Before we delve into the engrossing details of some more obscure frugal tips, we may as well lay out the basics. Much of what results in keeping $$ in your pocket as well as saving the planet can be boiled down to the 4 R's you learned in school: Reduce - the amout of stuff … Continue reading Frugal Living Basics – Feeling Thrifty!
We have already discussed turning off and unplugging appliances when not in use to reduce energy consumption. This also preserves the life of the appliance by not contributing to its' aging when not being actively used. So, other than turning if off and/or unplugging it: Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for maintenance. Regularly maintaining your appliances … Continue reading Appliances – Reduce Use and Maintain Regularly
Ok, folks, today we're going to talk about Contests and Coupons. There are people who make cutting coupons their job. They then go out, and systematically shop and buy vast quantities of these items. Maybe they re-sell them for a profit? I do not know. Apparently, though, you can double up on some coupons (manufacturer … Continue reading Saving Money Through Contests and Coupons
Embracing returns is going to save you money. And if you are as indecisive as I am, it is going to save you A LOT of money. I spend a lot of time in stores staring, reading labels, hemming and hawing. I narrow things down. I think about an item's use. I think about whether … Continue reading The Art of Returns