Hello again, money-savers! Hope you all have a great day and got a chance to buy something unique this Black Friday. If not, there is still time. For those of you interested in saving their money rather than spending it, we comprised a list of 10 great reads that will help you manage your finances a little bit better. Check out our frugal Friday tips and write down your favorite ideas!
How to Get Free Appliances – Well Kept Wallet
Interested in getting new appliances for your house without spending a dime? Well, this article will walk you through all the necessary steps to make that happen. First of all, it’s only fair to do this if your financial situation is not very great.
Don’t be cheap and try to save your money for something else or you might take those appliances from someone who really can’t pay for them. Next: you may not have much to say in style and functions, so be prepared to take whatever you can get. Read this article to find out how to get new appliances, it’s worth a shot!
8 Green Products That Aren’t – Wisebread
Not everything you see marked “green” at the supermarket is truly that. Some of these products are regular, but the manufacturer increases the price and adds a fake stamp and this is how they are trying to get you to buy it and make more money at the same time.
The problem is that not everyone knows this or is capable of telling the difference between the real green products and the fake ones. And no, the solution is not to buy the worst-looking products because they are green; things go deeper than that and this article will teach you all you need to know about this kind of merchandise.
50 Ways to Make Most of Holiday Shopping – Cheapism
What a great article! If you don’t want to turn your holiday season into an utter chaos when it comes to shopping, we suggest that you read this article. First of all, shopping won’t feel like a huge deal as long as you plan well, so keep that in mind. Secondly, create a realistic budget that will allow you to buy everything you need and the lowest prices.
And lastly, you can splurge here and there if you want to, so don’t beat yourself up if you end up buying something that wasn’t on the list. This article will explain what you need to do and how to make sense of holiday shopping!
Pay for College without Loans – Listen Money Matters
Great news for college students: you don’t have to get yourself a debt to pay for college! You have many other options like the community college, scholarships and military service. This article will highlight the pros and cons of every option and the final decision belongs to you. And before you dismiss the idea, just ask yourself: do I really want to pay off my debt for the next 10 years or more of my life?
If the answer is a solid no, read this article, write down a few ideas and work from there. Who knows, maybe you will become a successful doctor or an infamous lawyer, so don’t say no to education just because you can’t afford it!
Do You Have a Holiday Shopping Strategy? – Money Ning
What an interesting question! And no, randomly shopping for whatever is on sale is not a strategy. Technically, this article will teach you how to plan ahead of time for any major event, but especially for the winter holidays. First of all, write down everything you are planning on buying and then take a few days to add or cross items off your list.
Whatever you do, be realistic about it and don’t put fewer items on the list than you are going to buy, otherwise it will only crush your self-esteem. Also, learn how to tell the difference between a “need” and a “wish”. This way, you will know when to spend and when to look the other way. Read the article, it’s very informative!
25 Amazing Ways to Save More at Target – PopSugar Smart Living
If you spend half your day at Target like some of us do, you will love this article. Yes, you can use online coupons to save money, but this article will teach you 25 more ways to keep cutting down Target prices. First off, ask for discounts on floor models (you may want to inspect the item before asking for it: use any little flaw to reduce the price).
Then, you can combine your coupon with another deal if the store allows it. And if you are buying more items, try getting a deal for that. Returning customers are more likely to get a deal and first-timers, so take advantage of that. For the rest of these tips, you will have to read the article!
How to Have a Minimalist and Frugal Christmas – Frugal Rules
Celebrating Christmas doesn’t have to be a big lavish party. After all, it’s the celebration of the most minimalistic person’s birthday, so don’t go overboard with presents, food and decorations. If your budget is very tight this year, try focusing more on the significance of the day than on material things.
You can still decorate your old tree, but try helping others instead of throwing a party, for example. You can take your kids with you and hope they won’t ask for a Play Station next year, but for more time with you and your family instead.
5 Financial Things to Do Before Year End – Modest Money
Now that 2016 is just around the corner, there are a few things you need to get in order, financially speaking. First of all, you may want to check your finances and tax returns so that April 15th doesn’t catch you off-guard. Try to spend wisely this holiday season or you will start the New Year in really bad shape, financially speaking.
Also, you may want to see how much you spent on food, electricity, water and gas in a year to make sure you are saving money, not wasting it. For more ideas, read this article and put that information to good use!
Holiday Gift Guide 2015 – Just A Girl And Her Blog
If you are quite a spender and you would rather not buy a single thing all year in order to splurge on Christmas than save around the holidays, this article is for you! You will find out what, when and where to buy the most desired items of the season.
Most people decide to buy their TVs, laptops and cameras around this time of year, but clothing and beauty products are also a popular choice. Look through this list and get that piece of information you were looking for, and then have fun shopping!
A Guide to More Comfort and Joy – Be More With Less
If you aren’t really getting into the whole holiday spirit this year and can’t really figure out way, you need to read this! How to find comfort and joy? You can start by feeling good about yourself, so try things like helping others, giving a ride to one of your co-workers, getting a new hairstyle or even helping out at the animal rescue center.
As long as you have joy, comfort will follow suit, so you don’t have to chase for two things at a time. This article explains all that and more while also giving you ideas on how to spend your free time when the weather is really bad.
Do you enjoy reading our frugal Friday tips? What’s your strategy for holiday shopping and how much are you willing to spend on presents alone?