Frugal Living

Frugal living tips and ideas to teach you how to be a cheapskate without looking like one.

Keeping Vacation Costs in Check: Food

by Michelle 2 comments
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We recently enjoyed a trip to Washington DC, where we visited national sites, celebrated my grandfather’s 100th birthday and visited with relatives. Although we were so happy to make the trip, we did need to keep costs down in order to make it happen.  Since summer vacationing is right around the corner (no really, winter will […]

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Cheap and Easy Gift Bag Filler

by Christina Brown 5 comments
Cheap and Easy Gift Bag Filler

One of my favorite ways to give gifts is to put them in gift bags.   But what happens when there’s more bag than gift? You need a cheap and easy gift bag filler!

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Keeping Vacation Costs In Check: Travel, Lodging and Activities

by Michelle 9 comments
Keeping Vacation Costs In Check |www.northerncheapskate.com

We recently enjoyed a trip to Washington DC, where we visited national sites, celebrated my grandfather’s 100th birthday and visited with relatives. Although we were so happy to make the trip, we did need to keep costs down in order to make it happen.  Since summer vacationing is right around the corner (no really, winter […]

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Why I’m Rethinking My Amazon Prime Subscription

by Christina Brown 7 comments
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It wasn’t all that long ago that I answered the question “Is Amazon Prime Worth It?” with a resounding “Yes!” The promise of free two-day shipping and access to the Kindle Lending Library were the lures that got me to nibble an Amazon Prime subscription deal I was offered a couple of years ago.  At […]

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Waiting for Spring Takes Patience

by Christina Brown 11 comments
Waiting for Spring

When you’re a cheapskate who loves frugal things like gardening and line-drying clothes, waiting for spring takes patience.

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Is Bulk Buying Food A Good Idea?

by Christina Brown 4 comments
Is Bulk Buying Food a Good Idea

With the price of groceries once again on the rise, we’re all looking for ways to save money on our food bill. The big warehouse stores and the coupon sites are always telling you to stock up when you find a great deal. But is bulk buying food a good idea? That depends.

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10 Easy Ways to Re-Use Like a Cheapskate

by Jessica 8 comments
10 Easy Ways to Re-Use Like a Cheapskate

Earth month is all about learning to be “greener” and implementing new ways in to our lifestyle. Images of recycling symbols and the mantra “Reduce, Re-Use and Recycle” are blasted everywhere. But we cheapskates have been doing all of this before it was cool to be green because frankly, it saves us money, and we […]

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