7 Items You Should Buy Used To Get The Most For Your Money

7 Items You Should Buy Used To Get The Most For Your Money

    In this economy, buying used can get you almost all of the functionality of a new item without the price tag. While we tend to like buying items brand new from the store, some items are worth buying used. Here’s a list of some places to cut expenses without cutting corners by buying used: Furniture Furniture is usually built to last, so why spend...

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Go Forth and Be Frugal!

Go Forth and Be Frugal!

The definition of frugal according to Dictionary.com… fru·gal 1. economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful. Synonyms: thrifty, chary, provident, careful, prudent, penny-wise, scrimping; miserly, Scotch, penny-pinching. Antonyms: wasteful, extravagant, spendthrift, prodigal, profligate. 2. entailing little expense; requiring...

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A Garage Sale Guru Spills Her Secrets

A Garage Sale Guru Spills Her Secrets

Let’s do a little word association game. When you think about garage sales, do you think about: A. Dusty, grungy junk B. Amazing treasures If you answered A, it’s time to learn the secrets of a garage sale guru so you can start finding those amazing treasures! Hello! Let me introduce myself. I’m Kristl (aka your Garage Sale Guru). My credentials include a houseful...

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7 Easy Ways To Save Money

7 Easy Ways To Save Money

With a mortgage, kids, cars and bills that just keep coming, you may wonder how you will ever make it until the end of the month without resorting to living on peanut butter and jelly until payday, let alone save money. However, here are 7 easy ways to save money: 1. Actually create a budget Maybe your never had to learn how to make a budget, or maybe you’ve...

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4 Ways You Can Make Money Off Broken Everyday Items

4 Ways You Can Make Money Off Broken Everyday Items

Did you know that the average person has $2,000 of junk laying around? That means that you could be sitting on money that could help you pay bills, or just have some extra money. Now, even if some of your everyday items are broken, they are not worthless. You can easily earn some extra cash by selling your broken items to the highest bidder. Here are four ways to...

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It’s The Budget Diet’s Birthday!

It’s The Budget Diet’s Birthday!

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Budget Diet, Happy Birthday to you! ~~~~~~~ The Budget Diet has been sharing money saving tips with you for 4 years, and I hope you’ve learned a few tricks of the frugal living world! Please help celebrate The Budget Diet’s birthday by sharing one of your favorite Budget Diet articles with...

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Make a Frugal Friend

Make a Frugal Friend

Do you have any frugal friends? Simply surrounding yourself with frugal folks will have a huge impact on your wallet. Think about it… A frugal friend won’t ask you to go out to lunch instead she may ask you to go for a walk to catch-up on life. A frugal friend may ask you to go shopping…at garage sales! When I think back to the start of my frugal...

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