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THE FRUGAL LIFE NEWS
Published Twice Monthly by Randal Watkins
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The Frugal Life
December 10, 2003

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A NOTE FROM RANDAL

Hello Everyone,

This is the first time since we implemented the forum that there were no new topics. I am sure many of you are not thinking about frugal ideas but focused on holiday preparations instead.

Holidays can be lots of fun or they can cause us to get more in debt, very easily. With that thought in mind, I really encourage you to read Greg Moore’s article below. Donna and I got out of the debt cycle and we are so glad we did. We hope if debt bothers you that you will take the necessary steps to avoid the debt trap this year and from now on!

This will be the last issue you until next year. The normal The Frugal Life News that is sent out on the 26th will be cancelled due to the Christmas holidays. On behalf of Donna and I, we hope you have a very peaceful and uplifting Holiday Season and New Year.


Until next time,

Randal


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FRUGAL FINANCES

THE CURE FOR BLACK FRIDAY DISEASE

“Wal-Mart announced sales of $1.52 billion on Friday, November 28, a single-day company sales record.”

Black Friday – The, often frenzied, shopping day after Thanksgiving, when retailers hope to make or break their year.

Black Friday becomes a disease when you use debt to buy holiday gifts. Visa announced that spending on its cards during the two days after Thanksgiving was up 12%, to $6.5 Billion… sounds like an epidemic!

Research shows that you’re likely to spend twice as much using debt and you’ll still be paying on this debt when the NEXT Black Friday rolls around.

Chronic stress, brought on by the ensuing financial consequences of chronic debt, has been linked to diseases like high blood pressure, heart problems, loss of sleep, anxiety, and depression. Not to mention the damage inflicted on family relationships.

Unfortunately, the common advice for avoiding this disease — budgeting, cutting back, avoidance, list-making, etc. — can be just as stressful as the disease… and totally impractical given the tremendous additional psychological pressure exerted on us to spend during the holiday season…

Who wants to be called a “Scrooge?”

The cure for Black Friday disease is the liberation of body, mind, soul, and your personal wealth, that comes with complete and total debt eradication.

You’ll get your health back; and you’ll avoid that “run-down” feeling…

“A mob of shoppers scrambling for cheap DVD players at the opening of a Super Wal-Mart bowled over the first woman in line, knocking her out.”


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Payoff All of your Debts in 5-7 Years using the money you ALREADY make!

Greg Moore is the author of the Debt Freedom Course, “DebtIntoWealth — Lessons from My Journey to Debt Freedom”.

For your FREE Lesson 1 of this course and/or to find out why financial guru and best-selling author, Suze Orman, is advising her millions of followers to “Pay Everything Off as Fast As Possible!”, CLICK HERE:


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FRUGAL HOME / GARDENING

Mark the handle of your hoe, spade, or rake in measuring units. Then you’ll always have a yardstick at hand. Either notches or use a wood burning tool.  You’ll be glad you did.

Get more gardening information here:

GOT PETS?

Visit Healthy Pet Corner for lots of information, products, and links for birds, cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, and reptiles.
http://www.healthypetcorner.com
All for Pets


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FRUGAL SIMPLICITY

TOP 20 HOMESTEADING TOOLS.

Author/s: John Vivian
Issue: April, 2001

If you’re serious about swapping the urban rat race for a life of frugal, back-to-the-land self-sufficiency, the right equipment will make the difference between paradise and peril. We looked back on 30 years of building, tilling, harvesting and fence stringing to come up with the following list of essential tools we wish we’d had when we first stepped off the well-paved map and went homesteading.

Get more of the article here:.

MAKE YOUR OWN CLEANING, BATH, and BEAUTY PRODUCTS

Here’s a kit with everything you will need to start making your own pampering and cleaning products for pennies with the easy-to-follow recipe guide.
http://www.theherbsplace.com/essentialstarter.html
Make Your Own


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WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FORUM?

Maybe you can help these folks out with a few suggestions? Or post some of your own questions. LOG-IN TO POST Here’s the link:
https://www.thefrugallife.com/bulletinboard.html href=”https://www.thefrugallife.com/bulletinboard.html”> Forum

Questions Needing Answers at The Forum:

No new questions at this time. I suppose everyone has holiday preparations on their minds.

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HOME-BASED BUSINESS IDEAS

NATURAL PET FOODS AND SUPPLEMENTS

Life’s Abundance has great products by Dr. Jane Bicks and Dr. Barry Sears who developed the Zone Diet for Overweight Dogs. Besides dog, cat and horse products, you will have a non-toxic line of cleaning products – safe for pets and children. Visit this website for more information. This type of site is also available for $10.95/month (plus an initial $20 set-up fee).
http://www.healthypetcorner.com/HPN/busopform.html href=”http://www.healthypetcorner.com/HPN/busopform.html”> Life’s Abundance

HOME SPA PARTY PLAN – MAKE BATH & BODY PRODUCTS

Have you noticed how popular bath and pampering products have become? The HomeSpa Party Plan taps into that craze. Guests at HomeSpa parties will learn how to make bath salts, personalized perfumes, body spritzers and more using essential oils, while you make a nice income from Nature’s Sunshine.
http://www.theherbsplace.com/essentialspa.html href=”http://www.theherbsplace.com/essentialspa.html”> Home Spa Party

ARE YOU A NATURAL HEALTH NUT?

If you’ve been a natural health nut, you have a lot of information others need to have. Earn an income selling over 600 natural health products, skin care, water filters, beverages, essential oils, and more. Earn trips and car allowance. Websites are also available for $15.95/month.
http://www.theherbsplace.com/busop.html href=”http://www.theherbsplace.com/busop.html”> Nature’s Sunshine

FLINT RIVER RANCH OVEN-BAKED PET FOODS

If you have pets, they’ll love Flint River and you can make an income providing good pet foods and other pet products to friends, neighbors and your family. Pets keep eating, so customers keep buying. If you love animals, this is a very rewarding home-based business. With only 100 volume a month you can earn 19% on all sales.
http://www.healthypetcorner.com/FRR/busop.html href=”http://www.healthypetcorner.com/FRR/busop.html”> Flint River Ranch


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LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Information in The Frugal Life News (TFL) has been derived from sources believed accurate and reliable. In no event shall *The Frugal Life,* Randal Watkins, or the TFL staff be liable for any damages whatsoever resulting from any action arising in connection with the use of information herein.

TFL does not knowingly accept ads from advertisers deemed detrimental to TFL’s readers, however, publication of an ad in TFL does not constitute an endorsement for such product or service.

There is no remuneration for suggestions, tips, or ideas submitted by readers. All suggestions, tips, and ideas, submitted for publication in The Frugal Life, become the property of The Frugal Life, notwithstanding similar rights of the reader submitting such suggestions, tips, or ideas. TFL publishes readers’ names with their suggestions, tips, and ideas unless a reader requests otherwise at the time of the submission.

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