The Other F Word
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, "FRUGAL" IS NOT a
four-letter word. Sure, the struggling economy pinched your
pocketbook, but there are easy ways to save while having fun with
family and friends.
Substitute a shopping spree with a fashion swap. Invite your gal
pals over and ask them to bring along clothing, shoes, accessories
and other items they no longer need, gather up oldies but goodies
from your own closet and set up a swap shop at home! After a fun
night with friends, you'll each have closets full of new-to-you
fashions. And why not try a little treasure hunting in thrift
stores, too-you never know what designer steals can be hiding under
a $7 price tag!
Create delicious memories and leave behind the bad taste of a
hefty tab by transforming your dining room into your favorite
restaurant. Re-create pricey menu items, use that fancy china you
have hidden away, unpack some holiday twinkle lights and turn the
kitchen table into your very own dream date destination.