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Cheapskate Championships: Where Frugality Triumphs

The Cheapskate Championships are stories of cheapskate redemption, where the very person who called us “cheap” or objected to frugal practices ended up adopting them at a later time. 

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The Five Fave Cheap Things I Use Daily

Do you have any items you just love? It’s even better when you have favorite cheap things you love. Here are Colette’s five faves.

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5 Ways City Living Can SAVE You Money

Common wisdom is that city living is outrageously expensive and filled with pricey pitfalls. But a savvy urbanite can save a lot of money by taking advantage of a lifestyle that is only available in more populous places.

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Family Photographs on the Cheap

Looking for family photographs on the cheap? Here are a few options that will help you to store the memories while storing dollars too.

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How to Set BIG GOALS and Map Out a Financial Plan to Reach Them

Do you have a Big Goal that seems unreachable on your current budget? Here’s how to map your way to successfully achieving things that seem absolutely outrageous.

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A Cautionary Tale About Catastrophic Vehicle Expenses

This Frugalite’s story can help us bring some serious insight on how to financially prepare for any possible issues with your vehicle.

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150+ Ways to Save Money in the New Year

Get 150+ creative ideas on living thrifty, eating great food, special occasions, and DIYs to help you save money in ways you never even thought about!

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The Year of Suck (And How I Got Through It)

2023 didn’t work out so well for me. In fact, it was what I refer to as The Year of Suck. But it’s almost over and I have plans to make the future better.

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How Christmas Giving Can Create Generous Children

Christmas can make some kids greedy. But here’s how the holidays helped me raise my children to be kind and generous.

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A Frugalite Holiday Wish List (and Wish NOT List!!!)

There are some things this Frugalite wishes that she’d get for Christmas. But she also has a wish-not list that you may totally agree with! Check out Colette’s wish and wish-not list!

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