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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.

When it comes to making cash at your next yard sale, it’s hard to go wrong with kid stuff. These items net a great deal of money at yard sales. However, there is a trick to all of this: certain items will sell better than others. These easy-to-apply techniques will also help you sell more items, if you’re planning a big yard sale, keep these must-sell items and tips in mind. Have a Pre-Sale Have a “sale before the sale,” especially if you have baby items that you would like to unload. Before you start advertising, ask your coworkers, family,…

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When you are trying to stick to a budget, cutting out date night might be a good idea to help save money. However, it is important to keep the romance and spark alive. It is easier than you think to have an inexpensive, budget-friendly date night that is lots of fun. Here is a list of some fun and frugal date night ideas for you to try during the fall season. Campfire Having a campfire in your backyard is a simple way to cuddle up and enjoy the crisp fall weather with your significant other. A campfire is quick, easy,…

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They say one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Real treasures to be found nestled in big piles of random odds and ends. Some vintage items can even be worth hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. A rummager with a keen eye can be poised to make a comfortable living doing the thing they love, with a little bit of knowledge on their side. Here’s our list of some of over looked and undervalued items at garage sales, yard sales, and flea markets. Old Glass Bottles and Containers Keep your eyes peeled when out rummaging the sales for vintage glass…

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Saying the wrong thing while haggling can result in you paying substantially more than you would otherwise. Here are some things that you shouldn’t say while haggling: 1. Avoid The Term Between When Discussing Price: If you present a range of acceptable prices, the seller will focus on the upper end of the range. Most experts feel that providing a range of acceptable prices is essentially the same as closing at the upper figure from the onset. 2. Don’t Mention Your Own Time Pressures: If a seller sees that you’re pressured for time, he or she is likely to take…

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Kids can be expensive. The average family spends more than $1,700 on clothes every year — a figure that only goes up if you have more than two kids or you have children who play sports. For the typical family, back-to-school spending alone tops $650! Being frugal while shopping for clothes doesn’t mean your kids need to wear generic, poorly-fitted, or out-of-style clothes; you can keep your kids in name-brand shoes and clothes without breaking the bank. Here are some easy frugal habits that can improve your personal finances year-round. #1. Set up a kids clothing swap Swapping outgrown clothes…

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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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