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.
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.
Shopping at the Dollar Store can save you money - or maybe not. Here is a list of good bargains along with items to avoid buying.
An overview of some benefits and discounts you may not think about or realize you qualify for as a senior citizen.
How to save money on laundry? Here is a list of frugal tips and ways to save when keeping clothes clean.
If you had a bad experience at a fast food restaurant recently, consider writing a complaint letter. These sample complain letters will help you write your own.
Save energy and save money on your hydro electricity bill every month wherever you live with these energy conservation techniques.
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?
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.
Yard sales are a treasure trove of great bargains; however, you may be bringing home from them more than you had intended.
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.
Most people these day utilize a freezer to store food for the long term. With rising electrical costs does it make economical sense to use a freezer? In other words, does using a freezer save you money?
Get cash back with Ibotta by scanning receipts. Read this review to learn about how to use Ibotta and whether it's worth it.
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!
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.
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.
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?
Page Two of the series, These Companies Will Send You Free Stickers, we have entries that include Neff, Burton, Never Summer, 686 and more!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you've stood outside Goodwill or any thrift shop at the break of dawn then this is the article for you. Kick your skills up a notch and learn the tips and tricks of ultimate bargain shopping.
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.
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.
Need help understanding what exactly it means to acquire foodperks and fuelperks at Giant Eagle? Have questions about how they work or when they will expire? Check out this article for all your answers!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Start saving money now with these easy 20 tips. Watch your savings grow as you use these great ideas.
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.
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?
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.
Twenty more companies that send out stickers to the consumers that supports them. Part 9 is full of some popular food/beverage, clothing, BMX, Motorsports, & Snow/Skateboarding brands. Enjoy!
Let's explore the difference between being frugal and being cheap. Which is better, cheap or frugal? And is there really a difference?
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.
As any college student or parent will tell you, buying textbooks for school is a huge pain. However, saving money and shopping around shouldn't be much of a problem if you know where to go. Here's a list of the top sites for affordable textbooks.
College students need to watch every penny. Using these 71 college discounts on everying from travel to technology to food and clothing will help you stay on budget.
This article shares unadvertised discounts shoppers can find at The Home Depot when they know to ask for them.
Buying wood is cheaper than oil, gas, or electricity, but the best solution is knowing where to find it for free!
Funny disposable shower caps can be reused in so many ways. Here are 20 ideas on how you can reuse a shower cap.
This article discusses the benefits and fun that can be found by simplifying your life and living on less.
My grandparents were kids when the Great Depression hit in 1929. Their survival and DIY attitude would follow them the rest of their lives and affect generations after them.
Here are 11 items you should purchase at the 99 cent store from now on, to save your family money every month! Some of these may be obvious, but some may be lesser-known. Hope this list helps!
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.
Have you, like so many others, recently lost your job or taken a pay cut? Or are you just trying to live more within your means (like maybe you should have been doing for a while)? It doesn't have to be torture! You don't have to hate every minute...
Time-of-day or flexible pricing for electric rates can save considerable energy costs, but what is it? Find out how it works and if it might be for you.
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.
Although LED bulbs have a higher retail price than incandescent and fluorescent bulbs, they are actually cheaper to own in the long term thanks to their long service life and low energy consumption.
Millions of Hubpage readers have read my popular article Secret Price Codes Can Save You Money At Costco. So this article will help you understand Christmas deals and how to save even more.
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.
Flea market sale or Garage Sale, pricing is key. Read this hub for pointers on selling your items. Pay attenion to your pricing.
This article goes over ways to earn gift cards with Microsoft Rewards. I talk about ways to earn points using Bing and doing small activities like quizzes.
Thinking about canceling your DirecTV service because it is just too expensive? What if I told you there is a way to save money on your DirecTV bill by canceling and becoming a new customer? This is a little-known secret that many don't take advantage of when they have the chance.
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.
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.
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?...
Some free samples require a Facebook "like" or filling out a survey. The following are great companies with fantastic, monthly offers with little to no requirements.
Money-saving tips to help you live more simply and spend less than you earn. Take the worry out of your budget.
As more and more people dump their CD collections in favor of vinyl or streaming, thrift stores have become the best place to CD fanatics to bulk up their stash!
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.
A review of 5 online retailers comparing websites, costs, selection, and features: Zenni Optical, Eye Buy Direct, Discount Glasses, 39 Dollar Glasses, and Goggles 4 U.
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?
I am a full-time college student and a single mother. We live on $10,000 a year. I had to find a way to live within meager means, and this is how I do it.
Buying used furniture can be a good way to save money, and you may even end up getting better furniture than you would if you bought it new.
Buying products over the internet has become very common in recent years. This article lists the advantages and disadvantages of shopping online.
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.
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 simple guide to help you become more self-sufficient, more Earth-conscious, and less dependent on items produced by today's throw-away society.
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.
Learn how to get free perfume samples by writing to companies. Complete with sample letters, templates and step by step instructions!
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.
Things aren't going well. There have been- economic difficulties (I'm poor. I'm a poor person.). Over the years, you learn things (not fun things) to make ends meet. If you find yourself in the same situation, I hope that you can learn from my...
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.
A number of different ways to save money also involve being "green." It's not expensive and some of these suggestions may surprise you.
Save money on cute, awesome jewelery, clothes, housewares, gifts and unique items by shopping on online boutique sites. Find exclusive and specialty presents for baby, friends, family, mom, sisters
Many people are looking to cut costs as well as embrace a more environmentally friendly life style. One way to do this is to give up your car. Granted, this is not a workable possibility for everyone, but it is a worthwhile change to make and you...
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.
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.
When shopping at a store always check your receipts before leaving as there could be mistakes that caused you to overpay.
Tips on how to save money with coupons. Lessons I learned as The Coupon Lady and how to save money at the grocery store with coupons.
Amazon offers some pretty great rewards to Prime members who choose no-rush shipping. It seems too good to be true, so what's the catch?
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.
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.
You can earn points to buy gift cards through Drop when you link your credit card and make regular purchases at Target, Walgreens and more. This review covers how Drop works and whether it's worth it to link your credit cards.
Lowering your TV bill may be easier than you think. Your provider wants to keep your business, so read on for tips and strategies to get your cable, satellite, or fiber optic company for discounts.
Digital movies can cost up to $20 apiece. Don't ever pay that much again. Follow these tips to get any TV show or movie you desire for little to no cost.
Are you tired of garage sale leftovers? Find out how someone pays me for my leftovers and makes my clean up a breeze!
Which appliances use the most electricity? This article lists over 20 common appliances with running costs and shows you how to calculate kilowatt hour usage of any device.
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.
Call Qwest and demand a lower rate on your phone or internet bill. If you have found yourself suffering from a higher internet or phone bill because a low introductory rate has expired, try negotiating a new rate. This is especially effective with...
Tips on how to save and leave happy on a tight budget - based on my personal experience. Understanding needs vs. wants.
It's fairly common for consumers to avoid generic products like the plague, believing them to be cheaply produced knockoffs of the original. However, there are multiple reasons why generic products are less expensive, and most of them have nothing...
How to win a raffle. Whether it's a basket raffle or a fifty-fifty, these tricks will improve your chances of winning tremendously.
Amazon Prime today is much more than the Amazon Prime when it was introduced several years ago. Besides free shipping there are plenty of other benefits. Who should get the Prime Membership today?
What is liquid bandage? Is liquid bandage cheaper than band-aids? Is it as effective as a band-aid at treating wounds?
Here is a list of 300 cool things to buy at Aldi, the dollar store, or on Amazon that cost $1.00 or less. These are products for your apartment, room, and car as well as cool things for kids, teens, and dogs.
Gold panning, prospecting and mining is a great way to spend your leisure hours. Scotland in the UK has great reserves of untapped gold.
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.
If you live in a big city and don't have a car, this may be something you've actually considered trying. Check out this article to learn what the official rules are.
There are many different ways to get coupons. You can buy Sunday newspapers, you can print them off of the Internet, and you can even find them attached to products themselves. One of the best ways to get coupons however is surprisingly little...
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.
Shopping for clothes at a thrift store can be a great experience or a harrowing money-waster. Follow these 12 tips to get the most of your money and expand your closet!
8 great thrift stores along Route 422 in Lebanon, PA. Addresses, phone, hours, maps, and more info given.
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.
You won't get rich finding money on the ground, and you won't find it every day, but it can be a nice surprise. Here's some good places to look and some tips to help you.
Save a lot of money by purchasing these 10 items at thrift stores instead of a department or specialty store.
Recycle used scented tarts to fuel your wood fire or campfire, giving it a boost to get it started much quicker.
How to recycle every-day objects and use them in ingenious ways. Save the planet and have fun with creativity at the same time.
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!
Amazon wants you to try their Prime service. You can cancel at any time, so is the free trial worth it?
Everyone loves to save money. Now you can easily save money with these 20 tips. Try some of them to see how they will work for you.
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.
Learn about the benefits and disadvantages of online shopping, how to protect yourself online, and which items are best to buy online.
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.
Are you wasting water at home? Save money and thousands of gallons of water each year by following these tips.
Check out this Hub for great tips on saving money on your next water bill. Each idea is simple and something in which the whole family can engage.
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.
Part 10 of the series includes huge additions to the list, including professional sports teams! We are proud to present to you, the tenth edition of the best sticker request list on the web. Enjoy!
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.
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.
The Dosh app offers extra cash back on purchases near you and online. Is it safe and secure? How do you earn cash back? Read a review of the app and learn how to use it to maximize rewards.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Here are dozens of ways to get further use from clothing, socks, and towels that are stained or for some reason not suitable to donate to charity. Save the earth by recycling and repurposing.
A favourite evil character of novelists and playwrights, Scrooge-type personalities are not uncommon in the real world.
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
Here's my experience after a year of Amazon Prime membership, and why I'm not too concerned about renewing.
I contacted 150+ 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!
Genealogy fascinates many, but if you want to find your ancestors without spending lots of money on subscriptions, check the advice here for ways to save on an Ancestry membership.
We're already putting enough trash into our landfills that it just makes sense to reduce, reuse and recycle. Here are fifteen ways to reuse empty yogurt containers!
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.
Don't throw out all those empty egg cartons as there are hundreds of uses for them, and here are some of my favorites.
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.
Refuse to pay high prices by using defining tips to lower your Cox Cable bill. Cable Internet bills in the US are higher than any other country. Fight for your rights to get cheaper service.
If you've gold old underwear (or other clothes) that you really have no use for, here are some things you can do with them besides throwing them in the trash!
You can still get those costly items that baby needs while living on a budget. Craigslist makes this possible and your purchases will often be as good as new.
Saying goodbye to an old way of living is a lifestyle choice. Social issues like unemployment and debt can be guarded against but it takes a conscious decision and willingness to change.
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?
World War 2 was a time of strife and shortages for almost everyone. There are many frugal living tips from that era that we can use today and during future shortages or supply disruptions.
With experiences from both sides of the negotiation Joe has distilled the core tips for lowering your existing utility bills. With these tips you will be more likely to succeed in negotiating your bills.
Who knew there were so many things to do with an avocado pit? Use them for cooking, beauty, craft projects, health benefits, and more!
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.
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.
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.
According to an ex-thrift store employee, there are five rules to thrift store shopping. Anytime you are in a thrift store doing some shopping, you need to keep these rules in your mind,
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!
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!
I'll explore a major rewards programs for Las Vegas where you can collect comps and rewards before you even get to Vegas. Learn about MGM hotel's MyVegas program.
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.
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...
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.
As age approaches, one can dream of adventure or make his own adventure. Arizona provides great climate for year round exploration. And, it has a mining history dating back to 16th century Spaniards.
I contacted 150+ 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!
The eBay Bucks program rewards customer loyalty with a 2% cash back rebate on purchases. Learn more about the program, how to sign up, how to earn rewards for shopping on eBay, and how to use your eBay discounts.
I've been thrift shopping since I was a teenager in and around the Fort Worth area and have inside information on all the best places to shop and what you might find there.
Part 8 of the series has a rich variety, including one that sent me well over 300 stickers. Skateboarding, Bicycle, Skiing, Surfing, and more brands that will send you stickers absolutely free.
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!
If you're into frugal living, you will love what your kitchen sponge is capable of. Join countless of other enthusiasts already enjoying these squishy wonders in the home, garden and office.
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..
A discussion that will help consumers understand what they are spending, why they are spending it and how to do a better job when doing so.
Budget Hack: save money the easy way! These tips will save you thousands of dollars each year. Read on!
Have you ever thought about couponing? This hub gives you a brief overview and highlights one of my favorite coupon blogs!
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.
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.
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.
Shopping with a list saves time and money. Avoid wandering all over the store by using a standardized list that is organized by the departments in your local grocery store.
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.
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.
Read about my life-changing project to write the companies whose product I love. I received loads of free stuff that helped me afford to give my children the Christmas they always wanted.
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.
Living in Hawaii isn't exactly cheap. Everything from rent to groceries to gas can be very expensive. But life in a tropical paradise isn't impossible! Following these budget tips and guidelines will give you a head start to living in Hawaii with less.
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!
Easy ways to get free manufacturer samples for products including food, personal items, household items, and specialty products such as dog food, cat food, and diapers.
Jack Reacher is a fictional character who wanders the country traveling with only the clothes on his back and his folding toothbrush. How much would this cost? Would this be a good retirement plan?