Saving on Holiday Travel

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Are you traveling this Holiday season? Hopefully you already have your travel reservations! If not, start researching now. Bing released a travel forecast this week and overall domestic airfare costs are down 7% from last years Holiday travel. Now to take advantage of that savings, you will need to be flexible with your travel dates. It looks like a Wednesday to Sunday trip will be your best bet if flying. If you are looking for future flights, Bing has travel prediction ability! Just search ...

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Fashion Friday: Coats

I love Fashion but I hate paying tons of money to look great. I believe you need two things the knowledge of what looks good on you and the skill to find it for less. I encourage you to get rid of all the items in your closet that you do not wear. They cloud up your options to make really great outfits because you can't see your clothes! If they are in good condition sell the at a consignment store or a place like Plato's closet, or host a clothing swap. Clothing swaps are a blast! Coats, ...

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Tips for Saving on Winter Heating

One thing that I am excited about this winter is that we should have much lower electric bills! We had the unfortunate experience of needing a new heat pump last spring. Although it was a hefty bill, our electric bill is significantly lower since it is way more efficient. As the colder weather of winter sets in, you may be thinking of a couple of different things. On one hand, if you’re anything like me, you’re thinking ahead to the holidays and planning special events for your family. On a ...

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Rachael Ray What’s for Dinner Wednesday

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I try every week to add a new meal to our menu. I attempt to follow the food guru and 30 minute meal making queen, Rachael Ray. The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable... and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less!   So sometimesin life you have to make do with what you have. Rachael's recipe calls for Halibut and I didn't have any. I used tilapia  instead and it was still "Delish". I am really surprised that ...

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Chutzpah: Doubting My Abilities

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Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine. chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or ...

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Ask a wife of a Frugal Guy

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So the truth is my husband is the frugal one. This has always been the case. I am only frugal so I can buy other things that we couldn't afford if I paid full price for our groceries. I spent all Thursday trying to find my husband who spent all day going from one company to the next taking advantage of all the Veteran's Day Specials. This is his favorite holiday of the year. I figured he earned the sandwich at Subway, coffee and Dunkin Doughnuts, Onion from Outback, Free car wash from Clean ...

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New Printable List Feature

Last week we started using the printable list feature for the Drug Store Deals. I hope you are all enjoying this new feature! Soon we will start using it for some of the Grocery Store Deals too. It is very easy to use and here is a quick tutorial. When you click on the check box next to an item, a little pop up box will appear in the lower right of your screen. It looks like this: Go through the list and click the checkbox by all of the items you wish to buy. You will see the name of the ...

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Year End Financial Wrap Up Checklist

It is hard to believe that it is time for year end reviews. Taking time to look over your plans in information will allow you to evaluate what worked and what needs improvement. My husband and I met with our agent last week and we did make some changes to several policies, including retirement. Now taxes, that is something I am way behind in as far as organization goes! What a year it’s been! It’s not over yet but with all of this talk about the holidays, it sure seems like the end of the year ...

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Weekly Cinema Movie Ticket Update

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It looks like Weekly Cinema is going out of business. I have written about deals for Weekly Cinema several times in the last few months. If you still have unused credits, you will need to contact Weekly Cinema or the deal of the day site you purchased the voucher from (if you bought it from Groupon, contact them HERE.) Here is note from Weekly Cinema: We will be issuing refunds to our monthly subscribers based on the number of tickets in their account which have not been used and also the ...

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What is a Good Price for a Turkey?

So, I had a reader ask a question yesterday and I honestly don't know the answer. What is the best price for a Turkey? I am never in charge of buying the Turkey for Thanksgiving- I am the side dish person! I know that Turkey prices vary depending on whether it is a fresh or frozen. Please leave a comment and tell us what a good price per pound is for the turkey you buy! Thank you! P.S. For more tips on saving money on Thanksgiving, head on over to the Frugal Living Community at the ...

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