Category Archives: Money Management

Nine Lives of Newspaper

Newspaper has a thousand frugal uses beyond spreading the latest in horrible news. Once you are finished reading how the economy has crashed and you are now broke, put your newspaper to good use. Since you can no longer afford paper towel, having recently been bankrupted by bad news, use that newspaper to soak up that spot where the dog peed. Newspaper can also be used as gift wrap, if you have any money left to purchase one. In an emergency, newspaper can even be used as packing insulation. Get some mice to chew the newspaper up for you.

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Writing a Check

When writing a check, sometimes it’s fun to put crazy messages in the memo line. Banking doesn’t have to be all frowns and numbers. Try something like “This is a stick up! Give me all your money!” Bank tellers don’t often get good jokes like that, but they have a great sense of humor. They will laugh so hard, probably.

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Pocket Change

We all get change from time to time, especially in this economy. When change enters your pocket, it becomes pocket change. Pocket change is not very useful. Remove the quarters from your pocket change. Use these to do some laundry. Now you have lost a tube sock. One useful thing is to put your pocket change into the one tube sock that is left. Now you have a weapon.

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