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Americans toss out as much as 40% of their food

Frugal Prosumers beat this issue in a number of ways.

Being very careful not to purchase so much that it spoils.Have "clean out refrigerator day" soup or stew.Use fruit on the ripe side in smoothies or freeze it for using in smoothies later.Adding all scraps or left overs to compost to help grow more food in your garden.Using leftovers and "mature" food for animal or chicken feed. (chickens are one of The Frugal Prosumers' ultimate tools).Even your neighbors can help by donating to your compost pile or chickens. (and sometimes it's even eatable by you. shhhhh).We would never think of using a garbage disposal at our house. Wait, on second thought we do. It's part of  my cider press. We just pressed over 30 gallons of apple juice from 600 pounds of free apples. Usually my garbage disposal overheats from doing this but it works even better than a regular apple press grinder.
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$10 a month phone bill with unlimited calling.

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If you have internet already, don't chat for more than a few minutes on your cell and don't mind the inconvenience of buying a phone card every two or three months, you can have a phone for around $10 a month.


How to do that.Get a  cellular TRACFONE to just use for quick calls. (Net10 is another option but slightly more costly per month yet less per minute)These can be purchased on sale for around $10 at Walgreens/Grocery Store/Walmart, etc. . or on their web site. Purchase a 60 minute phone card for $20.00. It's good for 3 months. Buy a phone that has a double minutes card with it and you will get 120 minutes for the same price. (Some of the more expensive Tracfones even come with triple minutes for  life.) If you want to go a step further and buy these phone cards tax free and with a small discount. get them at www.callingmart.com.The discount codes given in the book that comes with your Tracfone are ok but not the best deal. To find better deals go to Fat Wallet or prepr…

A taxing business

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A very important part to being a Frugal Prosumer is understanding and controlling taxes as they are the  largest expense you have in life. But as you can see from these videos, it's not that easy. It's also virtually impossible not to break some law as there are so many of them.