Saving Tips on Healthcare or Other Medical Expenses

For most families the cost of healthcare premiums and medical expenses place an enormous burden on our budgets and our families. For some families they become a much heavier burden as they do not have the luxury of having any form of health insurance. In my work as a medical biller and an medical office manager I have seen first hand how it affects people in all stages of life.I also feel the burden personally and have compiled a list of ways to save on Healthcare/Medical expenses.If you ...

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All Natural Drain Cleaning tip: The joy of…Drains?

I am a stay at home mom of 2 amazing girls (ages 5 and 3), and happily married with 3 4-legged kids: Bentley, our yellow lab, Aspen, our siberian husky, and Onyx, our tuxedo kitty. Over the past 5 years of being a SAHM, I have felt a need to help others, and this year I finally launched my blog Pigtails & Flip-Flops. It is dedicated to help those out there who may need some inspiration, a good laugh, to feel like you're not alone, craft ideas, a little push of motivation, or some super ...

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Tuesday Tips: Riders Beware

Early last week, I noticed there was this mall carnival all set up and ready to go. My husband happened to be with me at the time, and I all but begged him to take Reagan on it. She loves things like that, has only been to one carnival in her short almost 3 years, and honestly I thought that would be a super fun thing for just Daddy, Reagan and I.Know what he said?? ‘NO! Those carnival things can kill someone!’ L Well, as fun as he really can be, it is just like the fair in my opinion. ...

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Domestic Diva: Takes on the Dining room

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I have to say I usually put flowers on the table. I recently had to do a photography assignment using cool colors. I came up with the idea to use a vase with beads in it. Then I places a bracelet on the base of the vase. I believe I paid $.50 for the vase. The bracelet was from a company called inpink. I just love them! Then one set of beads is from my daughters collection. The shell necklace was from goodwill and the other necklace was one I made. I though it looked pretty neat.It is also a ...

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The Beauty of Tantrums

A week or so back I saw one of my new-mother friends having a really rough time. She was a first time mom, nervous to be alone with new baby (then again aren’t we all?), scared to go anywhere with new baby, but most of all….new baby would not go to sleep. She was living on a couple hours of sleep daily, as her beautiful new baby would not calm down enough to sleep more than a couple hours at a time.As much as I hurt for her I realized….she is not the only woman out there who wants to pull ...

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Free Printable Grocery List

Free Printable Grocery List

Free Printable Grocery List If you want to save money the number #1 thing to do is write a list of the items you need. Then you find coupons to go with them. If you stick with your Madame Deals Printable Grocery List then you will also save money. I use this list. I laminated it and I use a dry erase marker to keep track of what we need each week. It is a great tool and helps my husband and myself stay on budget. It is yours to print. Please leave my logo on the bottom since it took a lot of ...

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Homemaking Tips: Bath-time Tricks

Have you noticed how hard it is to successfully wash your daughters hair? The reason I say daughter is because 98% of the time they are the troublemakers, but boys may cause this too.No matter how hard I try to get my youngest to let me wash her hair she fights me so hard I wind up giving up from lack of energy. She is very strong willed like my husband, so I have learned a few tricks from her stubbornness….Hope they help you out. J1. Let them do it their self – My daughter is 2½, and ...

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How to Care for Pets on a Budget

Before I begin I should preface my life. I share my 2 bedroom apartment with 5 animals. I have 3 cats, 1 dog, and 1 rabbit. I also don't have alot of money left over each month after bills are paid so I have to stretch my dollars to the max to care for my animal family.The first best way to care for them would be by clipping coupons. You could go through the coupons in the Sunday paper, or to save me money from buying the paper I typically get coupons in my mailbox once a week and I go ...

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The Art of Homemaking

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After years of being a homemaker I have made numerous decisions, as well as acquired a variety of opinions about them. It can be chaotic, stressful, and there are days where you just want to toss in the towel because you think you cant handle it and a daily 9-5 would be better. Life isn’t perfect, there are bumps in the road, and once we realize that everyone around us has their imperfect moments, we will all be a bit happier...Cause guess what MOMS?! None of us are perfect no matter how hard we ...

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Investments – A Grand Way to Make Money or a Silly Way to lose it

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For Entertainment Only.The Author is not a Financial AdvisorThe Stock Market is something that has always been on the periphery of my interests. I’ve always wondered how exactly it works, what everyone on Wall Street actually does and most importantly, how do people make lots of money out of it? I’ve never been able to learn a great deal about it however, all articles and news regarding the subject contain terms, graphs and statistics that I don’t understand.I imagine lots of people ...

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