Cheapskate Tip

Starting a Fund-Raiser for… Anything

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Let’s say you’re planning a road trip. Or recording your first album. Or trying to finance your gimlet-dispensing messenger bag concept. First off, put us on the wait list. That sounds amazing. Secondly, you’ll need this site—it lets you launch a fund-raiser for anything imaginable. This could get ugly. ...

10 simple ways to live frugally

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By Peggy Mackenzie - 1. Don’t throw water down the drain: The water from our dehumidifier waters the garden and grass. We pitch leftover water from drinking glasses onto indoor plants. 2. Turn off the power for computers and televisions: We just started turning our power bars off at night and when away during the ...

Cheapskate Tip – Gift Giving On A Budget

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You don't have to be cheap to give a cheap gift.  There are hundreds of great gifts that can be purchased or made by hand for under $10.  Try wrapping your gift with a pretty ribbon or put it in a nice basket or tin.  For example, you can bake home made cookies and put them in a pretty tin with a hand ...

JemBlog: Cheap Tip- Try Buying Used

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With the economy in the state its in everyone should be cutting back as much as possible. Cutting back can actually be fun when you get creative with it. Most of us are used to buying things brand new but how about looking for used first.  Try sending an email to your friends and family before you hit the ...