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Stews are a frugal person's best friend. There's nothing more satisfying to a penny-pincher than scores of single-bowl meals made with the cheapest cuts of meat. Stew is easy, but to get the best flavours, stew meat needs a little extra care. Here are some tips.

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If you're on a budget and you're looking for some great ways to relax and unwind beyond just going for a walk or taking a nap, this graphic has about fifty of them, all of which may take a little time, but never any money. Best of all, it's organised chronologically, so you can try them at different parts of the day.

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You might think it's too late to save a buck or two for those last minute gifts, or maybe that it's too late to find cash to treat yourself while you're buying for everyone else. Well, here are some ways to find some extra scratch to make the yuletide that much brighter.

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Like many people who suddenly realise how bad their financial situation is, we dove hard into frugality during the first few months of our financial turnaround. It makes sense, really. Frugality is the best personal finance tactic there is for seeing immediate results.

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You can typically get a discount on big purchases like appliances or electronics, even at large retailers, just by haggling with the sales associate. And if you're making that purchase online, expert deal hunter Kyle James suggests haggling via live chat instead.

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On the surface, personal finance seems to be primarily about money: getting rich and optimising your investments and so on. It's definitely about all of that stuff, but in a larger, more important way, it has nothing to do with money at all. It's more about using it to optimise your values and priorities.

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We often stretch our finances thin to buy stuff we really, really want. A new, bigger TV. A fancier phone. Better clothes. Of course, this habit usually leads to financial trouble, and as money writer Natalie Bacon points out, "it's better to want than to owe".