Category: Frugal

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Book Review & Giveaway- Frugillionare:500 Fabulous Ways To Live Richly And Save A Fortune.

This giveaway has ended. It’s time for another book review and giveaway, and I think some of you guys are really going to be interested in this one! Frugillionaire: 500 Fabulous Ways To Live Richly & Save A Fortune by Francine Jay is a book about just that – being frugal, learning how and where to save money, and how to live a more rich life without spending a lot of money. Celebrating frugality as a lifestyle choice and not something to feel deprived by, the book has inspired me to look for even more ways to be frugal with my money. I thought I was being frugal, but there are so many more ways I could be doing more! As defined by Ms. Jay, “Unlike millionaires and billionaires, frugillionaires aren’t defined by the number of zeroes in their net worth, or the haute couture in their closets. They don’t have personal assistants or private planes. They don’t summer in the Hamptons, winter in the islands, or fly to Paris for the weekend. Quite the contrary: frugillionaires master the art of frugality – living richly while saving a fortune.” Well said, and exactly the way I try to live my life and preach here almost daily. I am no more concerned with being wealthy than I am with who is on the cover of tabloid magazines this week – I am interested in neither. I just want a comfortable life that means something more to me than what is in my driveway! So while I have been working on being frugal with the money I do have, this book definitely opened my eyes to even more possibilities. From saving money on entertainment, travel, children, holidays and food, it is quite a valuable resource for those looking to be more frugal with their money. 500 more ways! I totally recommend to anyone to pick up this book if you can – it’s worth every penny. But luckily for one of you, I have a copy to giveaway to a lucky reader…for free!

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Ultimate Frugality: Still Driving His 1929 Car.

This 84 year old really understands how to be frugal! His main piece of advice? Change the oil every 3,000 miles…that’s how he figures he kept it running for so long. His 1929 Ford Model A is still humming along. We all need to take a lesson from this guy! In our throw away society, it’s refreshing to see someone care about something so important to him, even in the face of it starting to fall apart!

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The Benefits of Frugal Living.

This is a guest post from Matt, a 33 year old IT manager and blogger who is passionate about helping himself and others get out of debt. He writes about personal finance and debt-free living at Debt Free Adventure. To connect with Matt visit his blog, subscribe to his RSS Feed and/or follow him on Twitter.

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Frugal Tip: Stop Wasting Money Buying Ice Packs For Your Cooler.

You can make them yourself for free – which not only saves you money but also reduces the amount of potentially toxic chemicals you have in your house. Years ago I discovered that plastic soda bottles work just as well as those hard ice packs do! I just take empty 20oz bottles and fill them 3/4 of the way up with water and put them in the freezer. (You cannot fill them all the way, as the water expands as it freezes) Voila – free ice packs. You can use different sizes depending on what you need to keep cold and how big your cooler is, but it really makes no sense to pay for something that you can make for free at home. Keep that in mind next time you are headed to the park or going camping!

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Ask The Readers: What’s Your Favorite Coupon Site?

While I have never really been much of a coupon clipper, I do like to save money! So one of the ways I am going to try to start saving a little cash is looking for coupons I can use on the things I buy. I have either checked out or used Coupon Mom, Cool Savings, Coupons.com, and Coupon Cabin. But I need your help! I am a newbie compared to some of you, and I know some readers are pros at this and can really make some great suggestions of sites to use and/or sign up for. However, I have a ground rule for what I would ever consider using…

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