Try Before You Buy

try before you buy

    How You Can Try Products Without Buying Them First Oh, the joy of getting something for free. Ever wondered how to get free stuff to sample.  The allure of samples is hard to resist especially when you want to try new products but don’t have the means or courage to spend your money on […]

Rabbit TV Review, TV on the Internet

rabbit tv

I recently bought a device called Rabbit TV.  Reminiscent of the Magic Jack, this handy gadget plugs into the USB port on your desktop or laptop computer and gives you access to over 5,000 Internet TV channels, 25,000 movies, and 50,000 radio stations for free.  Just plug it in, download the software, register your account, […]

Money Saving Tips – 10 Ways to Save Money

Money Saving Tips

With the economy the way it is, virtually everyone is looking for ways to cut back. Saving a little cash may seem like a challenge, but it is quite painless with a few strategies. With the right attitude, you may even find the pursuit of saving money fun and rewarding in the end. 1. Cancel […]

BarterQuest: How to Barter Everything You Need Without Spending a Dollar

If you’ve never bartered, you’re missing out.  Bartering allows you to acquire goods and services without the exchange of money.  Here’s how it works.  You’re a writer in need of a good laptop.  Instead of purchasing one new or secondhand, you find one through BarterQuest, a cashless trading site.  You complete your profile, list what […]

How Bartering and Trading Helps You Make Money and Help the Environment

Save Money and the Environment I live in a small town with a handful of clothing stores.  That’s why I was thrilled when a local business owner announced she was hosting a clothing swap at her hip store Willow.  I gathered up a bag full of unwanted items from my closet, entered the date and […]

25 Uses for Baking Soda Around the House

Baking soda is by far one of the most inexpensive and versatile things you can have in your home.  Known for its cleaning and deodorizing properties, it can be used in the kitchen, the bathroom, the laundry room, and even your bedroom.  Here is the skinny as to why baking soda is something you should […]

How to Have a Memorable Valentine’s Day Without Spending Any Money

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of spending money you don’t have on things that you don’t need. If you’re looking for ways to make your loved ones feel special this February 14th but don’t want to go broke doing so, you’ve come to the right place. […]

Is It Really Possible to Live Without Money?

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There’s such a thing as being really frugal but can you truly survive without money? How would you acquire the things that you need? Could you feed, clothe, and provide shelter for yourself without going to extreme measures? Would you find it freeing to be rid of all the material things weighing you down physically, […]

Make Your Own Cheap Shampoo, Conditioner, and Toothpaste

In an attempt to reduce costs in 2012, I am adopting a Do-It-Yourself mentality.  One of the areas of my spending that can be virtually eliminated is in the Personal Hygiene category.  Using recipes found in the book, Making It: Radical Home EC for a Post-Consumer World by Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen, I plan […]

Tips for The Right Way to Live Frugally

So, you’ve turned over a new leaf. You’ve finally came to the realization that home brewed coffee is every bit as good as your regular cup from Starbucks and an expensive night out isn’t as fun as frugal family entertainment like watching a movie at home with your family or closest friends and saving money in the […]