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Take the Frugal Living Challenge! Step 6: Free Fun

You made it! You’re now at the halfway point of QuickQuid’s “The Frugal Year Challenge.” If you’ve been following the challenge as we’ve outlined, you should be well on your way to reaching your savings goal of $3,000 for the year — and for that you deserve to have some fun. We don’t want you […]

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Take the Frugal Living Challenge! Step 5: Keep Going!

You’re entering the fifth month of QuickQuid’s “The Frugal Year Challenge,” which means that you’re probably starting to experience frugal fatigue. That’s why for May we want to focus on ways to encourage you to keep going. We know it’s not easy trying to save £250 each month, but it’s definitely doable. All of those […]

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Frugal Living Challenge

Take the Frugal Living Challenge! Step 4: Increase Your Income

For the QuickQuid Frugal Living Challenge in the month of April, we’re focusing on increasing your income by £250 using various means to make extra cash — and fast. There are several great ways to boost your bottom line in the short term, which include listing items on auction sites like eBay, creating free ads […]

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Take the Frugal Living Challenge! Step 3 Pay It Off

Take the Frugal Living Challenge! Step 3: Pay It Off

In this third installment of QuickQuid’s “The Frugal Year Challenge,” I’m going to discuss why it’s important to pay down your bills as quickly as possible and some methods of doing so in order to avoid costly and unnecessary fees. The first thing you have to remember to avoid additional fees is to pay your […]

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Take the Frugal Living Challenge! Step 2 Abstain

Take the Frugal Challenge! Step 2: Abstain

To kick off the first instalment of the QuickQuid “Frugal Year Challenge,” I outlined how I saved more than $300 in January — $50 more than the $250 goal — by eliminating a few expenses that I could trim. Those cutbacks included eliminating a daily weekday trip to the coffee shop, canceling a magazine subscription, […]

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Take the Frugal Living Challenge! Step 1 Budgeting

Take the Frugal Living Challenge! Step 1: Budgeting

The month of January is all about budgeting in QuickQuid’s “The Frugal Living Challenge,” and sometimes the first step is always the hardest. Budgeting is difficult — and it’s especially tricky to get back on track following the holidays — so to help provide support as you embark on this yearlong journey to financial freedom, […]

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11 Fresh Foods You Can Freeze to Make Them Last Longer

11 Fresh Foods You Can Freeze to Make Them Last Longer

While we intend to eat all the food we buy at the supermarket before it spoils in the fridge, it’s not always possible. Enter the freezer — the best, unsung way to keep foods fresher longer when you can’t consume them. Another great reason to fill your freezer is when you see something freezable on […]

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9 DIY Sites That Help You Save Money and Learn New Skills

You can spend a lot of money on new furniture, kitchenware, art, jewellery, handbags — the list goes on — or you can make these items (and much more) on your own. All you need is a bit of creativity, a steady hand, raw materials, and DIY instructions. That’s where we come in. We’ve compiled […]

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6 Free Ways to Learn a New Skill

6 Free Ways to Learn a New Skill

Even if you don’t go to school anymore, it’s important to continue learning. You could sign up for courses at your local university, of course, but why spend money learning a new skill that you can learn for free. To make you smarter than you were five minutes ago, here are a few ways you […]

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4 Ways to Save Money on Your Grocery Bill by Eating Out

4 Ways to Save Money on Your Grocery Bill by Eating Out

4 Ways to Save Money on Your Grocery Bill by Eating Out Personal finance writers are quick to point out the perils to your pocket that eating out presents — myself included — but there’s a silver lining to be found in every situation. Every now and then you want to have dinner at a […]

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