Tag Archives: Saving Money

10 Tips for Thrifty Cleaning

[caption id="attachment_2611" align="alignright" width="300"]Green Cleaning Credit: iStock Photo[/caption] Before you realize it, cleaning supplies can eat up a surprisingly large chunk of your budget. All those specialized soaps, spritzes, and scrubs really add up. And that’s not taking into account the expense involved in cleaning such things...
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Shopping for Singles: Save time, Money, and Space

Shopping for singles isn’t as easy as it might seem. One significant problem is that suppliers often package grocery items in amounts suitable for families of three or more people, which can lead to food waste. Planning your shopping trips ahead of time, as well as learning safe food storage techniques, can make grocery shopping for...
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Saving Money on Vegan and Vegetarian Food

Fruits and vegetablesIf you’ve decided to switch to a plant-based diet, or even just cut down on your consumption of animal products, you may be in for some sticker shock.  While there is no reason that a vegetarian or vegan diet should cost more than diets...
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Fitness on a Budget: Get in Shape and Save Money

Diet and exerciseAlong with warmer weather, the approach of Summer also brings out a desire to get into better shape. If you are looking to improve your health and fitness, but are concerned about the cost of exercise equipment or gym memberships, don’t despair. With some...
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Outdoor Living: Give Your Outdoor Furniture New Life

It’s about this time of year when you start trying to get just a little bit of a hint of spring in the air. By the end of the month the temperatures should start rising, and now the days are getting longer. So, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about getting your backyard or...
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Learn to Shop a Thrift Store: Get A Thrifting Buddy

My mom is my thrifting buddy. She taught me the dainty and fine art of dumpster diving from a very early age. Actually I hid in the car and cowered, quite sure that a friend or, worse still, an enemy might see my mom and then see me… The psycho-social ramifications would be unbearable. So...
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Tackle Your Doubts about Hanging Clothes Out to Dry

file0001631089542I grew up with a clothesline in my backyard. I loved the flap of sheets in the breeze, the flop of pants, the call of the great, fresh outdoors. I lived in a rural area, where chickens roamed, and rows of homegrown tomatoes ripened on the...
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Bulk Shopping: To Buy or Not To Buy?

Young man running and pushing an empty shopping cartBulk purchasing can be a great way to save a few dollars. The popularity of warehouse clubs likes Sam’s Club and Costco attests to the low prices characteristic of these stores. But before you rent a pick-up to transport...
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Save Money By Meal Planning

MenuPlannerDo you know what makes me cringe? (Other than spiders in boots?) Throwing away food. Especially food that you forgot was even in the fridge or you never worked into your meals but had every intention to. It feels like a crime. Against my bank account and humanity. I...
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