Save $54.79 Every Two Months Just by Conserving Water

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Did you know you could save up to $354 a year just by conserving water?  Follow these simple steps to keep your money from going down the drain: Turn off the water when brushing your teeth- this saves  $11 a year and 240 gallons a month Only run the washing machine when it’s full- saves $8 a year and  2130 gallons a year Install a low-flow showerhead- saves 50 gallons per shower and $271 a year (wow!!).  Note- looks like {Read More}

Today’s Frugal Tip: Start a Garden

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I know some of you out there have green thumbs.. not sure if I have one, but that said.. I have a garden anyway.  We just picked out first (of many, I am sure) of zucchinis.  I will be cooking it up tonight like spiced apples (cored, peeled and sliced zucchini with lemon, cinnamon, and sugar- saute until soft). The kids love them! Having a garden is a great way to get some organic produce on your table and some {Read More}

Today’s Frugal Tip: Shop at Your Local Farm Stands

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I love finding organic and local produce for a steal.  I have recently discovered that the local high school’s FFA program sells fruits and veggies every week.  FOR CHEAP.  We are able to get the same heirloom tomatoes there that are selling for many dollars a pound for $.25 each (and they are big). You may not be so lucky as I am but I’ll bet if you stop at some local farm stand you might pick up some bargains.  {Read More}

Today’s Frugal Tip: Consider the Store Brand

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Today ‘s frugal tip is to start considering the store brand- especially if the name brand is not on sale or you don’t have a coupon.  Why? Well, it could be cheaper and you may find you like it just as well or better. Make sure you don’t assume that simply because it is a store brand that it is lower quality. Remember- you don’t eat the label!! If you have a frugal tip email it to FFD. We would {Read More}

Today’s Frugal Tip- Try Driving Slower

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Yes- this is a hard one sometimes, but did you know for every 10 mph slower you drive it increases your vehicle’s  fuel economy by about 4 mpg- and that adds up!! Everything I read said you get the best gas mileage by drive 55 mph.. but I don’t now if I can swing that one But with gas over $4 a gallon here I may just have too!! If you have a frugal tip email it to FFD. We {Read More}

So I Think I am a Hoarder.. What Do You Think?

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Last week we cleaned out our office.. it was pretty scary.  I don’t know what  yours is like.. but ours is scary. We took almost everything out of the office and put it in the living room. We  had 3 boxes to sort stuff in: throw away, keep and recycle.  Most of it actually went in the garbage.  I am amazed at how much I do get rid of on a daily basis but yet how much is left and {Read More}