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Save money on books either going to the library or buying them at garage sales and book stores.  Books with great pictures are a frugal find.  You can frame pretty pictures from books, or us them for craft projects, such as decoupage.  You can also use colorful pictures as wrapping paper.

If you do a lot of reading, consider buying an electronic book reader, like a Kindle.  You don't have to spend any money on gas to get them, and you can subscribe to lists that will send you free books you can download daily or find them on the Internet.

You can also download free books from the public library.  In our area, you get them for 21 days, and then they are removed from your computer without you having to do a thing.


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Frugal footnotes:


Here are some more frugal tips to save on books.


- Buy inexpensive used books on Amazon, and then when you are done with them, sell them
on Amazon and recoup your money.
- Ask your family to give you books for birthdays and Christmas.
- Share books with friends and family.
- Buy books at discount stores like Costco.
- Read free books on the Internet.







Tightwad Tidbits

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Click below to find hundreds of money saving
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