Apply a do-it-yourself approach to personal finance to significantly reduce your living expenses. Follow these tips from our community of readers and experts to start living on less today.
A pallet shelf and reclaimed barn wood lend this kitchen upcycled class.
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Fresh eggs from backyard hens can cost less than $2 in feed per dozen.
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Buy raw ingredients in bulk rather than prepackaged or prepared foods. Start or join a bulk food co-op and place orders directly with food companies to further cut costs.
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Look no further than your pantry for remedies for many common ailments.
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Let the sun do the work. Reduce energy costs by line-drying your clothes. A kitchen garden, even in a small space, such as along the sunny side yard of your house or apartment building, will reduce grocery costs — escpecially for fresh herbs.
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Commute by bicycle to save money and make fitness a daily routine.