The 10 Best Things to Buy Used

One of the best ways to stretch your budget is to buy things used.  You’ll find some great bargains, and you’ll be helping the planet by giving gently used items a new life.

I’ve done a lot of shopping for secondhand goods over the years and I can tell you that there are some great buys and some things you should leave behind.  Here’s my list of things to buy: [Read more…]

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A Magazine That Embraces ‘Less is More’

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All You Summer Sale

I’ve been working on the concept of ‘Less is More’ a lot this year.  I’ve been simplifying and decluttering.  I’ve been determining what things have real value and what things I can let go. It’s definitely not been an easy task.  I spent a lot of the last several years collecting every freebie that crossed […]

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Free Home Depot Kids Workshop: Mini-Crate Pencil Holder

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Free Home Depot Kids Workshop: Mini-Crate Pencil Holder

Sharpen those pencils and get ready for school with this fun kids’ project at Home Depot this weekend.

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Frugal Ponderings: Prepping For What’s Next

by Christina Brown 2 comments
Frugal Ponderings: Prepping for What's Ahead - Fresh Raspberries

The next few weeks are going to be busy for this cheapskate.  There’s all the usual hustle and bustle of life with three boys at home for the summer (four, if you count my college instructor husband).  And then, I’ll be headed to Save Up ’14 in Austin, TX for a few days and a […]

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Tips for Stockpiling Kids Clothing

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Tips for Stockpiling Kids Clothing

I’m a BIG proponent of stocking up on kids clothing when I see a good deal. I buy clothing for my whole family for the following year at the end-of-the season closeouts. I also stock up on kids’ clothing at garage sales during the summer months. I save a ton of money by doing this. […]

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Time at Rest

by Michelle 5 comments
Time at Rest |www.northerncheapskate.com

  Life can be so busy.  At this point in my life, it is at a fever pitch with 4 kids each in his or her own sports and activities.  Add in normal life stuff like birthday parties, social events, family gatherings and sometimes I feel like I am spinning in a never ending revolving […]

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Creative Uses for Dry Erase Markers

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Creative Uses for Dry Erase Markers

Dry erase markers are now a must-have staple on a lot of back-to-school shopping lists.  But they’re not just for school! Take advantage of  great deals on dry erase markers and then check out these creative uses for them:

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