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Frugal lessons being offered May 18

April 28, 2013

Local money savings blogger The Nifty Thrifty Lady will host a money-saving workshop called “Get a LIFE (Lesson in Frugal Economics)” Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Williamsport Community Center in Byron Memorial Park. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

The Nifty Thrifty Lady’s creator, Jennifer Ward, will make presentations with Stephanie Reese, co-contributor to The Nifty Thrifty Lady; Amii Fritz, owner of Up on the Hill in Shepherdstown, W.Va.; and Harmony Wilson, an art major and hobby enthusiast.

The lessons will focus on everyday people, including working mothers, busy college students and new parents.

Attendees will learn how to create a working family budget and meal plans. There will be demonstrations on how to use cloth diapers and discussions about the cost benefits of doing so. Presentations will be made on how to use coupons, reduce energy costs and continue hobbies for less money.

Attendees will receive binders full of information about how to reach their financial goals.

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Ward has been running http://niftythriftylady.blogspot.com for more than two years, teaches coupon classes at local libraries and makes presentations to a variety of groups.

Tickets for the workshop cost $35 and include a catered lunch by Desert Rose Cafe. Tickets can be purchased at http://lessoninfrugaleconomics.blogspot.com or by calling Ward at 240-527-9631.

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