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Coupons: Thrift is hip

Remember a few months back when Oprah's KFC coupon offer caused a feeding frenzy? In case you haven't heard, coupons are back. Analysts have noted a remarkable rise in the youth and affluent consumers, who before the recession, did not bother to look through the newspapers and cut out coupons. "...

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Tags: Cheap, Lifestyle, Savings
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Villains "Phantom Energy" and "Vampire Plugs" Steal 10 Burritos Every Year

Use That Leaking Energy for Something More Productive I know that all my co-workers at New Dream are getting creeped out because I talk about Phantom Energy and Vampire Plugs nonstop. I send out regular emails reminding people to turn off their power strips at night and every time we have a new ...

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Tags: Burritos, Electricity, Electronics, Energy, Energy efficiency, Green office, Green school, Phantom energy, Plugs, Recession, Reduce waste, Save, Save money save energy, Saving money, Savings, Thrift, Vampire plugs
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Frugal Treasure Hunters Furnish Apartment

by Guest Contributor Shaun Randol, originally published in the Queens Tribune [gallery] Sarah and I have been living in New York for two years now, albeit in university housing. As such, we had no need for the goods of everyday American living—standard furnishings like bed, dresser and microwav...

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Tags: Apartments, Frugal living, Furnishings, Recycle, Reuse, Savings
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