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Frugal Metrics: Compare Your 2013 Spending to National Averages

Human nature is natural. And it’s only natural to compare yourself with others, especially when it comes to spending. When mainstream consumers do this, the impulse takes the time-honored form of “keeping up with the Joneses.” New cars, smartphone upgrades, and extravagant vacations are duly noted, and many purchases are inspired by what others have already […]

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12 Easy Ways to Automate Frugality

The transformation from mainstream consumer to Frugal Fringer is difficult. Why? Mostly, it’s because the process smashes up against so many entrenched spending habits. You have to exchange comfortable routines for those that are new and unfamiliar. If, for example, you always wash clothes in warm water, for each frugal wash load you have to remember to […]

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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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