Blog Entries Tagged as Frugal Vegan

  • Sep
  • 16

The Frugal Vegan: Don’t Discount Those Discounts!

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This is part of an on-going series offering tips and tidbits on how to spend less, save more, invest better, and give wisely.

With interest rates on savings at historically low levels, it may seem tough to find a way to get a decent rate of return on your money without taking on risk. Interest …

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  • Oct
  • 11

The Frugal Vegan: Dialing for Dollars

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This is part of an on-going series offering tips and tidbits on how to spend less, save more, invest better, and give wisely.

Here’s a frugal vegan’s delight: Provide PETA with badly needed dollars without spending an extra dime!

It’s as simple as signing up for the new PETA Wireless phone service the next time that you’re …

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  • Aug
  • 15

The Frugal Vegan: A Wonderful Bang for Your Charitable Buck!

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This is part of a ongoing series offering Prime readers easy-to-follow tips and tidbits on how to become a better advocate for animals by spending less, saving more, investing better, and giving wisely.

Donor beware! is just as crucial as Buyer beware! As frugal as I am, I was livid when I realized recently that the top …

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  • Jul
  • 10

The Frugal Vegan: The Joy of Giving

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At first glance, the words frugal and giving seem to contradict one another. After all, being frugal is all about spending less and saving more—not giving money away. But for the faithfully frugal, there comes a time when the fruits of our frugality exceed our expectations. We’ve saved sufficiently for retirement and the proverbial rainy day, …

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  • Jun
  • 14

The Frugal Vegan: Financial Basics, Part 3: Savings

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This is part of an ongoing series offering tips and tidbits on how to spend less, save more, invest better, and give wisely.

The thought of setting money aside for savings can seem miserly, even selfish. But the rewards are remarkably freeing and empowering. A cushion of savings may not make you wealthy, but it will provide you …

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  • May
  • 21

The Frugal Vegan: Financial Basics, Part 2: Debt

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There is good debt and bad debt, but mostly bad debt.

Good debt is for things that appreciate in value, like the mortgage on a house (other than immediately following a massive real-estate bubble!) or education, and for necessary medical expenses (including those of our companion animals).

Bad debt is for things that depreciate in value. Yes, even …

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  • Apr
  • 8

The Frugal Vegan: Financial Basics, Part 1: Budgeting

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This is part of an on-going series offering tips and tidbits on how to spend less, save more, invest better, and give wisely.

For many Prime readers, budgeting is probably one of those dreaded tasks that we need to undertake to stay healthy. It’s right up there with dieting.

The essence of budgeting can be boiled down to five …

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