My Frugal Story: Ann Harmony

How did you first become interested in saving money? I’ve always been able to manage and live well on a tight budget-because as an independent contractor my income fluctuated. Nonetheless, after the stock market crash in 2001 that took a huge chunk of my savings, the 2006 real estate crash that effectively destroyed my business ... read more

What Are Your Best Laundry Tricks and Tips?

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Laundry may not be your favorite thing to do, but it’s something that everyone does. So we’re wondering what tricks and tips you have for making it a more pleasant, easier, and/or quicker experience. How do you save time, money and sanity when you do laundry? Tell us your best ideas in the comments section ... read more

Website of the Week: Earmark

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What are the top things that you most want to spend your money on? This week’s featured website of the week helps you become a more mindful shopper and helps you to focus on saving for those things that are truly important to you. Let’s take a look at Earmark. Earmark claims to help people ... read more

5 Common Foods That You’ve Been Mixing Up

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Know the difference between brown and white eggs? Not sure whether you’re buying a yam or a sweet potato? This BuzzFeed video finally explains the difference between some of the foods you’ve been mixing up your whole life.

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Free Coffee at McDonald’s Through September 29th

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For the second time this year, participating McDonald’s locations around the country are offering something we can all get excited about: free coffee. Those two words could certainly perk up your mornings for the next week! Just head to McDonald’s on your way to work any morning, now through September 29th, and score a free ... read more

What to Look for (and What to Avoid) When Buying Veggies

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The produce section at your local grocery store can be a bit overwhelming. Sure, there are certain veggies that you buy all the time, so you know what to look for when buying them. But when buying other veggies, do you know what to look for to ensure you’re getting produce that’s fresh and lasts ... read more

Making Sure You Got the Sale Price

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from Tip Hero karencrepeau Be sure you really have gotten the sale price. Check that sales slip. Just last night, thinking I had done so well sho pping, I looked at the receipt, and I hadn’t gotten the sale price. Five items not marked down $2 each was a whopping $10 too much. Don’t trust ... read more

Considering a Fixer-Upper? Think About These Things First

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by Tip Hero David Glenn A property that requires renovations is known as a fixer-upper. For many owners, this purchase has several advantages. In some cases, this type of property can offer an excellent investment opportunity. However, buying a fixer-upper can have a few disadvantages as well. There are instances when renovations can cost more ... read more

3 Situations Where You Should Use Credit Instead of Debit

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Debit or credit? It’s not always an easy decision, but it should at least be an informed decision whenever you have to choose. For example, in these 3 situations, you should always use your credit card for best and safest results: When You’re Making a Large Purchase Your credit card may have many perks that ... read more

How to Get Wrinkles Out of Clothing Without an Iron

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If you don’t have an iron (or don’t want to iron), this is probably the quickest method to try for de-wrinkling a shirt you need to wear ASAP. Basically, you just hang the wrinkly shirt in question under an upward facing fan. Use a spray bottle to spritz water all over the shirt, clip the ... read more