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Frugal Tools: Mini Spoonulas

When you adopt the habit of frugality, you declare war on all kinds of household waste. A successful campaign requires the deployment of specialized weapons—lots of them, in fact. In today’s post, we examine the ever so humble Mini Spoonula: a small-time utensil that combats waste on a big-time basis. So here’s the scoop. Mini Spoonulas […]

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Best Cyber Monday Deal Ever: Give Someone $1,600+ in Savings for Only $7.74!

This holiday season, consider a gift of frugality: a low-flow, low-cost showerhead that delivers a steady stream of water while yielding multiple streams of savings. An excellent model is the Niagara Conservation Earth® Showerhead Model No. N2915CH, which currently sells for $7.74 and features a ten-year warranty. See the Amazon listing here. I received one […]

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SLN! Weekend Update: Watch a FREE Webcam!

Webcams have many practical uses. You can check for traffic backups, current weather, snow levels, surf quality, haziness (no view today means no hike today). But mostly webcams are entertaining and fun. So how can webcams save you money? For one thing, the time you spend fiddling around and enjoying them is time you don’t […]

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SLN! Weekend Update: Watch Entertaining C-Span Videos for FREE

At some point during the past few days, the C-Span Video Library surpassed the 200,000 hour mark for archived programming. It’s all there—politics, authors, and stimulating ideas. Instead of spending your hard earned dollars on entertainment this weekend, consider entertaining yourself online for FREE. The site is easy to use. The recently improved search engine lets you look […]

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Frugal Tools: Microfiber Towels

Frugal fringers aren’t complete anti-materialists. They simply insist that if a material thing takes up space in their lives, it needs to carry its weight by delivering good value. In this post, I advocate that you open the doors of your home to some microfiber towels. The Basic Advantages. Here’s a short list: Reuseable. Unlike paper […]

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Every Line Item Has a Story

As discussed earlier, the line item is a basic unit of analysis that helps you come to grips with your spending (see here). The next issue is this: how do you make effective use of line items so that you can start spending less than you do now. Under the classic approaches to frugality, any analysis of […]

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