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Small Change: April 12, 2009 - April 18, 2009

More Tips from Frugal Foodies

A few days ago, I posted an item about throwing dinner parties on a budget. I got so many e-mails from readers offering their own tips that I’ve decided to share them with you. From Leanne Guido in Virginia comes...

By Nancy Trejos  |  April 17, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bargains , Nancy Trejos  
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How to Turn Your Kids' Clothes into Cash

Susann Gerstein knows how to survive a recession. She arrived in the Washington area in the late 1970s as the country grappled with high gas prices and rising inflation. But for Gerstein, it was the perfect time to launch a...

By Ylan Mui  |  April 16, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Bargains , Ylan Q. Mui  
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The Taxman Cometh -- Today!

This was supposed to be an entry about the best ways to spend your tax refund. I was intending to fantasize about how I wanted to spend the money (dinner at CityZen) and then offer sharp and compelling analysis of...

By Ylan Mui  |  April 15, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Check the Check, Please

One night last week, three friends and I were walking around Dupont Circle searching for a reasonably priced restaurant for dinner. After all, we were four journalists on tight budgets. So we settled on Beacon Bar & Grill. My friends...

By Nancy Trejos  |  April 14, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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How to Become a Frugal Foodie

I love throwing dinner parties, but they can get expensive. I once co-hosted one at my apartment with a dear friend. He designed the menu: a Sunday roast. When the butcher at Whole Foods said our five-pound roast would cost...

By Nancy Trejos  |  April 13, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Bargains , Nancy Trejos  
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