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We can all benefit from great ideas that have help us save money. So we’ve created Frugal Fridays to supply you with endless tips and tricks.

Who says that you have to spend a fortune to dress nicely? Use the same kind of strategies for clothes as you do for groceries. Wait until things go on sale and use any available store specials and coupons. These are some great suggestions for filling your family’s wardrobes frugally: In And Out of Season: The best time to buy winter clothes is during the spring, and vice versa. Some department stores slash their out-of-season items 50% or more during the current season. Buy clothing and accessories when they are on sale and store them for the coming year. Don’t…

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FRUGAL: you see the value in a dollar and look for ways to maximize it whenever possible. Save on Your Commute If you live in an area with a good public transportation system, it may not be worthwhile to buy a car. The same may be true if you work at home or otherwise live within walking distance of places such as the grocery store of the doctor’s office. Therefore, it may make more sense to use a rideshare service or simply borrow a friend’s car for the afternoon if you need to make a trip out of town. It…

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Live differently! Employ habits that allow you to live on less while enjoying more of your time. By following these habits, you can enjoy the freedom of being able to live without the crushing stress of debt and the need to keep up with consumer trends. Habit #1: Develop emergency savings If there is one thing that can send your finances into a tailspin, it’s an unexpected expense. This can be anything from a car repair to a hospital bill or a speeding ticket. Develop an emergency savings plan that allows you to plan for these expenses so that they…

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When it comes to being frugal, it’s a learned process that can become a habit as it’s practiced on a daily basis. If you grew up with parents who were frugal, it’s likely that you’ve developed frugal habits. The same is true if you spend unwisely. It becomes a habit that you don’t often realize is costing you extra money and delaying your goals like saving for a new car or home. When you want to practice daily habits regarding frugality, you’ll need to identify and stop those habits that are keeping you from your goals. Social Spending and Peer…

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I just got wind that someone volunteered my house to host Sunday’s Big Gmae. Thanks for the heads up guys! Now I got to quickly come up with a tasty menu that won’t break the bank. Our party may be BYOB, but I still have to fill my guests’ tummies which can get a bit costly. Not this year. While the AFC and NFC battle it out on the field, I plan on heading over to my grocery store to pick up supplies for these tasty touchdown-worthy eats. Broccoli Tots You’ll need: 2 cups of uncooked or frozen broccoli 1…

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Being cheap is about spending less and almost never about quality; being frugal is about prioritizing your spending so that you can have more of the things you really care about. Those who are cheap are often afraid to spend money and will sacrifice quality and value in order to cash in on short-term savings. Everybody knows a cheap person, and probably dislikes them. But I think we often mislabel frugal people as “cheap”. In this article, you’ll learn difference. Meet Your Average Cheapskate If you enjoy saving money at least as much as you enjoy spending it, you may…

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Dinner out can be an appetizer at a bar with happy hour specials. Pay for things with discounted gift cards. What are the benefits? You get to live within your means, or even better without any debt! It makes sense to find ways to save money on just about everything you buy, but the large expenses matter most. Traditionally these are housing, cars and food, so we’ll start with those… Your Home If you own your home consider downsizing. You can save thousands each year. Or rent out rooms to earn income and pay off your mortgage earlier. Place your…

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Who can honestly say they don’t love getting amazing stuff for pennies on the dollar? That’s what garage sales do for us. They give us the opportunity to find lightly used and sometimes down right new stuff. One thing that may be frustrating is when you find a highly overpriced garage sale. I mean, what are they going to do with this stuff if they can’t sell it? Most likely throw it out. So wouldn’t you think you’d rather get a few bucks out of it then nothing? I don’t want you broken stroller for $30. Don’t fret though, there is always…

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It’s totally possible to live without credit cards. It’s also a great feeling knowing the items your buying are paid for. There was a time that I thought of everything as a monthly payment. If I buy this $1000 TV it would only ad $25 a month to my credit card payment, I could afford that, I thought. That’s what I was supposed to do, right? I didn’t know how buy anything without using a credit card. Don’t get me wrong, I was responsible and paid all my bills on time, but I was spending funds we didn’t yet have,…

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