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    A FRUGAL mum has revealed the three weird ways she saves money - but some have hailed her a genius. Taking to TikTok, the money-saving mum left people stunned with her cost-cutting ideas. 2The money-saving mum revealed the weird ways she saves moneyCredit: Tiktok/@sweetfrugallife 2Squishing toilet paper rolls down is just the start of itCredit: Tiktok/@sweetfrugallife In the short clip posted to her TikTok account, Sweet Frugal Life, she said: "Nothing wrong with me! What’s something weird that you do to save money?" She then revealed the three weird habits she's picked up to save money. The first cost-cutting idea was to squash toilet paper down before replacing the finished roll. Another weird tip the mum had was to unplug everything that wasn't in use to help save her money on her electricity bill. The mum revealed that she cut her toothpaste tube when it was 'finished.' This allows her to get every last bit of toothpaste in the tube. Finally, she revealed she often gives people thrifted gifts from around her home. In another video, the mum revealed why...
    WITH purse strings a little tighter this year due to the cost-of-living crisis, people are coming up with various ways to try and cut back on costs. One frugal mum, who posts under the acronym @sweetfrugallife, took to TikTok and shared a video revealing the four "weird" things she does to save money. 2A frugal mum revealed the four "weird" things she does to save moneyCredit: TikTok/@sweetfrugallife 2Amongst the savvy shopper's top tips include squishing the toilet rollCredit: TikTok/@sweetfrugallife First up, the savvy shopper advises: "Squish toilet paper roll before replacing." Many were left confused as to how this would help to reduce spending, but another mum who uses the same money-saving tip took to the comments section to explain. "I do this to my kids bathroom, because they are toddlers and if it’s squished they can’t roll out 746 sheets each time they go to the bathroom," she noted. Next up, the frugal mum reveals that she "unplugs everything in use," before going to to note that she also "cuts the end of the toothpaste off to squeeze...
    THE cost of living crisis means we are all tightening our purse strings - but that doesn't mean your kids have to miss out on all the fun. Most parents spend around £1,000 keeping their little ones entertained during the school break, but one frugal mum has come up with a bunch of activities and days out that won't break the bank. 6Elizabeth Buko, 35, revealed how she keeps her kids entertained without spending a fortune in the summer holidaysCredit: Elizabeth Buko Elizabeth Buko, 35, from Hertfordshire, England, is a mum of two and knows that the rising prices will make getting the kids out of the house this summer a struggle for families. The financial mentor, working alongside Pound Toy, reveals to Fabulous her top tips to save cash - from dining, days out, and activities to do at home. 6Most museums in the UK are free and offer a great day out for the kidsCredit: Getty Days out Days out during the summer holiday can set you back hundreds if you aren't careful. But research shows kids are...
    A PENNY-PINCHING mum, from the US, has revealed she uses her friends' breastmilk to save money. With the cost of living now rising to new levels, almost everyone is trying to find ways to save money where possible - and this woman is no exception. 4Some viewers thought the mum was spending all the money on herselfCredit: TLC 4From all the different breastmilks, her daughter liked Apple's colleague's one the mostCredit: TLC But for Apple Melecio, a working mum-of-one, spending less has become her driving passion. Appearing on TLC Extreme Cheapskates, Apple said that whenever she finds toys left in a playground, she will not hesitate to take them home - missing parts or not. ''Kids leave toys all the time. If they're unclaimed, why not pick them up and take it home with you? ''It's perfectly fine - we just wash it off.'' read more money storiesPENNY PINCHER I’m a cheapskate mom - I ask my neighbours for leftovers & ratio loo rollFOOD MATTERS Save hundreds on food WITHOUT coupons - including the ‘double & freeze’ tip Apple's...
    WITH the current climate, many are looking for ways to save money wherever possible - but some take it to the extreme. And one mum has revealed she loves being frugal so much, she will make a family day-out from dumpster diving with her kids. 4Though the family lives in a nice house, they choose to spend their days sifting through rubbishCredit: TLC 4They'll often come up with crafty ways to make use of trash others have thrown outCredit: TLC Rosanna Tran, 52, is a property manager who tries to limit how much the family spends. ''I'm the queen of frugalness,'' she said appearing on the TV series So Freakin Cheap. Together with her husband Danny, the mum-of-four regularly spends days hunting for hidden gems in large dumpsters. ''We live in a nice house and we could afford nice things if we want to. read more real life storiesBACK TO EARTH I won £1m lotto - I bought land on MOON but I live cheaply & still go to work ''However, I don't think it's necessary,'' said the mum who...
    A FRUGAL mum has revealed the 25 things she no longer buys to save cash. With the costs of living rising, many are finding new ways to help them spend less and save money - amongst them is Sarah, a US-based mum who no longer buys a list of things. 5From wrapping paper to home decor, there is a list of things the mum has stopped buyingCredit: youtube Taking it to YouTube, the woman revealed the things she doesn't deem necessary spending money on anymore, including toothpaste and wrapping paper. In a lengthy video on the popular platform, Sarah said that initially it was a way for the family to start their ''debt-free journey'', as well as save money. ''We're always looking for things that we can make do without or if we can find an eco-friendly alternative, I always love to try that option as well.'' read more real life storiesBOG OFF I reuse loo roll - it's a pile of rags the family share, I wash them weeklySAVVY SAVER The 10 money saving tips that helped me pay...
    A WOMAN has revealed how she paid off £42k worth of debt and was able to get a mortgage thanks to ten money saving tricks. Amber, a mum of three who lives in Canada, shared the tips on her YouTube channel, The Fairly Local Family. 2the mum of three shared her top ten money saving tips that helped her clear debt and get a mortgageCredit: thefairlylocalfamily/Instagram 2Amber recommends growing your own food to cut down on costsCredit: thefairlylocalfamily/Instagram The frugal mum said she and her husband had 'paid off a large amount of student debt using these frugal habits, we have saved for a home with these frugal habits.' The couple use these ten money saving habits daily to make sure they stay out of debt. Amber's first tip is to unsubscribe from store's email newsletters, to stop the temptation of looking online, which inevitably ends up with items in your basket. Instead, she said make a list of store's and when their sale is and only check it at those times once you know exactly what you want to...
    IT pays to be frugal in some instances, but according to one woman, some people take it way too far. In particular, her mum's boyfriend who loves to save some pennies wherever he can. So much so that he refuses to pay for regular sized meals and makes the family get kids' servings instead. 2The man is so frugal that he tells his family what they can and can't order, just to save a few penniesCredit: Getty He met her mum while she was at high school and she always believed he was a good guy But as the years went on it became clear that his frugal ways were rather troubling. "At fast food places he will ask my mum to forgo cheese on her burger in order to knock a few pennies off," she explained on Reddit's Am I The A**hole forum. "Out at dinner places he has asked her to forgo a drink off the menu and just fill up on water, and has suggested when they're paying that we downgrade our meat choices for the...
    A THRIFTY WOMAN has revealed why she is proud to save money and be frugal - instead of wasting money and paying more.  Becca Compton, 28, from Walsall, Birmingham, believes saving money isn’t ‘embarrassing’ and she loves finding freebies, bargains and cheaper ways to manage day-to-day life.  13Becca Compton began her frugal living five years ago, and says she now feels "proud" to have kept it upCredit: Becca Compton The mother-of-two, originally from Suffolk, said she started her ‘frugal journey’ after moving into her own place with her partner five years ago and now this way of living brings her ‘pride’.  But her frugal ways didn’t come as a shock as Becca remembered seeing her dad using coupons in shops and watering his plants with leftover boiled water from his pasta as a child.  She said: "When I was a kid, I used to love going to car boot sales with my Mum and Nan. Our neighbour would send over bags of clothing that her girls had outgrown too.  "It was exciting, even though it was secondhand, it was new...
    A THRIFTY single mum who became a millionaire with her frugal habits has revealed how she saves £3,000 a year by giving herself a “grocery pay rise”.  Serina Bird, 48, from Canberra, Australia, said she started saving from the age of 15 when she got a job at a discount supermarket.  4Frugal single mum Serina Bird, 48, is now a millionaire thanks to her money-saving hacksCredit: Serina Bird Over 30 years later, Serina has now made herself a millionaire through clever saving and finding top deals.  One of her best-loved tips is giving herself a grocery savings pay rise.  Serina advised that instead of waiting for a pay rise each year at work, you’d be better to cut down on your weekly food shop bill. She explained to Best Recipes: “Imagine instead of a pay rise (or perhaps in addition to one), you saved $100 (£55) a week on groceries. Yes, it is possible, I do it, and many people I know do it. 4One of her best-loved tips is giving herself a grocery savings pay riseCredit: Serina Bird “This...
    WAKING up on Christmas morning as a kid, Amelia Kennard was greeted to the sounds of her mum banging pots and pans. “She never normally cooked but would make a racket at 6am on December 25 because she was desperate for me and my sister Karis, now 29, to wake up,” she admitted. “She would get so excited.  5Amelia, husband Joel and AJCredit: Supplied “Then when we’d wake, at the end of our beds there would be a huge sack full of gifts. You could fit in the sack once it was emptied... but before then it would be so jam-packed with goodies.”  Amelia’s mum and dad would fill the bags with matching pressies for the girls. Now 26 and married to HR worker Joel, also 26, stay-at-home mum to AJ, five, and Forrest, one, Amelia reckons her parents spent around £300 on each sister every Christmas - and that was just on their ‘small’ pressies. ‘We’d have opened 50 gifts before 7am,’ said Amelia. ‘Looking back it was mad. “We’d spend ages sitting on their bed opening them. 5Aj...
    WE'VE often toyed with the idea of batching cooking - but to be honest, we wouldn't even know where to start. But if anything is going to convince us to begin bulk making dinners weeks in advance, it's the prospect of saving a small fortune on your monthly food shop. 12Mum-of-four Christine cooked over 130 meals for her family for just £30Credit: Frugal Fit Mom/Youtube Not to mention how this unconventional method frees up your evenings when you've already got dozens of meals waiting for you in the freezer. Well if you're still in need of some inspiration, then you might want to take notes from these extreme batch cookers. Sharing their incredible creations on YouTube, one savvy mum revealed how she made a whopping 130 meals for just £30 while another used 132 eggs in one epic batch cooking session. Mum-of-four Christine - who runs the account Frugal Fit Mom - filmed herself doing a typical batching cooking weekly food shop for her 209,000 subscribers. 12She bought the cheapest brands from the supermarketCredit: Frugal Fit Mom/Youtube 12These vegetable bowls...
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