frugal hacks

My 7 Favorite Frugal Hacks

I have been in the business of frugality for many years, starting in my early teens when I began to earn and manage my own money. Blogging about frugal decadence was a natural extension of both my passions for frugality as well as writing. Since…
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It is Seldom True that You Get What You Pay For

Still buying into the idea that you get what you pay for? Let's discuss why I think this is totally bogus. As I sit in this beautiful backyard nook we’ve created — the cascading grapevines bred to thrive in the harsh realities of Texas…
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How to Decrease Your Rent Without Having to Move

Wondering how to get a discount on apartment rent? Even after you've already signed the lease? Let me show you some excellent ways to negotiate plus work your rent bill down. In my short lifespan (well, I guess I can no longer say short now…

Extreme Frugality: 4 Unbelievable Frugal Stories from the Recession

Want some entertainment + inspiration? I’ve curated some crazy, inspiring, and unbelievable stories of extreme frugality. Extreme frugality stories can be fun, inspirational, and…a bit strange. What I love about reading them – besides…
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Prepare Yourself for a Furlough

Are you about to be furloughed (or feel like it might happen)? I know several people who have either been furloughed over the last several years, or are about to enter a period of furlough at their current employer. The good news is that…
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One Day Could Dramatically Change Your Monthly Cash Flow

Drastically cut expenses in just one day so that you can find extra cash for your monthly budget. 4 Call scripts included! Looking to cut expenses to the bone? Then you've got to get around Switching Costs. These are the negative costs (monetary,…