Save Good Water From Going Down the Drain

If you are local to us, you know that there is a huge water  problem. For one thing, we are in the middle of a drought. It rained for a short time today and I wanted to get out of my car and dance in the rain. Unfortunately it was not enough rain to even wet the ground. The other issue that some people are having is their water bill is outrageous. I can't get into specifics since I don't have a water bill since I have a well. However, from what my friends and family are telling me about their ...

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Halloween Costumes on a Budget

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It is mid September and October will be here before we know it! I love fall- the cooler nights and changing colors are delightful! This also means that it is time to start thinking about Halloween costumes. I try not to spend very much money on my kids costumes. I can get away with it pretty easily since they are still young. I still allow them choices but guide them in the choice of costume based on what is available. I am sure this is not easily done when you have older kids! So here are a few ...

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Requesting a Lower Monthly Payment on Bills

We all have bills that stay the same month after month. I was paying little attention to the satellite television bill since it was the same fee month after month. We currently have DIRECTV as our satellite provider. Last week I received an offer in the mail from Dish Network. They were offering a low monthly fee for their packages as well as FREE High Definition for life and a FREE HD DVR. This prompted me to pull out my DIRECTV bill to see how much we were actually spending. As I told you ...

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Saving With Deal of the Day Sites

Daily Deal sites are HOT right now! It seems like everyday I learn about a new site offering low prices on products and gift certificates. The great part about most of these deal of the day sites is that you can earn credit for referring people! Making referrals is a great way to spread the word to your friends and family about deals and it will earn you spending credit. Think Christmas and birthday gifts! Jasmere is a daily deal site I just learned about. I ordered the eco-friendly Feelgoodz ...

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Taking Alternate Transportation: Bus & Train Review

In the last two months I have traveled a lot! I am ready to stay home for awhile now! The nice thing is I have tried multiple types of transportation... plane, train, bus and a rental car. I tend to gravitate towards the airplane when traveling. In many cases I am limited on time. Technically, flying is the fastest way to get somewhere. When you factor in the time spent in security, the expense of checking baggage and the limitations on carry on items; flying is not always the best option. The ...

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What is a Good Buy Price for Household Goods?

Ove the last few weeks I have been telling you what my buy price is for groceries. The best way to save money at the grocery store is to be knowledgable in what a good price is. If you know what a good price is, you will know when to stock-up. This week, I am sharing what my buy prices are for household items. "Buy Price" for Household Items: Prices will vary by region. The prices listed below are after coupons. Sandwich Bags, $0.90-$1 Freezer Bags, $1 Foil, $1 Toilet Paper (12 ct.), ...

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What is a Good Price for Produce?

What is a Good Price for Produce?

What is a Good Price for Produce? The best way to save money at the grocery store is to be knowledgable in what a good price is. If you know what a good price is, you will know when to stock-up. Remember that just because the sign says sale, does not not mean that it is a good price. If you are just joining us, I have posted the good buy prices for Meat, Dairy and Beverage items and pantry items. When I get all of the prices gathered, I will make a master list for you all! Here are some ...

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What is a Good Buy Price for Pantry Items?

The best way to save money at the grocery store is to be knowledgable in what a good price is. If you know what a good price is, you will know when to stock-up. Remember that just because the sign says sale, does not not mean that it is a good price. If you are just joining us, I have posted the good buy prices for Meat and for Dairy and Beverage items. When I get all of the prices gathered, I will make a master list for you all! "Buy Price" for Pantry Items- Sometimes items will be cheaper ...

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What is a Good Buy Price for Dairy & Beverage Items?

Last week I wrote about my buy price for meat. I got several requests to continue the series! This week I will tell you what my buy prices are for Dairy & Beverage Items. When I finish the series, I will combine the whole list onto one page for you. If you are just joining us, we are talking about buying products when they are at their rock bottom price. The best way to save money at the grocery store is to track the sale prices and to buy items when they reach their lowest price. If you ...

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What is a Good Buy Price for Meat?

A very common comment I hear is "There are no coupons for food products I buy. How can I save money?" Well forget coupons. Really- you do not have to use coupons to save money at the grocery store! There are other ways to save money on food products. I have mentioned before that you need to track the prices for items you buy regularly. When you start doing that, you will see a trend. Some weeks will be great buy weeks, other weeks the prices will be astronomical for certain items. My mom ...

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