Category Archives: How to Save money

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 #68

Make a Joyful Noise. Since men travel with wallets designed to hold paper money..the coins end up in the pocket and at the end of the day on our bureau.  Women on the other hand tend to travel with purses and thus … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick #66

Add Some Elbow Grease. Scrub it, clean it, figure it out.  Don’t admit defeat.  As a daughter of WWII parents I have the mantra stuck in my brain forever..fix it and make it last.  I realize some products just aren’t made to … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick #63

Bring a Dish. Think a party costs too much money to throw?  Think again.  Make it a Pot – luck party.  Time it so the party does not fall around a meal.   Remember a good party is about the company … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick #60

Halloween Costumes… When I was a kid…All costumes were home made and very few store bought and the store bought costumes were cheap flimsy things with a plastic face mask.  Since I have had my own child the tide has … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick #56

A Sale does not mean you HAVE to buy it. They have this way of making you feel that if you don’t buy it now you will miss out forever.  It’s great marketing that gets you to spend money on … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick # 48

Don’t Buy Adopt! When looking for a new addition to the family don’t go scouring the internet for a breeder…turn to the shelters and various rescue venues.  There are millions of animals already housebroken who already know how to stay … Continue reading

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