27 Nov

Each day there are many people who commute to Edinburgh for work. Far too many of these people are making that commute alone in their cars. Not only is this bad for the environment; it’s bad for the people who are doing the commuting. A recent report indicates that these commuters could save £1000 annually just by sharing a car…

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27 Nov

Decorating for Christmas is a really fun part of the holiday season. Bringing out those old decorations from years past stirs up the nostalgia that makes Christmas such a special occasion. Gathering together with others to decorate kicks off the seasonal joy of spending time with friends and family. Turning your home into a lit-up, sparkly jewellery box with a…

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25 Nov

You are standing in the checkout line at the grocery store waiting for your turn at the cashier. What are you doing? If you’re a frugal shopper, you are using this time wisely to save money while you wait. Here are five quick tips for doing that: 1. Spend the time looking for new mobile coupons. The best thing about…

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22 Nov

Will you be staying at someone else’s home this holiday season? Or will you be attending a holiday party or event at someone else’s house? If so then you may feel an obligation to bring a gift to show your appreciation to your host. However, that can be a waste of money. The Frugal Duchess recently recommended five frugal alternatives…

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18 Nov

MyDesert.com recently had a great article showcasing five different gadgets that are designed to help frugal people save money. These are all inexpensive gadgets that might make good stocking stuffers this year for a frugal home. However, there are both pros and cons to spending the little bit of money on each of these gadgets. Take a look: 1. Squeeze…

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15 Nov

Shopping is something that frugal people always have to be careful about. It’s something that we all need to do. And yet, we have to be vigilant about the way that we do it if we want to keep in line with our budget and financial goals. The really tricky thing about shopping is that a single purchase can cause…

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12 Nov

How much money are you putting away each year for retirement? If you live in the UK and are between the ages of 51 and 65 you need to be putting away on average of £10,300 per year to close the huge pension gap that has become such a big problem in this country. Of course, most people have a…

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12 Nov

How much money should you spend on an engagement ring for the woman that you love? The rule of thumb is to spend 2-3 times what you earn per month on the ring although many people say that this rule is a rule created by the diamond industry that doesn’t actually need to be followed. However, it’s certainly true that…

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09 Nov

The holidays are approaching. Are you going to spend a lot of money on the season this year? Reports indicate that there may be a slight rise in holiday spending this year as compared to last year but most shoppers are still planning to save according to a recent survey by financial institution USAA. The survey found that this year’s…

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08 Nov

The more space that you have in your home, the more money you’re going to spend. It’s not just that you pay more at the outset to purchase a larger space. You also pay more in ongoing costs to power the larger home. Additionally, the larger your home is, the more tempting is to fill it up with stuff (and…

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03 Nov

One of the biggest problems with paying attention to celebrity gossip is that it can inadvertently encourage you to waste a lot of money. Girls who want to look like their favorite celebrities may want to pay for everything from new makeup to plastic surgery to get those looks. And women are often encouraged to buy expensive, trendy, designer clothing…

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01 Nov

Compulsive hoarding is a condition in which people accumulate things. There are many similarities between living a frugal lifestyle and hoarding. However, there are also key important differences between the two. Living a frugal lifestyle is okay. Compulsive hoarding doesn’t feel good and is something to get help for. Check out the following ten signs to make sure that your…

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01 Nov

Photography is a fun hobby. It can also be an expensive hobby although it’s definitely gotten more affordable now that digital photos are the norm. Frugal folks can save money on their photo habit by using free online photo editing tools rather than paying for a program such as Adobe Photoshop. Another way to save money as a photographer hobbyist…

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28 Oct

You have just been set up on a blind date. The person who sets you up describes your date as “frugal”. What comes to mind? According to a recent ING Direct survey, more than half of people say that a frugal blind date is both smart and sexy. Hold on a second, though. If you’re trying to impress the person…

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28 Oct

Does your debt feel like an overwhelming burden? There are many, many small steps that you can take to relieve yourself of this burden. This article explores fifty of them. Even if you only choose ten from the list, you’ll start getting control over your debt more quickly than you can imagine. Accept only the lowest loan amount that you…

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