A discussion of extreme frugal living, and its connection to hoarding and an extreme minimalist lifestyle. How does a minimalist and a hoarder use frugality to its extreme? Discusses a quilter's stash, and how it can be considered to be hoarding by some people.
Learn how to get all the stickers you'll ever need, as well as what companies participate in this type of promotion, right here on Tough Nickel.
Learn about discounts and deals for people over the age of 50 that will save them thousands of dollars if they just learn to ask about them.
How to get free stuff and products from companies with this fool-proof method! By simply writing to companies, you can ask for free samples. This article outlines how I did it, how you can too.
Save money on your clothing by making changes in your spending. Make drastic cuts and save hundreds! Swap parties and resale shops are just a few of the ways you can save on clothes.
Looking for ways to budget your income? My grandmother offers many tips for saving money, decreasing costs, and reusing items. Here is a humorous guide to Extreme Frugal Living.
About to become homeless? Here's 10 tips to help plan a better life than living in a car, van or motel. Don't wait until too late to plan for being homeless. Assess your situation. Make changes now!
Don't waste your money by spending all your energy on saving all the pennies while the hidden costs in big dollars slip away. Avoid the financial mistakes in these real life examples.
This guide gives basic common sense tips you can try in order to cut your energy use in the home, reduce CO2 emissions, save money and do your bit to save the planet!
In this day and age, it is still possible to be able to live within your income and find some extra income to invest? Then enjoy that extra cash.
Learn how to get free perfume samples by writing to companies. Complete with sample letters, templates and step by step instructions!
Go to an all cash budget using this simple money envelope system. You'll be surprised how easy it will be to pay your bills and save some money.
Find out if living in a recreational vehicle year-round is a viable financial option for you or if you'd be better off living in a house.
How to find items to buy from a garage sale and resell online to make money. Plus the top 10 items NEVER to buy. Make money online with these secrets.
I learned money-saving tips from growing up. Mom taught me how to live frugally, and I have incorporated many of these tips into my own life. Frugal living tips for single mothers or single parents.
Listia is a website for giving and getting free stuff. Sounds great! But is it legit? Is it a scam? Is it really free? I'll cover all those questions and more in this review plus offer some tips.
Minimizing and simplifying have given me the freedom to devote more time and energy to more meaningful pursuits. Added benefits have been reduced living expenses and a significant decrease in stress.
Finding money can be fun and exciting! Over time, all those pennies and dimes can add up and make you a tiny bit richer. Use these tips to help in your money hunting adventures!
Are you struggling to make ends meet from month to month? Then this article is just for you, tips and advice to help you save dollars in your every day life.
If you have read my very popular article Secret Price Codes Can Save You Money At Costco, you will want to read this article that takes you into Costco for some hot summer close-out deals. With actual photos and information on summer close-outs and lots of new tips and tricks not in the original article, this article is now part of for articles I have published on this topic.
Raising a family is expensive. If you know where to look, there are several ways to save money and stretch a dollar. Here is one mom's suggestions for getting the most out of her money.
You can save money buying Amazon Warehouse deals. Are the items good-as-new or are they reduced for a reason? Here are some tips to find bargains.
101 thorough, life-changing Frugal living tips and ideas. Learn how to save money in every area of your household and life and simultaneously attract more wealth and security.
Learn how to get free samples from companies with no strings attached. Step by step, learn how to ask companies for free samples, find "no strings" sample websites, become part of Amazon's Vine Voice...
If you want to save money but don't want to become a full blown homesteader, read my top ten tips for easy (and maybe a little weird) ways to save money that you probably haven't tried yet.
An overview of some benefits and discounts you may not think about or realize you qualify for as a senior citizen.
Budget Hack: save money the easy way! These tips will save you thousands of dollars each year. Read on!
In October 2016, Amazon changed their review policy. How will this impact review sites that offer free or discounted products in exchange for product reviews, and why did Amazon decide to do this?
If there were a national emergency how would you survive? Here are 25 ways that you can become more self reliant, more independent, and more self sufficient beginning today
Bad times can be a blessing in disguise. What's cheaper, a car or taxi? Save money and time. Plus lessons learned from my Mom, the stripper: take off what you don't need!
Cutting the excess fat from your budget is not challenging as you might think. This hub teaches you how to save hundreds of dollars every year on everything from utilities to a tank of gas.
7 simple ways to save energy at home and reduce your electric bill. Ways to conserve energy are low-cost and easy to do.
If you love entering sweepstakes but haven't had much success, here are 4 ways to make money from contests . There are more ways to earn than filling out an entry form.
If you have an Aldi store near you, don’t waste another minute and start saving up to 75% on many of the groceries that you would normally buy at a regular supermarket, drug store, or even at Walmart.
According to the latest numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. the cost of feeding an American family of four a healthy diet can range from $146 to $289 a week.
A comprehensive list of items that can be purchased for a buck or less. Lists Ebay, The Dollar Tree, Wendy's, Sally's, and Amazon as places to purchase these items.
Author uses different examples on how to save money and lead a frugal lifestyle. From starting a garden and learning to cook for yourself to finding and maintaining inexpensive transportation. It's not just a lifestyle it's an adventure!
This guide teaches you step-by-step how to write to companies for free makeup samples and PR packages. Which companies to contact, what to write, and what to expect.
Do you dream of a life of extreme minimalism where you live out of your backpack? What about finally living free from the shackles of society? Me too! Why would I want to live such a life?...
A good beginner metal detector is fine detecting coins, gold nuggets, and gold and silver jewelry. Here are good beginning and inexpensive metal detectors with tips on starting use.
If you live in a city, how can you become more self-sufficient? I share some basic tips from my off-grid lifestyle to help city residents be more self sufficient - particularly in a crisis situation.
Gold panning, prospecting and mining is a great way to spend your leisure hours. Scotland in the UK has great reserves of untapped gold.
There are so many flea markets around the Indianapolis area. Here we have a list of what I consider to be the best in the area. Read along and see if you agree with me.
Extreme couponing is a great way to be more frugal with your money, and helps both finances and connecting with your husband or wife if you recruit them. It is also relaxing.
Food costs are one of the most flexible areas in the family budget. This article teaches you over 100 smart ways to save money groceries every week.
To be extremely frugal, frugality has to be a lifestyle. Besides frugal and thrifty living, you have to cut things out of your budget and sacrifice. There are also ways to make extra money to add to your budget. Consider a part-time job or online work to increase your income.
By shopping sales and buying in bulk you can save money and still eat better. Building a stockpile can save you money and help you be prepared for any natural or man-made disaster or economic crisis.
The popularity of online shopping is growing. However some people are reluctant to do their grocery shopping online as they worry about getting quality fresh produce.
Are you sick and tired of spending all of your hard-earned money and ready to take an extreme approach to frugality? Here are some ridiculous tips to save some ridiculous money.
Some of the best bargain stores in Dallas don't advertise their existence. I've been a Dallas bargain shopper for thirty years, and here are the best places nobody but me will tell you about--including maps on how to get there!
If you have an Aldi store near you, don’t waste another minute and start saving up to 75% on many of the groceries that you would normally buy at a traditional supermarket or drug store.
Here's my experience after a year of Amazon Prime membership, and why I'm not too concerned about renewing.
Using coupons and online promotional codes can save you 80% or more on many hot items. These are the top 5 social media groups that will have you saving money on your daily shopping needs.
EVERYTHING you need to know, and then some, on how to have a successful garage or yard sale. Detailed ideas and tips on what to do with your unwanted clutter and make some money too!
Although you may have little control over your mortgage or property taxes, you can save hundreds and even thousands of dollars every year on groceries, utilities, cell phone charges, bank fees, insurance, dining out, clothing, electronics, a tank of gas, and much more.
Do you save more energy if you leave the refrigerator door open while loading groceries or finding food or if you open and shut it multiple times?
These great tips will save money on electricity, every month! Read these ways to cut your utility bills.
Have you ever needed to save some extra money, but don't know where to start? Here are a few simple things you can do to put money back into your pocket.
Tips on how to save and leave happy on a tight budget - based on my personal experience. Understanding needs vs. wants.
Extreme couponing for those just starting out. Step by step instructions to learn how to use coupons to save money and get things for free!
Making ends meet can be rough in this economy, and sometimes there just isn't enough money for even the most basic things.
Lists of senior citizen discounts and deals for those over 50, 55, 60, and 65. Plus money-saving advice.
Wal-Mart is a great place to coupon. Not only can you get money back at the end of your transaction, but they will price match and take competitors coupons as well. Here you can learn everything you need to know about using coupons at Wal-Mart.
Amazon are expanding their retail offering and they want you to try it. This is my review of a 30-day free trial of the Amazon Prime service.
This article compares four West Michigan area grocery service by discussing how they work, what they cost, and how to save money using them.
I've contacted 200+ organizations and requested free stickers. I never imagined that I would receive free clothing, gear, and more on top of the 1,000+ stickers that were sent to me. Find out how!
Kitchen tricks to make life easier in the kitchen & save wasting food. Thrifty kitchen secrets which are simple to follow: from using up pickle vinegar to storing fresh herbs & buying imported food.
After contacting over 200 companies such as Harley-Davidson, GoPro, Volcom, Burton, & more, I have acquired over a thousand stickers, as well as two t-shirts, a beanie, lanyards, & much more!
A family budget can be balanced if you pay attention to cutting household expenses. This article suggests nine ways, such as do-it-yourself and shopping in thrift stores.
DirecTV promotions and deals are at a phone calls reach. All you have to know is how to get them. Luckily for you, I have included everything you need to know to get the best offers available to you.
Are you wasting water at home? Save money and thousands of gallons of water each year by following these tips.
Would you like to take the first steps towards living frugally? These tips will help as you begin your journey to living a life unencumbered..
Let's explore the difference between being frugal and being cheap. Which is better, cheap or frugal? And is there really a difference?
Here are a number of tips to cut costs and save money that I have picked up though my experiences at University.
Working class life in England in the 1930's. What life was like for a typical working class family in Birkenhead during the 1930's.
Most people don't know that Costco has secret codes that let you know if an item is a mark-down or sale item. Read this article and discover the secret codes
Bargains are plentiful at Costco! Here are 10 products, from Kirkland shampoo to fitness gear to wine, that you should be buying at Costco if you aren't already.
A simple guide to help you become more self-sufficient, more Earth-conscious, and less dependent on items produced by today's throw-away society.
Many local businesses and professionals offer scholarships to deserving students. One of the leading funders is the Horatio Alger Assoc. This is how my daughter applied for and won that award and 17 other scholarships.
If you're looking for ways to save water, look no further. With lots of suggestions, pictures and hints, you'll learn fast and easy ways to conserve water in and around your home. You'll also save on your energy bill, too.
Finding treasure doesn't have to mean gold and silver coins and jewelry. It doesn't have to be your exact backyard. It can mean finding value that others have overlooked in your town or neighborhood.
Lots of people think it might be a good idea to shop at thrift stores, but are turned off by smelly stores packed with screaming kids and their parents. Okay so there is that..but there is more.
A favourite evil character of novelists and playwrights, Scrooge-type personalities are not uncommon in the real world.
Many people only include the cost of coffee grounds. But, how much does the electricity, coffee filter, water, and coffee maker contribute to the cost to make coffee?
With limited income, purchasing products at a discount is a must. My accompanying chart shows the best month consumers are likely to buy household goods and appliances at a discount.
Cutting the excess fat from your budget is not challenging as you might think. This hub teaches you how to save hundreds of dollars every year on everything from dental care to car insurance.
My family finds gold on dry land by following a few basic rules. This fun family hobby can have real rewards. What equipment will you need and how you can get your children actively involved?