Buying a Wood Stove: Cautionary Tales for Thrifty Shoppers

This author just bought her first wood stove and had it installed. Here is what she learned along the way and why it could save you BIG money.

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Can’t Afford It? How to MacGyver It Up Anyhow!

Need (or want) something but don’t have the money? Why not try to MacGyver it up? Here are a few ways Colette has done so in the past.

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How Side-of-the-Road Shopping Can Save Money

Have you ever indulged in picking something up on the side of the road that someone has put outside with the trash? Here’s what you need to know.

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Thrifty Luxury Items That Make Me Feel Like a Million Dollars

Want to keep your frugal mojo? Keep an eye out for thrifty luxury items that offer you comfort, pleasure, and the feeling of great wealth. Colette shares her favorites.

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Tomatoes: Saving with Staples

Let’s look at tomatoes, the staple of the day, and how they can help you to save money on groceries. This is – Saving With Staples.

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(More) Low-Cost Holiday Gifts You Can Start Making Now

Need help with your Christmas list? Here are more low-cost holiday gifts you can give – even on a shoestring budget.

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Should You Buy Snow Tires on Credit?

As winter approaches, you’ll want to make sure your car has quality snow tires. But if money is tight, should you use credit to buy them? Here’s one analysis from a Canadian.

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Thrifty Holiday Gifts You Can Start Now

There’s no time like the present to get to work making some thrifty holiday gifts for the loved ones in your life. Here are a few ideas…

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Sacrifices: The Difficult Things I Do to Save Money

Thanks to inflation, I’ve had to cut back quite a bit. Here are some of the difficult things I do to save money (and a few cautionary tales).

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Homemade Kefir: The Ultimate Self-Sufficient Probiotic

Kefir as a form of self-sufficiency? What does that even mean? Take a look at how this simple organism can not only improve your health but keep you fed.

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