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Frugal Living. Pinch Pennies. Tightwad Gazetteers.

Being frugal is the cornerstone of wealth- building.
Thomas Stanley and William Danko,  "The Millionaire Next Door"

Frugal Links

Cheapskate Monthly  

"A cheapskate:

  • Does not spend more money that he/she earns, no matter how desperate or tempting the situation might appear.
  • Has a spirit of generosity, regularly sharing money, time, and other resources with people in need.
  • Lives honestly and ethically, regardless of the temptation to do otherwise in order to get a better deal.
  • Saves at least 10 percent of all income.
  • Does not buy compulsively but makes intelligent and well-thought-out choices.
  • Lives within a financial plan that includes a margin to allow for fun and spontaneity.

That's it! Nothing negative or shameful. Being a cheapskate is honorable. You see, there is absolutely nothing wrong with having nice things or having dreams and goals for achievement and success. But we get into trouble when we demand the right to have things now by diving head-over-heels into debt through the improper use of credit."  This is a wonderful site... with a few free goodies, but well worth the $18 bucks a year it costs to access the majority. 

Consumer World  Incredible Resource!  Comparison shopping of bargains.  Best bargain prices. 

The Dollar Stretcher
"Living Better...For Less". Packed full of hints and tips.

Shel Horowitz's Frugal Fun and General Frugality Resources. Over 40 articles: Archives of (and sign-up form for) the Monthly Frugal Fun Tip Sheet, book excerpts from The Penny- Pinching Hedonist: How to Live Like Royalty with a Peasant's Pocketbook, and original content to help you have more fun and spend less money. Also articles by other frugality experts, some of whom are so thrifty they make Frugal Shel look like a spendthrift!

The Frugal Life  A section of this legal site on property and money covering such topics as: Avoid Overspending  Credit and Debit Cards  Strategies for Repaying Debts  Debt Collections Student Loans  Chapter 7 Bankruptcy  Chapter 13 Bankruptcy  Credit Repair

Frugal Simplicity

Cheap Books  New books at a 50% to 80% discount.  This is definitely one of the best places to shop for cheap books on the net!  Constantly changing, so go there often.

Book Sale Finder Book sales are a great way to add to your library for a fraction of the new cost. "... Here you'll find thousands of book sales, book fairs, book auctions, and other book events held throughout the USA and Canada...."

Daedalus Books and Music 1000's of interesting books, DVD's and CDs at closeout prices. Sign up for their mailorder catalog, order online, or visit their larg outlet store in the suburbs of Baltimore. This is a HUGE database of contributed to by most of the large used booksellers in US and UK. You'll find some amazing books here... which, if you're astute, you can often resell on eBay at a significant profit.

Flea Markets, Thrift Stores, Consignment Shops & Yard Sales

The Frugal Shopper  Are you looking for great deals and bargains in a family friendly atmosphere? Are you searching for tips and hints on how to live a simpler, more frugal life? 

See also FLEA MARKETS AND THRIFT STORES for more information

Tips to Help You Save Time and $$

Stain Removal Guide Save money on clothing and household items by removing stains.

How to Have Your Name Removed from Mailing Lists  Save time... and clutter... by taking your name off of bulk mail lists.

Early Payoff Calculator lets you figure out how much extra you have to pay each month in order to pay your mortgage off years earlier.

The Living Web's
Top Picks

Free Gardner's Handbook + Information on Propagating Plants and Starting Your Own Lucrative Backyard Nursery is all about landscape gardening, propagating landscape plants from seeds and cuttings, and has one of the most educational gardening discussion boards on the web... plus information about starting your own profit producing backyard nursery.

This is also a fabulous resource... with all sorts of FREE stuff to get you started:

  • The Gardeners Secret Handbook.  It's an Ebook:
  • Free Report:  21 Plants that are
    Easy to Grow and Sell Like Crazy!
  • Free Potting Bench Plans
  • Free Potting Soil Recipe
  • Free Plans for a Legless
    Potting Bench
    (not kidding)
  • Weekly, one minute
    gardening lessons
  • Free Plans for a Mini Hoop House

CLICK HERE to get ALL of the above free stuff.... and to sign up for Mike's free newsletter.

The Caretaker Gazette  "....a unique newsletter containing property caretaking and housesitting opportunities, advice, and information for property caretakers, housesitters, and landowners....

  • More than 130 caretaker opportunities in each issue. Over 700 each year worldwide!
  • Large Situations-Wanted section.

Downsizing and Downshifting through Voluntary Simplicity

Simple Living Network Subscribe to their Free, On-Line Newsletter
".... Includes articles by leaders in the field, information about what's new at The Simple Living Network, regular columns with simple living and money saving tips, plus updates from other organizations in the simplicity movement. In addition, our Article Archives featuring some of the best articles from previous Newsletters..."

Choosing Voluntary Simplicity

The Simplicity Resource Guide designed by Linda Breen Pierce, founder of The Pierce Simplicity Study and author of the book Choosing Simplicity: Real People Finding Peace and Fulfillment in a Complex World (Gallagher Press, January, 2000).

Choosing Simplicity features the real-life stories of people who have simplified their lives as well as the author's reflections and insights on their life experiences... and provides a wide spectrum of resources related to simple living, including book reviews, links to related sites, and relevant articles  "Everything Consumer"

Endless Yard Sale

World's Longest Yard Sale in August on Highway 127 and the Lookout Mountain Parkway!

Endless Yard Sale 2003

See also FLEA MARKETS AND THRIFT STORES for more information

Recycling Directory of over 5,000 groups in 88 countries... and growing! "... We created the Recycling Group Finder because we thought it would be a great way of helping The Freecycle Network and other recycling groups and their members. Specifically we wanted to make it easy for potential members find the right group for them...."

The Freecycle Network "...a convenient way to exchange small or large quantities of used or surplus building materials and large household items...." Located in western Washington state.

Directory of Freesharing Groups

Dumpster Diving

Trash Thrash

Dumpster Diving for Fun and Profit

Foraging for Wild Food  Excellent links site

You Can Become a Hardcore Forager An article from Backwoods Home magazine

See also's Free Food, Wild Food

Frugal Money Makers

Become a Dealer in Used and Rare Books

Free Frugal Newsletters

The Frugal Life

Frugal Living Newsletter

Frugal Newsletters by Subscription

Frugal Gazette

Frugal Dog Food

Homemade Dog Biscuits

Frugal Hobbies  Where to find craft-related freebies.  Recycling stuff. 



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