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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.

The budget conscious traveler can choose from reasonably priced options on every continent in 2018. Many of the current inexpensive travel destinations have not always been that way. A strong U.S. dollar and a weak economy in some countries have put formerly out-of-reach destinations into contention. Here are the best discount destinations for travelers in 2018. Albania Seasoned European travelers view Albania as the perfect destination for some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Located just north of Greece, Albania has a coastline that extends along the Adriatic Sea, near the island of Corfu in the south up to…

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Everyone loves a good hack. Aluminum foil has more uses than just wrapping up a leftover meatloaf. Foil has dozens of uses and is a thrifty solution to all kinds of problems. Here are just a few smart and surprising uses for aluminum foil. Cleans Dirty Pots & Pans If you crumple your aluminum foil up into a ball it can be used to clean tough surfaces the same way steel wool does. So if you are doing dishes or cleaning the grill and you don’t have any scrub pads, grab a ball of aluminum and get to work. Protects…

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Gyms offer all-in-one access to working out: you can find classes, weights, and a variety of machines to help you meet your fitness goals. But all that convenience and accessibility comes at a price. Sometimes it’s a price you simply can’t afford. But just because you can’t afford to join a gym doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your fitness goals. Here are cheap ways to get fit that don’t require a gym membership. TV and DVD shows You can find a plethora of exercise DVDs that are usually quite affordable, allowing you to stock up on several different kinds.…

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Public libraries open up a whole realm of learning tools and face to face experiences. In addition to the wealth of books in each library, there are many other free perks associated with frequent visits to this venue. Libraries are a gold mind of opportunities; here are some amazing reasons to visit the library nearest you. Movies Instead of going out to the movie theater or paying to rent movies, check the titles available at your local library first. DVDs and Blu-Ray DVDs are often available. Some library systems may even have VHS movies circulating. By borrowing library movies, you…

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If you think that it’s time that you made the switch from your trusty old shovel to a snow blower, you have made the right choice. A good snow blower is a huge advantage to any household that has to deal with a good amount of snow. There are different kinds of snow blowers on the market, each of them coming with their own set of specifications, pros and cons. If you want a product that meets all your needs, figure out how the area you will be covering and the density of the snow in the area before you…

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The holidays can be an expensive time of year, consider how much you might spend on gifts, charitable donations, outfits, decorations and more. Even though the holidays are quickly approaching, you can still earn some extra money. If you’re looking to complete your holiday to-do list, try the suggestions below to make some extra holiday spending cash. Clean Out Your Clothes Closet Do you have any clothing items hanging in your closet or sitting in your dresser that you no longer wear or want? Try selling your clothes online or taking them to a local consignment shop. This can help…

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The colder temperatures mean it’s time to turn on the heaters, resulting in higher home heating bills. The winter can be pretty harsh on your wallet, which is why it is essential to itemize appropriately and avoid unnecessary spending in order to heat your home. Here’s a list of some of tips and tricks that you can implement to save energy and money. Run Fans on Reverse No one thinks of turning on their fans during the winter, but doing this actually can save you some money. When a fan spins anti-clockwise (as opposed to clockwise) hot air is pushed…

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What do a chalkboard eraser, a pair of socks, and a lighter have in common? They’re all life-changing winter car hacks. The winter brings frosty windshields, ice and frozen door locks. Since the snowy season is quickly approaching, head to your local dollar store and pick up a few inexpensive household items that will make your life so much easier this coming winter. Get Unstuck Quickly Snow makes it difficult to drive your car. One way to move your car is by using cardboard. Keep a piece of cardboard in your trunk and place it under your tires when your…

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Frozen vegetables are the unsung hero of the home cook. They make it possible for busy people to have delicious, home cooked meals every night of the week. Vegetarians and carnivores can both appreciate the benefits of frozen vegetables. Why buy frozen veggies? Convenience The number one reason people choose vegetables from the freezer section is convenience. It can be extremely frustrating to get home, start dinner preparations and realize you still have to chop and prep a few different vegetables. Frozen vegetables already come clean, prepped and ready for cooking. Buying frozen vegetables can also help you avoid multiple…

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Eating seasonally is a great ways to get the best tasting and healthiest foods at peak freshness. Seasonal foods that are grown locally, also cost less money and support farmers in the community. There are plenty of ways to incorporate seasonal ingredients while sticking to a tight budget. Below are four quick and easy ways to incorporate fall ingredients without breaking the bank. Butternut Squash Frittata No matter what season you’re in, a frittata is an incredibly budget-friendly food. Frittatas are quick, filling and super customizable. First, shred butternut squash using the large side of a box grater until you…

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