Monthly Archives: August 2012

Practical Frugal Living: A working definition

A question I am sometimes asked, and a question that this blog begs, is the following: What is practical frugal living?  How do we define it?  And how do we distinguish it from impractical frugality?  The operative word is practical, … Continue reading

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Coupon Traps for the Unwary – part III

Sticking with this theme of coupon traps to avoid in the name of frugal living, many people are programmed to use a coupon whenever it enables them to obtain an item super cheap or, better still, free.  It’s a knee-jerk … Continue reading

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Coupon Traps for the Unwary – part II

In my last post, I explained a few of the overlooked traps that coupons present to the frugal living challenge.  One of the larger problems is that the thrill of coupon savings many times distracts from the real money saving … Continue reading

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Coupon Traps for the Unwary

I know what you’re thinking: Dude, really, what’s to discuss?  Coupons are a no-brainer, the cornerstone of a frugal lifestyle.  What could possibly be bad about them? Well, as I explained in my initial post, some of my ideas are … Continue reading

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Introduction to Practical Frugal Living

When it comes to frugal living, I am a true believer.  I have no doubt that the United States, indeed the world, needs desperately to return to principles of frugal living.  I see the proof every morning as I drive … Continue reading

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