool dry place. Refrigerator is actually our best choice. Just make sure they are not exposed to any moisture. Read the rest of this entry »

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Frugal Romantic Date Ideas Part 2

Jun-10-2016 By Frugal 101

Frugal Romantic Date Ideas Part 1

4.    One of the neatest and the most romantic things to do together is to prepare a meal. You will not only save money by not going out, but create an unforgettable experience. Especially if both of you don’t know how to cook. Learning together is so much fun. Besides, it is not the outcome that matters, but the quality of time spent together.
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The Internet has tons of useful information on fast debt relief, but unfortunately it also has plenty of garbage. Here are three biggest lies about fast debt elimination. Make sure you don’t fall for these:

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Quick and Cheap Gift Ideas for Procrastinators Part 1 HERE

In my last post I rambled way too much, so I was able to list only 2 cheap gift ideas before kids woke up from their naps. Today I promise to get straight to business and give you at least 5 more.:-)

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Organic Food on a Budget. Part 2

May-20-2016 By Frugal 101

Part 1

6.    Look for generic organic foods at the supermarkets and grocery stores. For example, Wegmans food store has their own brand of organic juices, which are 2-3 dollars cheaper per bottle than big organic brands.

7.    Don’t overeat. Foreigners are usually shocked by the portions Americans eat. When I came here I couldn’t believe the sizes of portions at restaurants and the amount of food people throw away. Read the rest of this entry »

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Save Money by Making Things Last Longer Part I: Clothes, Jeans, Knitwear, Carpet
23 Temporary tattoo. To make your temporary tattoo last longer, try not to wash the area where it was applied (I am sure you figured this one out by yourself). After it is applied, put some baby powder on the tattoo. This will help to absorb your body’s natural oils. Some people say that using a hairspray on it before the powder works even better.
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With the economy going down, more and more people discover ways to live on a budget and save as much money as they can. One of the best ways to save money is to learn to cook from scratch.

Making pancakes from scratch can be a nightmare unless you know the perfect recipe. If you know it, it is actually very easy and it will save money.

Russian pancakes from scratch

Russian pancakes from scratch

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Save Money by Making Things Last Longer part I: Clothes, Jeans, Knitwear, Carpet

Save Money by Making Things Last Longer part II: Nail Polish, Lipstick, Food Mattress

26    Christmas Tree. The cheapest way to go when buying a Christmas tree is buying artificial one with pre-lit lights, which will last you for years. However, in my opinion artificial tree will never replace the smell of a freshly cut evergreen. This smell brings me so many memories and makes my holiday season extra special.
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How to Raise Your Credit Score Instantly

Apr-22-2016 By Frugal 101

If you want to raise your score instantly, there are a few simple things you could do.

1. Call your credit card companies and see if you can raise your credit card limits. Remember, this is not an invitation for you to start spending more money. This is simply done to increase your total credit. You credit score depends on the difference between how much you owe and how much credit you still have available. The bigger the difference the higher the score.

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