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  • Six ways to save

    photo by Brian Carlock Frugal living includes many strategies for saving money. Sure, it’s penny-pinching, but it adds up to a considerable amount annually. There are a lot of tips and tricks that you can use that...

  • Share a funny frugal story

    photo by barkdog Frugal living is fun. When practicing frugality, you’ll have stories to tell that are especially funny to fellow frugalitarians. These stories are validation that money-saving strategies can be applied to your life seamlessly. If...

  • Berried treasures for summer

    photo by lissalou66 Raspberries are expensive to buy at the grocery store. It’s cheaper to pick them yourself at a U-pick farm, buy them at your local farmers’ market or grow your own. They mold quickly, so...

  • Make your own sausage

    photo by erix! DEAR SARA: My husband has a great recipe for homemade sausage. Last time, he made it in cornhusks, but he asked if I could ask where he might be able to find sausage tubes...

  • Save money online

    photo by DeclanTM An Internet connection is frugal. When given the choice between cable television and an Internet connection, frugalitarians choose being online hands down. They’ll give up their landline phone, dryer, dishwasher, going to the movies...

  • Don’t toss this year’s backpacks

    photo by ned raggett Once your child is home on summer break, you can take inventory of what supplies are left that are still in good condition. Often, binders, backpacks, lunchboxes and clothes can be used again...

  • Make frugality work for you

    photo by sa_ku_ra Frugality should be peaceful. But there are times when frugal living might cause you to be unhappy or stressed. It’s usually when you take on too much or when you try strategies that work...

  • Perfect rhubarb desserts

    photo by Durgan Rhubarb is an old-fashioned favorite from the garden. It gives so much and asks for so little in return. The leaves are toxic, but the tart stalks lend themselves well to simple desserts. Fruits...

  • Shampoo bars an alternative to liquid

    DEAR SARA: I read an article, and it discussed “shampoo bars.” What is this? — Christine B., e-mail DEAR CHRISTINE: It’s shampoo in bar form instead of liquid. Many people who make soaps make shampoo bars, too....