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Frugal Family: New Year’s Resolutions

Most people kick off the New Year with a list of resolutions and plans for action and self improvement. Here are some ways to attack your own resolutions with fierce frugality.

1. Fit in Fitness

Deal Time: Anytime

Where to Find It: 

Improving your health and/or losing weight often tops most people’s list of resolutions. For a list of local fitness centers and their current deals, see last week’s Frugal Family column. All of these gyms have extended their sign up specials through the beginning of January. So, now is the time to start. Seize the day.

2. Lower your Debt

Deal Time: Anytime

Where to Find It:  Start here: http://www.coupons.com/

The most efficient way to lower your debt is to decrease your expenses. A great, easy way to start saving is to use this website for printable coupons. You can browse through tons of pages and pick the ones that match your grocery list. There are several websites just like this too, so you can get a great variety of coupons if you take the time to look. Pair your coupons with specials from your local store’s circular and you’ll be Extreme Couponing in no time!

3. Be More Organized

Deal Time: All the time

Where to Find It:  http://www.sensibleorganizer.com/

There are tons of websites, magazines, and stores dedicated to helping you get more organized. Sometimes, those can be a little overwhelming. Schedule a FREE consultation with a local, professional organizer like JoAnn – The Sensible Organizer. She can help you with any project as small as organizing your photos or as large as taming the paper trail and organizing your home.

4. Enjoy Life More (The Happiness Project)

Deal Time: All the time

Where to Find it: Daily Happiness Quote

Smiling can be contagious, and so can happiness! Take one minute each morning to read an inspirational quote. If you start every day off smiling, you can increase the odds of happiness carrying over throughout your day. Sign up for a (free) daily quote about self-reflection and happiness.“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” –Leonardo da Vinci

Shannon Macdonald January 04, 2012 at 03:56 PM
The Sensible Organizer is also offering 20% off for any package for new clients who book in January! Thanks, JoAnn -- that's awesome!
Colleen Reynolds January 04, 2012 at 11:36 PM
This is awesome too ;)
Shannon Macdonald January 05, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Thanks, Colleen!

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