Welcome to DollarMost!

Welcome to DollarMost, the place to find tips, tricks, advice, and hacks on how to save (or make a little extra) money. Please excuse the mess as I’m in the process of getting settled in.

I come from a long line of frugality. It’s one of my passions!

That’s my main reason for starting this website – to create a central hub to share all things frugal.

Before going any further, I want to clarify that there is a difference between being frugal and being cheap. What’s the difference? The short answer: Balance. Making frugal choices involves a balance of saving the most money while considering the quality of what I’m getting.

The lowest price isn’t always the smartest choice. I’ve learned this the hard way – many times.

  • Like the time I got a “great deal” on a $3 watch that broke 6 weeks after I bought it. The gears stopped working. I then spent money on a new battery to try to fix my new watch…it wasn’t the battery.
  • The time I “saved money” on a $6 cell phone charger from a discount store that took at least double the time to charge my phone than my other charger. Insult to injury – it stopped working completely after just 4 months.
  • Or the time my husband and I “saved hundreds” by building a DIY raised garden bed from deconstructed pallets and metal sheet roofing. It worked – but it needed a lot of costly add-ons like paint, extra wood supports, rebar, plus much TLC to make it look presentable.

So, check the Menu for categories where you want to learn how to save, read my feed in the home page for general tips, tricks, advice, and hacks, and, most importantly, check back often! I’m adding new info all the time – don’t miss a chance to save.

 

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