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I’m always looking for inspiration as I walk that fine line between balancing our budget and keeping our lives fun and interesting.  The internet is a treasure trove of frugal living tips, and I’ve rounded up five good frugal living articles that I came across this week.  Remember, living frugally isn’t about saving money for the sake of saving money, it’s about saving money so that you can spend it on what really matters to you.

This round-up of “good reads” is a weekly feature of other people’s ideas, but don’t forget you can also check out all of my articles on managing your money, setting goals, menu planning, organizing, and lots of other stuff! :)

Viva Harris

+Viva Harris writes The Daily Citron, a fun blog about setting goals, saving money, staying organized, and enjoying life in the process. Don't want to miss any tips? Sign up for the free Daily Citron Weekly Newsletter.

  6 Responses to “Frugal Living Tips: Good Reads from Around the Web”

  1. Thanks so much for featuring my post!

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my Orange Marmalade Recipe. I hope your readers enjoy it as much as my family does. It disappears pretty fast around my house! Thanks again.

  3. Great list of useful tips for this time of year. One other thing to remember to do is save some seeds for next year….the Fall is an ideal time to do this as you have so much choice…including the seeds from your favorite gaint pumpkin of course!

    Here is a link giving details on simple ways to save seeds which will save you money next year: http://www.meanygoat.com/saving-seeds/

    • Yes, that is so true! Saving seeds is one way to transform gardening from a hobby to an actual money-saver. Making your own “starts” is another great way to save money.I planted onion seeds last fall, grew them until they were skinny little starts (looked like chives), then pulled them up and stored them in the garage over the winter. In the spring I planted them, and they grew into big yellow onions. The seeds cost me $2 for about 50 seeds- onion starts cost $6 for six measly starts! I could have saved even more money by letting one of the onions go to seed and harvesting the seeds…

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