5 Frugal Hacks Saved Me $4,265

by Ryan Yates

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Wojo February 11, 2011 at

I love this format–well done! Did you use InDesign?

We recently switched from Costco to Sam’s Club and I’m liking it better. The prices are similar, but the packaging is smaller, which makes it more convenient.

Jeffrey Kosola February 11, 2011 at

Hey Wojo,

Yep, InDesign is awesome.

I love my Sam’s Club. I’ve had memberships at both Costco and Sam’s, but find Sam’s much better.

Kay Lynn @ Bucksome Boomer February 12, 2011 at

Jeff, you have the start of a great e-book there. I think you should build upon it and sell it!

Jeffrey Kosola February 13, 2011 at

Thanks Kay Lynn, I’m working on something similar to an ebook — well see how it goes 🙂

The Saved Quarter February 14, 2011 at

I agree with Kay Lynn! It’s a great concept. See how far you can expand it! Maybe do something like “12 frugal hacks to save $12,000 in 2012” at the end of the year?

The formula cost is astounding. I haven’t heard of the Member’s Mark brand, but that price differennce! wow!

One thing I wanted to comment on was your ramen lunch. Is it cheaper to do Top Ramen since you’re putting it in a bowl either way? In our area, it’s often on sale for $.06-$.08 per packet. Using half the packet is helpful for the sodium, but they’re still not healthy for an everyday meal. Another option might be whole wheat pasta, which costs about the same per serving, cooks quickly, and with a dollop of tomato sauce, it’s a healthier meal for about the same price.

Jeffrey Kosola February 15, 2011 at

@The Saved Quarter, Those are great ideas for lunch. I HATE Top Ramen though, tastes like soap 🙁 I have a big plan for the format coming down the pipe in the next few months, I’m already working on it which is half the battle for me, not much time. Thanks for the comment and the ideas.

Jeff @ sustainable life blog February 15, 2011 at

This was a very helpful pdf jeff – I thought it was a very nice style to deliver your content. Great work!

Jeffrey Kosola February 15, 2011 at

Thanks Jeff, there will be more on the way.

Jaren February 21, 2011 at

Very impressive.

Sent the PDF to my brother, a soon-to- be father. Thanks, Jeff!

And I completely understand your caffeine cravings.

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