Monthly Archives: November 2011

Laura’s Cheap Trick # 78

Instead of buying books, borrow books from the library. Whenever possible, borrow your books instead of buying them. The card to your public library is free and the libraries are generally well stocked. In my city, the chain of public … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick #77

Pay attention to the expiration dates. Sounds simple and full of common sense but it is amazing how many of us (an I put myself in the category cause I do it from time to time myself) skip over the … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick #76

Keep the left-overs. Happy Thanksgiving!  And to those of you who gorged themselves on the one holiday devoted to eating food and being thankful for it, it is now time to roll over after your mid-day siesta and contemplate your … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick #75

Shop when you are in a hurry. This works well not only in keeping your overall expenditures down but to force the decision.  My daughter can shop for days on end for a prom dress.  But when it is the … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick #74

Know your rights! Now is the season for travel.  Airlines, especially have implemented a number of fees and rules attached to those fees.  What is worse is they vary from airline to airline.  The best time to find out and … Continue reading

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Maple Pots de Creme (Baked Maple Custard)

Enjoy this delightful story of whim and tasty treats perfect for the fall season.  It is balanced perfectly with sweetness, indulgence, hard work, and guilt.  Topped with a delicious payoff. Click Here for the link to the original bog post. … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick #73

Fix the Leaks. Following up with the close the windows and shut the flue.  Fix the other holes around the house. Ceilings, floors, windows, and walls can invite in cold air in the winter and allow cold air out in … Continue reading

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