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Entries Tagged as 'Frugal Fridays'

Frugal Fridays: Drink Water!

September 14th, 2007 · 7 Comments

If you live in the United States it’s probably safe to drink the tap water. You can read about it in this Newsweek article. More importantly for the purposes of saving money, it’s cheaper to drink water, especially when you consider the cost of the alternative beverages. Drinking water can save you a small fortune! […]

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Frugal Friday: Used Books (Five Tips for Getting The Most for Your Money)

September 7th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Buying used books is a great way to save money. (Of course, using the library is even cheaper.) However, if you’re a bibliophile (like I am), then you probably can’t own too many books. Of course, you can always go to your favorite bookstore and pay anywhere from $8 to $30 for a brand-new book. […]

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Frugal Fridays: The Penny Jar

August 31st, 2007 · 7 Comments

You might have one of these at home already, but in case you don’t I thought I’d share about our penny jar this week. Now, in my opinion, I hate pennies. There really isn’t anything that you can buy with just a penny (well, not much of anything) and they take up a lot of […]

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Frugal Friday: Save Over $100 in ATM Fees

August 24th, 2007 · 6 Comments

ATM Fees can be steep. In my area they often exceed $2.00 per transaction. If you use an ATM machine to get cash only once a week (and let’s be honest, most of us use it more often than that), that’s $104 a year that we pay in ATM fees. My little money-saving tip today […]

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Frugal Fridays: Cut Your Own Hair!

August 17th, 2007 · 18 Comments

Trimming my own hair is something that I’ve been doing for quite a while now to save money. When my hair was short and layered, I used to have to get my hair cut every month. At a cost of about $20 a month, the cost to maintain my hairstyle was over $240 a year! […]

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Frugal Fridays: The Entertainment Book

August 10th, 2007 · 4 Comments

I almost missed Frugal Friday! I’m in that post-vacation crunch. You know, the one where everything hits you all at once? I do have a Frugal Friday entry, though. This week’s entry concerns using a popular coupons savings book, the Entertainment Book from entertainment.com to save money. “What?” You might ask. “Do I have to […]

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Frugal Fridays: Do it at home!

July 27th, 2007 · 7 Comments

What’s the best way to save money? Stay at home. Entertaining the family can be costly when you are on a budget. I don’t know about you, but there have been some months that we haven’t had much of an entertainment budget at all. There’s no need to give up on entertaining the family when […]

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Frugal Fridays: Reusable Grocery Bags

July 20th, 2007 · 4 Comments

I’ve found a great way to save money at the grocery store that doesn’t involve buying groceries! Now, of course, the most environmentally friendly thing to do is to bring your own reusable cloth grocery bags to the store. But, if you’re like me and haven’t managed to buy those yet, you’ll be happy to […]

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Frugal Fridays: The Library is More Than Books

July 13th, 2007 · 17 Comments

Everyone knows that the library is where you go to check out books. Did you that most libraries offer much, much more? Some of these services, that would cost you money elsewhere, are offered for free to library patrons. Usually all that you have to do to be considered a library patron is live the […]

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Frugal Fridays: Slash Your Grocery Bill

July 6th, 2007 · 13 Comments

Several readers have asked me to post my couponing and money-saving tips. Actually one person suggested that I start a blog of them. I’m not sure that I have enough tips to populate an entire blog, but I do think that I have enough tips to share them one day a week. That is why […]

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