What is a Good Buy Price for Produce?

The best way to save money at the grocery store is to be knowledgable in what a good price is. If you know what a good price is, you will know when to stock-up. Remember that just because the sign says sale, does not not mean that it is a good price. If you are just joining us, I have posted the good buy prices for Meat, Dairy and Beverage items and pantry items. When I get all of the prices gathered, I will make a master list for you all! Produce prices vary by region and season. One of the ...

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How to Organize Finances

How to Organize Finances Photo S. Gustafsson My weakness in saving money is keeping track of finances. I am not very good at the accounting! I am happy to report that I did set up online bill pay this week! It was easy to do and I think it will help me stay organized. Below are some tips on personal finance organization. 10 Essential Tips on How to Organize Finances By: Mrs. Not Made of Money Keeping finances in order is a difficult task for many people. However, it does not have to be so ...

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What is a Good Buy Price for Pantry Items?

The best way to save money at the grocery store is to be knowledgable in what a good price is. If you know what a good price is, you will know when to stock-up. Remember that just because the sign says sale, does not not mean that it is a good price. If you are just joining us, I have posted the good buy prices for Meat and for Dairy and Beverage items. When I get all of the prices gathered, I will make a master list for you all! "Buy Price" for Pantry Items- Sometimes items will be cheaper ...

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Vegetable Share Stand for Excess Produce

Is your garden producing more vegetables than your family can eat? I know my garden is producing enough zucchini and yellow squash to feed several families. I have been sharing with my co-workers for the last few weeks. One of our readers, Helen, emailed last week letting us know about a Veggie Share Stand. The little stand above was sitting in front of a church in Earlysville, VA. It says "Take some or leave some". I just love this idea! Maybe you have too many cucumbers growing. You could ...

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What is a Good Buy Price for Dairy & Beverage Items?

Last week I wrote about my buy price for meat. I got several requests to continue the series! This week I will tell you what my buy prices are for Dairy & Beverage Items. When I finish the series, I will combine the whole list onto one page for you. If you are just joining us, we are talking about buying products when they are at their rock bottom price. The best way to save money at the grocery store is to track the sale prices and to buy items when they reach their lowest price. If you ...

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Family Involvement in the Coupon Game

I can't wait until my boys are old enough to clip coupons! I am really far behind in my coupon clipping and organization. My coupons are currently in a pile, similar to the picture above. My oldest wants to clip and he is in training! He is not ready for the big leagues yet as he still cuts off the expiration date. But he tries! Below are some tips on getting your kids involved. Get Your Kids On Board With Coupon Clipping By: Mrs. Not Made of Money Few can argue that clipping coupons can lead ...

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Ask A Swim Instructor: What do you need to know to keep your kids safe

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The sun is out and my little one is on the run. She is usually on the run straight towards water. I have thought about taking her to swim lessons but I am strapped for time. My husband also taught people how to swim when he was in the Navy; so he wants to do it. I keep seeing articles on children drowning and most times drowning occurs while the parent is right there. My husband actually rescued a three year old when she was in the pool with her babysitter. She was very lucky that my husband ...

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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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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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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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