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My No-Spend Weekend

My No-Spend Weekend I had read previously about a blogger who does “No-Spend Months.” When I can find the blogger again, I will be sure to tag her so you can all read about her month of being as frugal as possible! For me, this was a little unrealistic. I say that because our cupboards […]

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Why You Should Never Shop Without a List

Never Shop Without a List! A few years ago, Target opened up a new store right by our house. Let me tell you, I love Target. I much prefer the bright aisles and all of the red décor from Target than going into the darker, warehouse feel of Walmart. On that cold October day, we […]

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7 Tips for Lowering Your Grocery Budget

Here are a few tips I have for lowering your grocery budget: 1- I only shop once a week There are some shoppers out there who only shop once a month. This can be fine, in theory, especially because we eat a lot of the same meals every week, but everything that I eat is […]

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How We Stayed Frugal This Weekend

The weekend- It comes at the end of every work week. I spend 40+ hours a week stuck in an office. When I come home at the end of the evening to prep myself for the next work day. What happens on the weekends? When I’m not having to work on the weekends, I find myself […]

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How to Create a Beginner’s Budget

What is a beginner’s budget? A Beginner’s Budget can be your first real look at your spending and your finances. Once you realize that you are burying yourself further and further in debt, you start to feel hopeless. It can feel like nothing works for you to save money. Tracking all of your receipts can […]

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Can You Make Money With Survey Sites?

Some blog posts will mention how wonderful it is to make a part time income with surveys. Others about how much time someone spends clicking on video links or having their kids plays games on these sites all day. I don’t do either of these things. Realistically, you wont make a part time income with surveys. You […]

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When Meal Planning Goes Wrong

What happens when you plan your meals for the week, and you have every intention of cooking what you’ve planned to eat, but then something goes wrong? You modify… How do you modify it? This week we had all of our meals ready to cook. We had the meat in the freezer from the weeks […]

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5 Ways to Save When Working Out

My Maid of Honor is in town for the next few weeks. She lives in New Jersey, but works remotely for the same company I do. She is very fit, very healthy, and always encourages me to go out with her to do some exercise. I’m the opposite. Not very fit, not so healthy, and […]

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How Wednesday Nights Became Our Date Nights

Michael and I love to spend time together. We always crave a little something extra though. Not just watching tv together in the living room which is our normal go-to. But Wednesday Nights… Those are our nights. Well, what’s so special about Wednesdays? You would think, of all days to have a date night, why […]

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How to Save Money with Pets

We have a cat. His name is Rambo. Yes, Michael named him. The Story of Rambo A few years ago, we heard little meows in the backyard of the house. A neighborhood cat had a litter of kittens in our backyard and was parading them around town. On one particular day when the cat and […]

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