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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.

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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A tried-and-true way to stretch your hard-earned dollars is to shop garage sales regularly. The amazing items you’ll find is worth the time invested. Become an incredibly savvy garage sale shopper with these helpful tips. The Early Bird Gets the Worm Be ready to arrive at the garage sale destination at least ten minutes early so you can find a place to park your vehicle. Get a copy of the local paper and circle all of the sales that interest you. Create a map that allows you to travel from one location to the next with ease. You can also…

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Graduation season is almost here. Honor your graduate while keeping the budget on track with some money-saving tips. Consider the Venue Your home is a free venue, but you may choose to have your celebration at an alternate location. A grandparent’s home, friend’s home or aunt’s home could work just as well. In addition, other venues that may have a nominal reservation fee but that could be the perfect location include a local park, neighborhood clubhouse or community center. Choose Cost-Effective Food and Drink Options Serving pulled pork BBQ or grilling hot dogs and hamburgers tend to be great options…

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The spring season brings many wonderful new date ideas that you can enjoy on a dime. Make plans to enjoy these fun and affordable ideas and make beautiful memories. Have an Outdoor Picnic A late afternoon or evening picnic in the park is a relaxing and frugal idea for date night in the spring. You can pack a dinner at home or pick up affordable takeout from your favorite restaurant. Then, head to a local park to enjoy dining on a blanket or at a picnic table. Enjoy Coffee and Dessert Outdoors In many cities; there are cute cafes and…

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Your family may have been cooped up indoors all winter long. Now that the days are growing longer, the flowers are blooming and the temperature is warmer, you may be eager to get out of the house and have some fun together. The one thing holding you back maybe a limited budget. While it is true that many activities do cost a substantial amount of money, the spring months are ideal for enjoying many affordable or even free activities with your loved ones. If you are looking from wonderful ways to take advantage of beautiful spring weather on a budget,…

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