How Much Money Can You Live Off Of?

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You would need to add in the cost of all necessary utilities like gas, electricity, telephone and water. Leave out cable television and satellite television. There was a story that went viral last year about a young couple that was determined to see how little they could live on each day. The project was called the One Dollar Diet Project. The couple managed to live an entire month off of just one dollar a day for food expenses.

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Ways to Make Do With What You Have

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Instead of paying for television programming, view free TV or cheap movies on Netflix (or maybe even read a real book!). Instead of paying for telephone, use free services over the internet (Skype and Google both have them – but note that there may be privacy issues in their use). Have you heard the old saying: “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”? I grew up with this, in theory and in practice.


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10 Frugal Ways to a Better Night’s Sleep

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Unplug and power down all distractions such as telephones and televisions. 10 Frugal Ways to a Better Night’s Sleep. Is counting sheep just not doing it for you anymore? Are you tired of taking expensive over the counter sleeping medications that just don’t seem to work, or leave you feeling groggy? Finding a good night’s sleep can be a hard thing to do.

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Saving Cents With Sense

Cox offers parental controls on cable boxes, too, so it helps parents monitor what they kids are exposed to on television. You’ll also find tips for responsible Internet, TV, and telephone use; a family media usage contract; a resource list to help identify good educational programming; links to valuable web sites; ongoing features on protecting families; and games, quizzes, and other fun offerings that educate children about safe usage practices.