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  • After ten years of living car free, I realized that I could have adjusted more quickly by thinking it through first. Here are the many things I've learned that can help you decide whether living without a car makes sense for you or not.

    Deciding Whether or Not to Live Without a Car

    Deciding Whether or Not to Live Without a Car

    by Sustainable Sue10

  • You can win at sweepstakes if you learn the secrets of people who actually win! I'm a winner. I've won all kinds of fabulous trips, prizes and cash by entering sweepstakes and contests online.

    Enter Online Sweepstakes and Win!

    Enter Online Sweepstakes and Win!

    by Miss Monae12

  • The problem with living frugally is that cuts in spending are not always worth the end result of having a larger disposable income. Here are three simple ways to save money on the big things so that you won't have to worry about the small things.

    Three Major Ways to Save Money

    Three Major Ways to Save Money

    by Luca Pacioli0

  • When I promised myself I would live car free as soon as I could, I didn't know how I'd go about it. Several months later I was enticed to move to the City of Pasadena by an unexpected job offer. I've been without wheels for ten years now, and hardly ever miss it.

    What It's Like to Live Car Free

    What It's Like to Live Car Free

    by Sustainable Sue3

  • The website Wish.com and the Wish app offer bargain pricing straight from the warehouse. Is it worth trying? Are the super low prices actually real? Read this review about product quality before you buy using Wish.

    Wish App and Wish.com Shopping Review

    Wish App and Wish.com Shopping Review

    by Katy Medium31

  • 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.

    6 Ways to Save Money on Clothing

    6 Ways to Save Money on Clothing

    by Victoria Lynn59

  • Check out these 6 free benefits for people on SSI and SSDI. People getting disability payments are eligible for programs for complimentary over the counter products, free internet, free appliances, and more.

    6 Freebies for Disabled People on SSI and SSDI

    6 Freebies for Disabled People on SSI and SSDI

    by Stove And Home12

  • 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.

    5 Tips on How to Save Water

    5 Tips on How to Save Water

    by Cynthia Calhoun162

  • You can often tell whether a product has a high markup if it’s always on sale. Classic examples of goods that are on sale throughout the year include clothing, shoes, designer handbags, jewelry, furniture, and mattresses. This article lists over 50 goods and services that have gigantic markups.

    50+ Goods and Services That Have Gigantic Markups

    50+ Goods and Services That Have Gigantic Markups

    by Gregory DeVictor8

  • The best coupon organizer wallets can really make a difference when you are are trying to save money and reduce your family budget. Organizer wallets enable you to keep and categorize your coupons, so that you can use them efficiently.

    Top 5 Coupon Organizer Wallets

    Top 5 Coupon Organizer Wallets

    by Paul Goodman4

  • Find out if Shein is legit and read my honest review on this Chinese clothing retailer. Get the most out of your Shein haul before you order!

    Is Shein Legit? An Honest Review

    Is Shein Legit? An Honest Review

    by Katy Medium14

  • 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.

    Is Listia a Scam? How to Use Listia for Free

    Is Listia a Scam? How to Use Listia for Free

    by Christy Kirwan18

  • Whether you are on a shoestring budget or simply desire to live more frugally, here are some practical ways to save money. I have applied all of these tips and as a result, I currently live debt-free and have a much higher quality of life than I ever had before.

    33 Easy Breezy Tips to Save Money and Live Simply

    33 Easy Breezy Tips to Save Money and Live Simply

    by Madeleine Clays4

  • 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.

    Can Extreme Frugal Living Create a Hoarder?

    Can Extreme Frugal Living Create a Hoarder?

    by Shasta Matova59

  • Minimizing and simplifying have given me the freedom to devote more time and energy to more meaningful pursuits, such as engaging in hobbies and activities I enjoy, and spending real time with friends and family. Added benefits have been reduced living expenses and a significant decrease in stress.

    21 Ways to Simplify and Minimize Your Life to Reduce Stress

    21 Ways to Simplify and Minimize Your Life to Reduce Stress

    by Geri McClymont4

  • I've been living on a tight budget for the majority of my life. Cutting back on expenses isn't easy and living frugally takes discipline. Here are five easy ways to survive on a small budget.

    How to Live Comfortably on a Tight Budget

    How to Live Comfortably on a Tight Budget

    by Michael Kismet10

  • 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.

    Extreme Frugal Living Tips From My Grandmother

    Extreme Frugal Living Tips From My Grandmother

    by Jayme Kinsey113

  • 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 Guide to Shopping at Dollar Stores

    A Guide to Shopping at Dollar Stores

    by Gregory DeVictor5

  • 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.

    Wal-Mart Coupon Policy Explained and Made Easy

    Wal-Mart Coupon Policy Explained and Made Easy

    by Colleen Fowler4

  • 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!

    Best Tips For a Successful Garage Sale

    Best Tips For a Successful Garage Sale

    by Sharon Smith68

  • 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.

    21 Frugal Living Tips for Single Moms and Dads

    21 Frugal Living Tips for Single Moms and Dads

    by Victoria Lynn280

  • Use a promo to save money and time on Walmart groceries pickup. Get some tips on grocery shopping at Walmart and whether their pickup and delivery service is worth it. Grocery pickup is free and can be really helpful for your family, but delivery might not be worth it for most.

    How to Use Walmart Grocery Pickup and Coupon Codes

    How to Use Walmart Grocery Pickup and Coupon Codes

    by Katy Medium0

  • Could you live off $1000/month or less? Perhaps you would only need to work a part-time job to pay all of your bills. Just think of the freedom this would create. With this treasure trove of new time you will have, you can begin doing more of the things you love.

    The Mythical “Work-Life Balance,” and Living off $1000 per Month

    The Mythical “Work-Life Balance,” and Living off $1000 per Month

    by Sal Santiago4

  • Use coupon websites to help increase awareness of your sales and special offers with this list of sites. Submitting coupons for your online store will increase your visibility and sales and provide high quality backlinks for your sites. Also, learn how to use business cards to target your local area and get your offers seen. Make more money today using these free coupon websites and business card marketing strategies.

    Top Sites to Submit Your Coupon Code Promo for Free

    Top Sites to Submit Your Coupon Code Promo for Free

    by M L94

  • Reading and collecting books can be a costly hobby. But there are many great sites out there that will help you keep those costs down by trading books online.

    Websites Where You Can Trade and Sell Books

    Websites Where You Can Trade and Sell Books

    by Angela Michelle Schultz2

  • 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.

    100 Great Things You Can Buy for a Dollar

    100 Great Things You Can Buy for a Dollar

    by Tammy446

  • 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.

    10 Things You Should Buy at Costco

    10 Things You Should Buy at Costco

    by Marcelle Bell65

  • 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.

    How to Be Self-Sufficient While Living in a City

    How to Be Self-Sufficient While Living in a City

    by LongTimeMother8

  • 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.

    Weird and Obvious Ways to Save Money

    Weird and Obvious Ways to Save Money

    by Kierstin Gunsberg34

  • 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?

    How My Family Finds Gold

    How My Family Finds Gold

    by LongTimeMother22

  • 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..

    Ten Frugal Tips for Simple Living

    Ten Frugal Tips for Simple Living

    by Bill Holland214

  • Here are things I did to save money in one day. The savings add up to over $17,000 per year!

    How I Save $17,000 per Year

    How I Save $17,000 per Year

    by Dr Penny Pincher13

  • Are you worried about getting quality fresh produce if you shop online? My experience has been very positive. Why not join the millions who now have their food shop delivered?

    Pros and Cons of Online Grocery Shopping

    Pros and Cons of Online Grocery Shopping

    by Beth Eaglescliffe5

  • You don't have to sacrifice fun as a family when you are sticking to a budget. Consider these easy frugal living tips that lead to significant monthly savings and minimal complaining by your children and spouse.

    Frugal Living Tips for Families: Save Money and Have Fun

    Frugal Living Tips for Families: Save Money and Have Fun

    by Stephanie Hicks87

  • Reusing your plastic bags is a great way to reduce your waste. Plastic, unlike all other materials, does not decompose. So what do we do with it? Learn these ten ways to reuse your bags.

    10 Ways to Reuse Your Plastic Bags

    10 Ways to Reuse Your Plastic Bags

    by Anne Dekoven13

  • Learn to make the most of your grocery budget with these fourteen dollar-saving tips and share your advice on how to keep healthy food on the table when money is tight.

    14 Tips to Stretch Your Grocery Budget

    14 Tips to Stretch Your Grocery Budget

    by Kylyssa Shay33

  • 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.

    Stockpiling to Save Money and Prepare for Disaster

    Stockpiling to Save Money and Prepare for Disaster

    by Sherry Hewins15

  • Who knew there were so many things to do with an avocado pit? Use them for cooking, beauty, craft projects, health benefits, and more!

    20 Ways to Use Avocado Seeds

    20 Ways to Use Avocado Seeds

    by Rosetta Slone289

  • A customer rewards card has many names including advantage card, bonus card, club card, gold card, plus card, savings card, shopper’s card, thank you card, super card, value card, and VIP card.

    Free Customer Rewards Programs A to Z

    Free Customer Rewards Programs A to Z

    by Gregory DeVictor0

  • I will list tips to help you stop habitual spending and focus back on living on necessities. With some changes of habit and discipline, I was able to save $3000 in three months.

    How I Saved $3000 in 3 Months While Young & Broke

    How I Saved $3000 in 3 Months While Young & Broke

    by Catherine Stolfi9

  • 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.

    How to Get Free Stuff and Products From Companies

    How to Get Free Stuff and Products From Companies

    by Susan W141

  • 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!

    Soon to Be Homeless - Facing Your Fears

    Soon to Be Homeless - Facing Your Fears

    by LongTimeMother56

  • You can save money buying Amazon Warehouse deals. They're sold by Amazon, not a marketplace seller. Here are some tips to help you find the best bargains.

    Are Amazon Warehouse Deals Any Good?

    Are Amazon Warehouse Deals Any Good?

    by Beth Eaglescliffe1

  • If you’re short of cash, why not offer your skills in exchange for something you want but can’t afford? Here are some tips on how to get started and the pros and cons of swap schemes.

    Swap Skills and Save Money

    Swap Skills and Save Money

    by Beth Eaglescliffe1

  • 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?...

    How To Live A Simple Life Out Of A Backpack

    How To Live A Simple Life Out Of A Backpack

    by Mandrake_19758

  • 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!

    Is it Cheaper to Own a Car or Use a Taxi?

    Is it Cheaper to Own a Car or Use a Taxi?

    by Joel Diffendarfer6

  • 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.

    Using a Metal Detector: Detect and Earn Money

    Using a Metal Detector: Detect and Earn Money

    by John R Wilsdon6

  • If you're trying to eat while you're low on cash, this article is for you. I have laid out some strategies for eating on a budget without going hungry. Use these tips and tricks to eat filling meals for cheap.

    No Food? What to Eat When You're Broke!

    No Food? What to Eat When You're Broke!

    by Peeples46

  • 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?

    How Much Does It Cost to Make Coffee?

    How Much Does It Cost to Make Coffee?

    by Dr Penny Pincher10

  • 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!

    Where To Find Free Lost Change

    Where To Find Free Lost Change

    by Jayme Kinsey133

  • 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.

    Insider Secrets of DirecTV

    Insider Secrets of DirecTV

    by Jesse James236

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