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Frugal Fashion: DIY Clothing Repairs

Mon, 24/09/2012 - 16:39 -- nick
Don’t toss that sock with a hole, or shirt with a missing button. Do as your grandparents did: mend it! Learn to make these small repairs, and you’ll save a ton of money—by extending the life of your clothes, and reducing the need to replace them.

What If It Was Free?

Mon, 24/09/2012 - 15:56 -- nick

I sometimes wonder if game show contestants and sweepstakes winners really want the (non-cash) prizes they’re awarded. It seems like the mere possession of such things can make life unduly complicated (and possibly more expensive). I like to imagine how I’d respond if offered some of these “finer things” of life.

If it was free, would I really want…

Frugal New Year’s Resolutions

Mon, 24/09/2012 - 15:41 -- nick
‘Tis the time of year for New Year’s resolutions… Why not make yours a frugal one? Just imagine how great it’ll feel, this time next year, to be *that much closer* to your financial goals. All you have to do is make this year the year you get serious about saving money! Here’s ten New Year’s resolutions with a frugal twist.

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