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1. Live Below the Line. What do you eat when you don’t have much to spare? Turns out a lot of junk food. Totally Money details her experience shopping with spare change.
2. When It’s Broke, Fix It. What do you do when an appliance breaks? Buy a new one, right? Not so fast… The Frugal Girl shares her story of a dryer melt down and what it takes to get things up and running again.
3. When It’s New, Wait. When it comes to the much anticipated new release of a big product, The Simple Dollar has simple advice: hold off. Waiting, even if only for a few months, can save you money and a whole lot of headaches.
4. Just Don’t. While the motto in the US often seems to be “Just Buy It,” All You suggests that you don’t-at least when it comes to these 14 items.
5. Pass the Sunblock. Getting a jump on summer with a healthy golden glow to look good might sound great, but it can end up doing the exact opposite health wise, especially if you plan on getting it at a tanning salon. The Consumerist highlights a recent study looking at tanning bed trends.
6. Going to the Chapel. One of the first stops before the church is the local Target or Bed, Bath and Beyond to scan every item you may have ever wanted for a wedding registry. However, as people desire to connect more, registries seem impersonal. Wise Bread has a few ideas for pulling together a better registry.
7. Do-It-Yourself. Nothing saves money quite like making it yourself, especially when the material needed haunts your closets and dresser drawers: old T-shirts. The Motherload shows you how to give new life to those worn sports shirts and participation tees.
8. ‘Tis the Season. Come spring, we all dream of saving money and taking our workout outdoors. However, if you like to mix it up, some sporting gear might be in order, but it can also be expensive. Not Made of Money shares their secrets to buying balls, rackets and more on the cheap.