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8 Effortless Ways to End the Month with More Money Than You Expected

By Pippa Raga

Don't you wish there was a magic way to save money without cutting any of the small luxuries you enjoy out of your life? Thanks to the popular subreddit r/frugal, there is. Kind of.

With almost a million followers, this community has people around the world sharing tips about finance and compiling hacks that'll help you get the most value for your money, when it comes to food, home — anything.

And there's a reason we're sharing these tips today. The first Saturday of every October is known as International Frugal Day, or more endearingly, Frugal Fun Day. The premise is pretty self-explanatory, but it's essentially one day a year we can take off from stimulating the capitalist economy by entertaining ourself with inexpensive or free activities.

Fun fact: Shel Horowitz, author of The Penny-Pinching Hedonist: How to Live Like Royalty with a Peasant's Pocketbook is said to have first put this holiday on the calendars when his book came out in 1995, and many think it was just a marketing ploy to sell more copies — but Frugal Fun Day is still going strong 23 years later.