Simple Ways to Stash Some Cash

| 3/6/2014 11:20:00 AM

Erin SheehanThere are as many reasons to be frugal as there are ways to go about it. Whether you want to help the environment, de-clutter your life, save for retirement, or just cut back out of sheer necessity, it all amounts to the same thing. Henry David Thoreau might have said it best, “Simplify, simplify.”

When I need frugal inspiration I turn to Thoreau. “I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes… If you have any enterprise before you, try it in your old clothes,” he tells us. I saw $180 gardening boots promoted in Organic Gardening the other day. $180 buys a lot of seeds.

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And canning jars. And gardening magazine subscriptions for that matter.

These old hand-me-down boots better get me through another season or two at that price!