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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.

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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When most people think of Halloween and trick- or-treating, they think of candy. However, many households are swopping out sugary treats for fun alternative goodies. Halloween can also be difficult time for children with food allergies or sensitivities. Here is a list of low-cost and safe alternatives to candy that all kids can enjoy. Pencils Pencils may not seem like an exciting option, but kids use them on a daily basis in school and at home. You can purchase packs of Halloween-themed pencils and pass them out to the kids who come to your door. Erasers Themed erasers can be…

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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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