Category: Frugal

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Be Frugal, But Don’t Be A Cheap Bastard.

I always talk on here about watching your spending, staying out of debt, to stop spending on useless “stuff” that doesn’t bring real benefit to your life, etc.. But that doesn’t mean you should be a cheap bastard with your money, either.

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2GB Free Online Storage From Dropbox.com

The bulk of this article was originally posted at my sister site, Simple.Organized.Life. Some of you may wonder why I am posting this here on My Two Dollars, but the reason should be obvious — frugality! Who can’t use 2 GB of free online storage?

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Freeganism – The Ultimate In Frugality.

So, you think you are frugal? You don’t have anything on these Freegans. According to Wikipedia, Freeganism is an anti-consumerist lifestyle where people employ alternative living strategies based on limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources. Freegans “embrace community, generosity, social concern, freedom, cooperation, and sharing in opposition to a society based on materialism, moral apathy, competition, conformity, and greed.” The lifestyle involves salvaging discarded, unspoiled food from supermarket dumpsters, known as dumpster diving. So…now how frugal do you think you really are?

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Trying A ‘No Spending’ Weekend.

This coming weekend, I am not going to spend a dime. Especially after all my visitors and exorbitant dining out expenses this month, a weekend without spending could really help my budget out. While I do normally try to watch my spending, even a few bucks every day adds up to a lot at the end of the month! If you have never done it, I highly recommend trying a “No Spending” weekend, where you don’t spend any money on anything other than regular household bills that might happen to be due at the time. This means no movies, no stops for coffee, no meals out, no museum visits — nothing that costs any money. But if you can’t spend any money, what kinds of things can you do by yourself or with your family instead? So many people think you have to spend money in order to have a good time, but that is totally untrue! Here are a few things you can do that cost absolutely nothing:

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Getting Free Magazine Subscriptions.

If you haven’t checked out the My Two Dollars Free Magazines page lately, you might be missing out on free subscriptions to your favorites. Why pay for a magazine you want when you might be able to get it for free? But remember – don’t just get one because it’s free, get it because you actually want it. Unwanted free stuff just makes more clutter and waste!

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