The Cheap Living Gazette: Frugal Living and Strategies to Save Money
Where Cheap Living Means Living Well
Frugal living is good living.
Are you tired of existing with a black cloud of debt or money worries looming over your head?
Well, you can do something about it. Join us as we take action, implement commonsense strategies to save money, and you'll soon be in better financial shape.
Cheap living means getting back to basics and re-discovering what's important in life.
Most of us are guilty of impulse buying. Advertisers and the media know precisely which buttons to press to get us to buy, buy, buy.
But enough's enough! Let's learn the joys of frugality.
Call us tightwads, cheapskates, and pennypinchers! It's a badge of honour we'll wear proudly as we learn how to survive a recession, get out of debt, and live within our means.
Say "Whoa, Nellie!" to unnecessary spending. The world's in an economic recession brought on by reckless banks and too much debt.
Most of us are living in the midst of an ever-more scary recession (and some media sources are even starting to use the dreaded "D" word).
Some of us are worrying about surviving job loss and the possibility of foreclosure.
But no-one's offering to bail us out.
So we've got to rescue ourselves.
Become your own superhero!
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To us, frugality means enjoying the simple things in life: the company of family and friends, preparing good, nutritious meals from scratch, enjoying a simple, comfortable home, and saving for a rainy day.
Welcome to the Cheap Living Bootcamp
- Preparing frugal recipes and meals on a budget. Because frugal cooking saves you money and tastes good!
- Grocery coupon websites for the best printable grocery coupons
- Thrift store score! Buying second hand clothes and household goods can save you a tonne of money.
- How to make a budget and work with a personal budget worksheet
- How to save electricity.
- Fuel and gas savers.
- How to save water.
- Surviving job loss
- Recession proof jobs
Whatever you want to call it, frugal living, downsizing, voluntary simplicity, or just getting back to basics, it all boils down to the same principle:
Live Below Your Means, Not Beyond Your Means
Cheap Living Gazette will show you how to save money on groceries, reduce your energy bill, cut down gas consumption, and buy the things you need economically, and the things you think
you need without going into debt.
|Cheap Living Gazette Blog|
The Cheap Living Gazette's blog brings you our latest frugal living tips and features
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|Cheap Clothes, second hand clothing, second hand clothes, used clothes, second hand buy|
Want cheap clothes? Become a thrift store shopper. Get quality (often designer) second hand clothes at a fraction of their original cost.
|Ways to Conserve Water, How to Save Water, Ways to Save Water|
Looking for ways to conserve water? Join us for help with water bills and tips for saving water around the home.
|How to Save Electricity, Saving Electricity, Save on Electricity|
How to save electricity; we all use it, and often we waste it. Visit this page for electricity saving ideas.
|Cheap Christmas Ideas, Easy to Make Christmas Gifts, Cheap Christmas Holiday|
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|Save Energy at Home This Winter, Energy Efficient House, How to Save Energy|
Most of us want to save energy at home this winter. It means staying warm, but lowering our cost of heating.
|Yard Sale Tips, Garage Sale Finds, How to Garage Sale|
Want yard sale tips? Our readers offer their garage sale finds, and how to tips.
|Coupons for Groceries, Cheap Groceries, Grocery Coupon Websites|
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|How to Make a Budget, Cash Budget, Envelope Budget|
Want to learn how to make a budget? We look at the cash budget, envelope budget, and more.
|Cheap Transportation, How to Save Gas, Living Without a Car|
Cheap transportation means using your car less, or not at all, and learning how to save on gas
|Thrift Store Finds, Second Hand Stores, Thrift Shopping|
Frugal shoppers love to brag about their thrift store finds. Visit this page for our thrift shopping hauls.
|How to Keep Cool on a Budget|
Wondering how to keep cool when the temperature rises? We present a variety of ways to keep cool on a budget.