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    1. Oil Changes and Grocery Store Receipts

      by on 04-22-2014 at 04:32 PM
      Now, I know you can go to cheap lube shops and save money or change your own oil to save even more... perhaps. I have my oil changed by the same mechanic every time. Why? He becomes accustomed to my vehicle. He inspects the vehicle AND is able to make necessary repairs (not always true of quick lube shops or DIY oil changers). I can certainly ...
    2. Here are some tips for MYO Compost

      by on 04-22-2014 at 04:07 PM
      I originally typed this up as a response to "Share a frugal Gardening Tip." I use MYO compost regularly in my garden, whenever I plant the next crop. Here are some composting tips... I feed the compost heap year round. Here are some helpful (I believe) tips:

      1) When I mow in the fall, I bag everything and pile it the back ...
    3. Ready for Disaster: Talk It Through

      by on 04-15-2014 at 09:38 AM
      Tornado season is upon us in central Illinois. Now I'm not an "Armageddon Prepper" but I do believe in being prepared for trouble.

      My second son has autism and will always live with or near us. He struggles with breaks in routine. For him, trouble is, well, trouble. The midst of a disaster is not the time you want to ...

      Updated 04-22-2014 at 04:35 PM by Dundin

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    4. Carrots in January

      by on 04-15-2014 at 08:45 AM
      I've always enjoyed gardening and feeding my family with the produce. It's a bit depressing in the summer when the spring crops bolt, and in the fall when the first frost nips the garden.

      In northern Michigan, my grandfather employed a variety of tricks to extend the growing season. Here is one tip for "fresh-from-the-garden" ...
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    5. Setting And Reaching Savings Goals Using Coupons

      by on 04-10-2014 at 08:01 AM
      Do you have a project you want to do and just don't have the spare cash? Perhaps your daughters sweet 16, or an anniversary? An easy way to put aside a little extra money is with coupons. Almost everyone has used a coupon at some point to save some money. With a little planning you can save money without taking away from any of your current financial ...
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