Frugal Tips

Frugal tips for all. Simple ways to save and earn.

Save Money by Making Things Last Longer Part I: Clothes, Jeans, Knitwear, Carpet
Last time I wrote about how to save money by making your clothes (general, jeans, knitwear) last longer and how to protect your carpet. Today I’ll write about how to make nail polish, lipstick, food and mattress last longer.
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Want to kill your credit score instantly? No problem. Here are five easy ways to kill it fast.

1. Every time you visit a store, apply for their credit card. Every time you do this you will not only get a new attractive piece of plastic and a 10% off your first purchase (something that you really didn’t need), but you will lower your credit score by 5 points every time you open a new card.

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How to Save Money on Vacation

Jul-8-2016 By Frugal 101

While the most frugal way to save money on vacation is to stay home, it is not always the best way. Everyone needs to get away from work, stress and troubles and have some fun. Here are some tips how to save money on vacation.

1. Wherever you are going, bring your own snacks and even some food if possible. There is no need to spend $2 on a small bag of chips or an unhealthy chocolate bar, when you can bring all these (bought in advance for a normal price) with you. Food from airport food stands or hotel vending machines is way overpriced and often very unhealthy.
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I don’t like to spend extra money on things that I can live without, so when a friend of mine told me she bought a bread machine and was highly recommending it, I just nodded and switched the subject.
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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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