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Living Better With Less

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Whether by choice or financial circumstance, we are sometimes required to make do with less. Surprisingly, this change in life style can be a very good thing. This is a guide about living better with less.
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By 23 found this helpful
June 3, 2009

I quit my job 13 months ago and started traveling with my husband. We are living on about $30,000 less a year, and are loving it! We own a 3,000 square foot home but have reduced my needs to what will fit into Rubbermaid bins and the back of the truck. All of this has been so freeing.

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After a recent visit home, I realized that I was getting tense because there was so much work associated with all my stuff. I have pictures of my family as my only one splurge on the road. I am in the process of scanning and loading onto CDs to see as a slide show.

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My tip is to unload a lot of the stuff that is not essential to everyday life. If you have to dust it, move it, or clean it and it is not adding anything to your daily life, get rid of it.

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June 19, 20140 found this helpful

I been saying for years, life is so fast and crazy. We need to get back to a simpler way of life. I do have so much, it isn't necessary. You are an inspiration to down size. Maybe not as much as you, but if you can get by with a Rubbermaid tub. I can get rid of some stuff. Enjoy your life.

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By 17 found this helpful
November 11, 2009

I am naturally frugal by nature and often complain that there are NO new frugal tips and hints. These are not new or difficult ideas BUT they do work for me and are tried and true ways to save money!

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Laundry Room

Bathrooms

Kitchen and Pantry

Bedrooms or Living Areas

Entertainment

Shopping

Clothing

Holidays

Crafting

Miscellaneous

I hope a few of these work for you and help you save some of your hard earned money!

Diana from Prospect, KY

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August 5, 20140 found this helpful

I thought Diana had some great ideas on living simply and frugally. Perhaps when she spoke of things bought on credit being 15% more expensive she meant interest charges. I know a lot of people who get their CC bills and are surprised by the interest rates if they don't pay their bill in full each month.

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By 2 found this helpful
December 21, 2007

Living Simply Year Round

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I know this isn't a "Nuts and Bolts" description of frugality but this is how I feel with the holidays approaching. The older I get the more I realize that living as simply as possible is not only frugal, but good for the spirit.

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