5 Ways to be Frugal While Saving the Environment

Recently I read a post very similar to this one. I always try to be frugal and help the environment, so I was compelled to present some ideas of my own. At the same time, I know I need to be better about some of these things. So, this is also a way to hold myself accountable in the areas in which I am slacking. It's really quite interesting because the more you think about…

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Frugal at Your Fingertips: Apps That Free Up Your Finances

By: Ben Lovell If you’re as old as I am, you’ll remember a time (not so long ago) when new tech required you to breach a certain threshold of either financial well-being or flagrant over-indulgence.  New software was a significant investment, Bluetooth headphones were a status sigil, and Flat Screen TVs were the centerpiece for upper-middle-class entertaining. Now, a lot of technology is, well, cheap.  Or at least the initial exposure is. Video games, subscription…

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Is Consumerism Responsible for Your Floundering Budget?

What do you do when you see the soles of your shoes starting to look worn? Do you take them to a shoe repair shop that will fix them for less? Or do you simply replace them? The latter is exactly what consumerism wants you to do. Let me be the first to say I have never had a pair of shoes repaired. Though I do typically wear them until they nearly have holes in…

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Is Being a Penny Pincher Ever Irresponsible?

In a recent post, I discussed the idea that frugal living isn't everything. This is more or less synonymous with being a penny pincher. In other words, being frugal can help optimize your life, but it has its limitations. And even though this sort of post seems counter-intuitive to what this blog is all about, I'm going to expound upon this idea. Only this time, I'll take it in a slightly different direction. But first, let…

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Why Waste Money on Coffee When You Can Make Your Own?

Something I always try to keep in mind when spending money, especially on products, is that if I am paying that money to a business to make that product, it always means it was produced for less than what I spent on it. Most of us understand this, but it's also oversimplifying, isn't it? For example, I probably couldn't make the clothing I wear as cheaply as the companies who make them, because they have…

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