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How to Get a Sweet Deal on a Used Car

When her previous car suddenly stopped running, our thrifty author had to find another within her budget. In this article, she shares her best tips for getting a sweet deal on a used car.

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17 Ways to “Use It Up”

Using something right down to the very last drop is a great way to save money. Here are some creative ways to “use it up” when it comes to food, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, and cosmetics.

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When to Say Goodbye to an Old Car

Getting the most out of an old car means driving with no payment and limiting the money you’re willing to spend on repairs. It also means knowing when to say goodbye.

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Back to School on a Budget

Back-to-school doesn’t have to mean emptying your bank account or racking up your credit card bill. Shop responsibly and teach your kids how to work within a budget. Done right, this will teach your children and teens lessons that will serve them well through adulthood.

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What Frugal Living Has Done for Me

By living frugally, I CAN afford to say yes to many things people with my income could not. By choosing what I say NO to, I can afford the things I truly want.

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Welcome to Your Frugal Backyard Staycation

When most people are hitting the road to go on an expensive holiday, frugal families are considering staycations instead. Here are some ideas to give your kids something cool to write about in their inevitable “what I did last summer” essay and some ways for adults to relax and recharge, too.

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Thrifty Summer Activities That Are Fun AND Productive

Summer activities that are fun AND productive are the best way to enjoy the warm summer days. Here’s a list of my favorites.

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Frugalites on Vacation: 10 Thrifty Tips for Your Summer Travel Budget

Just because you’re on a tight budget doesn’t mean you can’t have a vacation this summer. Travel thrifty with these 10 frugal tips.

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You Used to Have Money and Now You’re Broke: How to Adapt to Financial Changes

Some folks turn to the path of frugality kicking and screaming because a major change took them from financial comfort to being broke. Here’s how to adapt to financial changes.

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Save Money and Travel Safely With a Portable Air Compressor

No one likes dealing with flat tires or the cost to fix them. Here our author reveals how she keeps flats to a minimum with this portable gadget.

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