Taking Alternate Transportation: Bus & Train Review

In the last two months I have traveled a lot! I am ready to stay home for awhile now! The nice thing is I have tried multiple types of transportation... plane, train, bus and a rental car. I tend to gravitate towards the airplane when traveling. In many cases I am limited on time. Technically, flying is the fastest way to get somewhere. When you factor in the time spent in security, the expense of checking baggage and the limitations on carry on items; flying is not always the best option. The ...

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10 Tips for Packing Frugal Lunches

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I am now working outside of the home four days a week. It is very tempting to eat lunch out with the other office staff. Unfortunately, eating out really puts a damper on my budget. Below are some tips for packing frugal lunches! 10 Best Frugal Work Lunches to Pack Bringing packed lunches to work can save some serious cash. If you are looking for ideas on what frugal work lunches to pack, then here are a few recommendations. Make a Soup Soups are easy to make. There are many available ...

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What is a Good Buy Price for Household Goods?

Ove the last few weeks I have been telling you what my buy price is for groceries. 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. This week, I am sharing what my buy prices are for household items. "Buy Price" for Household Items: Prices will vary by region. The prices listed below are after coupons. Sandwich Bags, $0.90-$1 Freezer Bags, $1 Foil, $1 Toilet Paper (12 ct.), ...

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What is a Good Price for Produce?

What is a Good Price for Produce?

What is a Good 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! Here are some ...

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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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