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My grandfather and uncle, like most farmers in my area, were old fashioned enough to still use bandannas for handkerchiefs rather than rely on disposable tissues. They stocked up on them, too, so when they both passed on, we had some 20 or 30 bandannas passed down to us. Here are some ways to use [...]
We use squares cut from the legs of old knee-his or trouser socks, spread them over an old, clean jar full of sprouting seeds and strap the stretched nylon on to the jar with a rubber band – cheaper than an official, made for the purpose sprouter, and a method I like better, too- I [...]
There are many reasons why one might have or need to have a minimalist kitchen. One might be a new bride or a college student away from home for the first time, and need to make do and get by while slowly adding to kitchen supplies as need and finances meet each other. One might [...]
According to Travelocity, between 20 and 30 percent of online hotel bookings are for “opaque” hotels, the industry term used to describe a hotel whose name is not revealed until AFTER the hotel room has been purchased. We rarely use hotels ourselves since we usually stay with family or friends when we go out of [...]
This list is off the top of my head. If you ask me again tomorrow, it will probably look slightly different, and the week after that I might remember something else I think is even more important. There is probably something more important that we do that I learned at my mother’s knee so I [...]
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Swagbucks paid for Christmas in our house last year and continues to provide a steady source of free Amazon gift cards, which can be used to buy nearly anything on earth, including used books at great prices. We love it! If you’re not using Swagbucks to get free stuff yet, now is a great time [...]
I’m working on a fun little bit of script inspired by this post on Gather Little By Little. It will be free to grab from the Frugal Hacks sidebar when I’m finished. Want to help? Leave a great quote about thrift, frugality, money, etc. in the comments. Extra points if it’s funny and true. If [...]
You probably know that many items on Amazon qualify for free shipping – if your order is over $25. But what if your order is just a little under $25? What if you’re only short by 1 measly cent? Or 10? Or $1.51? Try this. Brilliant!
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There are quite a few ways to earn money and acquire free stuff on the internet, but this is one of my favorites. If you use Swagbucks already, you’ll be happy to know that they are unveiling a new toolbar to make it even easier to use the search engine and to access your account. [...]
The brains in the US government think they know where our money is going. ht toVisual Economics via The Common Room for the image Strangely enough, they neglected to include taxes. We could naively assume that income taxes were the difference between pre-tax income ($63,091) and expenditures ($49,638). This would be about 27% – but [...]
If so, I’m sorry and I’m working on the problem. We use a spam filter that dumps all the spam before I see it, but sometimes ole Fil gets overzealous and blocks real people from commenting as well. I’m tinkering with the settings now, and if I can’t get Fil to relax a bit I’ll [...]