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This Spring's Housing Market

Buying or selling your house this spring is way different from many other years. Cheryl Marquandt from Truffant Real Estate in Abington MA shares tips from both sides. How do you maximize your sale or get the biggest bang for your buck?

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Brew Your Own Beer

Some expert tips on how to make your own beer from Roger Savoy the owner of the Modern Home Brew Emporium. If you've thought about it, now maybe the time to make you own brew. Just be sure you invite us over, especially after you've perfected it.

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As Serious as a Heart Attack

Every 33 seconds an American has a heart attack. Now Larry Katzenstein and the AARP have produced a new book, Living with Heart Disease. It makes it easy to understand and even easier to get yourself healthy. Listen in as the Frugal Yankees get serious about a serious problems. An ounce of prevention...

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Raising Consumers

If you think advertising directly to kids is new, think again. Professor Lisa Jacobson, author of Raising Consumers: Children And the American Mass Market in the Early Twentieth Century , hits the way-back button and finds marketeers have been going after kids for quite a long time. What they did then, makes it easier to understand why they're doing it now.

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A Better Education

More students are narrowly focusing their education to make money, but what happened to liberal arts? You know, the college degree designed to make you think? Sheila Curran, author of "Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grads" knows the smart moves for these grads.

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Drop By Assistance

More and more of us need help for an aged parent, disabled relative or just someone who needs a hand. Where do you find someone who is honest and caring? Eleanor Parker from RewardingWork.org sets us on the right path.

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Clear Deals on Eyeglasses

Robert Krughoff from Consumer's Checkbook has a new survey on the best deals in eyeglasses, for price and service. Surprising results. The best places, and the worst stores, from the big boxes to mom and pop independents.

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Beating That Speeding Ticket

The cops, the speeding ticket, the summons, the court. How to avoid getting a speeding ticket, and how to handle yourself afterwards. Timely, smart and money saving fro the Frugal Yankee.

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Where in the World....

Americans are clueless. Map skills are questionable, locating our own state capital is a guessing game and finding Pago Pago is down right scary. We've become geographic illiterates. Is this a problem? Kathy Stewart, author of Earth Facts for Earthlings not only thinks so, but has reasons why we should be geographically smart.

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Landscaping Tips for the Spring

GETTING AHEAD ON YOUR BACKYARD
Landscaper Roger Stugis swings by Frugal Yankee central giving us professional lawn and garden tips. From assessing your yard, figuring out what to do when and deciding whether to go 'green', it's smart talk for this spring from the Frugal Yankees.

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How to....Get More Web Traffic

You've built your site, but they aren't coming. Why? Scott Smigler of Exclusive Concepts reveals how it is done and offers tips. Useful, smart and thrifty information from the Frugal Yankees.

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Personality Test

A tool that reveals personality types can be extremely useful in work, at home or in any relationship. Frugal Yankees Garen Daly and Louise Reilly Sacco speak with Travis Bradberry, author of The Personality Code. Are you a 'negotiator' or a 'diplomat', perhaps a 'leader'? Find out.

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Telltale Tells-How to Read People

Do interrogators really have the upper hand? Do poker players really see 'tells' that tip off a hand? Is body language universal? In the new book I Can Read You Like a Book: How to Spot the Messages and Emotions People Are Really Sending With Their Body Language Maryann Karinch & Gregory Hartley show the Frugal Yankees what works and what doesn't.

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Son of Top Ten Tips

More quick, smart thrifty and random tips from the Frugal Yankees, Garen Daly and Louise Reilly Sacco. This time there are tips on gypsies, a free cell phone information number, web reviews, when to buy gas, lawn watering and more.

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Micro Brew Pubs

20 years ago the term microbrewery was hardly known. Today, microbreweries are thriving. Garen Daly & Louise Reilly Sacco interview award-winning brewer, Aaron Mateychuk of Watch City Brewing. Aaron discusses techniques, trends, growlers and why the beer tastes, well, so tasty.

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The Pirate Republic

New England's own Colin Woodard leaves the shores of Maine for the Caribbean where the myths of pirates are plundered. An insightful journey to who these men were, how they operated and how their image has been shaped by their enemies. His book is The Republic of Pirates.

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Bio-Fuel Fill-Up

Gas prices are climbing, again. Maybe it is time to look at alternatives. The Frugal Yankees think so. There is a growing movement to use various new fuels, including brewing diesel fuel in your garage. Is this the future?

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The Farmer's Market

In the past two decades farmers have been bringing their produce to open air markets across the country. It's a growing trend. Is this helping family farms? Do farmer's markets help communities? What's the future? Listen in as Garen Daly & Louise Reilly Sacco talk with David Webber from the MA Dept of Agricultural Resources.

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American Museum of Fly Fishing

Journey with the Frugal Yankee as we visit the American Museum of Fly Fishing, a unique repository for this sport located in Manchester VT. Executive Director Bill Bullock offers a inside look at not only the museum, but its strong place in American history and culture.

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Frugal Yankee: Those Roadside Memorials

They are loving, spontaneous, emotional, hand-made and controversial memorials to car crash victims. Frugal Yankees Garen Daly & Louise Reilly Sacco explore where they came from, why they are needed and why some people are angry about them. Listen in.

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Is Building Sports Character Good?

Michael Vick, Pacman Jones, Barry Bonds, Tour de France bikers and more have tainted sports. Yet, we've all heard sports builds character. But in this world of steroids, doping, arrests and some really bad behavior, is that really true? The Frugal Yankee steps into the box and takes a swing at sports character, good or bad?

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How to . . . Pick a the Perfect Wedding DJ

The importance of music at a wedding cannot be underestimated. With different generations attending, how do you please them all? Veteran DJ, Paul Roberts, shares tips and experiences as the Frugal Yankee lifts the veil on wedding music.

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The Zen of Fish

Sushi, raw fish, seaweed - from samurai to the supermarket, sushi has had a long strange trip. Author Trevor Corson's new book The Zen of Fish: The Story of Sushi from Samurai to Supermarket offers a tasty look at America's fascination with this Japanese import. Listen or download.

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In Praise of Flattery

Brown-nosing, sucking up, flattery. It's everywhere, but we never discuss it. Willis Regier's new book, In Praise of Flattery, explores flattery in all its forms.

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Successful Yard Sale

Got way too much stuff in your attic? Garage? Cellar? Maybe it's time to hold a yard sale. You can clean up your house and make some money. The Frugal Yankees have some great tips on to make yours a successful one.

Please check out these other FRUGAL YANKEE pages on Yard Sales.

PODCAST: How to Score
REPORT: How to Hold a Yard Sale
PODCAST: Yard Sale Tips How to Hold a Yard Sale
REPORT: Essential Yard Sales

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Scoring at Yard Sales

Finding good deals at yard sales is more than luck. It's knowing, it's observing, and it's negotiating. Check this podcast out as the Frugal Yankees share some helpful tips, and if you score real big, be sure to send us a check.

Check out these other FRUGAL YANKEE pages on Yard Sales:
PODCAST: A Successful Yard Sale
REPORT: How to Hold a Yard Sale
PODCAST: Yard Sale Tips How to Hold a Yard Sale
REPORT: Essential Yard Sales

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