Frugal Living Ideas: 5 Tips on Living on 30000 or Less

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Frugal Living Ideas Living on 30000 or Less   5 Tips on living on 30000 or less I have a larger than average family, there are 7 of us, and I like to pride myself in living a little differently than everyone else. We have one income, provided by my husband, and I like to think that part of my job is making the very most of his paycheck. Over the years, we have become expert and making a dollar stretch into more buying power than anyone thought possible. Frugal Living Ideas I'd ...

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Hosting a Cookout on a Budget

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Hosting a Cookout on a Budget Hosting a Cookout on a Budget-I love that the weather it's starting to get warm, that means it's time for flip flops, swimming, and cookouts! What is better than rounding up some friends and throwing some burgers on the grill? Nothing!  You get to enjoy being outside in the fresh air, and the clean up is much easier! Cookouts are a great way to spend your summer days, and here are some tips for hosting a cookout on a budget to make it even better! Here are ...

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Living on 30000 or Less: Raising a Large Family

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Living on 30000 or Less Raising a Large Family on Less Than $30,000 Raising a Large Family Raising a family, large or small, can be a difficult task no matter where you come from or your position in society or in your community. I have a large family of 10 when everyone is together, so I am always looking for a good deal or a way to save money, there just never seems to be enough of it no matter how hard we all try. ...

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Living on 30000 or Less: 10 Frugal Living Ideas

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Frugal Living Ideas Living on 30000 or Less 10 Frugal Living Ideas As a full-time stay at home Mom and full-time college student, saving money is extremely important and beneficial to our family. Over the past several years I have learned different ways that our family can get all the bills paid, buy groceries for the month, have extra money for entertainment and put a little away in savings. Here are 10 Frugal Living Ideas to help your family live on an annual income of $30,000 or less ...

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Financial Success

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Financial Success Financial Success is the meaning behind the mailbox. It all started over 4 years ago. We found out we were having a baby. That was a wonderful gift. Then the mommy guilt set in. We were able to provide for our first child but not for our second. I do not mean the necessities I mean the extra gift I wanted to give. You see I am a teacher by trade and I believe one of the greatest gifts you can provide for your child is an education. I believe that planning for our children's ...

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Spring into Savings: Free Yourself from Cable and Satellite

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Free Yourself from Cable and save big! Spring is approaching faster than I would like but it is not the weather I dread but the Spring Cleaning. I always make my list of things I need to do and it seems to be Fall before I get them all done. This year I have decided to take a different approach to Spring Cleaning and will not be focusing on my house but my checkbook. I am very detailed when it comes to our monthly financials. I know when everything is due, how much is due, what check it ...

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Cheap Cake Decorating

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Our budget saving tip for today is on cheap cake decorating! My tip is very simple and is perfect just in time for making some Valentine's Day treats. Instead of buying different colored sprinkles, which you would just end up having lots of excess and unused for months. You can simply buy plain white sugar. Then add food color to your white sugar. Voila! You have colored sugar sprinkles to decorate your treats. Easy right! With this method, you can just add food color to the amount ...

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Freecycle

Freecycle I love to recycle. I love to get things for FREE. That is why Freecycle is so wonderful. Freecycle is a website that allows people to offer items that are in god condition that they no longer want or need to others. People respond to the person offering the item. Then the person who is giving the item arranges pick up. I have received many items like children's toys, cooking items, and even a chair. I have given away clothes, children's toys, baby items, and sports ...

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Homemade Cakes- Budget Savings Tip 19

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Today's Budget Savings Tip: Create Special Homemade Cakes I have been working on installing Budget Savings Tip with my children so that they grow up to be savers instead of spenders. I wish I could report it has been met with great joy but instead every shopping trip is a constant battle over why I refuse to buy things. The latest event was when I was grocery shopping Friday and my daughter asked for one of those beautiful cakes at the bakery. I asked the price and when I was told $30 for a 1/4 ...

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Ditch the Cable and Satellite- Budget Savings Tip 18

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Today's Budget Savings Tip: Ditch the Cable and Satellite We have gotten so programmed into following the latest and greatest on television that we forget that we DON"T NEED it. Not only is Cable/Satellite a waste of time it drains our income ever month. We don't notice the price steadily rising because they do it slowly hoping you won't question the $2 this month or the $3 next month. Don't panic and think I am suggesting you sit in your home without any audio/video entertainment. I ...

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