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Your Complete Zipcar Review

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If you’ve found your way to this Zipcar Review, then you likely want to know all about this company, how it works, and if it can save you money on your car costs. Never fear, we’re going to. Read More >. The post Your Complete Zipcar Review appeared first on The Budget Diet. Budgeting

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Fortiva Credit Card Review | For Those with Less-Than-Perfect Credit

The Budget Diet

Bad credit can feel like the end of the world. Whether you experienced identity fraud, have a spending habit, or just don’t have enough credit history to make big purchases, the idea of an easy get credit card. Read More >.

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My jeans split, my scale is discontinued, ThredUp photos are coming!

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. I’ve got some miscellany for you all today! I gave up on that one pair of jeans. You know how I’ve mended them a bunch of times?

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Tuesday Tip | Fix tarnished jewelry with foil + baking soda

The Frugal Girl

Ok, plus salt and vinegar too. But the post title was getting a bit long. If you’ve got some tarnished jewelry, you should really give this Apartment Therapy tutorial a try.

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Five Frugal Things | Free soap pump, Goodwill silverware, and more

The Frugal Girl

I called Method about their soap dispensers. I like foaming soap because it seems to be a lot less wasteful than regular liquid soap. But the last two dispensers I got from Method became nearly unusable after just one refill. The top just stayed down when you pressed it.).

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Is it cheaper to make trail mix or to buy it?

The Frugal Girl

For years, I have wondered if it’s cheaper to: a) make my own trail mix with Aldi ingredients. b) buy the pre-mixed Aldi trail mix. If I didn’t have a blog, I’d probably just spend the rest of my life wondering.

2019 212

How We Homeschool in High School

The Frugal Girl

Hi Kristen, I’ve been a reader of your blog for a few years. I’m a homeschool mom of 4 from Washington state, and my oldest, 13, is getting ready to start high school next year.

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8 thoughts after a year of owning a cat

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links. At the beginning of 2018, we adopted a 7 year old cat from the local animal shelter. I’m not gonna lie; I was pretty apprehensive about this.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | plus a slightly snarky story

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links. In case you happen to be new here: every Friday I write a post detailing what I spent on groceries and also what we ate. I used to publish a menu plan, but I eventually decided it was better to chronicle what we actually ate, vs. what I aspired to have us eat.

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Six things I learned from submitting medical claims myself

The Frugal Girl

As most of you know, this past year I had to submit out-of-network claims to our insurance on my own. And geez, it sure was a process! But I am delighted to tell you that yesterday, we finally got a pile of checks for the bills we’d submitted. Hallelujah!

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Philadelphia's Elfreth's Alley

Shereen Travels Cheap

When I travel, I love to visit historical sites. I find them to be full of beauty and interesting architecture. No place is that more true than in Philadelphia. Everywhere you look there's something gorgeous to look at, and Elfreth's Alley was one of my favorites.

Expect the Unexpected

Shereen Travels Cheap

Travel is awesome, but it doesn't always go smoothly even at the best of times. You have to learn to roll with the punches and be ready to employ a backup plan at any given time.

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Tuesday Tip | There are 42 weeks until Christmas.

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate/referral links. I know Christmas is a weird thing to think about in March. But if you start doing something now to prepare for the holidays, you could save yourself a lot of financial stress in December. And January.

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Five Frugal Things | free Oreos, for one

The Frugal Girl

I realized last night that we hadn’t had one of these in the last two weeks. I am here to rectify that today! I had a very frugal CVS trip.

2019 185

What I Spent, What We Ate | Happy Birthday, Sonia!

The Frugal Girl

Sonia is now 15 years old! What I Spent. Let’s see! I spent $109 at Aldi, $25 on my Hungry Harvest , and $32 elsewhere. That makes my total $166 for the week. March Spending. Week 1: $76. Week 2: $166. What We Ate. Saturday. This was Sonia’s birthday party night.

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Book Nook: Little Free Libraries & Tiny Sheds - 12 Miniature Structures You Can Build

Motherhood Moments

Have you ever taken books from a Little Free Library and thought, “I’d like one of these in my front yard”?

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Well, that was an unusual week!

The Frugal Girl

I didn’t really do any cooking this week because last Saturday, I flew out to Lake Tahoe to go skiing with my parents and my siblings.

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How to Spray Paint Just About Anything

Stockpiling Moms

If you love to thrift or bargain shop, chances are you have found a furniture deal or two but the piece needs a little TLC. Spray painting furniture and accessories is a great way to give them new. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Casting Call: Wife Swap

Motherhood Moments

This material comes from Motherhood Moment. Thanks for reading! casting

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One-Pan Chicken and Veggie Ramen Bowls

The Frugal Girl

I’m posting this because I shared some step-by-step photos of these chicken and veggie ramen bowls on my Instagram stories last week, and my messages got flooded with requests for the recipe!

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My nest has emptied a little bit

The Frugal Girl

I turned 40 in 2018, and on my birthday I remember thinking that this decade, my forties, would probably be a decade full of much more change than my thirties. (me me and my friend who came to see my for my 40th!). This is largely due to the stage of life we are in as parents.

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Summer Fun Guide 2019

Family Balance Sheet

After a long-snowy-polar vortex winter, are you dreaming of blue skies and sunny days? We are! Summer is my kids’ favorite season. What’s not for them to love?

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Dollar Tree Cleaning Supplies You Should Buy

Stockpiling Moms

It’s already time for Spring Cleaning! This list of Dollar Tree Cleaning Supplies You Should Buy is going to be ideal for your Spring cleaning projects. Every year I love tackling those corners. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Are you ready to see this?

The Frugal Girl

My freezer is actually empty! Clean! Defrosted! And I’m just about ready to plug it back in. After working through nearly everything from my last freezer post, I put the few remaining items in my kitchen freezer.

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I’m trying 12 cheap/free things that promise to make me happier

The Frugal Girl

Because trying things is fun. And watching other people try things is fun too! I mean, Gretchen Rubin wrote a whole book about trying happiness habits for a year, and the world was pretty interested in that.

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Homemade Granola Bars

The Frugal Girl

I wanted to link to this recipe recently, and I clicked on over to it only to discover that it was kind of a train wreck. Totally un-printable, with photos intermingled with directions and ingredients. It was 2009, what can I say? I didn’t know what I was doing!

What I Spent, What We Ate | A very freezer-ful week

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I skipped my Hungry Harvest this week because I was starting to get a little backlog of veggies. I love that it’s so easy to skip deliveries when this happens! (If If you want to try Hungry Harvest, you can get $5 off if you sign up through my referral link. ).

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Well, I tried the gratitude journal thing.

The Frugal Girl

February’s happiness challenge. A daily gratitude journal my February happiness challenge item, and while I didn’t manage to get it done every day, I did write in the journal pretty frequently. Did this make me feel happier? Well.

Freezer Challenge | MAYBE the very last one

The Frugal Girl

I’ve been working on eating down the contents of my chest freezer for months now, and I’m finally nearing the end! Here’s how things started, as a reminder. The lid of my chest freezer has accumulated some condensation inside the lid, where it’s frozen.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | It’s the start of birthday season here

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links. February, March, and April hold 5/6 birthdays in our family, starting with Mr. FG and Zoe in February. Let the celebrations begin! What I Spent. I spent $84 at the grocery store, plus $25 on my Hungry Harvest. And oddly enough, I did not go to Aldi this week.

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How much should you spend on groceries? (and other grocery questions)

The Frugal Girl

I’ve gotten lots of questions in the new year about my grocery budget, so I thought I’d answer them here in a post, rather than emailing/responding to everyone’s comments. Less work for me, and then everyone can benefit! How many people are you feeding?

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Parenting Pointers: 5 Tips for Making Bedtime Less Exhausting

Motherhood Moments

Sleep is the one health factor that trumps all others. You can neglect your new Paleo diet or forget your daily meditation sit for a few years, and you can still at least act like a human with coworkers and family.

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Enriching Education: Why Sensory Play is Important

Motherhood Moments

Sensory play is an important part of a child's development and can begin at a young age. Playing with different types of textures and objects can help your child build new ways of talking about the world! Edushape recently launched two new toys: Baby Sensory Balls and Textured Pop Blocks.

2019 130

Movie Minute: Apollo 11

Motherhood Moments

If you like space and history, this is a movie that might be worth checking out - it combines actual footage and the awe-inspiring visuals of IMAX! This material comes from Motherhood Moment. Thanks for reading! education freetime movies

2019 130

8 things I’ve learned in a year of drinking coffee

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links. Ok, well, almost a year. Up until this past year, tea has been my hot drink of choice. Chai, with sugar and heavy cream.).

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I will actually write a post tomorrow.

The Frugal Girl

It is considered to be very bad blogging etiquette to pop on and say, “sorry for not posting!”, ”, but here I am. I have a couple of posts in the works but none of them are quite ready to publish and I don’t have time to finish any of them this morning.

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Book Nook: Rise of the Servant Kings

Motherhood Moments

Every day men ask themselves questions about how to be better fathers, husbands, friends, and men, but it can be difficult to find satisfying answers.

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Area Attractions: CTC's The Hobbit

Motherhood Moments

I recently had a chance to attend a show for CTC's world premiere of The Hobbit. My family and I really enjoyed it. Cast of "The Hobbit." Photo by Dan Norman The play manages to squeeze the important events of the book all into a two-hour show.

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Tuesday Tip | Make some t-shirt rags

The Frugal Girl

If you have some old t-shirts lying around that are really, really no good for wearing or donating, cut them up into rags. Just get a sharp pair of scissors, cut out the neck edging and the seams, and cut the remaining fabric into your desired rag size.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | I’m $19 over for the month

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I spent $171 at the grocery store, plus $25 on my Hungry Harvest. So I’m at $196 , which is on the high side again. Partly this is because I keep having to buy all my proteins for the week since I don’t have a stash in my freezer!

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Tuesday Tip | Eat what’s cheap right now.

The Frugal Girl

Before you decide what to buy and cook each week, consider what’s available inexpensively right now. What’s on sale? What’s in season? What’s already in your freezer/fridge/pantry that needs to be used? Using what you have before it goes bad is a very cheap option!).

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What I Spent, What We Ate | New Year, Fresh Budget

The Frugal Girl

First, here’s how last year’s spending stacked up. 2018 Grocery Spending. January: $544. February: $588. March: $641. April: $728. May: $535. June: $749. July: $578. August: $498. September: $598. October: $628. November: $587. December: $661. 7332 total.

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Five Frugal Things | My jeans broke. Again.

The Frugal Girl

Happy Monday, friends! I mended my bench cushion. We bought a table and chair set from Crate and Barrel some years ago and while the furniture is fine, the pads are less impressive. The bench cushion especially has been problematic, in that it shrinks when you wash it.

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