Saving Money

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Use basic vegetables and fruit as side dishes to make meal planning simple.

Saving money on the grocery bill doesn’t just happen at the store. There are things that I do on a regular basis after I get home from the store that save us money. Each of these habits takes a little extra work, but they are all worth it to me.   1. Package meat in

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DIY Cowboy Costume for toddler boy

I had no idea how much money could be spent on fall activities until I became a parent! Costumes, candy, festivals, pumpkins, baking, parties, you name it! It all adds up pretty fast. I want to find ways to save because little savings here and there add up to big savings over all. Having fun

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Stop throwing your money away!

The other day, I returned some razors that I didn’t like. I could have throw them away instead of taking the time to get a refund. But I had paid $6 for those razors, and I certainly wouldn’t throw $6 in the trash! A couple of years ago, I wouldn’t have taken the time to

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Simple tips for using coupons. It doesn't have to be complicated!

Couponing became really popular shortly after I got married, and as a new wife I tried my best to become a successful couponer, but there was a problem. I spent MORE with coupons than before I used them! I was buying food that we didn’t need and often didn’t eat just because I had coupons

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Frugal Family Road Trips

It’s Summer! That means we are melting here in Florida, but it also means more time for family. Today, I’m joining Julie and Morgan for a little Frugal Summer Fun!  Julie is sharing about Hosting a Frugal Backyard Barbecue. Morgan is sharing Frugal Toddler Summer Fun. And I’m talking all about family road trips! I’ve

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Are these things costing you extra at the grocery store

“Most families would like to save money at the grocery store and shopping the sales and using coupons is a great place to start. However, you may still be paying more for hidden costs. When my family went down to one income so that I could stay home with my son, I worked really hard

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Do you need to cut your expenses in half? Find out how we successfully started living on 2 incomes down to one income in only 2 weeks!

Two years ago, I was expecting our son. I desperately wanted to stay home with him instead of returning to work, but at the time, my husband and I didn’t think it would be possible to survive on one income especially with the cost of health insurance. While I was on maternity leave, I spent