Category Archives: Shopping

Target – No Place for Bananas and a Larger Lesson in Frugal Living

I’m usually a big fan of Target, and I go there often for groceries.  Like most people, I prefer to knock out all grocery shopping at once since it is one of those tasks I really dislike.  As such, I’ve … Continue reading

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Products and Services you should NEVER buy (continued)

Because it seems to be generating a lot of interest, let’s continue with this theme of things you should never spend your money on.  I talked about bottled water last week and cigarettes and tattoos the week before.  The list … Continue reading

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Bottled water for sale . . . Really?

I had this dream last night that I hated to see end.  I had become a multi-millionaire and won the Nobel Peace Prize, all for inventing and perfecting a method of delivering an essential product to people across the globe.  … Continue reading

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Five Products and Services you should NEVER buy

My last post explained one of my cardinal rules of practical frugal living of never paying to watch sporting events.  This generated a fair amount of interest and discussion, with more than a few comments to the effect of, “I … Continue reading

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A Rule of Frugal Living: Never pay to attend sporting events

As the college football holiday bowl season is upon us, well over a million Americans are going about the process of booking flights, hotels, restaurant reservations and, of course, stadium tickets.  Hundreds of thousands more are doing the same for … Continue reading

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How to Have a Merry (but frugal) Christmas

I know what you are thinking: Christmas and frugal living do not exactly go together.   If ever there were a time when even the most ardent savers take a break from the budget, it is the year-end holiday season.  Presents … Continue reading

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The Dollar Tree and Why Size Matters

So what budget-minded frugal liver does not love the Dollar Tree and other Dollar stores of the world?  You know, those stores that sell everything for a single dollar or less?  Why wouldn’t a person striving for a practical frugal … Continue reading

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