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25 Ways to Clean With Vinegar & : Blisstree – Serious Health and Wellness – Injected With Humor

http://www.blisstree.com/thriftymommy/vinegar-uses/ The term “green” has been applied to every kind of product, usually with an accompanying price hike. As green as I am, I don’t buy any of these expensive “environmentally friendly” cleaning products. Why bother, when I can buy four times the amount of vinegar for a quarter of the price? It works on […]

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Top 10 Money-Saving Ingredients at Epicurious.com

http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/everydaycooking/family/budget_ingredients A thumb-up for the buck-stretching idea, but a big thumb-down for the editing: If you’re writing a piece about how to stretch meals with cheap ingredients, you probably shouldn’t include Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Parmesan Whipped Potatoes Between the mushrooms and the parmesan, you’ve quadrupled the cost of a 10lb bag of spuds. The […]

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Yard Sale in Kentucky Yields a Trove of Weegee Photos – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/03/arts/design/03muse.html?_r=1&oref=slogin The letters, along with 210 vintage black-and-white photographic prints, were found in 2003 in a zebra-stripe trunk that was bought at a yard sale in Kentucky by two Indiana women who were on their way back from a camping trip. One of the women simply liked the look of the trunk, and when she […]

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The Simple Dollar & The One Month Coupon Strategy: A Really Clever Way to Make Coupons Worthwhile

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2008/01/18/the-one-month-coupon-strategy-a-really-clever-way-to-make-coupons-worthwhile/ Toronto’s grocery stores have moved away from coupons and focus now on weekly specials to save the locals money. However, that’s not to discount the usefulness of this little tip. A basic understanding of the industry’s working – in terms of marketing pushes and fiscal year ends, for instance – can result in some […]

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The Frugal Road to Family Values

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/27/AR2005052700821_pf.html I’m on the third volume of Amy Dacyczyn’s Tightwad Gazette books – a compendium of tips and tricks to save money and make purchases last longer. They’re not particularly well-written, but the tips are useful. In an excellent illustration of “enough small potatoes filling a truck”, the Dacyczyns’ penny-pinching allowed them to retire, in […]

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Letter from Nova Scotia: Rag Time : The New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2006/09/25/060925fa_fact?printable=true Typically fun and well-written article from the New Yorker, though on a topic that the New Yorker doesn’t typically cover. You could say that, when it comes to what some fashionistas would call my “look,” I considered one adjustment – from high school to college – quite sufficient. Remember what Lillian Hellman told the […]

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