5 Ways Spending More is Actually Frugal

Posted by Jill on September 28, 2009

If you are a frequent reader of personal finance articles, you are familiar with some of the most commonly cited ways to save money – bring your lunch to work, install a programmable thermostat, cancel your cable, etc. In general, choosing the most frugal option is good for your bottom line. But sometimes, spending a […]

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How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Posted by Amanda on September 9, 2009

Do you own a home? If so, you can do more infrastructural changes to make your home more energy efficient. These energy savings tips are in addition to the behavioral changes I outlined yesterday in How to Make Your Apartment More Energy Efficient. These types of changes are more permanent, and may also increase the […]

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How to Make Your Apartment More Energy Efficient

Posted by Amanda on September 8, 2009

When I was a child, I remember my mother armed with a hairdryer in my bedroom. She covered first my one window, and then the other one with plastic sheets, and then sealed them into place with hot air. I remember crying for hours that night and pleading with her to take it down because […]

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The Big Purchases Often when we become interested in personal finance and saving money we do something that is human nature — we focus on the big stuff like houses, cars, etc. It makes sense too – armed with careful research and smart negotiating tactics you can save large amounts of money on big-ticket purchases. […]

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Frugal Entertainment Rule: You Must Try Redbox

Posted by Kate on April 8, 2009

It seems that everywhere I go these days – the supermarket, the post office, even McDonald’s – there is a redbox vending machine. Although I already have a subscription to Netflix, every now and then I find myself stuck in limbo, waiting for my next movie to be sent but not wanting to spend $5 […]

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Frugal Recipe: Chicken Soup

Posted by Madison on October 2, 2008

Apparently I struck a spot close to your heart (and your stomach) with the Ideas for Frugal and Easy Cooking. In a time where food prices are on the rise, it’s more important than ever to find frugal recipes that fulfill your need to eat healthy and satisfy your taste buds. Sue Bette to the […]

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Ideas for Frugal and Easy Cooking

Posted by Madison on September 22, 2008

Photography: Borscht to Be by Noël Zia Lee One of the best parts about My Dollar Plan is the community of readers that is developing. When I told you that I needed to learn how to cook, you came through with lots of recipes, links, tips and more. Once you know how to cook, you […]

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11 Fun & Frugal Summertime Activities

Posted by Madison on June 23, 2008

Summertime is great – the weather, the food, and more. Spending time with family and friends is also a priority. There’s lots to do, but all the fun can quickly eat through a bunch of money if you aren’t careful. But summertime doesn’t have to cost so much! Take advantage of free attractions in your […]

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Free Blockbuster Movies

Posted by Madison on June 13, 2008

It’s Free Money Friday! My goal every Friday is to find a free money offer for you! Sometimes it’s free cash (like Revolution Money Exchange), sometimes it’s free offers (like the free magazines), and sometimes it’s for rewards (like $10 from Upromise). Free Blockbuster Two Week Trial This week the freebie is for free movies! […]

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Frugal Tips I Can’t (or Won’t) Do

Posted by Madison on May 27, 2008

I love money-saving tips as much as the next frugal person. However, there’s a point where convenience and other factors actually outweigh the savings. Here’s some of the frugal tips I’m not into: Frugal Tips I Avoid Cloth Diapers. We have two in diapers right now and we plan to have more children in the […]

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