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The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1d ago

16 Frugal Tips That Go Beyond “Lose That Latte Habit”

The following blog post first appeared over at ClarkHoward.com. If you’re a fan of Clark Howard, you probably make a habit of scanning the internet for fresh money saving tips. Sadly, most a...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 3d ago

Five Frugal Things

I noticed that my refrigerator was empty while my freezer was full, so I spent a hour or so remedying the situation. I was able to pull out enough food for multiple meals and make use of my ...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1W ago

In The Midst of Mourning I Hold My Sons Tightly

I wrote this blog post after the Sandy Hook school shooting. I’ve decided that I will repost it after every school shooting in the United States. I hope to never publish it again, but I know...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1W ago

Two Frugal Things

1. I threw some Dollar Tree pinto beans into the crockpot in a pointless desperate gesture to balance out having just spent thousands of dollars maintaining our 2005 minivan. I joked to the ...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1W ago

Five Frugal Things

Our mechanic called yesterday afternoon to review all the things we’re having fixed on our 2005 minivan. This included a non-functional seat belt switch for the air bag circuit. However, she...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1W ago

Five Frugal Fails

You may have noticed that The Non-Consumer Advocate was down for a couple of days with thi...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2W ago

Five Frugal Things

My friend Lise and I took a spur of the moment trip to the nearest Goodwill Outlet for som...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 3W ago

Five Frugal Things

I stopped by the outpatient pharmacy at my hospital and picked up 100-count bottles of Tyl...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 3W ago

Does Frugality Stick With You After You Move Past Lean Times?

The following is a reprint of a Non-Consumer Advocate blog post written in 2011, when Americans were beginning to pull themselves out of a recession mindset. I awoke yesterday to the headlin...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 3W ago

Five Frugal Things

I worked both Friday and Saturday and brought leftovers from home both days. (Of course I ...