Audio by artist garen_daly

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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Age of Betrayal

Big business is running the country, corruption is running rampant, unions are struggling, the rich are getting rich and the poor are getting poorer. Sound familiar? It should. It's America from 1865 to 1900. Jack Beatty, author and Senior Editor for Atlantic Monthly, explains how his new book. Age of Betrayal: The Triumph of Money in America, 1865-1900 reconnects our past to our current problems. Thoughtful and insightful conversation with Garen Daly & Louise Reilly Sacco, the Frugal Yankees.

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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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Peepers of Little Pond

Recorded May 1, 2007 at 10:00 PM at Little Pond behind Frugal Yankee Garen Daly's house with an iPod. These are peepers announcing their availability for a one night stand. Sometimes they get so loud, it disturbs your sleep.

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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 the Shadow of the Moon

Rare footage helps Apollo astronauts recount moon landings, rocket lift-offs in this new documentary. Director David Sington has an indepth conversation with the Frugal Yankee.

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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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The Frugal Yankee March 8, 2008

This week's show:
Tips on how to have a Frugal (and fun) Easter. Getting ready fro the Boston Marathon? Then listen to our expert tell you how to Avoid Running Injuries. And are you ready to be buried, naturally? Plus some humor and opinions.

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Peepers of LITTLE POND

Winter is over and sprig is beginning its song. The peepers are looking for that certain special amphibian. Listen as they get noisy.

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Bad Art Expands

MOBA, the Museum of Bad Art, is expanding. Are America's values threatened? Will real artists become extinct? Is this part of a new 'culture war? The new book is The Museum of Bad Art: Masterworks.

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Boston Comic-Emily Singer

Boston Comic Emily Singer discusses humor, other Boston comics and why New England is a great place for laughing. You can find more about her at Emily Singer dot com.

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5 Common Remodeling Mistakes

Underestimating and arrogance are just two of the 5 most common remodeling mistakes. Listen in as the Frugal Yankee points out the landmines BEFORE you step on them.

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The Frugal Yankee: May 31, 2008

Stories: the diabetes epidemic, picking a contractor, job interview etiquette, photographing your fish and more

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The Frugal Yankee June 6, 2008

This week's show: the voice of the Red Sox, don't buy it, Ouch! my aching back, sex voices, my 2nd favorite organ, and don't eat furry food.

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A Frugal Father's Day

Ties & tools. Typical Father's Day gifts, but get creative and be frugal. Here are a few ideas.

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The Frugal Yankee June 21, 2008

This week: Robert Frughoff on the best mechanics, vetting vets etc. Plus Maine's Organic Root Beer, off road oddities, carrot cake disappointment, patriotic flags from China and more.

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Frugal Yankee Audio Blog June 22, 2008

The Frugal Yankee gets cranky about carrot cake disappointment, patriotic Chinese flags, flatulence, and pay phone ubiquity.

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Vetting Vets, Worst Mechanics & More

Consumers Checkbook's Robert Krughoff has vetted vets, scored the best mechanics, check out emergency care and more.

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Real, New England Root Beer

Remember when sodas were really good? Check out this new organic root beer made in Maine. Brings back my youth.

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Off Road Oddities

Hitting the road for vacation? Take a few side trips to some of the oddest, funniest places around with Roadside America

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The Frugal Yankee: 06.28.08

This week: ISLAND OF LOST GIRLS with Jennifer McMahon, Renee Bergland on astonomer Maria Mitchell and the sexing of science, Jerry Kronenberg divines the latest housing news while looking at previous busts plus cash costs less, Spam is on the rebound and when to buy your heating oil.

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Coupons Redeemed

Grocery coupons are back and they're not your mother's coupons. Kelli Grant from SmartMoney.com tears into the new redemption of coupons.

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Frugal Yankee Audio Blog: July 14, 2008

Bubble gum makes you smarter, bikinis make us dumb, dishwashers cost, showers are deadly and mechanics have a cheat sheet.

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Navigating the ER

ERs are defacto doctor's offices. Securing prompt, professional care is easy, if you know the tips. The Frugal Yankee queries an ER nurse/manager. Tips to help you when you need it most.

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Supermarket Abusing Consumers

Unit & item pricing helps consumers shop smarter. So why are grocery stores ignoring it? Why do states ignore the ignoring? The only one who is getting stuck is us! The savvy shopper is getting abused and paying for it.

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Unique New England People

Yankee Magazine's August issue profiles 25 unique New Englanders. The Frugal Yankee and YM editor Mel Allen ponder, does this region have a unique character? If so, what is it?

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Bat Mystery

BATMAN is a big hit, but real bats are mysteriously dying, thousands of them. These voracious insect eaters are in danger. Is it a disease? What's attacking them? The Frugal Yankee digs deep with biologist Emily Brunckhurst.

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Sci-Fi Supermarket

The future of your supermarket is now - computerizzed shopping carts, cell phone coupons and more. Garen daly discusses this all with NH Public Radio's Virginia Prescott.

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WORD OF MOUTH: Two New Indie Films

NH Public Radio's WORD OF MOUTH talked with Frugal Yankee Garen Daly on two new indie films, THE WRESTLER & SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and their potential for Oscar nominations. Host: Virginia Prescott

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Lobster in Recession

Frugal Yankee Garen Daly visits Virginia Prescott and NHPR's Word of Mouth to discuss the plight of Maine's lobster industry.
Sources sued in this article:
Majick Lobster Company
Maine Lobster Council

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Battle Over the Box Office

Convenience fees, facitlity fees and more jack up concert tickets. Now the two biggest concert companies are ready to do battle. Frugal Yankee Garen Daly talsk with Word of Mouth's Virginia Prescott to see if competition will help the ticket buyer.

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The Frugal Yankee: Spring Foods with Annie Copps

With winter ending New Englanders are thinking "homegrown spring foods." Yankee Magazine Food Editor, Annie Copps talked with several local chefs on which foods can we eat now. Fiddelheads and parsnips are just the beginning.

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Down at the Docks: End of an Era

Rory Nugent's "Down at the Docks" tells of New Bedford's fishermen & a city adrift. How the US government's ignorance is ending the days of the piscatorial warrior and how a new world is changing this country.

Buy Down at the Docks

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YOUR CALL IS (not that) IMPORTANT TO US

Emily Yellin tells how calling customer service is a disservice in her book YOUR CALL IS (not that) IMPORTANT TO US, an examination of a huge, aggravating industry. We ask, "Is there hope or will we be on hold forever?"

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50s Sci-Fi Spoof-ALIEN TRESPASS

The X-Files' RW Goodwin chats about ALIEN TRESPASS, a 50s sci-fi spoof starring Eric McCormack. Goodwin reveals intentionally bad sfx, the meaning of terp and more. Hear this podcast, but keep a vigilant eye on the skies. They're coming!

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Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden's Baseball Film-SUGAR

Ryan Fleck (Half-Nelson) & Anna Boden direct SUGAR, a film where a young Latino pitcher tries to make the 'bigs' by way of Iowa. This isn't simply a good baseball movie. They expain why with the Frugal Yankee.

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Take Two: Hollywood & Newspapers

THE SOLOIST & STATE OF PLAY are two new films focusing on journalists & newspapers. Garen Daly examines them and their place in Hollywood's treatment of them. NH Public Radio's Word of Mouth with Virgina Prescott hosted.

CITIZEN KANE
Citizen Kane (Two-Disc Special Edition)

ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN
All the President's Men (Two-Disc Special Edition)

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The Frugal Yankee - Jasper White on Julia Child

Boston's favorite chef Jasper White comments on his friend Julia Child & the new movie JULIE & JULIA. Was it accurate? Did Meryl Streep capture this remarkable woman? Did Julia impact America? And more.

Check out Jasper's SUMMER SHACK restaurants or his The Summer Shack Cookbook: The Complete Guide to Shore Food

Find out more about JULIE & JULIA by listening to the Frugal Yankee's conversation with JUDITH JONES, Julia Child's editor and friend.

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The Frugal Yankee -3D TV REALITY

3D TV has hit America with expensive new sets, glasses & Blu-Ray players. How much does it really cost? Is it worth it? The Frugal Yankee measures the 3rd dimension of entertainment.

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Inside Book Publishing plus Annie Copps

Yankee Food Editor & Today Show guest Annie Copps on enjoying your garden all year long plus Susan Hynes on the brave new world of book publishing & how it affects the budding author.

Visit Susan Hynes' publishing company BRYANT PARK PRESS

To find out more about Annie Copps, please visit YANKEE MAGAZINE

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The Frugal Yankee - Its Kind of a Funny Story

Film directors Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden's latest is ITS KIND OF A FUNNY STORY starring Zach Galifianakis & Emma Roberts. Garen Daly talked with them on filmmaking, Hassidic acid heads & indie films.

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The Frugal Yankee - Sam Rockwell on CONVICTION

Acclaimed actor Sam Rockwell stars in the new film CONVICTION. In our recent interview we discuss that film plus some of the other films his had been including GALAXY QUEST, THE GREEN MILE, MOON and more.

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The Frugal Yankee - CONVICTION: Betty Anne Waters

Betty Anne Waters' courageous 18 year struggle to free her brother from a wrongful murder conviction is now a movie called CONVICTION. In this interview we talk about the being the subject of a Hollywood film as well as her incredible journey.

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The Frugal Yankee - CONVICTION w/director Tony Goldwyn

Tony Goldwyn directs the true life story of Betty Anne Waters, a woman who spends 18 years educating herself to free her brother Kenny from a wrongful incarceration. The film is CONVICTION & stars Hillary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver, Juliette Lewis & Melissa Leo.

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JANE EYRE - Mia Wasikowska & Cary Fukunaga

The latest version of JANE EYRE is directed by Cary Fukunaga and stars Mia Wasikowska. We talked with both about what makes EYRE timeless and why Cary didn't 'research' wearing a corset.

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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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Summer Barbecuing

Summer Barbecuing is an American tradition, but too many folks are stuck in culinary ruts or spending too much money. BBQs can be fun & inexpensive. Listen in as the Frugal Yankee lights up the barbie.

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Debtor Nation by Louis Hyman

Professor Louis Hyman explores the roots easy credit in his insightful new book DEBTOR NATION. Debt nearly destroyed the US economy. Millions are suffering as a result. The Frugal Yankee talked to him about his book, whose to blame & if we can take something away from it all.

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Charles Ferguson's "Inside Job"

Film director Charles Ferguson discusses "Inside Job" his movie explaining the economic meltdown & who is responsible. It's a good old fashioned bank heist, but done by the people running the banks and stealing from the customers, us. Before #Occupy Wall Street started Ferguson nailed it.

Buy the DVD.

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Red Plum's "Mom Saver-In-Chief"

Lisa Reynolds is Red Plum's "Mom Saver-In-Chief". She is a savvy shopper, smart coupon user & a real mom. The Frugal Yankee sat down to talk to her about the latest trends in store coupons as well as how families can save money.

Tell 'em the Frugal Yankee sent you. Check out Red Plum's Coupon page.

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