An unintended consequence of embracing a frugal lifestyle is that gnawing tendency to never throw anything away. Fight the feeling, folks. Turning into a hoarder will only create a new problem in your life. 

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Now, about all those useless candle stubs you’re hanging onto—its time to get them out and keep them by your fireplace or wood burning stove.

Cheap Fire Starter

Save your candle stubs in a container by the fireplace. The next time you need to start a fire, light a couple of the stubs and throw them in along with paper or kindling. The wax will burn for a long time and give the larger pieces of wood more time to catch fire. Mary Anne

Ultimate Sales Insert

If you often spend Sunday afternoon paging through the week’s sales inserts for your favorite stores, check out This site has handy links to all weekly sales and specials for hundreds of stores like Kohls, Wal-Mart, Old Navy, Walgreens, Home Depot and Amazon. Kim 

At this writing, I just checked and clicked on Kohl’s at, and can see the Black Friday ads, which must have been leaked because they do not yet appear at Great tip. –mh

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