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Save a thousand dollars a year with these simple tips

Stack of penniesMy day in the sun has finally come --- at long last, it's cool to be a skinflint.  Everyone suddenly wants to save money, and the simple living magazines are scurrying to tell us all how to be more frugal.  I heartily agree with all of their tips (which I can't seem to find on the internet), but I know that most folks aren't going to make huge changes in their lives in the interest of frugality.  Instead, this week's lunchtime series offers four ways to save money without really changing your lifestyle.

If you put all four of my tips into practice, you could have an extra $1,000 (or more) in your pocket every year.  Whoa!  What will you do with all that extra cash?  If you're doing well, why not tithe 10% of the excess to a charity you believe in?  Here are some of my favorite charities to get you started:

Remember --- think globally, act locally!

This post is part of our Frugal Living Tips lunchtime series.  Read all of the entries:

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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