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How to be Frugal and Have a Life

Frugal living is making the most of what you have and there are degrees of frugality.  I tend to look at being frugal as a way to stretch my money so I can enjoy the things that make me happy. Being frugal doesn’t mean that you buy your clothes at goodwill, on the contrary I […]

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Weekly Top Personal Finance Posts 10/2

Each week I select a few of my favorite articles to share with you.  I hope you learn something new, enjoy! The Frugal Toad   Sustainable Life Blog shares some great ways a business can reduce energy costs in Business Energy Efficiency: The Guide. DollarVersity has some wise words to share in Today is the […]

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Weekly Best Personal Finance Articles 9/25

This past week has been a busy one for The Frugal Toad so I’m keeping my reading list short this week. Be sure to stop by these Carnivals to keep up with what’s new in the world of Personal Finance and Saving Money… Yakazie Blog Carnival hosted by My Personal Finance Journey has done an […]

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Free App at Starbucks

Starbucks is giving away a free iTunes app, no purchase necessary. How to get your free Pick of the Week: Come into one of any Starbucks stores and log on to the free Wi-Fi Click into the Starbucks Digital Network Find the Entertainment section Locate iTunes Pick of the Week and Download it. The promotion […]

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How to Save Money Eating Out

Tips to Save Money Eating Out According to Bundle.com Americans spent an average of $2,736 eating out in 2009.  If you live in Austin, TX  you spent an average of $6,301 eating out.  Many Americans enjoy an active lifestyle which makes having meals at home a challenge.  Here are some tips to save money when […]

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Make Money Online – Top Sites to Sell Your Services

  Make Money Online by Selling Your Services   Looking to make some extra money?  Do you have a service or a skill that people would be willing to pay for your advice?  Online Marketplaces allow buyers and sellers to exchange money for services and are a huge business.  Don’t think you have anything of […]

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U.S. Credit Rating Downgrade – What it means to you

Standard and Poors Downgrades US Credit Rating Standard and Poors Credit Rating Agency recently downgraded the US credit rating from AAA to AA+.  In doing so Standard and Poor’s stated that it is pessimistic about the ability of Congress and the administration to stabilize the U.S. debt and said the recent political brinksmanship over the […]

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How to Save Money on College Textbooks

Textbook Prices Continue to Rise Financing College is a challenge that requires planning and many years of saving.  Buying textbooks at the College Bookstore can be very expensive and by using websites that specialize in textbooks, it can pay to buy your textbooks online. Buy or Rent Textbooks Online for Savings I decided to test […]

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