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How to Be Frugal

Reader Shares Her Thrifty Tricks

I love hearing about the many frugal habits of our readers because I know all of us have our own thrifty tricks hidden up our sleeves. I recently asked you to share your thrifty secrets, and here are a couple from reader :

It's the little things that count. I definitely splurge on going out to eat and shopping, but when it comes to everyday things I'm a bit more "green".

Power Bill: unplug EVERYTHING, only have appliances plugged in when in use. Air at 78 when I'm not home (I live in St. Petersburg, FL so it's impossible to let it get any hotter inside), when I'm home I have my fans on and windows open (I crank up the AC when I sleep though!). I also hang dry my clothes.

No cable, I live off Netflix/AppleTV and an HD TV Antenna (I can get the first 20 channels with it).

I try to bring lunch to work 4 out of 5 days a week. I make huge crock pot dinners and freeze left overs (I live alone, so they can last awhile), I also buy meat when it's on sale and I freeze it.

What are some of the many ways you try to save?

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