Tag: frugality

How to Save Money on Gas Think horse cart, bike, bikini on hitchhiker. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

For all you survivalists, or folks who just like to see how to make nifty things out of nothing, here’s how to make a soup can forge for working metal. This has special interest to me because in my distant past I made a furnace to melt bronze for casting, and worked in the high […]

DIY: If you like crazy stuff cobbled together from junk you might enjoy this how to build a bicycle repair stand video. Even with all the junk it still cost the guy $15 for parts. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Great advice on achieving a more fulfilling frugal lifestyle with the 7 habits of highly frugal people. Learn about budgeting, how to think about money, and how to develop the motivation to succeed. Gain control of finances and gain control of your life. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Stretch your shampoo and make your own hair gel, or just make a gel to apply directly to your hair. Either way, it’s easy and saves money. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

27 ways to make your groceries last as long as possible. Store onions for 8 months, add 3-5 days to the usable life of bananas, keep salad lettuce fresh for a week, and 24 more easy ways to save food, and money. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

You might not want to live this way all the time (the subject of this post doesn’t), but this article has some good ideas for saving a ton of money on food so you can eat healthy on a buck per day. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

When I was a kid we had a 6-foot square ice fishing shack made out of the same insulation board that was used as sheathing on new houses in those days. We left the shack out on the frozen river all winter long. Sawdust covered the ice as a floor. There was a little oil-burning […]

Notice: Since the end of the world may occur tomorrow, you might want to hold off starting this project until Saturday, if there is a Saturday. If there is no Saturday, it’s been nice knowing you. Do you remember those big old heat registers at Grandma’s house? They were vertical against the wall and the […]

Two-bit Guru | Folded Paper | Photo of a folded piece of paper.

When I was a kid, it was common practice to tear an 8 1/2 by 11 inch piece of paper from a notebook and with a #2 pencil make lists, sketches, notes, play hangman, slip messages to our friends. We traveled light in those days, no backpacks, only shirt pockets, jeans pockets, coat pockets, and […]