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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.

National Savings Day is a time when you can take charge of your finances and determine how you can save money. Most of us save something on a regular basis. We collect sentimental items and store numbers and addresses on our phones. Transferring the concept of saving to your paycheck is a great way to empower yourself and give you more confidence about your relationship with money. Month-to-Month Savings/Earnings Plan The paycheck to paycheck cycle is easy to fall into. For some, it may be the only one they can manage for a period of time. However, you should not…

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The rise of “vintage” and “retro” fashion has made secondhand shopping the ideal way to snag fall fashion must-haves at an affordable price. Follow the strategies below to find quality clothes and accessories at yard sales this fall. Develop a Plan If you want to look fashionable for fall, you need to know what kind of trends to go for. Take note of the styles that appeal to you. Once you have the foundation established, you can build up with some trendier items like accessories. When you are shopping at a yard sale, there are two big factors in scoring…

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It’s time to decorate your home for fall! There are plenty of inexpensive ways to decorate for fall and stretch your dollar. Below are some fun and frugal ways to give your home an autumn awakening. Display Blankets and Throws As the days get colder; it is a perfect time to bring out your blankets and throws. Hang them over the back of chairs so that they are easy to grab when you get chilly. You can even hang pretty wall orange and red quilts on your walls to help welcome in fall’s spectacular color show. Make a Fall Wreath…

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Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end of summer for many families before the hustle and bustle of back-to-school overtakes their lives. Here are 10 activities to do this Labor Day weekend. Check Local Community Events Organizations and local churches often host free or inexpensive activities. They are usually open to the community too, which is a plus when you are not a member. Some organizations require a small fee or ask for a donation, so be sure to ask if it is not clear. You can usually find the information on your local county or town’s website. Times, activity…

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Some people think that thrift shops have garbage and dirty items however, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Thrift stores offer a variety of clothing and household items that can help you refresh your wardrobe with gently used clothes at reasonable prices. If you do plan to try thrift store shopping, it’s important to have a plan. A thrift shop can be a treasure hunt, and you want to have a map to thrift shopping success. Here are some tips to help. Tips for Thrift Store Shopping Thrift stores can be chaotic, and if you don’t know what you’re…

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If you’ve ever been involved in the wedding planning process, you know that it can get incredibly expensive. In fact, the average price for a wedding in the United States was revealed as $35,329 in 2016. Interestingly enough, the same study also showed that the average number of wedding guests is actually decreasing. This means that extra costs aren’t coming from more attendees; they’re coming from an increased focus on personalization and “extras,” like photo booths and food trucks. For many people, paying over $35,000 for a wedding is simply not an option. Many couples have started looking for ways…

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Garage sales are a great way to clear out clutter and get rid of all your excessive stuff while making some cash. However, don’t let the sentimental value of old items stop you from selling or ask for unrealistic prices. Follow this pricing guide to have a successful sale and to make as most money as possible. Freebie Box Have a freebie box is a great way to draw people in. At the end of the day, whatever you don’t sell or is not picked up can be donated. Clothing Clothing can be tricky because it is all over the…

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Are you trying to decide on the perfect gift for dad for Father’s Day. It can be difficult to give a gift from the heart on a budget. Instead of buying a gift, why not give the gift of your time. Below are several ways to show dad how much you care. Food Prepare a meal that contains several of your dad’s favorite foods, especially ones that he doesn’t have that often. If your dad is a sports fan, set him up in front of the television to watch the game while enjoying his meal to really make him feel…

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Take time out June 8th to celebrate National Best Friends Day. If you’re on a tight budget, try these fun and frugal ways to celebrate with your best friend. Binge and Popcorn Invite your pal over to binge watch an entire season of your favorite show together. Be sure to have plenty of popcorn and snack to munch on. Day Hike The great outdoors offers plentiful fresh air and beautiful landscapes. Physical activity is good for the soul. Find a free hiking trail and reminisce about the good ‘ole days. Don’t forget to bring along your favorite trail mix and…

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While flowers are a basic staple for Mother’s Day, but chances are, you probably want to give her something more meaningful. When it comes to giving a meaningful Mother’s Day gift, here are some suggestions that won’t break the bank. Make a Photo Gift There are an unlimited number of items that you can have customized with special photos from coffee mugs to t-shirts to blankets and even quilts. Whether you have a single photo from a special day or a handful of photos, putting them on something mom sees every day will create a much-treasured gift. Create a Scrapbook…

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