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44 Frugal Finds

Sure to Come in Handy for the Increased Unemployment Rate of 9.6%

— October 8, 2010 — Eco
It has been a rough few years for the economy, with the recession and increased unemployment rate of 9.6%. With around 95,000 jobs lost in September 2010 alone, this news is causing quite the commotion.

Though an unemployment rate of 9.6% may not affect Oprah or Lady Gaga, the unemployment rate is not unlikely to have hit home. These featured inexpensive purchases will help you through tough times. From penny jewelry to trash can couture, these frugal finds will make you and your wallet smile.
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Brewable Water Purifiers
Brewable Water Purifiers
Nanofiber-Lined Tea Bags are Efficient, Inexpensive and Easy to Use
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Inexpensive 3D Camcorders
Inexpensive 3D Camcorders
The Aiptek 3D Camcorder Turns a Regular Joe into James Cameron
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Recession Wienies
Recession Wienies
DIY Homemade Sausages For Easy Credit Crunch Munching
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Office Supply Couture
Office Supply Couture
The Giles Fall 2010 Line Utilizes Everyday Materials
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Group-Based Deal Delivery
Group-Based Deal Delivery
Groupon.com's Discounts Encourage Word-of-Mouth Promos
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Recession-Proof Flea Markets
Recession-Proof Flea Markets
Troubled Times Make Brooklyn Flea More Popular Than Ever
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Unemployment Tomatoes
Unemployment Tomatoes
Colorado Man Continues Family Tradition to Ease Hard Times
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Crowd-Funded Startups
Crowd-Funded Startups
Outvesting Helps Irish Companies Using a Grassroots Approach
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Recession-Friendly Greeting Cards
Recession-Friendly Greeting Cards
Hallmark Wants You to Feel Better for Under a Dollar
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Recession-Friendly Restaurants
Recession-Friendly Restaurants
Potager Natural Cafe Has Mismatched Furniture & No Prices
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Modern Recession Recipes
Modern Recession Recipes
Budget-Friendly Ways to Beat Hunger
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Revivals of Secondhand Books
Revivals of Secondhand Books
Used Book Sales Surge During Tough Economic Times
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Pet Recession Blankets
Pet Recession Blankets
Snuggie Dog Matches Owners' Snuggies, Keeps Pooches Warm
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iPads as Bookends
iPads as Bookends
Dominic Wilcox's iBookends ‘For the End of Books'
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Credit Crunched Toys
Credit Crunched Toys
The Secret Life of Toys Proves That Action Figures Feel the Recession Too
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Recession-Proof Footwear
Recession-Proof Footwear
Shoes for Crews Flourishes During Economic Downturn
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Automotive Algae Fuel
Automotive Algae Fuel
Bill Gates Funds Sapphire Energy
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$1 Starbucks + Free Refill
$1 Starbucks + Free Refill
Starbucks Fights to Keep up with McDonalds
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Electric Styrofoam Appliances
Electric Styrofoam Appliances
The Little Fat Fridge from Promise Design
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Recession-Proof Drugs
Recession-Proof Drugs
Sleeping Pills and Antidepressants Are Immune to Economy
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Frugal Vegan Photoblogs
Frugal Vegan Photoblogs
Melody Polakow Shares How to Make Healthy Meals for $3.33/Day
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Recession Era Toys
Recession Era Toys
Discovery Paper Recycling Studio Is An Eco-Friendly, Fun DIY
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Video Tape Tables
Video Tape Tables
Luisa Montealegre Turns Old VHS Tapes into Awesome Tables
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Extreme Self-Sufficiency
Extreme Self-Sufficiency
Glue Assisted DIY Hair Transplant for Male Pattern Baldness
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DIY Laptop Blankets
DIY Laptop Blankets
Ars Technica Shows You How to Turn Your Favorite Blanky into a Useful Case
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Frugal Lamp Design
Frugal Lamp Design
Bic Pens Light Fixtures
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$10 Hand-Held Braille Writer
$10 Hand-Held Braille Writer
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Cheap Sneakers
Cheap Sneakers
Payless to Brand Hip $35 Shoes
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Recession-Proof Cars?
Recession-Proof Cars?
Lexus HS250 Hybrid Projected to Sell 25,000 Units in First Year
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Thrift Store Fashion Labels
Thrift Store Fashion Labels
Cheap Monday Launches Grunge-tastic Fall Line
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Paper Bag Fashion
Paper Bag Fashion
Sasha Pivovarova Wears High Fashion Scraps for W Magazine
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Recession Conscious Footwear
Recession Conscious Footwear
Uniqlo Shoes is the Latest from the Japanese Mega-Retailer
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Solar Parking Garages
Solar Parking Garages
The Car Arc Solar Shelter Harnesses Solar Energy for e-Technologies
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Recyclable Folding Cardboard Stool
Recyclable Folding Cardboard Stool
Flat mate
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Fierce Adhesive Fashion
Fierce Adhesive Fashion
These Duct Tape Dresses Stick it to Simplistic Style
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DIY Screen Printing
DIY Screen Printing
The Yudu Machine Makes Sweet Custom T-Shirts
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DIY Presents
DIY Presents
Budget-Friendly Holiday Gifts
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DIY Air Conditioning Units
DIY Air Conditioning Units
The Homemade Air Conditioner is Inexpensive and Easily Assembled
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Trash Can Couture
Trash Can Couture
Simon Rasmussen Promotes Fashionable Upcycling for Spring 2011
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Disposable Wedding Cakes
Disposable Wedding Cakes
Credit Crunch Bridal Baked Goods for Rent
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Corrugated Cat Habitats
Corrugated Cat Habitats
Caboodle Eco-Friendly Cardboard Feline Furniture
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Cardboard Home Decor
Cardboard Home Decor
Recession-Friendly Interior Design From Giorgio Caporaso
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Cardboard Origami Shelters
Cardboard Origami Shelters
The Tine Hovsepian 'Cardborigami' Unfolds for the Homeless
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Penny Jewelry
Penny Jewelry
Coin Accessories for Fashionable Recessionistas
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