Tag Archives: Frugal

7 Frugal, Fabulous Alternatives to the Diamond Engagement Ring

Filed under: Marriage Alamy By Sarah Winfrey Are you engaged? Getting engaged soon? Hoping to get engaged someday? No matter where you are in the process, it’s worth thinking about how you want to make the statement. Many couples are finding that they don’t want to go the traditional route of offering the bride-to-be a diamond ring. Some choose something ...

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12 Frugal Shopping Tips for Thanksgiving

Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Food & Beverage, How to Save Money Getty ImagesThanksgiving feasts can be tasty without being too pricey. By Maria Lalonde With Thanksgiving fast approaching, many of us are already licking our lips at the promise of plump turkeys and flaky apple pies. But those of us who’ve hosted before know there can be a lot of ...

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5 Romantic Ways to Have a Fun Yet Frugal Valentine’s Day

Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Marriage Jupiterimages By AJ Smith If you have a significant other, you know Valentine’s Day can be stressful and expensive. From cards and gifts to flowers and dinners, your wallet can face a hit worse than during the holiday season. Love-struck consumers dish out billions every year, but you don’t have to go broke to make ...

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How to Live With a Frugal Partner

Filed under: Family Money, Personal Finance, Budgeting, Marriage, Financial Education Getty Images By John Schmoll Frugality is often misunderstood. Frugal people are frequently envisioned as miserly bean counters or dumpster divers. In truth, those characterizations are extreme. In fact, many who espouse frugality simply look to get value out of the money they are spending. In light of these misperceptions, ...

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Frugal Alternatives to Traditional Financing

Credit cards usually come with high interest rates. After glancing at the topic of this post, you might be thinking, “Financing is never frugal!” And in a way, you’d be right. Because financing comes with interest, which is going to make your final cost more expensive than the original price. But you know what reallyisn’t frugal? Credit card debt. The ...

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Frugal Trade? Americans Spend Less on Food, More on Tech

Filed under: Personal Finance, Food & Beverage, Mobile Technology, Financial Education Rogelio V. Solis/APA customer looks at the screen size on the new iPhone 6 Plus while waiting in line to upgrade his iPhone at a Verizon Wireless store in Flowood, Miss., last month. By Steve Liesman | @steveliesman Nearly half of Americans have cut back on spending, including for ...

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5 Secrets of Frugal Grocery Shoppers

Filed under: Consumer Ally, Shopping, Spending, Food Elaine Thompson/AP By Geoff Williams Several weeks ago, Robin Shwedo, a documentary producer in Tampa Bay, Fla., was at the grocery store deli when she came across some turkey that looked delicious. She was given a sample, and since she was particularly hungry and thought the turkey tasted wonderful, she bought a pound. ...

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