A website called Gofobo gives out passes in many major cities. Here's how to claim yours.
No, I didn't sneak in.
Become a mystery shopper, and banks and retailers will pay you to fib. All in the name of better customer service, of course.
This may not change the bank's badness, but you might feel better after flinging a few falsehoods of your own.
Got the broke-before-payday blues? This frugal hack can help.
Checking account all but empty a day or two before payday? What a coincidence: Your fridge and your gas tank are empty, too.
Once again you raid the coin jar for enough specie to buy a gallon of gas to get to work, plus some breakfast milk and a loaf of bread for sandwiches.
Want to stop living like this? As soon as your paycheck clears, try this frugal hack:
Need an afternoon out? Bank of America is buying, at museums and other cultural centers across the country.
You might already have it. Check your wallet.
Build a life with meaning by embracing a frugal ethos. You won't be sorry. And yes, you can still have fun.
Relax: I'm not going to make you wash out Ziploc bags with homemade detergent and cold water. There's no One True Path to follow. You won't get kicked out of the movement if you forget your coupons.
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WHAT IS FRUGAL NATION?
Donna Freedman's Frugal Nation blog is for readers who want to live cheaply -- whether due to necessity or a lifestyle choice. It explores living sustainably and making life more meaningful at the same time.
ABOUT DONNA FREEDMAN
Donna Freedman, a writer based in Anchorage, Alaska, writes the Frugal Nation blog for MSN Money. She won regional and national prizes during an 18-year newspaper career and earned a college degree in midlife without taking out student loans. Donna also writes about the frugal life for her own site, Surviving and Thriving.
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