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Address Books

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Save money on your address book by making it last longer.  Family and friends are permanent.  Addresses and phone numbers change.  Write names in ink, and addresses and phone #'s with a pencil, so that they can be easily erased and changed.


Look for an address book with a spiral binding.  It may cost a little more, but will be thrift friendly over time, as the binding won't crack and the pages start to fall out.  You will also save time not having to redo your address book.


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Here are some more frugal ideas for address books.

-  Use your email program to keep your address book.  Programs like Microsoft's Outlook let you enter addresses along with names and email contact information.
- Another option is to use a spreadsheet.  Most people have Microsoft's Works  installed on their computer.  It comes with a very simple spreadsheet.  There are help menus, and even if you've never used a spreadsheet before, you will not find it hard to learn.
Just be sure to back up your information, and print it out once a year.





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tips in alphabetical order


A - Frugal Tips: Acne - Automobiles


B - Frugal Tips:  Babies - Buttons


C - Frugal Tips: Cakes - Cutting Boards


D - Frugal Tips:  Dandruff - Dryers


E - Frugal Tips:  Eating Out - Eyeliner


F - Frugal Tips:  Fabric - Furniture


G- Frugal Tips:  Garage Sales - Groceries


H - Frugal Tips:  Hair Humidifiers


I - Frugal Tips:  Ice - Ironing


J - Frugal Tips:  Jars - Junk Mail


K - Frugal Tips:  Ketchup - Kitchen Pot Hangers


L - Frugal Tips:  Ladders - Lotions


M - Frugal Tips:  Mac and Cheese - Mushrooms


N - Frugal Tips:  Nail Polish - Nuts


O - Frugal Tips: Oatmeal - Ovens


P - Frugal Tips: Paint - Pumpkins


Q - Frugal Tips: Quiche - Quilting


R - Frugal Tips: Radishes - Rubbing Alcohol


S - Frugal Tips: Sales - Sweetened Condensed Milk


T - Frugal Tips: Tablecloths - TV Dinners


U - Frugal Tips: Upholstery Fabric - Utilities


V - Frugal Tips: Vacations - Vinyl Tablecloths


W - Frugal Tips: Wallpaper - Wreaths


XYZ - Frugal Tips - Yams - Zucchini