Save Money Groceries

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Tips Tuesday - Save Money Groceries Save Money Groceries I am the first one to admit to regularly falling off the “budget bandwagon.” It generally happens when there is too much going on in our lives. It’s days when I feel I just can’t be bothered with checking to see if there is a coupon for an item, when I forget to bring my coupons to the store, or when I become too distracted by everything around me to even care. Here’s an example, you go to the grocery store to pick up a gallon of ...

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Day After Christmas Sales

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Saving Saturday: Frugal Ways to Save Money  Day After Christmas Sales Now that Christmas is over, my thoughts begin to wander to the day after Christmas sales.  You know, the day when the stores deep discount just about everything they didn't sell before Christmas.  The best thing about day after Christmas sales is they generally last until the inventory is gone rather than just one day like Black Friday.  That’s a good thing because I won’t be able to make it to the stores the day after ...

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Aldi Five Things You Need to Know

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Aldi Well, I think I need to add 5 things to my original list of 10 things you need to know about Aldi.  I went shopping there and here are the things I wished someone told me. Aldi Tips 1) You need cash -  That is right or you need your ATM card. I always pay with my discover card so I really wasn't prepared for this whole cash thing. 2) You need a quarter or you are not getting a cart - They lock them up and only a quarter will release them. 3) You get your quarter back ...

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Ebates Review

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Ebates Review I need to buy lipstick. I learned MAC was not going to sell my lipstick anymore. I opened up my account on Ebates because MAC is never on sale. I noticed Bloomies was having a sale and I would get 6% back on my purchase. That is 6% right off the bat. I really want a designer purse so I put the one I want in my cart just to see if I would get the special event pricing just for Ebates customer. ...

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Aldi: The Ten Things I Didn’t Know

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Aldi's Difference I was recently asked to fly to Chicago to go to Aldi's home office and to learn more about their brand. I have to be honest what I thought I knew was wrong. I really didn't understand what they were or what they did. I didn't even know why I was asked to go since I had never shopped there before. The answered was revealed and I will share it with you later. This is what I imagined a traditional grocery store. Fact #1 - Aldi is not a traditional grocery store. That means ...

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Cut Your High Energy Bills with ENERGY STAR and Best Buy

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ENERGY STAR and Best Buy want to help you save on your energy bills. The month of October has been designated Energy Awareness Month by the US Government since 1991. That makes it a great time to upgrade your energy hogging appliances, televisions and computers for New ENERGY STAR® ones.  This switch will help you save money on your home energy bills.  ...

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More Meat For Your Money!

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More Beef For Your Buck and More Meat For Your Money! Eating healthy isn't too expensive if you are a vegetarian and have your own garden! BUT what about those who need more PROTEIN---and not just beans!  Here are a few tips on how to get more meat for your money. When purchasing large cuts of meat at the grocery store, trim it yourself! Why pay a higher price per pound to have the fat or skin pulled off? Use fillers in casserole and sauce recipes such as spaghetti.  Bulgar wheat takes on ...

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Are You Ready for Retirement?

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Disclosure: Information for this post is sourced from Genworth Financial in partnership with the SheHeard Influencer Network. All opinions expressed on this post are mine. Retirement? Are you part of the baby boomers generation (born between 1946 and 1964)? This 2013 the oldest baby boomers turn 67 and the big question all over town is if baby boomers are already ready for retirement? Here are some tips on planning for your retirement: 1. I'm sure some of you aren't totally ready to give ...

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How to Manage Couples Finances

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Disclosure: Information for this post is sourced from Genworth Financial in partnership with the SheHeard Influencer Network. All opinions expressed on this post are mine. Couples Finances How to manage couples finances? This is an important question every couple or those who are deciding to move-in together should think about and if possible ask to their financial planners. Well if you're in-love, money matters is probably the last thing on a couple's mind but a little financial planning ...

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