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Free Stuff on the Curb: 29 tips for scoring big

Scoring free stuff on the curb is a great way to beat the system.  You are keeping stuff out of the landfill, finding unusual items, and keeping money in your pocket.  In some cases, the found items are better than what you would have purchased in a big box store. If you are reading this, … Continue reading Free Stuff on the Curb: 29 tips for scoring big

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Top 20 Free Things to Do in Philadelphia

Whether you live in Philadelphia or plan to visit, there is a lot to see and do.  You probably have some must-do-at-any-price activities on your Philadelphia list, but round-out your excursions with some of the top free things to do in Philadelphia. Many great free things to do in Philadelphia are seasonal (like free yoga … Continue reading Top 20 Free Things to Do in Philadelphia

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Money-saving Grocery List

This article is not about downloading apps, stacking coupons, timing sales, registering for rebates, or joining rewards programs.  There are tons of articles out there if you want to play these types of games.  I find such maneuvering tiresome and frustrating.  Furthermore, learning to include money-saving grocery items in your weekly shopping is a long-term … Continue reading Money-saving Grocery List

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11 Ideas on Using your Home to Make Money

Using your home to make money is easier than ever. You no longer need to run an illegal boarding house, throw rent parties, or start an underground casino. Technology has enabled property owners to capitalize through peer-to peer-transactions (uberization) like never before. Your home is one of your greatest assets.  If your home suits your … Continue reading 11 Ideas on Using your Home to Make Money

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The Tao of Cheap: What Taoism Teaches about Money

Discovering the Tao of Cheap I recently came across the concept of the three jewels of Taoism accidentally.  The monk training "Grasshopper" in season 1, episode 8 of Kung-Fu (1973) refers to the three jewels, the second of which is "...frugality, that I might show generosity to others."  This allusion encouraged me to investigate Taoism … Continue reading The Tao of Cheap: What Taoism Teaches about Money

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Thrift Store Tips to Become a Jedi Master of Resale

There are many great reasons to be a thrift store shopper.  It is good for the environment, saves you money, can help a good cause, and is fun. Before you launch into hyperspace across the thrift store galaxy, here are some thrift store tips to start your training. Thrift store tips summary Thrift store tip … Continue reading Thrift Store Tips to Become a Jedi Master of Resale

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How to Get the Labels off Bottles the Easy Way

We are surrounded by useful and often attractive glass bottles and jars; it is a shame to waste them.  You may want to reuse bottles and jars simply for storage or re-purpose the glass for a neat Pinterest idea, but first you must know how to get the labels off bottles easily. The best way … Continue reading How to Get the Labels off Bottles the Easy Way

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Reducing the Costs of Fun

When did having fun become so expensive? Many people equate the amount of fun they are having with the amount of money they are spending.  Reducing the costs of fun does not limit your fun, just your spending. Maybe I am just a product of my childhood.  Nowadays parents drive kids from horse camp, to … Continue reading Reducing the Costs of Fun

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Get Started Turning Pallets into Stuff

Turning pallets into stuff overview Perhaps nothing is as satisfying as using your own hands and creativity to make something useful from worthless junk.  In many professions the results of our efforts are often longitudinal or indistinct.  I love turning pallets into stuff because the gratification is immediate and concrete. In turning pallets into stuff, … Continue reading Get Started Turning Pallets into Stuff