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Love Food Hate Waste. The cupboard is the best place to store potatoes.

Love Food Hate Waste

Store your potatoes in a cool, dry, dark place, ideally in a cloth bag and away from strong-smelling foods like onions. Leftover cooked potatoes can be frozen. You can also roast boiled potatoes straight from the freezer - pop them in the oven with a little oil to crisp up. To store cooked potatoes, cool them as quickly as possible, ideally within one or two hours, and then store in the fridge for up to two days.

If potatoes have sprouted, simply remove the sprouts before use, and remember to cut off any green or rotten bits before using. Frugal. Frugal Living Sites & Tips. Frugal Recipes, simple and easy recipes for the real foodie. Providing advice on how to save using coupons, deals, savings, discounts, and best diaper deals at your favorites stores. Cashback: How to get £1,000 richer without spending an extra penny. Using the right websites and credit cards could make your family £1,000 richer in 12 months' timeGet paid just for doing your regular shopping.

Cashback: How to get £1,000 richer without spending an extra penny

A GIRL CALLED JACK. CLOTHING COLLECTORS - List of house-to-house clothing collectors - A-Z - eg Scope, Age UK, RSPCA, BHF, Cancer Research UK, Children's Society. Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Best time to Christmas shop is actually in-between. By Tara Evans Published: 07:40 GMT, 23 November 2012 | Updated: 16:52 GMT, 23 November 2012 The best time to find bargains for your Christmas shopping is actually the weekend between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, despite what the marketing men may have you believe.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Best time to Christmas shop is actually in-between

They like to put it about that online shopping and discounts hit their peak on either the fourth Friday of November or the Monday after. However, research has revealed that they could be nothing more than a marketing ploy and the best discounts are often found between or even before these days. Hitting the high street: Black Friday deals can be found online and in-store - but are they as generous as retailers make out? In 2011, customers of cashback website Quidco saved more money, nearly 22 per cent, by shopping over the weekend leading up to Cyber Monday rather than on the big day itself. The biggest savings are often made in November with prices often hiked closer to Christmas. New tool from mySupermarket exposes the 'special offers' that are more expensive than paying full price elsewhere.

By Tara Evans PUBLISHED: 11:26 GMT, 5 September 2012 | UPDATED: 12:00 GMT, 5 September 2012 Online shopping comparison website has launched a new tool that exposes supermarket ‘special offers’ to help customers decide if a deal is really worth having.

New tool from mySupermarket exposes the 'special offers' that are more expensive than paying full price elsewhere

Fuel costs: 10 tips for cutting your bill. By Dan Hyde and Victoria Bischoff Published: 23:50 GMT, 16 October 2012 | Updated: 10:27 GMT, 17 October 2012 1.

Fuel costs: 10 tips for cutting your bill

Fix your deal to save £300 All of the big energy companies are announcing price rises. ScottishPower to pull cheapest plan on the market after 'unprecedented demand' - Expert opinion from uSwitch. Time is running out for consumers to snap up a cheap energy deal and to protect themselves from potential price hikes this winter.

ScottishPower to pull cheapest plan on the market after 'unprecedented demand' - Expert opinion from uSwitch

Another plan pulled ScottishPower has announced it is to withdraw the cheapest plan on the market*, leaving little time for households to secure the cheapest deal. The warning comes as First Utility pulls its market-leading iSave Fixed v3 plan off the market with immediate effect. This plan, at £1,040 a year, was the cheapest on the market, offering customers a competitive price with a fixed price guarantee until the end of 2013.

It had left ScottishPower’s Online Fixed Price Energy January 2014 at £1,052 a year as the cheapest plan on the market. Being Poor. Being poor is knowing exactly how much everything costs.

Being Poor

Being poor is getting angry at your kids for asking for all the crap they see on TV. Being poor is having to keep buying $800 cars because they’re what you can afford, and then having the cars break down on you, because there’s not an $800 car in America that’s worth a damn. Being poor is hoping the toothache goes away. Being poor is knowing your kid goes to friends’ houses but never has friends over to yours. Being poor is going to the restroom before you get in the school lunch line so your friends will be ahead of you and won’t hear you say “I get free lunch” when you get to the cashier.

5 Things Nobody Tells You About Being Poor. Being poor is like a game of poker where if you lose, the other players get to fuck you.

5 Things Nobody Tells You About Being Poor

And if you win, the dealer fucks you. A bunch of you reading this are among the 45 million "working poor" in America, and if you're not, you know somebody who is. Like me. Getty.comOr 60 percent of all retired NBA players, according to this site. The Fun Cheap or Free Queen: Tons of home remedy tips and tricks. I’m sure we’ve all gotten the email before.

The Fun Cheap or Free Queen: Tons of home remedy tips and tricks

You know what I’m talking about, the spam email that you actually happened to read. You know, the one with tons of random home remedy tips in it that you think, “Huh…I should remember this….” Yes, that one. App unlocks crazy 'ticket splitting' trick that makes many British train journeys far cheaper. Buying two separate tickets often FAR cheaperApp instantly tells you when and where to 'split' your journeys into twoUsers stay on one train, just buy two ticketsCan save hundreds of pounds per year By Rob Waugh Published: 15:04 GMT, 24 May 2012 | Updated: 15:04 GMT, 24 May 2012 The free Tickety Split app saves rail users up to 68 per cent by using a clever trick to get round hidden charges.

App unlocks crazy 'ticket splitting' trick that makes many British train journeys far cheaper

The technique, called ticket splitting, calculates when it would save you money to divide a single trip into two separate journeys An ingenious new iPhone app unlocks a trick called 'ticket splitting' which can save users hundreds of pounds a year. Recycle your things for cash! Sell for less: the alternatives to eBay. » The Cheapskate Guide: 50 Tips for Frugal Living. Post written by Leo Babauta.

Follow me on Twitter. Confession time: I’m a cheapskate. Some would say frugal, which sounds much more positive, but in reality I can be a real cheapskate. Frugal Recipes. How to Downsize Your Lifestyle. EmailEmail Many of us look around and wonder how we ended up with so much stuff. Sometimes I wonder why I spend the money I do on things that don’t get used a whole lot. There is a lot to be said for a little more simplicity, as many people have discovered during the recession. It is possible to spend less money, and still live a full life. Worried About Reaching Your Money Goals? Just Set One. EmailEmail One of the problems I have with goal setting is that I often set too many goals. Indeed, I’ll make a whole list of goals I want to accomplish — only to have most of them fall to the wayside. That’s the problem with setting too many goals. Many of us can’t do that many things at once. Instead of setting a whole bunch of money goals for the coming New Year, consider whittling it down to just one.

Three Easy Steps to Determine Your Financial Priorities. EmailEmail When you are trying to make a financial plan, or reach a certain financial goal, it is important to have an idea of your financial priorities. After all, without priorities, it is impossible to decide what you should do with your money — not to mention figure out what actions you need to take to reach your financial goals.

Determining your financial priorities can take a little bit of time, and it requires some introspection. How to Break Bad Habits. EmailEmail Our habits may be based on our core principles, but the surrounding elements will often change them on a daily basis. Be it frugality, way of life or our morals, people around us slowly change our behaviors in a big way.

When we were young, our parents help shape our values by setting examples. Once school started, we start learning from our friends and classmates. Then as we grow older, the sum of our experiences act as the ultimate trial and error experiment that forms our habits. What Drives You to Be Frugal. EmailEmail People who know me sometimes wonder why I’m so frugal. 7 Habits of Highly Frugal People. Frugal Living. 5 Things to Do at 50 with No Retirement Savings.