FrugalWorld

Here you'll find hundreds of money saving tips in a variety of areas.

Organic vs. Non-Organic Produce: When to Buy Each

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Let’s face it: pesticides are bad. They kill bugs, for Pete’s sake, so they can’t be all that good for your average human. Research has linked human exposure to pesticides to cancer, neurological damage, birth defects, possible early-onset Parkinson’s… the list goes on and on.

So you should avoid regular produce and eat organic, right? It’s a good strategy, but also an expensive one. Organic produce can be a great deal more expensive than regular produce. I was in the local supermarket the other day and saw organic onions that were DOUBLE what they were charging for regular onions. There has to be a middle road… Read more…

Tips for Saving on Back To School Shopping

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Getting your child back into the classroom can be expensive… if you let it be. The following tips will help you to avoid going overboard this year in terms of back to school shopping.

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45 Ways To Save At The Gas Pump

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With the price of gas high and seemingly on the verge of forever heading higher with the next hurricane, terrorist threat, or industry whim, you should be doing whatever you can to limit the amount of fuel you’re burning through. The following tips cover a wide range of areas where you can save considerable money on gas for your vehicle.


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Home Remedies for 10 Summertime Ailments

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While summer opens up a whole world of summer outdoor fun, it also exposes us to a slew of minor ailments just waiting to make us miserable. From sunburn and poison ivy to bee stings and blisters, summertime ailments can suck a lot of the fun out of an already short time of the year. Luckily there are any number of home remedies to combat these annoyances.

In this article, we round up some of the most popular treatments for ten of the most common summer ailments. It should be noted that there’s not a doctor in the house here (nor one who plays one on the Internet), so take all remedies listed with a grain of salt (particularly when salt is the remedy!).
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Saving Money While Staying Cool

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When it gets hot, you naturally want to cool down, and the easiest way to do that is to flick on the AC and just chill. It’s also the most expensive way to cool down. The following tips will help you to beat the heat without spending a ton of cash to do it.

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25 Free Summer Apps

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Summer? There’s an app for that. Whether you’re traveling or just hanging out this summer, these free apps will help you make the most of it.

Swim Guide
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Home-Based Methods to Tackle Common Garden Pests

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One of the biggest problems facing the home gardener comes in the form of garden pests. While small, they have voracious appetites and can quickly turn your backyard pride and joy into a desolate, salad-less realm. Have no fear, though. There are some cheap and easy methods of knocking down even the hungriest of garden pests. First though, you should make your garden as hostile as possible to bad bugs.

The Healthy Garden

There are some general things you can do to keep a great many pests at bay, starting with the soil. Healthy soil will lead to healthy plants, plants capable of surviving pest attacks much better than plants started in poor soil. Before you put a seed or seedling in the ground, make sure you either rototill or turn the soil to let air in, as well as add compost.

I hate to nag, but weed regularly! Pests like to live in weeds and decaying plant matter, so be sure to weed frequently and remove old leaves and other rotting plant matter to take away places for them to hide.

Don’t go on a killing spree. Not all bugs are bad, and insects like ladybugs, bees, praying mantises, aphid-parasitic wasps and earthworms can actually be very beneficial to your garden. Ladybugs alone can eat 400 aphids a day! Just make sure your efforts aren’t driving away the good bugs with the bad. Read more…

Frugal Valentine Ideas For Any Day!

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Roses Are Red… And Pretty Darn Expensive!

While the following ideas are specifically geared towards helping your and your mate or family express your Valentine’s love for each other without hawking your hearts to do it, you can really use these ideas any day of the year to show just how much you care. Ignore the retail pitchmen who try to convince you that your love and the heft of your wallet are synonymous. Sometimes the simplest of things reveal the best way of saying “I love you”.

-Give the gift of time. A great way to do this is to make up coupons or time certificates to give out to loved ones. Your time really is the most valuable and important gift you can give, and the list of “things” you can commit to here is nearly endless. Offer to do someone’s chores for a day, or walk the dog for a week. Cook a meal or a batch of cookies, or pick up the responsibility of cleaning up after by doing the dishes for a few days. Wash your mate’s car, offer back rubs or foot massages… anything that will be appreciated by the receiver is fair game to give. Read more…

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