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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 W135

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • Selling unwanted household items is a great way reduce clutter and enrich your finances at the same time. Before you think about having a garage sale, find out what goes into a successful one.

    Tips for Hosting the Best Garage Sale Ever

    Tips for Hosting the Best Garage Sale Ever

    by Linda Chechar23

  • 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

  • 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 Home10

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Medium21

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Whatever your financial goals, you will get there faster by finding ways to reduce your monthly expenses. This article contains 101 money saving ideas and tips.

    101 Simple Ways to Save Money

    101 Simple Ways to Save Money

    by Kathy Sima15

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Shopping for Groceries

    Pros and Cons of Online Shopping for Groceries

    by Beth Eaglescliffe5

  • 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

  • This article shares unadvertised discounts shoppers can find at The Home Depot when they know to ask for them.

    Secret Discounts at Home Depot

    Secret Discounts at Home Depot

    by Randy Horizon2

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Consider the barter economy that might emerge in the days following a disaster. If the local supermarket is closed or looted, there are no doctors, and the food in the fridge has spoiled, survivors who have a little extra of something you really need might trade with you for the right currency.

    Top 5 Cheap Items to Use as Currency After a Disaster

    Top 5 Cheap Items to Use as Currency After a Disaster

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • 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

  • 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 L88

  • 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 Stolfi8

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Holland210

  • 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 James225

  • 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

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