Yo, I'm Penny Pincher, trying to survive these hard times without bailouts, handouts or freakouts by living small but smart.
You are, too, judging from the dollar-stretching secrets you've been sending me at firstname.lastname@example.org - so keep 'em coming, fellow-Pinchers!
Copycat Cost Cutters: Ellen Merrigan, from Bustleton, writes: "I make my own cleaning products with vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice and water. I bought a 1.32-gallon jug of vinegar at BJ's Wholesale Club for under $4.00, then got household cleaner recipes at .
"And this one is huge! In the past, my husband and I purchased name-brand ice tea for over a dollar per bottle even at wholesale case pricing. I Googled that name-brand recipe and found a copycat recipe. We now make it in a gallon glass jug. My nieces and nephews love it!"