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My Frugal Life: Discount Diva

I was laid off from a permanent job 6 years ago. My Frugal LifeMy field is in oil and gas. During that time I have worked contract and my ways of savings have really helped my husband and myself.

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As far as food is concerned, I use coupons, buy generic, and only shop when there are sales. Since bread is the staple of my husband's diet I shop at Mrs. Baird's thrift bakery where I can get 6 loaves of bread for $1.99. Usually I can get 2 free items if I spend about $5. Vegetables are my main diet source, even if my husband only eat meat. Leftovers usually turn into lunch and dinner for the next day if any is left over.

I have always considered myself a "Diva" when it comes to my appearance. Going to the beauty shop every week for a shampoo and style. This usually would cost me about $50 every week. Now I shampoo my own hair with natural ingredients which include honey, avocado, olive oil, and almond oils. Having my monthly extensions would cost about $275. Since times are hard and I no longer want to use resources for this, I wear my hair natural. There are no more salon visits, professional manicures, or eyelash extensions. I do all of this myself and save as much as I can. I no longer buy clothing from stores or malls. Everything I buy is pre-owned or I get great price on auction sites such as eBay.

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Entertainment consist of listening to music, reading, and watching movies on the internet.

It is hard but when you think about it, these expenses are just a waste. Even if I get my career back on track, I will still live frugal.

By Yolanda from Stafford, TX

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March 6, 20110 found this helpful

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