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Frugal Living Sayings

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Sometimes a saying or quote can help set a course or keep you on task, even when it becomes difficult or discouraging. This guide contains frugal living sayings.
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April 27, 2012

I've done so much for so long with so little, that now I can do anything with nothing.

Source: Grandmother

By syntoniser from N.B. Canada

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May 14, 20120 found this helpful

You made me laugh; sometimes I feel exactly the same way. Lately, I've had a few opportunities to spend some money, but failed to do so. I couldn't think of one thing I felt that I needed. Sure, there were some wants, but none of them big enough to make me open my wallet; and I even decided to let a few of my needs go. They didn't seem big enough to be bothered by. I guess I'll just wait for a nicer bargain to fulfill those...

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May 1, 2012

"Do what you can, where you are, with what you have." Originally said by Theodore Roosevelt. I think it may also have been McGyver's motto. It always makes me stop and think about what I want to do and if I can accomplish it without having to buy anything for the project.

Source: Theodore Roosevelt

By DeBushe from Gilroy, CA

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June 8, 20120 found this helpful

I love that quote and have it in a frame over my desk with another quote that I also love.

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do." by Edward Everette Hale.

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May 12, 20040 found this helpful

Make money, don't let money make you.

By Quincy C.

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May 12, 20040 found this helpful

What does this mean?

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January 4, 20060 found this helpful

Does anyone remember all the words to the saying: use it up, make do, do without... I can't remember all the words and I would like to use the saying in my newsletter.

Paula from Christmas, MI

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January 4, 20060 found this helpful

use it up, wear it out, make do, do without

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January 4, 20060 found this helpful

Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.

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January 4, 20060 found this helpful

Thank you for your help! My sister-in-law and I are starting a newsletter for our family about cutting costs and being frugal and I thought that this saying would be good for our first issue.

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January 4, 20060 found this helpful

if you can do without it don't get it

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January 4, 20060 found this helpful

Use it up; wear it out; make it do or do without!

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January 13, 20060 found this helpful

Make do best you can with what you got!

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March 3, 20060 found this helpful

Think of it as a game - every time you save you earn invisible points, which you can then spend on something else!

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April 28, 20140 found this helpful

I could well be wrong but I think it is:

Use it up,

Wear it out,

Make it do,

Or go without.

;)

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