What are some precautions I can take to get used to being more frugal with my money?

Question by ARTY: What are some precautions I can take to get used to being more frugal with my money?
I’m used to spending money for no reason but, I recently started to become more tight and, live on a budget. Any tips to get used to it and, kill my temptations to going back into bad spending habits. My goal is basically to go from one extreme to the other. Go from being aa compulsive spender to the polar opposite.

Best answer:

Answer by eskie lover
I’ve been frugal and a tightwad for most of my life. Here are some tips on how not to spend money needlessly and build some savings at the same time.

Use coupons whenever possible, at the grocery, to buy fast or restaurant food, at the discounters and drug stores. Take the amount of money you saved by doing so and put it into a savings account.

Set up a regular amount of money that goes into a savings account whenever you are paid and take that off of the top, in other words pay yourself first.

Be cognizant of what you are spending by giving yourself a set amount of money in cash to spend at the grocery store or on entertainment or for luxury items.

Watch prices. There are certain times of the year that categories of items go on sale, buy then. For example, linens always go on sale in January, good time to buy sheets and towels.

Do research. Especially when purchasing big ticket items. Compare prices or get at least three estimates before making the buy.

Re-use, re-cycle and re-purpose. Before pitching an item consider whether it has another life as something else. For example, I like to burn candle jars and when they are finished I re-use the jars after cleaning them out. They can be used to make another candle by taking the remnants of other candles melting them down and adding a wick. They are great containers to share a soup or stew with a neighbor or sick friend. And, they make wonderful containers to give home baked goodies in during the holidays.

Use store brands. Almost all of them carry money back guarantees and many are even made by the major manufacturers. They are generally 33-40% less than the national brands.

Stay away from the malls, discounters and your favorite stores unless there is something you actually need to buy from them. And then only carry enough cash to pay for that item.

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Year of Healthy Living: Recipes and Tips for Your Health and Well Being – a 2012 Wall Calendar

Year of Healthy Living: Recipes and Tips for Your Health and Well Being – a 2012 Wall Calendar

A Year of Healthy Living 2012 Wall Calendar by Ann Lovejoy is a warm, heartfelt invitation to expand your awareness, improve your meal choices and enjoy life more every day. Each month features topics that approach food as a nurturing component of life that supports and sustains you. Artful fruit and vegetable photographs are paired with nutritious recipes and helpful tips, while weekly affirmations encourage steady progress at your own pace and invite you to rejoice in the simple joys that surround us all. A Year of Healthy Living is about wanting the very best for ourselves and choosing health and well-being.
Lovejoy is the author of more than twenty gardening books and two cookbooks, and is a regular cooking and gardening columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. She is also the author of The Essential Rose and The Organic Kitchen Garden wall calendars.

The interior pages of this calendar are printed on 100% recycled, 50% post-consumer paper, processed chlorine free and printed with soy based inks. In addition to printing our products on recycled paper, Amber Lotus Publishing continues to plant trees and offset our carbon footprint with NativeEnergy.

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If you had a choice between being healthy living up to 100 yr but living in poverty or being extremely wealthy?

Question by MGSA: If you had a choice between being healthy living up to 100 yr but living in poverty or being extremely wealthy?
If you had a choice between being healthy living up to 110 yrs but living in poverty for most of your life or being extremely wealthy but dying at 30 years old with a terminal disease that will end your life in 6 months – what would you choose?
Taslima – go lick Bin Laden’s asshole

Best answer:

Answer by rejectedzipper
I’m already planning on dying in a hang-gliding accident on my 130th birthday, and also planning on spending all my money as I go.

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Being Active And Healthy Is More Important Than You Think

Go to www.healthyeatingstartshere.com for the full article. Being healthy is about way more than what you eat. I always knew that regular exercise and activity was important, but I read an article recently that woke me up to just how crucial it is… Do you feel (like me) that you’re going to getting up from your chair a lot more often now? Let me know below. And check out www.healthyeatingstartshere.com for the free ‘7 Secrets For Shaping Up Your Healthy Eating Habits’.
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Year of Healthy Living: Recipes and Tips for Your Health and Well Being – a 2012 Wall Calendar

Year of Healthy Living: Recipes and Tips for Your Health and Well Being – a 2012 Wall Calendar

A Year of Healthy Living 2012 Wall Calendar by Ann Lovejoy is a warm, heartfelt invitation to expand your awareness, improve your meal choices and enjoy life more every day. Each month features topics that approach food as a nurturing component of life that supports and sustains you. Artful fruit and vegetable photographs are paired with nutritious recipes and helpful tips, while weekly affirmations encourage steady progress at your own pace and invite you to rejoice in the simple joys that surround us all. A Year of Healthy Living is about wanting the very best for ourselves and choosing health and well-being.
Lovejoy is the author of more than twenty gardening books and two cookbooks, and is a regular cooking and gardening columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. She is also the author of The Essential Rose and The Organic Kitchen Garden wall calendars.

The interior pages of this calendar are printed on 100% recycled, 50% post-consumer paper, processed chlorine free and printed with soy based inks. In addition to printing our products on recycled paper, Amber Lotus Publishing continues to plant trees and offset our carbon footprint with NativeEnergy.

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Tips for Healthy Gluten Free Cooking (eat great food without being a chef) (Living a Gluten Free Healthy Life)

Tips for Healthy Gluten Free Cooking (eat great food without being a chef) (Living a Gluten Free Healthy Life)

A healthy gluten-free diet doesn’t have to be hard.

You want to eat more healthful and nutritious foods.

You really do.

You’ve also recently been diagnosed with celiac disease, or have discovered you are gluten intolerant and feel much better when eliminating gluten from your diet. Perhaps you’ve been gluten free for some time now, and are ready to kick your nutrition up a notch. Your goal is to make your food, and your life, more than just gluten free.

This book includes general ideas and templates for healthy cooking as well as “Not-Really-Recipes. ™” 14 not-really-recipes ™ are provided, along with ideas for many variations upon each recipe. This will give your cooking the easy and relaxed quality you’ve been looking for without the stress of following a specific recipe.

Also, at the very beginning is a get-started-now gluten free grocery list to stock your healthy gluten free kitchen.

When you get back to your kitchen, if you are living with others who eat gluten you can refer to the included kitchen safety tips. These are easy steps to take to reduce the chance of any cross contamination in a shared kitchen. After you’ve taken care of the obvious gluten make sure you check out the hidden gluten and names of gluten containing grains. Gluten can turn up in places where you would never expect it. Stay safe, stay healthy, eat well, and do it all without fancy recipes or equipment.A healthy gluten-free diet doesn’t have to be hard.

You want to eat more healthful and nutritious foods.

You really do.

You’ve also recently been diagnosed with celiac disease, or have discovered you are gluten intolerant and feel much better when eliminating gluten from your diet. Perhaps you’ve been gluten free for some time now, and are ready to kick your nutrition up a notch. Your goal is to make your food, and your life, more than just gluten free.

This book includes general ideas and templates for healthy cooking as well as “Not-Really-Recipes. ™” 14 not-really-recipes ™ are provided, along with ideas for many variations upon each recipe. This will give your cooking the easy and relaxed quality you’ve been looking for without the stress of following a specific recipe.

Also, at the very beginning is a get-started-now gluten free grocery list to stock your healthy gluten free kitchen.

When you get back to your kitchen, if you are living with others who eat gluten you can refer to the included kitchen safety tips. These are easy steps to take to reduce the chance of any cross contamination in a shared kitchen. After you’ve taken care of the obvious gluten make sure you check out the hidden gluten and names of gluten containing grains. Gluten can turn up in places where you would never expect it. Stay safe, stay healthy, eat well, and do it all without fancy recipes or equipment.

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being active weekly tracking sheet- healthy kids!

being active weekly tracking sheet- healthy kids!
Healthy Kids
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Encourage kids to get 60 minutes of physical activity with printable "Move it Minutes" tracker
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