15 Ways to Save Money Every Day

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Looking for some ways to save money?  Here are 15 tips that just might help you out. Stay home more- first off with the cost of gas staying home more is just going to save more because you are not driving. But staying home makes sure you are not buying things on impulse. Get movie Rentals from DVDPlay Or RedBox- These vending machine movies only cost $1 to $1.50 per rental and can be picked up when you are at {Read More}

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Want to Eat Healthy on a Budget? 10 Tips That Make it Easy


Who here is trying to eat healthier?  It can be hard, especially on a budget.. Here are 10 tips to help you out: 1. Buy vegetables, fruits, and meats while they are in-season (and in turn, cheapest and most nutritious). Freeze and dehydrate your foods so you can enjoy their flavors year round, without the hefty price tag. 2. Support local farmers! If you purchase directly from the grower, you will cut out the middle man (and his fees). 3. Don’t know {Read More}

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My Le Tote Review. Get Your First Box Free. (Oh My Goodness, I Love This So Much)


As you can probably tell from my post title I REALLY have enjoyed my Le Tote subscription box so far. Is it perfect? No. But is it super fun? Yes. So, what is Le Tote, you ask? Le Tote is a monthly subscription box of women’s clothing. So if you enjoy shopping and wearing new to you clothes, then you are going to want to give Le Tote a whirl (especially because you can get your first box for FREE {Read More}

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Small Change(s) Can Add Up to Big Bucks


It’s funny for many years we never lived on any sort of strict budget.  We had enough money and that was that…. but when our businesses went south and my husband was unemployed for a year we really needed to make some big changes.  I picked up Dave Ramsey’s “The Total Money Makeover” and really took to it.  My husband read it, too and we decided to go on a strict, written budget and start paying cash for almost everything. Living {Read More}

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4 Types of Scams and How to Avoid Them


Can you really avoid a scam? Most people think it will eventually happen to them but it doesn’t have to, you can prevent it just by using common sense and being a smart consumer. I had a call the other evening from my bank, it was from an unknown number asking me to call another number back due to fraud being detected with my ATM/Debit card. The unknown number immediately threw up a red flag for me, I thought, what {Read More}

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Black Bean Chili


I love making Black Bean Chili ( or any bean chili).  It just comes together so fast and easy!! I often even use leftover spaghetti sauce for the tomatoes. Once you get all the spices in there you can’t even tell it was pasta sauce. You would need to adjust the salt, though. FrugalFreebiesandDeals.com Serves 3/4- 1 cupBlack Bean Chili20 minPrep Time 30 minCook Time 50 minTotal Time Save Recipe Print Recipe My Recipes My Lists My Calendar Ingredients1 pound {Read More}

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Gluten Free Apple Crisp (That You Can Serve Company!!)


I am planning on doing a pretty extensive series on Gluten Free Recipes.  It’s a pretty big part of my life, so it seems right to share the recipes here- and try to do them in an affordable way.  I think I am going to call the series:  “GF Food You Can Serve to Company”. All in all gluten free foods are getting a lot better- but many times they have some unique qualities that friends and family still might {Read More}

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What are the Best Things to Buy in January?

January Best Buys

Ever wondered what items to buy at what time of the year to get the best price? Best buys in January: Motorcycles (I’m sure you are all running out for this one!!) Furniture Carpet and flooring Video games Suits Air conditioners Boats (and even more of you are going to buy your boat, now!) Big appliances Bedding and bathroom linens Outdoor gear Wrapping paper Electronics Houses Bicycles Remodeling Vacations Patio furniture and grills Outdoor gear Jewelry Thanks MSN and MoneyTalksNews

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My Favorite Kitchen Gadget- The Salad Shooter

I have a bit of a love affair going on with my Salad Shooter- so I thought I should just get it all out in open and tell you about it. Over 10 years ago I happened upon a yard sale and they had something wonderful- A Salad Shooter. OK- so I’m kind of a sucker for fun looking kitchen gadgets- so it is no wonder that I bought it (for probably less than a dollar). But this is not {Read More}

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Slice and Bake Peppermint Sugar Cookies


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BakeMagicMoments #CollectiveBias Getting ready for some cookie making for Christmas and Holiday baking? I always love the idea of making Christmas cookies when I see all the beautiful displays on magazines this time of year. But then I get overwhelmed because of the complexity of them all (and the time I would need to spend). I’m generally all about simple so why be {Read More}