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What to Buy for the Man Who Has Everything

Jun-20-2017 By Frugal 101

Probably every one of us have a friend or an acquaintance from “the man who has everything” category. Getting a gift for such a person could be a real pain. I remember how stuck I felt when our millionaire – acquaintance invited us for his housewarming party. What in the world are you supposed to give to a guy who drives a Lexus and just bought a five-million dollar home? Certainly not a $25 gift-card from Wal-Mart. Read the rest of this entry »

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As if college tuition isn’t high enough, those “evil” professors make you buy textbooks. These textbooks usually cost a hundred bucks or more, so for full-time students who are talking 5 classes, books cost more than $500.

The most effective way to save money on textbooks, according to my ex-classmates, was not buying them at all. studentAmazingly, they somehow passed the classes and got more than D’s for them. Since I have always been a nerd, I didn’t want to do that. I didn’t want to pay several hundred bucks for books either, so I found other ways to save. Read the rest of this entry »

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12.    Laptop. Always hold your laptop by the bottom with two hands. Never hold it by the screen.

Do not store it in very cold or very hot temperatures. Do not place it close to any electrical appliances, because it generates magnetic field. Do not touch the screen with your fingers. While it is obvious to most people, to some this is not. Clean the screen with a lint-free cloth when necessary. Read the rest of this entry »

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Your How-to Guide to Cooking Cheap

May-23-2017 By Frugal 101

The biggest mistake people are making while trying to save money on food, is buying cheap snacks and junk food. As a result they end up spending more on doctors and pills. The best way to go is cooking cheap, which doesn’t have to mean unhealthy. Read the rest of this entry »

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You can clear your debt much faster if you develop some new habits and learn how to live frugally. Cutting your grocery bill in half is not as difficult as many people think. Here are simple tips on how to do it.

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How to Save Money at a Restaurant

May-2-2017 By Frugal 101

If you live on a tight budget, going out to restaurant is probably the last thing on your list. However, if you know some tips, you can still go out once in awhile and have fun without spending too much cash. Here are my tips how to save money when you go out to eat: Read the rest of this entry »

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Regardless of what credit advisors tell you, most people don’t need professional reduction help. With enough motivation, determination and self-discipline almost anyone can get rid of their debt without any professional help.

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If you read my blog you know that I am an Internet junkie, who does everything, including her shopping, online. I love shopping online so much, because it saves my nerves (I don’t have to chase my kids down the isles), time (can visit multiple stores within minutes), gas (a big plus these days) and, most importantly, money.

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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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Make Your Own Yogurt

Apr-4-2017 By Frugal 101

Last week I wrote about a must-have item in our home – a bread maker. The bread maker was the first item that I actually insisted on buying (Usually I would protest when my husband wants to buy any innovations). The yogurt maker was the second and so far the last kitchen appliance that I bought. It was only about $20 and it was worth every penny. It saves us plenty of money and the yogurt comes out delicious (and healthy!) Read the rest of this entry »

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