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Money-Saving Advice From Around the Web

A look at tips from a few of our favorite personal finance bloggers about how to cut costs.

In college, I used to cut my roommates' hair to help them save money. Now, when my kids need a haircut, I'm usually the one to do it because it's easier than trying to find time to get them to the hairdresser and it's free. I've probably saved hundreds of dollars over several years doing this. G.E. Miller of 20Somethingfinance writes that he's been cutting his own hair for years and estimates that the cost savings over a decade add up to more than $3,600. See Learn How to Cut your Own Hair (& Save Millions) for his tips. And read on for more money-saving advice from around the Web.

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How to Save Money: 96 Ways to Cut Your Spending [BeingFrugal.net] "You’ll be amazed at how much debt you can repay and money you can save over the course of a year, just by making little changes."

7 Ways Your Large Family Can Keep Frugal and Not Go Broke [Free From Broke] "While all of us need to stretch a buck to some extent, for those with large families, the need is even more important because there are so many mouths to feed and people to clothe and house."

Decrease Your Entertainment Spending [ReadyForZero] "I’ve had a lot of experience with finding free and drastically discounted entertainment. Let me show you how you can do the same."

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Ladies: Tackle Those Home Repairs Yourself and Save Big Bucks [Planting Money Seeds] "I’ve arrived at the quite simple truth that calling a handyman every time something goes wrong around the house is just not a viable option. After all, one challenge can cost hundreds of dollars, completely eroding an already-tight budget."

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