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  • 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

  • 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 Holland208

  • 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.

    Tips for Saving Money From a Frugal Mom

    Tips for Saving Money From a Frugal Mom

    by Susan Holland64

  • Here are some practical tips to save money and live simply. I have applied all of these tips and as a result, I live debt-free and have a much higher quality of life than I ever had before. If you're serious about saving money, read on.

    33 Easy Breezy Tips to Save Money and Live Simply

    33 Easy Breezy Tips to Save Money and Live Simply

    by Madeleine Clays4

  • 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 W133

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 LongTimeMother55

  • Amazon wants you to try their Prime service. You can cancel at any time, so is it worth trying? A Prime subscription gives you faster deliveries, unlimited audio downloads and ad-free video streaming.

    Is Amazon Prime's 30-Day Free Trial Worth It? A Review

    Is Amazon Prime's 30-Day Free Trial Worth It? A Review

    by Beth Eaglescliffe2

  • Quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies can pile up in a hurry. The question is what to do with loose change? This list of ideas, plus helpful tips, should go far in making your metal money work for you.

    What Can I Do With My Loose Change?

    What Can I Do With My Loose Change?

    by Morgan Kirby0

  • We donate to thrift stores to help support a good cause. People on limited budgets use them to stretch their finances. Here are 10 reasons we should all consider shopping at a Thrift Store.

    10 Reasons We Should All Shop at Thrift Stores

    10 Reasons We Should All Shop at Thrift Stores

    by Mark Shulkosky39

  • There are so many rumors flying around about couponing. Let's talk about five common beliefs about saving money with coupons that simply are not true.

    5 Myths About Saving Money With Coupons

    5 Myths About Saving Money With Coupons

    by Helena Ricketts1

  • 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

  • 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 Shay32

  • 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

  • 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 James221

  • You can save money buying Amazon Warehouse deals. They are 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

  • 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!

    Bargain Shopping in Dallas, Texas

    Bargain Shopping in Dallas, Texas

    by classicalgeek12

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Bell61

  • Tips and advice on how to start living frugally using coupons. Learn the basics of couponing and how to start saving money on your grocery bill.

    A Guide to Frugal Coupon Living

    A Guide to Frugal Coupon Living

    by Alissa Roberts78

  • 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.

    Costco Summer Deals - Save Hundreds of Dollars Every Summer

    Costco Summer Deals - Save Hundreds of Dollars Every Summer

    by Len Rapoport12

  • 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 Medium20

  • 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

  • With so many ways to get rewarded, how does one keep track of what card is best to use when? Here is a quick trick to help you find information you need, when you need it to make the most of your credit card rewards.

    Simplify Credit Card Cashback With Quarterly Changes

    Simplify Credit Card Cashback With Quarterly Changes

    by Ideaton0

  • 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

  • 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

  • Spare change is something that gets lost in the car, the cushions of the couch, etc. Learn how to properly hold on to your spare change so it doesn't become lost, and instead turns into extra money.

    How to Collect Your Spare Change for Extra Money

    How to Collect Your Spare Change for Extra Money

    by David Livermore9

  • Baby Boomers grew up in an age of the old dusty libraries with rows and rows of G and PG-rated books. If you enjoy reading the literature of days gone by, there are many ways to find bargains and you will decrease stress in the process.

    Bargains For Old-School Book Lovers

    Bargains For Old-School Book Lovers

    by Cheryl E Preston4

  • 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

  • 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

  • Everyone loves saving money, but often it is hard to find the right sites to provide the right coupons and deals!

    10 Great Coupon Websites

    10 Great Coupon Websites

    by Angela Michelle Schultz1

  • 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 LongTimeMother21

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    How to Be Extremely Frugal with these Extreme Thrifty-Living Tips

    How to Be Extremely Frugal with these Extreme Thrifty-Living Tips

    by Victoria Lynn83

  • 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

  • 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 Kinsey130

  • 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

  • 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 Gunsberg32

  • 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 L82

  • 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

  • Whether you are on a budget or just have a voracious appetite for reading, see how you can add more books to your shelf - inexpensively, or even free.

    Where to Find Cheap Used Books for Sale

    Where to Find Cheap Used Books for Sale

    by Kat McAdams10

  • 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

  • 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

  • Some people are reluctant to buy groceries online as they worry about getting quality fresh produce. My experience has been very positive. Why not join the millions who now have their groceries delivered?

    Pros and Cons of Online Grocery Shopping

    Pros and Cons of Online Grocery Shopping

    by Beth Eaglescliffe6

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