Want to save money and pay off debt? Try living like your grandparents.

[Personal finance columnist Deb Hipp]

Hi, this is Deb Hipp, and I write about all kinds of ways to stretch a dollar. Check out my column, 7 Things I Learned From Grandma About Frugal Living.

My grandmother grew up poor. So she gave me a wealth of good advice – much of it about money. Here are a few tips:

  1. Eat beans. They’re cheap, tasty, and a healthy source of protein.
  2. Read a newspaper. Actually read the ads, specifically, the grocery offers – I save $20 a week that way.
  3. Clear out the clearance rack. Sure, most of it is junk but score a deal on anything that’s not.

I learned many more lessons from grandma. Read about them at Debt.com

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About the Author

Deb Hipp

Deb Hipp

Deb Hipp is a full-time freelance writer based in Kansas City, Mo. Deb went from being unable to get approved for a credit card or loan 20 years ago to having excellent credit today and becoming a homeowner. Deb learned her lessons about money the hard way. Now she wants to share them to help you pay down debt, fix your credit and quit being broke all the time. Deb's personal finance and credit articles have been published at Credit Karma and The Huffington Post.

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