Tag: frugal

Week On The Web: Ways To Use Less Gas

Ways to Use Less Gas (That Go Beyond the Obvious) – By Erin Huffstetler

The cost of gas these days has got everyone trying to think of ways to save money. Erin from About.com tells you some ways to stretch your gas tank you may not have thought of before.  Try to avoid using restaurant drive-thrus and talking on the phone to curb wasted gas spent idling. It’s also good to just park farther away rather than wasting time and money circling around the parking lot and you should avoid driving during peak hours all together if possible so you don’t waste gas dealing with traffic.

10 Tips to Save Money on Food – By Tracy at Moneyning

There seems to be an endless amount of ways you can save money on food/cooking once you actually start looking and the baller on a budget in me wants to learn each and every one of them. Limiting portion size can be a quick and easy way to save some cash. You can also use the leftovers for lunch the next day so you avoid spending money on eating out.  Try to keep your fridge organized and clean, this will help you to avoid wasting any food to spoiling and also help you keep a better inventory for coupon cutting. For these tips and more check out the rest of the article.

The Keirsey Temperament Sorter (Personality Quiz) – Kiersey.com

Help understand your own self better by taking this easy yet in-depth personality quiz. The Keirsey Temperament Sorter is one of the most widely used personality instruments in the world and has been featured in multiple best selling books.  Simply answer 70 questions by choosing one of only two options and you’ll be able to tell which of the four temperaments your personality most resembles and read a description. Warning: The initial test is 100% Free but the site will offer more detailed reports for a fee.

 

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Five Common Money Mistakes to Avoid – By Frank at MilkYourMoney.com

First Time Home Buyer Tips and Guide – By Oscar

60 Ways To Make Life Simple Again – Marc and Angel

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Week On The Web: How to Want Less

How to Want Less – By Selena Maranjian

I think anyone attempting to live a frugal lifestyle knows that there is a difference between wants and needs. In this article Selena discusses ways to help you save money by wanting less. By avoiding things such as catalogs, email subscriptions to stores and TV commercials you can help avoid urges to buy unnecessary things and strengthen your personal discipline. Another helpful tip is to take inventory of your current possessions, keeping note of all the junk you have accumulated and also the stuff that you truly appreciate.

55 Best Ways to Save Money: Frugal Ideas From Our Readers – By Silicone Valley Blogger

When the Wise Bread team held a giveaway for their book “10,001 Ways To Live Large On A Small Budget” they challenged everyone to submit their “favorite money saving tip.” In the end, 55 submissions were chosen and featured in this article. From purchasing techniques like the “3 Day Rule” to lifestyle changes like canceling your cable TV and sticking to Netflix there are plenty of great money saving tips to incorporate into your own life.

20 Surefire Ways to Organize Your Life – By HL Clark

In today’s competitive work environment, your output isn’t judged solely on quality anymore but also quantity.  The more roles and tasks you take on, the more important it becomes to keep yourself organized.  In the article “20 Surefire Ways to Organize Your Life,” HL Clark writes a great to-do list on how to find a way to get your life organized that works for you.

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Week On The Web: Frugal Food Tips

20 Frugal Kitchen Tips – By Tipnut.com

With the constantly rising prices of food these days, keeping your kitchen from costing you an arm and a leg can be a challenging one.  The good news, however, is that along with all the countless amount of meal options there are just as many ways to save. From growing your own onions to making homemade vinegar, there are plenty of different techniques to help you save money on food. Check out these twenty frugal tips for helping you save money in the kitchen.

Secrets of superstar grocery shoppers – By Melinda Fulmer

Superstar grocery shoppers are people who can buy large amounts of groceries for nickels on the dollar.  An example of would be a lady named Stephanie Nelson who has successfully purchased $100 worth of groceries for only a $1.95. The biggest reason for her savings was coupon matching and successfully changing the way she bought the food she liked. Although coupon cutting can be a bit tedious at times, if you apply some of these superstar shoppers’ strategies the reward will easily outweigh the effort.

How to Grow a Vegetable Garden – By Greenfootsteps

Growing your own veggies can be a great way to save a good chunk of change.  With a little bit of time and care you could be reaping in harvests of easy to grow vegetables like onions, peppers, potatoes, carrots, peas and more!  Follow this guide to growing for both healthier and cheaper food from the comfort of your own back yard!

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Week On The Web: Valentine’s Day Ideas on a Budget

Valentines Day Ideas on a Budget – By BallersOnBudgets.com

Getting your loved one a gift for Valentines Day shouldn’t be a wallet breaking chore if you go about it with the right mindset. This is a holiday based on showing your significant other that you love and appreciate them not how much money you can spend. There are plenty of simple things that you can do to add a little romance to your relationship. Check out these two articles we wrote for both sexes that should help spark some fun and creative Valentine’s Day gift ideas for you and yours.

For Women on a Budget

For Men on a Budget

30 Frugal Gift Ideas To Show You Appreciate Someone – By zenhabits

For anyone still stumped on what to get your guy or girl this Valentine’s Day, here’s another article on how to show someone you appreciate them by making your gifts more personal.  This list of 30 gift ideas will surely help those looking to make that thoughtful gesture without costing them a ton of cash.

10 Best Indoor At Home Exercises & Workouts without Equipment – By Casey Slide

Besides paid trainers, not a lot of people will say that you have to go to a gym to be able to work out.  If anything, the success of the workout video business should tell you that you have everything you need to get in shape right in the comfort of your own home.  From traditional things like jump rope, lunges and jumping jacks to less obvious methods like cleaning and dancing, there are plenty of ways to get that heartbeat up and those pounds off.

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This Week On The Web: Attending a Wedding on a Budget

How to Attend a Wedding on a Budget – Kira @ Tip Hero

As spring approaches, so does the wedding season and all the costs involved. Attending a wedding can quickly become an expensive ordeal if you are not careful.  This article offers some great ideas on ways to save money on transportation, attire, gifts and more.

10 Tips on Saving Money on Clothes – By 101waystosavemoney.com

There is more to saving money on clothes than simply avoiding the name brands. A frugal clothes shopper will constantly stay on top of the current deals and isn’t afraid to check out the thift/surplus stores or even the consignment shops. Another money saving tip is to find items that can serve a dual purpose and save you from having to buy two things.

Make Extra Money with Freelance Writing – By PT

In today’s day and age, content is key to staying relevant in the web world.  It is because of this reason that many people are earning extra money freelance writing for multiple sources from the comfort of their home. Check out this article for one person’s perspective on successful freelance writing.

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This Week On The Web: Calculate Your Monthly Budget

Calculate Your Monthly Budget and more – By Bankrate.com

Bankrate.com provides a quick and painless way to look at your monthly budget.  By inserting your expenses and income info into the quick Home Budget Calculator, you will instantly be able to see exactly how and where all your money is going each month.  Then use their “view report” tool to find out how you compare to the target goals, which will also highlight the areas you could improve upon.

10 Smartest Ways to Live Beneath Your Means – By Dumb Little Man

Almost everyone seems to believe they can cut corners somewhere in their life to save some money but not everyone knows where to start.  Check out Dumb Little Man’s 10 favorite ways to save! 

Financial Literacy for High School Students – By Commonwealth Bank

This site features an entire curriculum of a financial literacy class absolutely for free.  Don’t let the “high school students” tag fool you, this site is a great source of knowledge on multiple aspects of dealing with money and can be used as both a personal refresher and a tool for teaching the unaware.

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This Week On The Web: Getting Organized

Getting Organized – By Steve Pavlina

Keeping yourself organized seems to be one of those things that can be an extremely daunting task to some, while others find it to be second nature.  By having pre-established systems for dealing with clutter, not only can you get rid of the chaos and mess in your home/office but you can reduce the amount of stress that comes along with making the constant decisions of where to put everything.

How to Control Your Finances in 2011 – By J.D. Roth

For the past 5 years J.D. Roth has added a new tip every January to his evolving roadmap for building a better financial future. This year, there are 11 steps to help you get a hold on your money and hopefully help you find some financial freedom.

The 8 Worst Habits for Savings Money – By Ben

Generally speaking, thinking about your expenses is usually a good thing. This article points out 8 ways we might be over or under thinking our money habits. Things like keeping a list of items you want to buy, purchasing things as soon as you are paid and putting off paying more than the minimum are three examples of how you can save money just by acknowledging these less than frugal ways of thinking and acting accordingly.

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