Stacy Cole of Utah, 33, has always thought that frugality is a key to a happy life. According to the mom-of-four, her family gets their meals out of the garbage. Stacy proudly says that she doesn't spend a dime on her culinary masterpieces and her kids are always delighted with her meals.

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This is all due to her hobby of searching in the local dumpsters for some valuable things. So, not only deprived and homeless people rummage in garbage cans. The woman proves that anyone can find everything they need in the dumps!

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According to Cole, one can find there everything necessary for a comfortable life. Cole's hobby also allows her to save between $50 and $300 a month on grocery store.

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As Stacey spent her childhood in poverty, she is used to save every cent. Sometimes her parents were doing so bad that they had to look into their neighbors' garbage cans.

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That's how Cole recalls her childhood:

"My parents worked hard for everything we had, and that only made things more valuable. They made a beautiful life for all of us out of waste," she said.

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Stacey took up her parents' lifestyle and now being a wife and mom still sticks to it. Her first husband wasn't too enthusiastic about "garbage meals," but her second hubby Danny doesn't object to it.

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By the way, Cole says that she carefully sterilizes all of her finds and never uses spoiled food.

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Cole's kids River, 12, Molly, 10, Thomas, 8, and Wesley, 6, do not complain about the "garbage" diet and support their mother in everything. The woman also earns additionally on selling her finds online.

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"I hope my example will prove that living simply and frugally is no worse and maybe even better than throwing money away. I help those in need and reduce waste. I'd like others to realize how incredible life can be with a little of ingenuity," Stacy says.

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