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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Losing Weight with Water

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I Took the Challenge and Now I am Losing Weight with Water A few weeks back Amee (Madame Deals herself) issued a get healthy challenge by drinking water. That was the final kick I needed to give up my soda and sugary drinks and drink more water. I gave up soda for 3 months last year but caved into the caffeine before Christmas. My doctor has told me every month that I need to give up the soda before my Gastric Bypass in the Spring but it has been my one vice I just couldn't quit. I wasn't ...

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Planning a Baby Shower on a Budget

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 Find out everything you need to know about Planning a Baby Shower on a Budget! Everybody loves Baby Showers but the cost can be staggering as anyone who has ever planned a baby shower knows. It isn't that the guests expect a large bash but we are always so worried there will not be enough we go overboard. Planning a Baby Shower on a Budget 101 By invitations at the dollar store or take advantage of offers on sites such as VistaPrint, Shutterfly, and York Photo. Select a theme that ...

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Chuck-E-Cheese:The Do’s and Don’ts (A List)

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If you are a parent, then most likely, you have been to Chuck-E-Cheese. I just got back from our most recent trip to Chuck-E-Cheese about an hour ago, and I noticed while there, that *some* parents just don't know the unspoken rules of Chuck-E-Cheese, (don't you hate that!?) but it did give me some inspiration to write this post, so without further adieu... The Do's and Don'ts of Chuck-E-Cheese (A List)   First, Chuck-E-Cheese has no competition  (at least in my area) So DO ...

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Entering Sweepstakes: A how-to guide

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Entering Sweepstakes: A How-to guide Entering Sweepstakes online is one of the quickest, and easiest ways to earn cash and prizes online. Anyone can enter, and anyone can win. In the end, it's all up to chance, and you can't win if you don't enter. In this blog post I will tell you the tips and tricks I have learned about entering sweepstakes quickly, and efficiently, enjoy! ...

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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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Cheap Chocolate Fondue

Cheap Chocolate Fondue

Cheap Chocolate Fondue The key to great food is it has to be easy. It has to be inexpensive and it has to be good. I am a huge fan of Cheap Chocolate Fondue. We have three children and they love to eat anything you can dip. I make a cheese fondue that is also cheep, easy, and yummy. Madame Deals Cheese Fondue is yummy! Well, back to the recipe you have been waiting for. I think you are going to say to yourself , "Why didn't I think of that?" Then you are going to the store to grab the ...

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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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