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Freezer challenge | five out of eight things: eaten

The Frugal Girl

Here’s what I started with last week: The flank steak is thawed in the fridge for something for dinner tonight. Haven’t decided! The frosting is still in the freezer. The bread is currently in the oven as a french toast casserole. We ate the pulled pork for dinner one night.

AE gift card, free deck furniture, half off an entree…it’s Five Frugal Things!

The Frugal Girl

I ordered a discounted gift card from Sixth Continent. I got a PR email from this company, which sells discounted gift cards. There’s a sign-up bonus, which means that immediately after you open your account, you have enough discounts to get a $25 gift card for $15.90.

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AE gift card, free deck furniture, half off an entree…it’s Five Frugal Things!

The Frugal Girl

I ordered a discounted gift card from Sixth Continent. I got a PR email from this company, which sells discounted gift cards. There’s a sign-up bonus, which means that immediately after you open your account, you have enough discounts to get a $25 gift card for $15.90.

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Five Frugal Things | my jeans ripped again

The Frugal Girl

I fixed a ripped pair of jeans. Remember my pair of jeans that I ripped by pulling on the belt loop? Well, that repair is holding up fine, but the jeans developed a split by the bottom of the zipper.

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Tuesday Tip | Make a no-sew rice sock

The Frugal Girl

If you have some random orphan socks at your house, use them to make a microwaveable rice sock. These are so great to put on a sore muscle, and they work especially well around your neck. And you can freeze them to use for calming down an inflamed muscle.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | $65.50

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. Let’s see. I started out with a $25 Hungry Harvest box. Next, I made a $22 Aldi trip, a $6.11 stop at Food Lion, and a $12.50 trip to Costco (I did buy some other things at Costco, but they were non-food items, such as light bulbs.). So, I’m only at $65.50 for the week.

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Q&A | Homeschool books, chicken broth, and high-priced drugstores

The Frugal Girl

Today we have one question from the mailbag and two questions from the comments on recent posts. I know not everyone reads the comments, so I thought it might be worth answering the questions here too!

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Stitch Fix, October 2018 | I kept everything!

The Frugal Girl

I signed up with Stitch Fix using their, “The cheaper, the better” pricing option, and I’ve been chronicling my experiences here. So far, it hasn’t been exactly cheap! But fashion posts are always fun, so here we are.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | Snow in November?

The Frugal Girl

This was the view from my bedroom window yesterday. We hardly ever get snow in November, and it was so odd to see the combination of autumn leaves on the trees + snow on the bushes. It rained and slushed all day after that, so the snow is completely gone now.

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Holiday Gift Guide For Men 2018

Stockpiling Moms

Christmas is right around the corner and if you are having a difficult time coming up with creative Christmas Gift Ideas for the men on your list we are here to help you with our Holiday Gift Guide. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Star Wars. And a Cheshire Cat.

The Frugal Girl

As you all know, I am totally not a fan of Star Wars. Like, at all. I checked my watch multiple times through the last movie to see when it would be over, actually. But Zoe thought it would be fun if Mr. FG and I dressed up as Han Solo and Princess Leia, so that’s what we did.

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Art and Museums of Philadelphia - Part 2

Shereen Travels Cheap

Last week I took you on a quick trip through some art and museums of Philadelphia in Part 1 of this post, and now I want to continue showing you what other awesome things the city has to offer.

How To Book A Budget Trip To Indonesia

Shereen Travels Cheap

One of the most common misconceptions about travelling is that it is always super expensive. With ridiculous flight prices, pricey accommodation and spending money - it all starts to add up right? Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash The great thing about travel is that it is what you make it.

Healthy Habits: Holidays and Heart Health

Motherhood Moments

As Thanksgiving and the holiday season rapidly approaches, the stress of planning, family, shopping, traffic and eating can have a serious impact on your heart health. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for adults in the US. So what can you do about it?

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10 ways to bless someone without spending a lot

The Frugal Girl

I had a random thought yesterday, which was this: if you are on a tight budget and you have a friend or family member who is going through a rough time, you might feel a little bit helpless to assist them. Because let’s face it, money is sometimes useful for blessing others in hard situations.

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TextbookRush Review: Never Pay Full Price for Textbooks Again

The Budget Diet

The costs associated with higher education have skyrocketed in recent years, making everything from tuition to textbooks more difficult to afford. Because of the rising costs of textbooks and our ever-present reliance on the internet, online alternatives are. Read More >. The post TextbookRush Review: Never Pay Full Price for Textbooks Again appeared first on The Budget Diet. Books Budgeting

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Tuesday Tip | Boil your stinky kitchen washcloths

The Frugal Girl

Hat tip to my friend Stacy for this idea! You know how your kitchen washcloths get a funky stink over time, even if you are a responsible washcloth user? I’m super faithful about using a fresh one every single morning. I rinse mine out and hang them over the oven handle to dry overnight.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | It’s November!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I started out the week with a trip to Aldi and one other store, totaling $84.26. And then I managed not go to to the grocery store at all again. Yay me! What We Ate. Saturday.

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Zoe and I tried a beauty school. Here’s how it went.

The Frugal Girl

In my years of frugal reading (books, blogs, articles), I’ve frequently come across the advice to get hair services done at a beauty school. But since I usually only get my hair cut once or twice a year (I know, I know), I haven’t been super motivated to give it a try.

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Soul Sustenance: How to Over-Indulge the Right Way

Motherhood Moments

When November comes around, the internet is brimming with tips to resist temptation during the holiday season: skip that extra serving of mashed potatoes, wake up early for a run, do everything you can to maximize productivity.

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Healthy Habits: New Technology for Diabetes Testing

Motherhood Moments

Diabetes is one of the fastest growing epidemics, affecting more than 400 million people worldwide. Approximately one in two people with diabetes remain undiagnosed and untreated, which can result in significant health consequences.

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Money Saving Tips For Time Share Properties

Shereen Travels Cheap

All travel bugs love the sense of adventure and deep end experience that comes with overseas travel. However, when we truly fall in love with a location, it’s not uncommon for us to want to put down roots there.

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7 Aldi Dinner Ideas

Family Balance Sheet

Whether you’re an avid Aldi shopper or new to the store, I’ve pulled together 7 Aldi Dinner Ideas for $70 to make your next meal plan easier. I bought all the main ingredients for these 7 dinners at Aldi and the cost was around $70–AND there were leftovers for additional meals.

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Holiday Gift Guide For Women 2018

Stockpiling Moms

Christmas is right around the corner and if you are having a difficult time coming up with creative Christmas Gift Ideas for Mom we are here to help you. We have created our annual Holiday Gift Guide. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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15 Cheap/Free Ideas to Make You Feel Happier

The Frugal Girl

Inside of yesterday’s post about dealing with financial discouragement , I started to make a list of these, and I realized it would better to do that in a stand-alone post. There are plenty of ways to lift your spirits if money is no object (massage! dinner out! a vacation! shopping!).

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It’s not the stuff that creates good memories

The Frugal Girl

The other day, my mom forwarded me a link to the listing for my grandparents’ house, which is now for sale. You may remember that my grandpa died last year, and I went to South Dakota to see my beloved childhood place one more time.).

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What I Spent, What We Ate | Last one for October!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. Greetings from the cat, who is keeping me company as I write this post. We spent $138 on food this week. including a Hungry Harvest. October Spending. Week 1: $230. Week 2: $115. Week 3: $145. Week 4: $138.

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5 Dos and Don'ts of Car Rentals

Shereen Travels Cheap

Most of the time when we travel, we rent a car, but it depends on where we go. Some destinations are easier to get around by car, like Orlando or Los Angeles, and some places are not or it's just more convenient to use public transportation.

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Four things that are making me happy (and one that’s not)

The Frugal Girl

First, congrats to Tara L, who won the MotoG6 Play giveaway from Ting. Congrats, Tara! Also, just a reminder that the $50 credit offer for new Ting signups ends tomorrow, so click here and get yourself signed up with Ting right away. I got rid of some clutter.

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Five Frugal Things | A water bill, beef jerky, flats, a Redcard, and veggies

The Frugal Girl

I paid my water bill online. Normally I pay this bill via mail because there’s a fee for paying online. Which is annoying, but that’s another topic for another day.). I sent my check off, but I got it back in the mail because…I forgot to sign the check.

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Consumer Critique: Sun Hat

Motherhood Moments

I recently had a chance to review a fun sun hat from Huijie.

Basic Care Omeprazole ODT Available at Amazon

Stockpiling Moms

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mirum but all opinions are my own. We are so excited to share with you the news of Basic Care Omeprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablets that is now available at. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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What I Spent, What We Ate | You guys, it’s cooled down!

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links. Today, it feels like fall outside and I AM SO HAPPY. It’s currently a breezy, sunny, low-humidity 60 degrees and my goodness, it is a blessed relief from the muggy and warm weather we’ve been having all fall.

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The best thing to remember when you feel like life is unfair

The Frugal Girl

Maybe it’s not THE best thing, but it’s a good thing to remember. Everyone who lives on this planet is subject to unfair, unpleasant things. Some more than others, to be sure, but all of us experience some difficulties in life that aren’t really our fault.

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Enriching Education: Graduation & The Digital Literacy Gap

Motherhood Moments

Not everyone who graduates will have the digital skills to succeed Students are well into the new school year – but how many of them will actually finish it? Here’s the good news – in 2016, the most recent year that statistics are available, the national high school graduation rate reached 84.1%.

Parenting Pointers: Holiday Entertaining

Motherhood Moments

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5 Things You Can Choose to Do Instead of Wallowing

The Frugal Girl

Yesterday I wrote about even in the midst of unfair circumstances, you still usually have some choices available to you other than feeling like a helpless victim. Feeling like a victim is not super productive, as a general rule).

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“You only live once! Spend the money!”

The Frugal Girl

I’d like to hear your comments on your balance between “You only live once” (so spend) and… needing to be responsible and save. I’m naturally frugal (I love that you use frugal and not cheap, which has such a negative connotation to it) but sometimes I do have to think “Laura, you only live once — spend it” Do you have these moments? Many thanks! Laura. I definitely understand this dilemma!

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Ask the Readers | Frugal Moving Advice

The Frugal Girl

Attention, FG community! A reader needs your help. She’s got a cross-country move coming up, and she needs some tips on doing this frugally. I’ve only ever moved a few miles at a time, so I am no help here!

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Book Nook: In the Company of Like-Minded Women

Motherhood Moments

In the Company of Like-Minded Women (released October 14) is a thoughtful, inspiring historical novel - rich in detail about a time where the Wild West was still settling into civility - that celebrates the strength and courage of an earlier generation of women. Award-winning author Elaine Russell has crafted a novel filled with complex, sympathetic characters, touches of humor and a compelling, heart-warming storyline.

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I have a Moto G6 Play to give away!

The Frugal Girl

This giveaway post is not sponsored. Ting is providing the phone for the giveaway. Ting links are affiliate links. As you all know, we are big fans of Ting Wireless here at the FG house.

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Get 300 bonus SB when you sign up for Swagbucks in November!

Shereen Travels Cheap

All throughout November you can earn large bonuses when sign up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching videos, shopping, discovering deals, and taking surveys.

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Book Nook: Good Money - Understanding Your Choices, Boost Your Financial Wellbeing

Motherhood Moments

We all deal with money, and the topic can be overwhelming. I had a chance to review a new book by Nathalie Spencer, which adds to the Build + Become series with an easy to comprehend text-and-image book on how to master your finances. By researching the science behind patterned approaches to money, Good Money works to change the way we think so we may finally feel more comfortable and knowledgeable about the topic of finances. This book does a good job of covering the basics.

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