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Fact or Fiction: Frugal Living Ideas
by Staff
There are plenty of ways to save money, but some methods work better than others. Test your knowledge of living life on the cheap with this quiz.

You can find anything broadcast on TV streaming through an Internet service.

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Vegetables are so inexpensive that you won't save much money by growing your own.

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Moving to a different city can cut your housing costs in half.

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Getting a roommate is as simple as putting an ad in the paper.

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Some costs don't differ much from one city to the next.

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Libraries are just book warehouses.

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Owning a smartphone can actually be a way to save money.

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Planting, maintaining and harvesting a backyard garden takes hours of work.

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Creating a garden requires expensive materials when you start out.

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The average cable bill in the U.S. is more than $70.

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The only way to get HDTV is through expensive digital cable packages.

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Any computer can be hooked up to a TV to show streaming Internet content.

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Using frugal living tips can save you significant money over the course of a year.

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The lower cost of living in some cities is mitigated by lower salaries in those cities.

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Rural areas are the cheapest places to live.

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You don't need permission from your landlord to bring an extra roommate into your apartment.

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The most expensive fruits and vegetables are strawberries and broccoli.

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Canning is a crucial part of saving money with a garden.

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Mid-sized cities with shrinking populations offer the lowest overall cost of living.

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The easiest way to save money on your cable bill is to just do without TV.

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