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Subject: money saving/frugal living websites
Date Posted: 12/15/2008 10:31 PM ET
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Two of my favorites:

www.frugalliving.about.com

www.hillbillyhousewife.com

 

 

Date Posted: 12/16/2008 3:47 PM ET
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eversave

theDollarStretcher

creativehomemaking

oldfashionedliving

thriftyfun

thesimpledollar

 



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Date Posted: 12/16/2008 4:42 PM ET
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www.frugalvillage.com

Date Posted: 12/17/2008 2:33 AM ET
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Very cool! I've been using the homemade laundry soap from thesimpledollar.com and it's been working really well.

And since I bought the washing soda (soda ash) at a ceramics supply store, it costs even less...



Last Edited on: 12/17/08 12:20 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/18/2008 9:49 PM ET
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www.freecycle.com is a good website if you need to get something or give something.

Date Posted: 12/19/2008 11:42 AM ET
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www.couponmom.com

This is an awesome site for grocery coupons and specials.  it consolidates all the specials and lists all the coupons in the weekly papers also.  It even calculates the final savings, for instance if you combine specials with coupons.

Date Posted: 2/9/2009 5:16 PM ET
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Sufficient Self .com is a site for people that not only want to budget and save money, but, provide for themselves by gardening, owning livestock, making homeade cleansers, homecooked meals, etc.

 

Date Posted: 2/9/2009 5:17 PM ET
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Maybe we could ask TPTB to sticky this thread to the top. I'm sure there are tons of websites like this.

Maybe we could have one for the coupon websites as well.

Date Posted: 2/11/2009 2:02 AM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2007
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Every morning, I have a bunch of sites I visit:

Refund Cents: This is a paid subscription. Couponing and discount site.

Hip2Save: This mom's blog shows the online and offline discounts and coupons. http://hip2save.blogspot.com/

Moneysaving Mom: Another blog written by a mom, online/offline discounts and coupons http://www.moneysavingmom.com/

Thrify Mama: And another blog of online/offline discounts, focused on natural products and foods http://www.thethriftymama.com/

Bargaineering: A great how-to for personal finance http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/

Squawkfox: Frugal living, and sexy, too! http://www.squawkfox.com/

Date Posted: 2/11/2009 2:58 PM ET
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www.instructables.com is a free site with lots of projects of all kinds, not just electronics. Many projects use found or cheap parts, which is the point. Projects include gardening, sewing, recipes, household how-tos, and more.

 

 



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Date Posted: 2/12/2009 6:15 PM ET
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The USDA website has tons of info from budgeting, the cost of raising a child, recipes, etc. I just typed grocery budget in the search bar.