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Frugal Living

Tips on how to save a few bucks here and there.

Bacon fat as a cheap fire starter.

Access to a cheap fire starter is a good thing. I usually have 1 or 2 strips of bacon with breakfast. I’ve been doing the bacon in the microwave. I put a paper towel in a microwave bowl, then the bacon and cover with a paper towel. Afterwards the towels make great fire starters. However, you have to be careful with how you store the grease soaked paper towels because of the danger of spontaneous combustion.

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Yellow tag sales at the supermarket

I missed this one for the longest time. When my GF has me over for dinner, she would often say “This was a yellow tag sale”.   I happened to be in our local Giant Foods on a Tuesday night and saw a bunch of stuff with yellow tags. One example is below. A $10 T-Bone steak for $5.   I bought a pair of them. My son applied his grilling skills and homemade marinade and we had a fantastic dinner. Continue reading