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Best Oil for Deep Frying: Which is the Healthiest For You?

The Budget Diet

You can deep fry pretty much anything and it’s going to taste amazing. It’s an important method of cooking in cuisines from all over the world – not just fast food. Of course, deep frying can be one. Read More >. The post Best Oil for Deep Frying: Which is the Healthiest For You? appeared first on The Budget Diet. Grocery

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Ibotta Review: How to Save Money and Time

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Online couponing is becoming increasingly popular. What better way to save time and money? This is why companies like Ibotta are on the rise. This Ibotta review will show you how you can earn cashback for your purchases. Read More >. The post Ibotta Review: How to Save Money and Time appeared first on The Budget Diet. Budgeting

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Five Frugal Things, road trip style

The Frugal Girl

We stopped at Aldi for road trip snacks. We loaded up at our home Aldi for the trip out there, and then before we headed back home, we stopped at the Aldi in Ohio. So convenient to have an Aldi in both places.

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All about Ohio! (with eleventy pictures)

The Frugal Girl

So, we’re back from our little trip to the Midwest! I’d been through Ohio a lot of times as a kid on my way to Iowa and South Dakota to visit my grandparents, but this was Sonia and Zoe’s first time.

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Five Frugal Things

The Frugal Girl

I found a missing library book. I thought I’d rounded them all up, but I discovered there was one still missing. So, I hunted through the house and I found it under another book underneath a piece of furniture in Sonia and Zoe’s room.

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Spaghetti Squash Taco Boat

Stockpiling Moms

If you haven’t tried spaghetti squash you should. More importantly if you haven’t had spaghetti squash with taco meat, corn, Rotel, black beans, topped with some cheese… YOU ARE MISSING OUT! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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PetArmor Plus Provides Vet Quality Flea and Tick Prevention at an Affordable Price

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for PetArmor on behalf of Mirum. All opinions are 100% my own. When it comes to our pups I always have concern for their care. Making sure that they are fully. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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It's My Blog Birthday!

Shereen Travels Cheap

You guys! I've been blogging here for EIGHT years (on Monday)! What the what? That seems crazy, right? I've loved bringing you guys all my best travel tips and photos from my travels. Well, it's not going to stop, and my next book is in the works. I'm hoping to have it available before Thanksgiving.

What I Spent, What We Ate | Road trip time!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I spent $166 on groceries this week. So, a little over budget, but not by much! What We Ate. Monday. I was planning to cook some tortellini, but discovered they were moldy. That’s never happened to me before.

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Five Frugal Things | puzzles, for one!

The Frugal Girl

It feels like it’s been a less-than-frugal week, but let’s see what I can come up with! We watched Coco for free on Netflix. I’d been wanting to watch this for a while and had considered going to see it when it was at the cheap theater.

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Zaycon Fresh Foods has suspended operations

The Frugal Girl

I placed an order for chicken breasts back in March, and then another order for shrimp in April. They were due to arrive in July and August respectively, but I’d already been charged for them. Zaycon put up a notice on their site that they were ceasing operations, effective June 25th.

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Toilet Matters: Why Choosing the Right Toilet is a Must

Stockpiling Moms

Disclosure: We received TOTO products for our new home. All opinions are 100% our own. Toilet Matters are often talked about with a TMI warning, but this isn’t about that part of the toilet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. House

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What I Spent, What We Ate | Plus my monthly averages

The Frugal Girl

(I’m low on pictures this week to break up the post, so please enjoy this bunny, knitted and photographed by Sonia.). What I Spent. I spent $124.42 on groceries this week, including a Hungry Harvest box. But I didn’t take a picture of it this week. Whoops. Week 1: $154. Week 2: $152.

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My blog turns 10 today.

The Frugal Girl

It’s a little crazy to think of, but it’s true: I’ve been blogging here at The Frugal Girl for a decade now. That practically makes me a senior citizen in the blogging world. my 2008 profile picture.

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Five Frugal Things | I installed a faucet, for one.

The Frugal Girl

I replaced a bathroom faucet. I walked into my kids’ bathroom and noticed that the faucet was steadily dripping. I did some googling, as one does when faced with a homeowner problem, and discovered that fixing a leaky faucet is quite do-able.

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Book Nook: My Father's Gift

Motherhood Moments

Immigration is arguably the most polarizing issue facing America today. Debates erupt over how we should treat illegal immigrants, their children, refugees, and other groups seeking entry. But Sixtus Z.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | In which I unhappily eat salmon

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. In total, I spent $146.95. This includes my Hungry Harvest, regular shopping, and my Amazon Fresh order. July Spending. Week 1: $154. Week 2: $152. Week 3: $147. What We Ate. Monday.

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Keto Lunchbox Ideas for Back to School

Stockpiling Moms

With the ongoing success of the keto lifestyle, we decided to share some awesome Keto Lunchbox Ideas for Back to School. Many families are making keto meals for the entire family, so these are ideal. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Eight Tips for Buying a Used Car

The Frugal Girl

A reader recently wrote in asking for tips about shopping frugally for a used car for her teen driver.

Tuesday Tip | Parmesan Cheese lids fit Mason jars!

The Frugal Girl

It’s true! Those plastic lids from grated Italian cheeses fit regular-mouth Mason jars. In my opinion, they don’t fit quite as well as the lids that are made for Mason jars, but hey, if you’ve already got them sitting around, they’re a free one-piece screw-top lid.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | $100.89

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I didn’t spend much on groceries this week, actually. Even when adding in our road trip snacks and Monday’s Chick Fil A trip (see below), I’m only at $100.89. August Spending. Week 1: $166. Week 2: $100.89. What We Ate. Sunday.

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Reality – Expectations = Happiness (or does it?)

The Frugal Girl

When I wrote about tips for used car shopping , I mentioned this equation: Reality. – Expectations. __. Happiness.

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Stitch Fix, June 2018 | No one’s booty could look good in this skirt.

The Frugal Girl

I’m currently trying Stitch Fix using the “the cheaper, the better” price range setting. It’s not ending up to be exactly cheap so far, but it’s a fun experiment. I earn a commission through links in this post. I know that’s a long title, but whatever.

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Hey friends!

The Frugal Girl

Sorry for dropping off the face of the planet there for a few days. We headed out spur of the moment for some R&R at a relative’s house for the week, and so I didn’t have any blog posts prepped like I usually do when I’m away.

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Five Frugal Things | A little tailoring, for one

The Frugal Girl

Happy Monday, friends! How about Five Frugal Things to start off the week? I joined Shell’s Fuel Rewards program. Mr. FG has been filling up at the Shell station, and he noticed that they have a Fuel Rewards program. So, I signed up and now we’ll get at least 5 cents off per gallon.

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My blog is back up!

The Frugal Girl

My site, it was down. Sorry about that yesterday, guys. Apparently there was an issue with something rebooting and then not starting back up and it took a little while to get things going again.

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Keto Lunchbox Ideas for Back to School

Stockpiling Moms

With the ongoing success of the keto lifestyle, we decided to share some awesome Keto Lunchbox Ideas for Back to School. Many families are making keto meals for the entire family, so these are ideal. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Being frugal by choice rather than necessity is way more fun.

The Frugal Girl

In her book about organizing, Marie Kondo relates how even as a small child, she was anxious to keep her family’s home tidy. Clearly, organizing and tidying is in her bones!

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Freezer Challenge, Week 6 | the squash is ALL gone.

The Frugal Girl

Geez. I can’t believe I’m in week 6 of this already! Thanks for following along on my freezer adventures and giving me lots of great use-it-up ideas. You all are the best. Last Week’s Food. Alrighty! Here’s what I started with last week.

I’m heading back today

The Frugal Girl

I’m still in Ohio as of the writing of this post, but the girls and I are going to head back home today. We’ve had a great trip here and it’s such a bummer to leave. But we’ve decided that we will just have to come back very soon. See you tomorrow!

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Five Frugal Things | a free $475 repair, for starters!

The Frugal Girl

I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post. I took my laptop in for a free $475 repair. My Apple laptop (which I bought refurbished some years back) started having a screen issue in the last year.

July Bucket List Update (Also, I’m not deleting your comments!)

The Frugal Girl

Every year, I publish a list of the things I want to do before summer “kicks the bucket” My list is a mix of practical and fun things because I want my summer to be a mix of those two.

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2018 Summer Bucket List

The Frugal Girl

Every year, I publish a list of the things I want to do before summer “kicks the bucket” My list is a mix of practical and fun things because I want my summer to be a mix of those two. Register Lisey and Sonia for fall classes.

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It’s time (to deal with my chest freezer)

The Frugal Girl

I love my chest freezer dearly, I really do. But since I’ve owned it for quite a few years now, it’s gotten to be a little lacking in the organizational department, and there are plenty of odds and ends that should be used up in order to avoid food waste.

What I Spent, What We Ate | $152.16, to be exact

The Frugal Girl

I earn a commission through links in this post. What I Spent. I spent $152.16 this week, so I am pretty much exactly on budget. Excellent. July Spending. Week 1: $154. Week 2: $152. What We Ate. Saturday. I grilled some marinated chicken, made buttermilk biscuits , and cut up a watermelon. Sunday.

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I placed an Amazon Fresh order yesterday.

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I earn commission through links in this post. Email subscribers! There are a bunch of links in this post that will not work via email. To use the links, visit the post on my blog and they’ll all be there. I know, today is Prime Day and everyone else is blogging about that.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | And July begins

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I earn commission through links in this post. What I Spent. To start July off, I spent $154 on Hungry Harvest and at the grocery store. What We Ate. Saturday.

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“It’s just money.”

The Frugal Girl

This is a much ballyhooed phrase in the personal finance world, largely because people use it to justify all sorts of irresponsible financial behavior. Maxing out your credit card for a trip to Europe? Eh, it’s just money. Buying a house whose mortgage takes 70% of your income?

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Book Nook: Searching for the White Magician - Spiritual Psychology and the Manifestation of Destiny

Motherhood Moments

With wisdom-filled passages and personal stories, spiritual teacher and student Stefania Magidson, with Carmen Firan, guides the reader through a series of dialogues exploring themes ranging from immigration and philanthropy to spiritual psychology and self-realization.

Five Frugal Things | Well, hello!

The Frugal Girl

Hey everyone! It was good to unplug for a few days, but I’m glad to be back. How about a Five Frugal Things post to kick things off? I checked around for a deodorant sale price. Lisey was out, so I searched to see if the kind she uses was on sale anywhere.