In My Mind's Zen Garden
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    Are You Taking Your Frugal Lifestyle Too Far?

    Are You Practicing Extreme Frugal Living? This type of question seems to be circulating around cyberspace recently. At first, I was thinking this is some sort of conspiracy created by retail merchants to make people feel guilty about spending, and ease up on being so frugal. Well, one has

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    How to Become a Badass Frugal Person

    How to Become a Badass Frugal Person It bears repeating, that being a frugal person DOES NOT necessarily mean sacrificing the joys and niceties in life. It also bears repeating that being a frugal person DOES NOT mean being poor and short of money. That said, becoming a BADASS

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    10 Ways To Save Money

    10 Ways To Be More Frugal By sowing frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest.—Agesilaus With the rising cost of everything from gasoline to movie tickets, those of us who aren’t blessed with rich, opulent lifestyles must come up with better ideas on how to save money. That said,

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  • The Warren Buffett Paradox

    I tend to look upon billionaire Warren Buffett as a role model and hero of Americana. Here is a man who is one of the richest people on Earth, yet he chooses to live a rather frugal lifestyle when compared to his vast wealth. And thus the wealth vs

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    The Philosophy of Frugality

    It is a well known fact that spending beyond one’s means will only lead to financial trouble. So, why are many people in such financial dire straits? I think the keyword is “entitlement”. And we have to look at the social norms of rampant consumerism in a society that

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  • 3 Ways To Save with Online Promotions, Coupons and Value Books

    I confess that taking advantage of cost savings through the use of online coupons and promotional discounts is something I never really jumped into until recent years. Savings.com is a great site to find online coupons and promotional codes so that you can use them and save when shopping for products and services online.

    Everything from Home Depot coupons to Drugstore.com promo codes can be found on the site, as well as special deals for airfare, hotel rooms and car rentals to save on your next vacation.

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