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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    I am looking for ideas how to raise my chickens as frugally as possible. Do you have ideas on feeding and raising my chickens frugally? I have 4 hens and 2 roosters that I got this spring. The hens are now laying but not consistently. I have 15 pullets that I got this fall. I am still feeding...
  2. Frugal Canadians
    How do you all do this frugally? I am a SAHW and I like to occasionally watch TV. Right now I don't because in order to do it I have to turn on a tuner and the TV. Two pieces of equipment to watch Oprah or whatever. I also don't watch TV because we just have the basic 3 channels, 2 really...
  3. General Chat
    Sometimes I'm shocked at the things my kids pick up on living a frugal life style. My two older children have moved out on their own. This past week, my daughter called me wanting to confirm the recipe we use for our laundry detergent. Even doing laundry for two is quite the expense using...
  4. General Chat
    I seem to have a really hard time with splurging. Usually there is not much left over in our tight budget /every dollar has a name. I do know, that little treats/rewards are a good thing, if done in moderation. The other day, I wanted some fresh brussel sprouts. I found them at a country...
  5. Frugal Canadians
    How is recycling in your city/area? Here in Regina it's pretty sad. You have to pay $30 a month for Blue Bins to come pick up, OR you can drive your stuff all over hither and yon to recycle it. Often it is a waste of time and money on gas to do the proper recycling...if we have the time to do...
  6. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    ...if you have special dietary needs? Breads, pastas, and potatoes are all inexpensive ways to stretch a meal, but what if you or a family member can't eat them?
  7. Frugal Living
    http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/mar/23/fanatically-frugal/?partner=RSS
  8. Christmas
    Thought I would ask what everyone got for Christmas that will either help them save money (because they don't have to buy it themselves ....such as food) or help them live more frugally. I got..... a stocking from my Mom filled with shampoo, conditioner, lip balm, shower gel, deodorant etc and...
  9. Christmas
    Well, I was thinking today about how I have been able to make things or purchase items cheaply to help celebrate the holidays. Here is what I have done so far: Recyled door wreath and changed out the ribbons and ornaments with what I already had. Made a hot chocolate mix and added mint...
  10. Lifestyle challenges
    For anyone who wants to document/motivate themselves, this is a challenge to record, day by day, something you do specifically because it is frugal. For example, hanging wash instead of putting it in a dryer, finding a use for leftovers rather than throwing them out, turning off lights you...
  11. Question and Answer
    I cant afford for all of us to drink milk at every meal. If that were the case we would go through a gallon of milk a day! I am looking for some frugal beverages..BESIDES water to give kids and hubby with their meal. ANy ideas?
  12. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    There was a link what the millionaire next door doesn't do. I got think what does the frugal20 things the frugal lady next door does! 1. Grows a garden and shares with her neighbors. 2. Has a rain barrel to water garden and flowers. 3. Hangs clothes on the line and uses her dryer rarely. 4...
  13. Frugal Living
    http://www.wisebread.com/does-living-frugally-hurt-the-economy My answer is no, but this is an interesting article, nonetheless. Enjoy!
  14. Question and Answer
    Hi there everyone my husband and I are in the process of buying our first house and now I am feeling a little worried. I have always tried to live within my means but now I feel that I have to and I need help. I do not work outside of the home well only about 10 hours a week in a friends store...
  15. Frugal Living
    One of our goals this year was to go green as a family. With the market the way it is we are looking at how to do that frugally. Here are some of the things we're doing. Gave up paper towels, I bought a pack of white dish cloths from Wal Mart for $5 and we use those instead. I don't even...
  16. Frugal Living
    We all strive to be frugal, but sometimes life gets in the way. What hasn't worked out as planned this week and what are you hoping to be more frugal at in the days to come? I need to give this some thought, so will answer my own question a little later.
  17. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Second-Month Budget Checkup First full month of living in the new location… Not bad - good company, getting my space figured out and not missing television at all anymore. The no-heat, drafty-house took a little getting used to - but it’s a chance to use my outdoor gear (and keep the down...
  18. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Hi Everyone, I've been busy. So busy that I have backslid a bit with the lunch-buying. Also so busy that I haven't really written anything related to frugal living or debt management - except that the debt-managing is on hold. I'm just trying to not impulse-buy anything until I make it to...
  19. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Hi Everyone, This week, the update has less to do with debt reduction and more to do with my employment and future employment. I have appreciated the advice and everyone reading my posts. I want to make sure that posting here every week is not viewed as spam. Or maybe I should post each week...
  20. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Savings Goal for the Year This morning when I woke up - I was out of beans (of the coffee variety). For those of us addicted to this country’s version of corporate-endorsed legal speed - that presents a problem. Before I had a chance to really wake up, I put on my house-slippers, threw my...
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