Universal Ways to Save

Universal Ways to Save

I’ve been told by a reader or two that they can’t do all of the things I mention on the blog to save money because of location or other factors. As I think of moving overseas in 10 months, I know that many of the things I do now, I won’t be able to do [...]

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Stop Wasting...Get it All Out!

Stop Wasting…Get it All Out!

It seems so simple…so “duh!” but yet I don’t think most of us really realize how much we waste by not getting everything out. Whether it’s mustard in the bottle, toothpaste in the tube, or whatever. When I started cutting, scraping, shaking and slicing, I was shocked at how much was still in those containers! [...]

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Yay for Saving Coins

Yay for Saving Coins

We have a coin jar where we put coins that we received in change and coins we find. Recently I took the jar to the Coinstar machine at Wal-Mart and we received $43.55!!! We were charged about $4 for the service, so we actually had closer to $47 worth of coins. You may also like, [...]

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10 Ways to Cut Back on Non-Food Grocery Items

10 Ways to Cut Back on Non-Food Grocery Items

Last month my goal was to spend $50 or less on toiletries, but I ended up spending over $140. So I thought brainstorming some ways that I currently save and some that I’d like to start saving in this area would help. For me I lump toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent ingredients, [...]

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5 Lesser Known Ways to Save

5 Lesser Known Ways to Save

When you start googling “ways to save money” and checking out thrifty blogs there’s several tips that you see over and over again, like use coupons, turn off your lights, or cook at home, so here’s 5 ideas that maybe you haven’t heard as much (or possibly not even at all!): Cut open your tubes [...]

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99 Cents or Less

99 Cents or Less

      After checking sales and price-matching I’ve realized how much produce can be bought for 99 cents a pound (or less), so I try to make many of the fresh fruits and veggies that I purchase  99 cents a pound or less. Now I’m not strict about this, if I see grapes for [...]

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Homemade Deodorant!

Homemade Deodorant!

I never in a million years would’ve thought I’d try making my homemade deodorant, in fact I hadn’t even heard of any one doing it until a couple of years back. But now I’ve tried it and am really liking the results! I used A Blossoming Life’s recipe. Only 3 ingredients! ¼ cup of baking soda [...]

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ABCs of Spending Less Money

ABCs of Spending Less Money

In one of her gazette’s Amy Dacyczyn came up with a word related to frugality for every letter of the alphabet and I thought it’d be fun to do it myself (without cheating and looking at hers!) Appreciate what you already have. Budget – Keeping track of where your money goes is important! Cancel cable Dates [...]

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I Have a New Way To Save Money and Time!!

I Have a New Way To Save Money and Time!!

I can’t believe I actually did this, but last night I cut my own hair! I’ve had crazy split ends for a while and really wanted to get them trimmed off, then I ran across this post on pinterest about cutting your own long hair. It seemed easy enough and since I was only trimming [...]

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Easy Way to $ave on Eggs

Easy Way to $ave on Eggs

 Like most things, eggs are cheaper in bulk, so the unit price of eggs is better for the big 2 1/2 dozen cartons. But of course it’s a pain to buy that big pallet of eggs, it takes up so much room in the fridge! I’ve started just transferring the eggs to regular cartons, which are so much [...]

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