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  1. 8 Apps to Track Your Bills

    8 Apps to Track Your Bills

    Remember when you had to mail bill payments to your utilities, mortgage and credit card companies? Fortunately, consumers these days have plenty of options, including scheduling or paying bills online or using apps and software to streamline the process.

  2. Adjust Your Window Coverings

    Adjust Your Window Coverings

    Do you ever wonder why your parents would close the curtains or blinds when you weren't home? They did it to conserve energy of course! This week's bit of frugality comes as a slight household "chore."

  3. Meal Plan

    Meal Plan

    Is it a constant struggle to decide what's for dinner? Our Thrifty Thursday tip this week is to Meal Plan. Planning out a week's worth of meals is an excellent way to save not only time, but money spent on groceries!

  4. Set Up Auto Payments

    Set Up Auto Payments

    Did you know that just ONE missed payment can reflect on your credit report and could drop your score up to 110 points? Wise Spend Wednesday this week is to make sure and set up auto payments on those regular monthly payments!

  5. Line-dry Your Laundry

    Line-dry Your Laundry

    The days of owning a clothes line are almost long gone. However, if you're looking for a frugal way to save money - and energy - consider hanging your laundry on the line to dry!

  6. Upcycle Your Closet

    Upcycle Your Closet

    This week's Thrifty Thursday saves you money by upcycling your own closet! Don't throw out those old clothes. Patch it, dye it, cut it, or give it to the dog! Considering the cost of clothes now days, whatever you choose to do with it will certainly help you save a TON of money in the long run!

  7. Repurposing Home Decor

    Repurposing Home Decor

    Are you eager to give your home a new look, but don't know what to do with your existing decor? Our Thrifty Thursday this week encourages you not to toss them out, but repurpose your home decor! Look for ways to upcycle them instead of throwing them out to buy new.

  8. Start a Savings Account

    Start a Savings Account

    Wise Spend Wednesday is all about spending. However, you still need money to spend, right? Starting a Savings Account will allow you to be prepared to spend wisely on various things, such as needs or fun stuff!

  9. Downsize & Declutter

    Downsize & Declutter

    Is your home cluttered? Do you have a lot of stuff... everywhere, that you no longer need? Maybe it's time to go Marie Kondo on it, and set it free if it does not bring you joy. But now what do you do with those things that do not bring you joy? Get rid of them of course! This week's Thrifty Thursday focuses on downsizing and decluttering.

  10. Buy In Bulk

    Buy In Bulk

    Stock up to avoid making numerous trips to the store. If you purchase things in larger quantities, they come at a lower price per ounce, so save money & buy in bulk!

  11. Unplug Chargers When Not Using

    Unplug Chargers When Not Using

    This week's #FrugalFriday is about as frugal as you can get. And, in true penny pinching "dad style," you can certainly hear him now - "Unplug those chargers if you're not using them!" The reason we mention that it's incredibly frugal, is that chargers alone don't actually use as much energy as one might think.

  12. Check Out Books from the Library

    Check Out Books from the Library

    Are you a bookworm? Do you like to have that tangible, physical book in your hand, rather than the digital copy? Books take up a lot of space and can become an expensive addiction over the years. Consider checking books out at a library instead!

  13. Open A Free Bank Account

    Open A Free Bank Account

    Banks often charge monthly fees just to maintain your checking account. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to sign up for a free checking account that can save you a few bucks! CreditSoup lists 7 banks that offer such.

  14. Travel In Off-Peak Seasons

    Travel In Off-Peak Seasons

    Traveling during "off-peak seasons" is an opportunity to travel or vacation outside of the normal times of year that most people would visit a particular area. And, is an excellent way to remain thrifty and save some cash!

  15. Buy Used

    Buy Used

    Why spend hundreds of dollars on name brand clothes, shoes, and toys when they will grow out of it almost as soon as you purchase it? Save money now. Put that extra money you may have spent on high dollar items in a savings account for when they get older. Or, use that money and take them on a fun vacation or trip!

  16. Freeze Any Leftovers

    Freeze Any Leftovers

    This week's #FrugalFriday focuses on leftovers! Did you make too much of a meal, or not feed as many as you originally thought? Be frugal and freeze it!

  17. Cancel Subscriptions

    Cancel Subscriptions

    Do you have subscriptions that you don't really need? Consider cancelling them! Use that money to pay down your credit card debt or make extra car or house payments!

  18. Reuse Plastic Bags

    Reuse Plastic Bags

    We're sure that if your parents were anything like ours, you most definitely know the value of a plastic grocery bag. This week's Frugal Friday talks about reusing plastic bags!

  19. Do All Your Errands in One Day

    Do All Your Errands in One Day

    CreditSoup's Thrifty Thursday tip this week is to save money by running all of your errands in one day. Not only will this alleviate extra trips to the store, you'll be saving gas money and preventing those impulse buys from extra trips! Schedule a day, map it out, and utilize online services.

  20. Work a Part Time Job

    Work a Part Time Job

    Do you like to spend money, yet lack the funds? Consider working a part time job or developing a side income and stash some of that extra cash in a savings account!

  21. Stop Using Paper Towels

    Stop Using Paper Towels

    CreditSoup's #FrugalFriday: Using hand towels & dish rags instead of throw-away, single use paper towels is not only good for the bank account, it's also great for the environment! Depending on the brand you prefer, that's an average SAVINGS of $10-$30/mo or up to $300/year!

  22. Bring Your Lunch

    Bring Your Lunch

    Bringing your lunch can save you on average $10-$20 per day. Even just bringing your lunch for ONE DAY out of the week can add up to around $80/month or more! Here are a few tips to help you plan!


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