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When moving into a home ten years ago I found that the laundry room washing machine hook-ups had a mineral build-up that made it so that nothing could be connected. Being the Fortune 500 middle manager that I was, I had no idea how to fix the problem and decided to call a plumber. The plumber that came to my new home was happy to help, he replaced the valves and charged me $300. At the time, I was happy to pay, having no idea how ridiculous it was to pay $300 for something I could have done myself, or at best had a handyman do for $50. [click to continue…]

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It is common knowledge that using coupons can save you money. A serious couponer can save themselves a substantial sum through work and effort at maximizing coupon offers. There are, however, some serious mistakes a new couponer can make that will negate the savings made or can be completely missed. By studying some of the things you can do wrong with couponing, it is hoped you will soon be increasing your savings. [click to continue…]

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Financial Tips For Getting Ready To Have a Baby

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Deciding to become the parent of a new child involves thought and commitment on many levels. Firstly there is the emotional aspect of creating new life and deciding to dedicate your own for a long time to the raising and well being of that child. It seems on the surface to be a natural extension […]

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Finding the Good Paying Jobs Without That College Degree

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During the heyday of the 20th Century it was a standard assumption that in order to land a good paying job, you first had to struggle through four years of college and get at least a Bachelor’s degree. As the 21st Century begins to age, that ideology has begun to change. While there are still […]

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To Squat or Not to Squat – The Homeless Frontier

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While it may at first seem a ludicrous statement in the United States, homelessness is an increasing problem. It is not a small problem. Worldwide approximately 1 in every 7 people are functionally homeless and have to resort to life in slums, ghettos, and squats. This is not just relegated to third-world countries either. Major […]

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Five Reasons Why I don’t Squidoo Anymore (And Why You Should Not Either)

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If you guys are not familiar with squidoo, it’s a very popular website where you can post articles and make money from the articles you post. You can make money by adding different advertisment widgets such as amazon, ebay, and other widgets as well as google’s adsense. Squidoo has been around for several years and […]

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Three Practical Tips for Reducing Food Costs

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When it comes to exercising frugality, there are few areas which are more important than food. By its very nature, food security is a sensitive topic, as we all need it to survive. In the developing world, it isn’t uncommon for families to spend more than 50 percent of their income just on eating, and […]

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Why Buy When You Can Swap

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For those lucky people that have more dollars than sense, it may be fine to always buy everything new. For the rest of us, and especially those of us on a budget or fixed income, looking at used options can save plenty of cash without really sacrificing the quality we crave. After all, it only […]

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The Frugal Kitchen – Maximizing Your Oven

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The kitchen is arguably the most important room in your home. It is here that the frugal lifestyle can be either made or broken. Learning the multifaceted ways to save time and money in the kitchen will help you maintain your lower-cost living.

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What’s The Hype Over the Cardboard Bike

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Late last year the Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni startled the world with his announcement that he had created an amazing bicycle made of cardboard! While still a “prototype” he declared that this bicycle would retail for about $20.00. Those in the environmental movement and frugality hunters all jumped on the bandwagon about this extremely cheap […]

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