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Weekly Topic Inspiration: Frugal Living Tips

  1. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Hey Hubbers! What do you do to save money? I bet you’ve got some pretty ingenious methods, and I’d love to read about them as part of this week’s Weekly Topic Inspiration round.

    Here are some titles containing search-friendly keywords I’ve identified:
    Frugal Living Tips for Single Mothers
    Money Saving Tips for Families
    A Guide to Frugal Coupon Living
    Budgeting Tips for New Married Couples
    Budgeting TIps for College Students
    How to Budget Money
    Tips for Saving Money from a Frugal Mom
    Frugal Recipes That Save Money on Groceries
    How to Save Money on Groceries While Also Eating Healthy
    Money Management Tips from a Frugal Dad
    Tips on Frugal Living and Having Fun
    Living on a Dime as a Frugal Mom: Tips and Advice
    Living Cheaply: How to Live on a Budget
    How to Live Frugally While Still Having Fun
    How to Live Cheap: Managing Your Money Like a Pro
    Fuel Saving Tips for Frugal Drivers
    Advice for Families Living on Less

    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Click here to visit this week's topic.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

    I hope your tips help me save up for the little cottage of my dreams!! I need all the frugal living help I can get, and I bet y’all might get something out of your fellow Hubbers’ guides as well.

    1. sholland10 profile image89
      sholland10posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I like it... I may need a week to write it, though. LOL

      1. grinnin1 profile image86
        grinnin1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Okay- here it is; An article for artists and creative types who need some tips and encouragement in the area of personal finance.  http://grinnin1.hubpages.com/hub/saving … ng-coupons  Once again, I see I published without checking the URL after I changed the title...but it will get you to my article.

      2. silkpillow profile image60
        silkpillowposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        "Tips for Saving Money from a Frugal Mom"  cool,give me large help.

    2. Victoria Lynn profile image89
      Victoria Lynnposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think this is the first WTI I've ever participated in! I may write another one!

      http://victorialynn.hubpages.com/hub/Fr … ingle-Moms

      1. EyesStraightAhead profile image90
        EyesStraightAheadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I loved this hub Victoria Lynn! Thank you so much..and please do keep writing them. It sure saves a LOT of time from researching tips online.

        1. Victoria Lynn profile image89
          Victoria Lynnposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks, EyesStraightAhead, for that feedback. I love living frugally, and I will continue to share tips!

      2. sholland10 profile image89
        sholland10posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        This a great hub!  Victoria, we have so much in common in how we were raised by our single moms.  I am so glad you wrote this hub!

        1. Victoria Lynn profile image89
          Victoria Lynnposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I agree, Susan! Our moms taught us similar things. Cool for us! :-) My mom loved the hub, too--proud that her daughter picked up her way of life, I think!

    3. Robie Benve profile image93
      Robie Benveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What a interesting weekly topic! I totally wanted to write  hub about it, thanks for giving the inspiration.
      I wrote a hub called "Family living on a budget - my experience"
      sharing what seems to work for my family in order to have a good quality of life and stay in the "green".

      Family living on a budget - my experience

    4. Jeni Pari profile image60
      Jeni Pariposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I love, love this idea.  I cannot think of a better way to get my feeties wet than writing about frugal livin'.  Tomorrow I shall write 2 hubs: my introduction and a hub about how excited I am when I know I'm being frugal!

      1. Jeni Pari profile image60
        Jeni Pariposted 5 years ago in reply to this
        1. Jeni Pari profile image60
          Jeni Pariposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I hope this works, So new, so anxious, and so little time!  Please help me learn all the ropes!
          I am a new stay at home mama witha a lot to say!

  2. savingkathy profile image93
    savingkathyposted 5 years ago

    I've been planning to write a hub along these lines. Thanks for giving me the motivation to get it done this week!

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Perfect! Can't wait to read it!

  3. Anna Marie Bowman profile image91
    Anna Marie Bowmanposted 5 years ago

    I have already written several Hubs along these lines, but I might be able to come up with a few new ideas...

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hahaa, there's always more room for saving money, right?

  4. Millionaire Tips profile image87
    Millionaire Tipsposted 5 years ago

    I've written several hugs with this topic as well, including this one I wrote yesterday!

    http://millionairetips.hubpages.com/hub … Save-Money

    I will try to write another one this week.

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, this is a good one! Considering how good hair dyes have become, it really is reasonable to save some cash and dye one's hair oneself.

    2. Mrs. Menagerie profile image79
      Mrs. Menagerieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Good idea MT and nice pics!

  5. Shelly McRae profile image84
    Shelly McRaeposted 5 years ago

    I love this topic, and was immediately inspired. Here's a link to my hub, 'What to Give Up When Money Gets Tight.'

    What to Give Up When Money Gets Tight

    1. Shelly McRae profile image84
      Shelly McRaeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The link doesn't seem to be working. Let me try again.

      http://shelly-mcrae.hubpages.com/hub/Wh … ets-Tight/

      1. Shelly McRae profile image84
        Shelly McRaeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ok, that's better.

        1. Mrs. Menagerie profile image79
          Mrs. Menagerieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Great tips Shelley and pertinent topic Simone!

    2. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This is a good one- and something people should really think about, whether money is tight or not! Also, I've fixed the first link big_smile

  6. Shanna11 profile image92
    Shanna11posted 5 years ago

    I'm finding this week's topic sadly ironic, considering I wanted desperately to blow my savings on a shiny i-pad. My parents voted the idea down quickly and lectured me on being frugal.

    Also, frugal was one of the answers today in the NYT crossword. smile

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hahaa, FATE IS TELLING YOU SOMETHING!

    2. SimeyC profile image89
      SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You can show your parents how frugal you are by buying a Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire - not quite the same as the shiny i-Pad but still really cool! Just bought the Tablet myself!

      Gonna write a hub based on why I chose the Nook instead of the iPad and link it to being Frugal!

  7. VendettaVixen profile image88
    VendettaVixenposted 5 years ago

    Great. I was already working on a hub outlining the various uses for shed dog hair, so I can adapt that to fit this topic.

    1. VendettaVixen profile image88
      VendettaVixenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Scratch that. Have hit a few snags with the dog hair idea, and am going to write about frugal cooking, instead.

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hahaa, both are good! Can't wait to see the frugal cooking Hub big_smile

  8. Elani-Lee profile image87
    Elani-Leeposted 5 years ago

    I wrote this hub because I find that most articles on how to save money are unrealistic for normal people. I have some tips that most people can actually follow (at least a few) and show estimates of how much you can save.

    I hope everyone enjoys it!

    http://elani-lee.hubpages.com/hub/Real- … eal-People

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Right on! This is indeed quite practical. And still enables me to keep my (extremely essential) phone and phone plan.

    2. sholland10 profile image89
      sholland10posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      These are realistic and great tips. smile

  9. stephhicks68 profile image84
    stephhicks68posted 5 years ago

    Happy that I had time to write on this week's WTI!  Living green is right up my alley, so I'm sharing tips on how to save gas and money for the frugal driver:

    http://stephhicks68.hubpages.com/hub/Fu … al-Drivers

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yep, going green can save a lot of money! This is a wonderful Hub- you've touched on all the major fuel-saving actions quite nicely.

      1. stephhicks68 profile image84
        stephhicks68posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Simone!  smile

  10. zanaworld profile image38
    zanaworldposted 5 years ago

    There are a few hubs money saving tips.

    I will plan some, as this topic is very hot and current at home presently.  We, the family, is discussing how to save money to buy a bike for my daughter...

    Thank you Simone Smith.

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, how timely! Looking forward to the Hub, zanaworld.

  11. Lindy's World profile image82
    Lindy's Worldposted 5 years ago

    This topic is right up my alley!!! Going to start tonight after my son's hockey practice. I just need to decide what idea I want to go with. I am thinking about my latest quest in the realm of Table Top Gardens.

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That sounds really intriguing, Lindy's World! Do write Hub about that!!

    2. Lindy's World profile image82
      Lindy's Worldposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Alright, guys and gals I just posted my new hub on Table Top Gardening.  Here is the link:  http://lindysworld.hubpages.com/hub/Sav … Gardening.  Hope you enjoy.

  12. Shanna11 profile image92
    Shanna11posted 5 years ago

    http://shanna11.hubpages.com/hub/How-to … ility?done


    All written from personal experience. smile Mostly helps college age students, and I don't think there are too many on Hubpages.... which means I have to work at SEO more. tongue Bleehh

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Aha, but that's the thing- most Hubs are written for searchers, not HubPages members, and most readers of Hubs don't even know what HubPages is! There are many students searching out there, so writing for that audience is awesome, in my book.
      Great Hub and keep it up, Shanna11!

  13. Diana Grant profile image86
    Diana Grantposted 5 years ago

    http://diana-grant.hubpages.com/hub/How … d-the-Home (How to Save Money Round the Home)
    I wrote this one, which is on your subject, but not in your list, so please can it be included now? I've only just come across the forum - hi to everyone!

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It's on our topic, so of course! Glad you've joined in on this week's WTI, Diana!

  14. Flightkeeper profile image78
    Flightkeeperposted 5 years ago
    1. davenmidtown profile image87
      davenmidtownposted 5 years ago in reply to this
    2. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Good one, Flightkeeper! You had one here I hadn't heard of.

      And yay for the video Hub, davenmidtown! Love it.

  15. Turtlewoman profile image94
    Turtlewomanposted 5 years ago

    Sorry I didn't follow the correct instructions to posting to this WTI. (Rookie mistake!) I had fun writing this one and would like to share it! :-)
    Here's the link:
    http://turtlewoman.hubpages.com/_2suk1j … ng-healthy

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      No worries! It's wonderful to have you joining in. And your practical advice is splendid!

  16. EmpressFelicity profile image83
    EmpressFelicityposted 5 years ago

    Published under my alter ego, a guide to frugal packed lunches:

    http://kitschkat.hubpages.com/hub/fruga … kids-lunch

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Packed lunches rock. Period. Lovely Hub!

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    DentistJamesposted 5 years ago

    me too everyone , Sorry I didn't follow the correct instructions to posting to this WTI.
    Here's the link:
    http://premiumwordpressthemesblog.com/

  18. ElizaDoole profile image90
    ElizaDooleposted 5 years ago

    Here is my hub entitled: Frugal Romance Tips For Women

    This is based on the weekly topic inspiration: Frugal Living

    http://elizadoole.hubpages.com/_o934ac9 … -for-Women

    It kind of evolved into a politics piece as I woke up this morning and decided to brush up on Reaganomics. This article aims to inform people why they must practice Frugal Romance, what a Frugal Romantic is, how to have a positive outlook about being a Frugal Romantic, why this means you are perhaps a Democrat, and as a women, what this means for your love life and attitude in general.

    I hope people like it smile

    1. ElizaDoole profile image90
      ElizaDooleposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Just noticed my spelling has gone south here! Practice should be practise. Women should be woman. What am I like? It took me four hours to write the hub above, maybe when I am exhausted I misspell? *sighs* Sorry hubbers and thanks for not railing on me.

      1. Beth100 profile image84
        Beth100posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Well, practice here in Canada is with a "c" not an "s"; so technically, you only have one typo.  smile  But who's counting?!?  lol  Great hub BTW!

        1. ElizaDoole profile image90
          ElizaDooleposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          cheers Beth - I feel better now smile The British vs everywhere spelling is a bit tricky. I just write British, unless I'm doing articles for Americans. Not sure about that one, maybe I should write American all the time.

      2. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hahaa, you just went into such great detail with this Hub that those things slipped! At least they're easily editable big_smile
        This Hub rocks!

        1. ElizaDoole profile image90
          ElizaDooleposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I was also inspired to write the hub Frugal Romance Tips for Women because The Simpsons are doing their 500th episode and they did an awfully funny one on Reagan. Nancy and Ron moved into the street and were uncaring. Hmmm. WIll repost the link here, our thread is really long!

          http://elizadoole.hubpages.com/_o934ac9 … -for-Women

  19. sholland10 profile image89
    sholland10posted 5 years ago

    Here it is.  These are the money-saving ways I have used with my family.
    http://sholland10.hubpages.com/hub/Tips … Frugal-Mom

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      An excellent collection!

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago

    I absolutely love, love, love to make things.  If you have skills and talent, don't hesitate to make your own handmade gifts during the year.  Here are some frugal tips on making handmade gifts by doing what you already love to do.

    http://arlenevpoma.hubpages.com/hub/Fru … made-Gifts

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yay! I love handmade gifts! Don't have the skills to make many, but LOVE getting them.

  21. KrystalD profile image88
    KrystalDposted 5 years ago

    Awesome topic. I will be publishing one of these lovely topics by the end of the week. Thanks for the inspiration Simone!

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Can't wait to see what you put together, KrystalD!

  22. stephhicks68 profile image84
    stephhicks68posted 5 years ago

    Here's my second offering on frugal living for the week: Frugal living tips for families: save money and have fun

    http://stephhicks68.hubpages.com/hub/Fr … d-Have-Fun

    I wrote this one based on our experience as a family of 6 after I lost my job during the recession, and also incorporated some of my green/energy savings tips.

    Enjoy!

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This is brilliant!!! I've left this Hub inspired- not really to save money, per se (though that's a natural result), but to enjoy life more!

  23. Healthy Pursuits profile image88
    Healthy Pursuitsposted 5 years ago

    I wrote a hub on small, easy steps to saving money.  We all need to change our habits a bit at a time. This hub suggests that you pick a habit a week, or even a habit a month to change. Then it gives information about the changes that can be made to save money in 10 different steps. 

    http://healthypursuits.hubpages.com/hub … ving-Money

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Such a practical approach. Adopting a more frugal lifestyle by no means requiring a sudden, shocking change!

  24. timmathisen profile image89
    timmathisenposted 5 years ago

    As a student, I gave this frugal living tip topic the old college try.

    http://timmathisen.hubpages.com/hub/Bud … not-a-scam

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Love it! You've shared some major money-saving ideas. I wonder how much college students spend at bars every Friday night!

  25. AEvans profile image70
    AEvansposted 5 years ago

    Here is mine I went really frugal and gave away free-online sites where you can actually get things for free. http://aevans.hubpages.com/hub/How-To-G … ld-On-Line

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Freecycle FTW!

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago

    Living in California all of my life, I don't plan on moving.  When it comes to saving water, I have programmed myself to think "drought," and I make an effort not to waste water.  Once you get into the habit of conserving water, it becomes automatic.

    http://arlenevpoma.hubpages.com/hub/Tip … al-Retiree

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oooh, I love the gardening tips you've built in! I never think about that aspect of saving water, since I'm not much of a green thumb @_@

  27. Tricia Ward profile image59
    Tricia Wardposted 5 years ago

    I wrote something a day or so a go. I am new to forums and still getting the idea of it. Here is the link

    http://triciaward.hubpages.com/hub/Livi … oving-life


    Great topic thanks

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh yes- saw this! Really fabulous Hub, Tricia! Being frugal, in many ways, can help one love life even more!

  28. alissaroberts profile image97
    alissarobertsposted 5 years ago

    Had to get in on this week's topic since my 6 year old always tells me I am crazy about coupons! smile Wrote a hub that includes what I have learned over the past year and some tips and advice to start frugal coupon living. Here is the link:

    http://alissaroberts.hubpages.com/hub/A … pon-Living

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, you're crazy about coupons in a GOOD way! I'm really inspired by your Hub- which is gorgeous, by the way! Love the photos you've used- as well as the concrete advice and proof of how couponing has worked for you. This rocks!

  29. Evylyn Rose profile image88
    Evylyn Roseposted 5 years ago

    Wrote a hub on simple budgeting for those who get a little queasy at the mere thought of putting a budget together. Right now it only includes hand-written budget photos, but I'll be adding spreadsheet screen shots with an alternative budget to provide more examples. smile

    http://evylynrose.hubpages.com/hub/How- … e-Easy-Way

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Already, it look great! I love the photos- and I'm looking forward to seeing the spreadsheets too. You can also, of course, create templates using the Table Capsule. At any rate, fabulous Hub!

      1. Evylyn Rose profile image88
        Evylyn Roseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I didn't even think of using the Table Capsule! I still plan on using spreadsheet screenshots, but now I'm brainstorming other ideas too. Thanks!

  30. ktrapp profile image89
    ktrappposted 5 years ago

    I'm always dumbfounded at how expensive it is for families to go see a movie together. A family of four can easily spend $60 for tickets and a little popcorn for 90 minutes entertainment.

    This hub provides tips on how to save money seeing movies:

    Money Saving Tips for Movie Tickets and Movie Rentals

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, it can get pretty pricey! The guide you've created is FABULOUS! It's pretty, thorough, and super useful. I'll be referring back to this!

  31. profile image0
    writeronlineposted 5 years ago

    Hi Simone, I wrote a hub just a couple of weeks back on this theme. It's a little er, irreverent, but has serious advice. And supportive comments smile

    It's called, "To Save Money, Figure Out The Difference Between 'Want' and 'Need'.

    The summary gives you the tone; "What's that old sayin? Oh yeah, 'many a true word said in jest'. Applies here."

    I changed the title after posting it, but you'll find it here,

    http://writeronline.hubpages.com/hub/Th … priorities

    Love to see it on your list!

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks writeronline! You've touched on some conventional wisdom of which I need CONSTANT reminding.

  32. profile image0
    writeronlineposted 5 years ago

    Me again, Simone. I've got a link in my hub (above) to a great Hub that jenubouka wrote about saving money on cheap beef cuts.

    jenubouka's a trained chef, so the Hub's got fantastic recipes for family meals, and detailed descriptions of various cuts that help you shop for best value at the butcher's.

    I'm sure you'll agree it's a worthy addition to your list,

    http://jenubouka.hubpages.com/hub/Great … gal-Family

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image83
      EmpressFelicityposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That chilli and chocolate beef thing sounds gorgeous.

      Here is another one from my sister account:

      http://kitschkat.hubpages.com/hub/craft … jects?done

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Good one! I'm all for keeping crafting costs down big_smile

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      jenuboukaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you so much writer on line for thinking of me.  Much appreciated.
      I got a quite a few that refer to frugal living, super market, restaurant, etc, heck I might create another one.

    3. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for that share, writeronline! Jenubouka's are pretty great!

  33. wymyczak66 profile image91
    wymyczak66posted 5 years ago

    Oh man, I literally just published a money saving idea hub on Wednesday but had no idea it was a topic! I technically never made this hub through the "answer w/ a hub" option, so if it's supposed to count towards something it won't sad

    Well anyhoo, here goes: My hub is meant for 20 somethings, but the ideas are universal.

    http://wymyczak66.hubpages.com/hub/20-M … Somethings

    1. wymyczak66 profile image91
      wymyczak66posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I also wrote a hub awhile back about how to coupon without being a crazy couponer and wasting time out of your daily life:

      http://wymyczak66.hubpages.com/hub/Savi … -Beginners

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hahaa, I'm all for that! Thanks for sharing this.

    2. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      And aha! Perhaps you just psychically knew we were working on this theme big_smile
      That's a fabulous Hub! I love the "think yourself poor" tip.

  34. algarveview profile image89
    algarveviewposted 5 years ago

    Some general advices for saving money at home in various ways. Basic tips that anyone can easily follow and inspiration for many more ideas that can help out in this time of crisis.
    http://algarveview.hubpages.com/hub/Fru … -of-crisis

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Good ideas- ones that will be useful even once this time passes, really big_smile

  35. homesteadbound profile image88
    homesteadboundposted 5 years ago

    Here's the hub I wrote for this one: http://homesteadbound.hubpages.com/hub/ … ctric-Bill

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, electricity saving tips! I could really use these!

  36. cashmere profile image82
    cashmereposted 5 years ago

    Here's my hub on Frugal Family Fun Activities
    http://cashmere.hubpages.com/hub/Live-F … ities?done

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You've shared some lovely ideas in this one. The ferry tip is my favorite!

  37. mljdgulley354 profile image61
    mljdgulley354posted 5 years ago

    Here is a hub I wrote about traditional frugal living. I tried posting on the other board but it wouldn't accept it.
    http://mljdgulley354.hubpages.com/hub/F … Life-Style

    1. homesteadbound profile image88
      homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I really enjoyed this one!

    2. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Me too! And I love how you've used original photos, too!

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago

    February 2012 is my 10th year into retirement, and it is the best time of my life.  I am happy and grateful for what I have, including my inner circle of family and friends.   

    http://arlenevpoma.hubpages.com/hub/Fru … r-Retirees

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wow- SO much advice here! Thanks for sharing all your personal expertise on this front. You've turned retirement into an art!

      1. ktrapp profile image89
        ktrappposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Arlene should be the poster child for retirement sitting in her Adirondack chair with her robe, fuzzy slippers, and laptop (of course).

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          Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          k:  Too funny!  Love it!  Since Valentine's Day, I simply cannot stop making things!  Yes, one does see retirement differently.  I don't even get upset in traffic.  When someone cuts me off, I just smile and wave.  I'm no hurry to get to my destination.  I'll get there when I get there.

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        Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you, Simone!  I'd better know something about retirement.  I've been at it for 10 years, and some of it wasn't all that peachy.  It took me 7 years to adjust to the fact that I wasn't going back to work.  DUH!  Others are fortunate to jump right in and enjoy it.  Of course, I'm the oddball on this one.  What else is new?  Ha!

  39. Chin chin profile image90
    Chin chinposted 5 years ago

    Finally, I got to join again the Weekly Inspiration topic. I wrote about budgeting tips for new married couples: http://chinchin.hubpages.com/t/2d9d14.

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The link above doesn't appear to be working, but here's the full URL: http://chinchin.hubpages.com/hub/Budget … ed-Couples big_smile

  40. donnaisabella profile image84
    donnaisabellaposted 5 years ago

    A little late, but, here is my contribution for the week. I am sharing from what I have learned for others who are still learning and those who already know but want to know more! Enjoy.

    http://donnaisabella.hubpages.com/hub/A … Immigrants

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I love how you've thought through frugal living from an immigrant's perspective. Great approach!

  41. GoodLady profile image83
    GoodLadyposted 5 years ago

    I wrote about three wild green foods you can pick on a country walk and turn into wonderful meals, that will surely save on your family food bills - and make you feel well and happy because living frugally can mean a lot of fun.
    Loved writing it.  Thanks for the inspiration.

    http://goodlady.hubpages.com/hub/3-frug … ountryside

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Very cool- I've always wanted to learn more about foraging for food. This was a great read!

  42. Cliff Mendrez profile image85
    Cliff Mendrezposted 5 years ago

    Again, I deviated slightly from this week's topic inspiration. I hope it still falls under the frugal living category.

    I wrote about How to Become a Millionaire - Tips from the Rich. I often read about success stories and I decided to share this fascination of mine to all of you. Here is the link to my hub http://cliffmendrez.hubpages.com/hub/Ho … naire-Tips

    I'm excited to read the other entries as well.

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for sharing the success stories! Frugal living can be related to MAKING in addition to saving money, I suppose.. hehehe

    2. Melovy profile image95
      Melovyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I love this hub. I had thought of doing something similar for the WTI, but didn’t get round to it, so I’m glad someone did!

  43. mary615 profile image93
    mary615posted 5 years ago

    I wrote a Hub on how I saved money by learning how to Faux Stain Glass instead of hiring a professional to do the work.  I'm very proud of the way my projects look.  I get lots of compliments.

    http://mary615.hubpages.com/hub/How-I-F … -and-Doors

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, this is so neat! They do really look real!

  44. Melovy profile image95
    Melovyposted 5 years ago

    I think this probably fits the theme, but I forgot to add it to the questions section, and didn’t use the suggested titles. http://melovy.hubpages.com/hub/Baking-Bread-is-Easy

  45. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Her everyone! The new thread is up! This week's WTI theme is pet adoption. The theme was recommended by one of HubPages' passionate pet advocates, Alexadry, and we both can't wait to see the Hub's y'all publish on the subject! Let's get the word out and save some adorable pets!

  46. Millionaire Tips profile image87
    Millionaire Tipsposted 5 years ago

    I must not have created the hub from the answers section. Sorry. Also late in publishing, but here it is anyway.

    http://millionairetips.hubpages.com/hub … le-Mothers

  47. MickeySr profile image86
    MickeySrposted 5 years ago

    "The #1 Most Bestest Tip For Those Frugal By Necessity"

    . . . (kind of, as usual) I took a different course . . .


    http://mickeysr.hubpages.com/hub/The-Mo … -Necessity

  48. Evylyn Rose profile image88
    Evylyn Roseposted 5 years ago

    As promised, a second budget example with spreadsheet screenshots has been added to the easy budgeting hub. Hopefully this will help make sense to more of the information. smile

    http://evylynrose.hubpages.com/hub/How- … -Easy-Way#

 
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