How To Take Frugality to the Extreme

Take your frugality to the extreme.
Extreme frugality might not be the most sustainable thing over the long term unless you can make a lifestyle out of it. It requires a strong set of values surrounding thrift. This might be more feasible as a short-term strategy or at least an experiment. With that in mind, here are eight ways to be frugal in the extreme. Jackie CohenJackie Cohen is an award winning financial journalist turned turned...

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Posted in: Personal Finance

What to buy at the dollar store

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I used to work in a dollar store.  It was my first retail job ever.  I wasn’t very good at customer service then: Customer: “This is terrible, blah blah blah blah…” Me: “Well… you’re welcome to leave.” Customer: “You can’t talk to me like that.  You think that because your father owns this store you can talk to me like that?  Blah blah...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality

Easy moving tips – Boxes!

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The big day is TODAY and I am very excited.  I can’t wait to get settled into the new place. I wrote earlier this month about strategies for packing.  Today I want to talk about one of the pre-requisites of packing – boxes. Boxes can be expensive.  I am not sure why this is, but it is so.  Boxes from U-Haul for example, range from $85 for an “apartment kit” to several hundred...

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Posted in: Life Hacks, Minimalism and Frugality

Recipe ideas: Fried rice

Fried Rice. rice. weekday meal,
Having the most frugal grocery budget in the world isn’t going to help you and if you can’t put together at least a few healthy, tasty, and cheap eats! Every month, The Outlier Model features a cheap recipe idea, along with the cost breakdown. Fried rice is a great quick and easy meal which can use up a lot of leftover veggies and meat!  Try adding unusual ingredients like asparagus or pineapple...

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Posted in: Food and Grocery, Recipes

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