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Frugal Japan

Author:Shaney Crawford, Issue: October 2003, Topic: Email lists

If you want to save money on groceries...
...Try to shop later at night when many items are marked down.

If you want your vegetables to last longer...
...Buy special blue/green plastic bags to store them in.

If you want to save money on haircuts...
...Offer to be a model for a hairdresser in training in Tokyo.

If you want to save money on sleeping medication...
...Have some ground clove. (Shake a little into your palm and swallow it. Makes your tongue go numb, but it's a great soporific.)

There is always a way to spend less money. And if you get into a routine, sometimes it doesn't even hurt. If you are interested in finding out some interesting ways to economize, please have a look at the Frugal Japan mailing list.


There is also a website (http://www.frugaljapan.com) and a wiki (http://wiki.frugaljapan.com).

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