July 11, 2022

142 | Summer Sessions | Extreme Frugality

Show Summary:

Welcome to the Fat & Broke Summer Sessions…

In today’s show, we discuss extreme frugality.  How far are you willing to go to save money right now!

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Headline Of The Week:

According to an article on USA Today, balancing on one leg for more than ten seconds may predict the likelihood of living or dying in the next ten years.  We discuss this article and challenge each other to take the balance test.

Extreme Frugal Tips (Which Would You Do?):

  1. Shower in your underwear
  2. Use an old calendar
  3. Snip the end of the toothpaste tube
  4. Eat other people's leftovers and/or roadkill
  5. Drive slow
  6. No spontaneous fun
  7. Cold showers
  8. Avoid using the oven
  9. Boil egg in tea water
  10. Sleep in thermals with hot water bottles and a sleeping bag
  11. 2-minute showers
  12. Don’t flush

10 Depression Era Money Saving Hacks:

  1. Grow your own food
  2. Cook your own food
  3. Retro entertainment
  4. Fix it yourself
  5. DIY
  6. Use every last drop
  7. Get neighborly-borrow, share food, etc.
  8. Re-use and re-purpose
  9. Get a job
  10. Go manual (dishes, laundry, etc.)

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