Frugal Living

Frugal Living

Frugal Living is a podcast for smart consumers. How do you spend less and get more? The show, sponsored by Brad's Deals, features interviews, stories, tips, and tricks. Looking for the Frugal Living show notes and episode transcripts? Check out Frugal.fm for everything you need.

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June 21, 2022 20 min

Marc Bautis returns to talk about health savings accounts and why they're so popular among savvy investors.

Want to join the Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us on social media under the name FrugalLivingPod at TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin.

Find the full show notes, including a transcript of the show, at Frugal.fm. This episode is sponsored by Aosom.

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Casey Runyan, VP and Managing Editor at Brad's Deals, joins Jim to talk about inflation. If you can't fight high gas prices, where can you save money as prices rise? Casey shares travel tips, cooking tips, and more of the best ways to fight inflation at home.

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Michael Ahene joins the show to discuss the history of Amazon's Prime Day, how it caught on, and what to expect from this year's sale.

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June 7, 2022 18 min

Cathy Nesbitt talks to Jim about vermicomposting, the decomposition process by which worms transform food waste into valuable soil amendments . . . for free! The conversation describes worm composting, gardening, and more.

This week's sponsor: MKF Collection.

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May 31, 2022 16 min

Sean Trainor and Angel Radcliffe share their insights into the history of credit scores, what goes into a credit report, and how to improve a credit score. For more information, check out Sean's article on the history of credit scores at Time or the book Creditworthy, by Josh Lauer.

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How do I invest for inflation and what does it mean to invest during turbulent times? In this episode, Jim talks to Andy Wang, financial advisor and host of the  Inspired Money podcast.

This week's sponsor: MKF Collection.

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May 17, 2022 1 min

Frugal Living returns for season five of the podcast next week! Please share your own story with us in the mean time. We're on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin. Find the show's transcripts and links at Frugal.fm.

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In this re-released episode Jim talks to Tasha Robinson, the film and TV editor at Polygon and co-host of The Next Picture Show podcast. The conversation covers how to find cheap shows and movies online.

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May 4, 2022 17 min

How do you save on a Disney vacation? Jim talks with travel expert Mark Jackson about the new Star Wars attractions, Disney's resorts, and how to spend as little as possible at this popular family vacation destination. It's a special bonus episode made especially for Star Wars Day 2022.

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What does it mean to have Financial Independence and Retire Early? Jim chats with Diania Merriam, Chief Economeist of the EconoMe conference, about financial freedom (and frugality!). This is part two of a two-part interview.

This week's sponsors are Aosom and MKF Collection. Frugal Living is brought to you by Brad's Deals.

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April 26, 2022 25 min

What does it mean to have Financial Independence and Retire Early? Jim chats with Diania Merriam, Chief Economeist of the EconoMe conference, about financial freedom (and frugality!). 

This week's sponsors are Aosom and MKF Collection. Frugal Living is brought to you by Brad's Deals.

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Tiffany Grant, host of the podcast Money Talk with Tiff, chats with Jim about extreme couponing, negotiating lower bills, and paying off $50,000 in debt. This is part two of a two-part conversation.

This week's sponsors are Aosom and MKF Collection. The show is brought to you by Brad's Deals.

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Tiffany Grant, host of the podcast Money Talk with Tiff, chats with Jim about extreme couponing, negotiating lower bills, and paying off $50,000 in debt.

This week's sponsors are Aosom and MKF Collection. Frugal Living is brought to you by Brad's Deals.

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Frugal Living host Jim Markus continues his talk with Ted Lau, the CEO and founder of Ballistic Arts, about how he started his business. The discussion specifically focuses on how a frugal-minded person might use the same principles to find success in their own business. This is part two of our two-part discussion with Ted.

This week's sponsor is Aosom! We're also sponsored by Brad's Deals.

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In this episode of Frugal Living, Jim asks Ted Lau (CEO and founder of Ballistic Arts) about email marketing. We start by answering the question, why does everyone have my email address? The conversation expands to cover an even more interesting subject. How did Ted start a successful business? This is part one of a two-part interview on the topic.

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March 22, 2022 23 min

Jim Markus talks with Ruben Seyde, a cannabis entrepreneur, about his dynamic journey in this burgeoning industry. The show highlights how a frugal entrepreneur starts one business and deftly pivots into a more profitable direction. Find more about Ruben's company at DeliveredInc.co. You can also check out the sponsor of Frugal Living, Brad's Deals.

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Jim hosts the first ever deal-hunting challenge on Frugal Living. We gave three guests five dollars (and a time limit of one week). In this episode, we learn what they found and you get to vote for a favorite! You'll find the voting link on social or at Frugal.fm.

This week's sponsors:

  • Aosom
  • Brad's Deals
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    March 8, 2022 21 min

    Mark Jackson joins the show to discuss the state of travel in 2022. Topics include: What should I expect when you travel this year? How can I save money on a summer vacation? Mark's advice also includes tips on cheap cruises and using credit card points. 

    Want to join the Frugal Living community? You can find us on social media:

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  • Our full show notes are located in the blog at Frugal.fm.

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    March 1, 2022 22 min

    Heather Saulsbury joins the podcast to talk about the frugal aspects of camping, hiking, and foraging. You can find her at PNWbushcraft. We end this episode with a quote from the Terry Pratchett book, Men at Arms. Frugal Living is sponsored by Brad's Deals.

    Want to join the Frugal Living community? You can find us on social media:

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  • Our full show notes are located in the blog at Frugal.fm.

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    February 22, 2022 24 min

    In this episode, we continue our conversation with Jennifer  Howard. She wrote the book Clutter: An Untidy History. The discussion continues an exploration of the history of clutter and the way it still impacts our lives. This is part two of a  two-part interview.

    Frugal Living is sponsored by Brad's Deals.

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