Favorite Reading Spots & the V.Reader by V.Tech

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I am very excited to tell you that I am a VTech Voices blogger. Over the next few weeks, I will be writing a post each week based on different themes that revolve around children reading. I will also be telling you about the new V.Reader from VTech currently available at Target. Plus, you will have some opportunities to win some prizes! The theme for this week: Favorite Reading Spots. Reading is a great way to keep your kids involved and learning in the summer months. Last month we told 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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Chutzpah: Your not Hired

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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Tips for Staying Motivated to Cook

If I don't plan my meals, I am often tempted to go out to eat. Thankfully I live in an area that requires a bit of a drive to restaurants! The drive is deterrent for me and forces me to cook. I have found that writing out a strict menu plan does not work for me. I like a flexible plan! Determine what works best for your family- a flexible plan, a written out weekly menu or even a monthly menu. Motivating Yourself to Cook At Home By: Mrs. Not Made of Money Cooking at home always seems like a ...

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Ask a Patriot

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. -" Declaration of Independence 1776 On this weekend that we celebrate our Country we also take part in creating traditions that will last a lifetime. I am sure our founding fathers would be proud that we gather for parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball ...

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Track Online Deals with Advanced Tools

Now that the expensive Christmas period is over, we're thrust straight into the summer holiday period when the kids are off school and we have to spend extra cash on holidays. Chances are you're looking to save money wherever you can, and shopping online is one of the best ways to do so. If you've got some tips on how to save money using online tools, please let us know in the comments section below. Otherwise, check out our three favorite advanced deal tracking tools... 1. Email Alerts and ...

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Nielsen National Consumer Panel Open Applications

Nielsen National Consumer Panel is taking applications again for the Home Scanner Program. If you are accepted, you will be sent a scanner to scan the barcodes of products your buy. For your efforts you will earn points that you can redeem for valuable prizes. I applied again and was not accepted. Have any of you been accepted yet? ...

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Chutzpah: It cost what?

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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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Getting Stuck in the Payment Plan Rut

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So many times people get sucked into buying items because the payment plan is so enticing. I am guilty of this myself! Below are a few tips on staying out of the payment plan rut. Ditch the "Make Payments" Mentality By: Mrs. Not Made of Money One of the hardest parts of learning to being fiscally responsible is breaking free from the payment mentality. Becoming mired down in monthly payments creates a cycle seems almost impossible to break free from. Because you always have a payment to make, ...

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What's Hiding in Your Reusable Grocery Bags?

I was sitting down at breakfast with my step-dad when he asked "Do you use reusable grocery bags?" I replied, "Yes, when I remember." My step-dad went on to read the article in the LA Times "What's in Your Shopping Bag? Bacteria." out loud. The article points out that most people (including myself!) do not wash reusable grocery bags. Now think about this for a minute. Raw meat is loaded into these bags. Yes, they are packaged but we all know packages leak. And do you designate one bag for ...

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