Northern Cheapskate - Acoustic Stories

Series produced by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

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NorthernCheapskate.com is frugal living website and radio feature from northern Minnesota dedicated to helping people save money every day.

Christina Brown is a journalist and stay at home mom who is the founder of NorthernCheapskate.com. From coupons to raising children on a budget to paying down your debt, Christina writes about her experiences in rural northern Minnesota.


58 Pieces

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You need to be practical in your financial decisions and make financial wisdom work for you. Take the financial advice of experts with a grain of s...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 03:46
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You might be a compulsive shopper if - you shop when you are upset, or always have to get something on sale. These are just a couple of the symptoms.

  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 03:50
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Here are 5 simple methods you can use to free up some cash. We often overlook the simple things that will save us the most money.

  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 02:50
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A couple of cheap methods to save money and help with recycling.

  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 01:35
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There are many discounts available, you just have to ask. Students, military persons, people over 55 are just some of the categories. You can save ...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 04:11
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Tracking your expenses is a good habit to get into, it allows you to see your actual spending and compare it with your budget. Just having a budget...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 04:23
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The next time you are ready to purchase something, stop and think. Do I really need this item? Can I find a good, second-hand item for much less...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 02:39
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If I only had more money is not the solution. We need to take a hard look at our spending habits and decide to change them, only then will we be in...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 02:59
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An emergency fund is a great place to start your smart money moves. Start tracking your spending and see where your money goes is also a good move.

  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 03:16
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Living in a rural area is better for your pocket book. You live with less shopping options and become creative with what you have and enjoy having ...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 03:41
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Buying items because they are "on sale" when we don't really need them is one way to fool yourself that your saving money. Buying expensive items "...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 05:22
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Most Americans spend more than they make and find it hard to save money. However, if you take a hard look at your budget you will find items that y...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 06:11
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The best idea for your budget is not change your allocation for gas each week, leave it at the higher price and put the extra into savings, rather ...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 02:07
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Automating your finances can help you save money, that you might otherwise spend on things you don't need and you'll have money setaside for import...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 05:37
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If you find yourself with extra time while waiting for kids, etc.. here are a few ideas to make the best use of that time.

  • Added: Jul 01, 2015
  • Length: 03:34
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How to deal with remorse after you've bought something you really did not need and how to stop this from happening again.

  • Added: Jul 01, 2015
  • Length: 02:07
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Small steps you can make that will help you live greener: re-useable shopping bags, re-purpose items creatively, buy less packaging and processed f...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2015
  • Length: 03:47
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5 major mistakes to avoid with your personal finances: retirement, debt, spending, insurance and paying attention.

  • Added: Jul 01, 2015
  • Length: 03:38
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Giving the right gift for each person on a budget, you should consider a used gift. You can find great deals at thrift stores and garage sales.

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Dec 31, 2014
  • Length: 05:07
  • Purchases: 1
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How to make the holidays special when you or your family can not afford to travel and be together.

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Dec 31, 2014
  • Length: 02:46
  • Purchases: 1