A Penny Saved ...

@Ldyjarhead (10161)
United States
May 9, 2008 11:01am CST
You know the rest. I've just posted this on my blog (link is on my page here). Note: I am not being compensated in any way by posting these links. All are free to use and the only benefit I get is the same that is available to you - savings! [b] A Penny Saved ...[/b] ... is a penny earned. We've all heard that from our thrifty parents and grandparents, and that time honored tip is very definitely true! Every penny that you can save by being more frugal is like money in the bank. Paying down credit card debt, shopping carefully, limiting (or eliminating) extravagant expenses, monitoring energy used in your home and your car - are all things that can result in much more money in your pocket. Here are some of my favorites to help you in your quest to be more frugal. Those pennies add up! http://www.stretcher.com/index.cfm Hundreds of tips and tricks here - look at the bottom right of the page and make sure to sign up for the weekly newsletter which is packed with great information. http://www.allthingsfrugal.com/ Another favorite! Look to the right of the page and sign up for the newsletter, Pennypincher & Tightwad Tidbits Daily. http://www.frugaltimes.com/ Loads of articles here! http://www.freecycle.org/ Freecycle is one of the best things going! Find a group in your area and post things you want to get rid of, and find things you need, FREE! Not only does this save you a ton of money, but it gives someone's old items a new life and keeps them out of the landfill. http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf Loads of recipes here for using Kraft foods as a base. It's normally cheaper to make meals from scratch, but you can get a really nice meal on the cheap by using this website. Like I said, all of this is on my blog, and I'll do my best to update as I find more great sites. Make sure to bookmark it so you can check often!
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@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
9 May 08
Thanks for the sites Ldyjarhead, I am a member of freecycle, though I have been able to get rid of some things, I never had gotten anything..
@Ldyjarhead (10161)
• United States
9 May 08
Oh I've got loads of things from freecycle when I lived in MN and NC. There were several things I would have loved to get since I moved here to Ohio, but I was never the quickest on the draw!
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• United States
10 May 08
I have been a member a few months now..I have given away boys clothes once..But whatever I ask for or whenever someone has something I want, I never get anything..
@winterose (39932)
• Canada
10 May 08
It is a great site for wonderful economical tips, I am sure this public service will help a lot of people. Keep on posting hon, you are doing well.
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@Ldyjarhead (10161)
• United States
10 May 08
I love finding sites like this. I'll have more to share soon, I'm sure!
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
9 May 08
I agree with you. A penny saved will go a long way if you do it on a regular basis or if it becomes a habit. My hubby would dropped all his coins/change in a box and he did that for 2 years, and guess what he saved almost $1000 worth of change. My hubby and I can be considered cheap and we always on a look out for a bargain. If we could save a penny for a product we would go for that product. I appreciate that you take extra effort to share those website here so that we can explore other options to save a penny. Keep it up my friend.
@Ldyjarhead (10161)
• United States
9 May 08
I save most of my change too, but a couple of months ago it was just about cleaned out when I was without a washer/dryer and had to haul clothes to the laundromat for a while. Yikes! I pride myself in being very thrifty and frugal, so I love to pass on the things that work for me.
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@ladym33 (11009)
• United States
14 May 08
Thank you so much for sharing your sources.
@Ldyjarhead (10161)
• United States
14 May 08
You're very welcome, lady. I know I've been to others that are good, but didn't save them for whatever reason. Keep watching my posts. As I find more, I'll definitely post again.
• United States
14 May 08
Thanks for the links. I think I have been to all of those except for the Kraft one. I had almost forgotten about frugal times though, so I'm happy for the reminder. Dollar Stretcher has been one of my favorites for years. I love the newsletters and the reader tips.
@Ldyjarhead (10161)
• United States
14 May 08
Considering where we know each other from, I'm sure there's probably not many that either of us could come up with that we haven't already shared with the 'Pennies'. I'm going to look for more to post. This is a popular topic for sure.
• United States
13 May 08
Thanks for the great list. I am always on the search for new ideas. I like to keep things cheap but sometimes it is hard to do the same things over and over again. I love to find a new way to do the same old stuff.
@Ldyjarhead (10161)
• United States
13 May 08
I hope they are of some use to you. As I find more, I'll definitely be adding them, here and in my blog.
@whittby (3073)
• United States
11 May 08
I bookmarked these all to look at. We need all the help we can get and I go completely blank some days, probably overwhelmed with all the daily stuff. I used freecycle a lot when we lived in Ohio. I don't know how good it is out here, but I got some really nice things and met some pretty good folks out of it too. I'd recommend it to anyone. One thing I'd say about Freecycle, be sure to give as well as take -
@Ldyjarhead (10161)
• United States
11 May 08
I hope you get some good info from the sites, my friend. Two of them have newsletters which I especially like. Oh yes, gotta love freecycle!
@GreenMoo (11842)
9 May 08
There's a couple of interesting sites there, thanks for sharing. Even the most frugal of us occassionally forget frugal habits and need a reminder so I periodically like to read around things like this, jog my memory and get some new tips. Cheers!
@Ldyjarhead (10161)
• United States
9 May 08
That's a very good point! I do like the newsletters that a couple of these sites send out. Yes, some of it you may have heard before, but the reminder is always good.
@Deea48 (1168)
• United States
9 May 08
Wow Marie Anne, thanks for the info. Since I am a frugal person I will be book marking the ones I like the most. Most of my family are amazed at how little I spend to survive. I choose to be that way so I can have a nice place to live. That is more important to me then having stuff. Again, thanks for the info, I am sure many will find it handy.
@Ldyjarhead (10161)
• United States
9 May 08
Glad to be of help, my friend. The two that come in newsletters are really good, because there is a lot of info in the email alone,and then refers you to the site for more. I love it!