February, 2012

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End World Hunger: 5 Simple Ways You Can Make a Difference

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With more than one billion people, mainly women and children, in the world suffering from hunger, it is certainly time that those of us who have 3 meals a day take action.

5 Ways to Find Balance in Your Life: Work, Friends and Family

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It can be easy to get so caught up with the fast pace of a challenging career that your life gets out of balance. Trust me, I have been there. When this happens, you find that your life isn’t as rewarding and satisfying as it once was.

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How to Make your Own Compost

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Composting is something my hubby and I do and love. Compost is possibly the most efficient and useful way of disposing of household waste; nearly 40% of this waste is compostable. Compost is then be used on the garden as an organic and valuable fertilizer and soil improver.

Needs vs. Wants – Which Is Which?

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Attention, personal finance readers and gurus! You think you know the difference between a need and a want – right? Really, are you sure ? Why do we care about want vs. need?

Lifestyle Strategies to Help Prevent a Heart Attack

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Being a health nut (as you know), I like to stay up to date on the latest information regarding health issues. A recent news report stated that heart attacks are the number one killer in the world.

Thrifty Ways to Save on Travel

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Vacations are those times when the much needed rest and relaxation are in order. It is an important part of one’s life to avoid monotony and boredom.

10 Reasons You’re Broke

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If you always have more month than cash and never seem to get ahead or even to even, it’s time to look at some reasons you may be broke. You spend your money on the wrong stuff.

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Frugal Anniversary Gift Ideas That Will Win Her Over

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My wedding anniversary is 8/16! Why does that matter? Well, every woman feels loved once her man remembers their anniversary. Whether it’s their wedding or the day they became official, it is memorable for a woman.

The Economics of Selecting Vacation Days

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It’s no secret that the majority of people dislike employment. Making money is certainly fun, but being told what to do – not so much. Deep down, everybody knows what makes them happy. That’s why it’s so important to find a profitable hobby. Turn what you love into a sustainable future.

How to Be Green and Save Money

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If we don’t treat our environment with respect and attention, life on earth will suffer (both humans and the animal kingdom), simple as that. Luckily, there are so many easy things you can do to make your lifestyle greener without spending anything at all.

5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Gold

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Let’s face it, the economy stinks and there isn’t an end in sight. So what should we do about this situation when it comes to investing our hard earned money? Well, some investors have turned to gold. The Benefits of Gold Investment. You’ll be surprised to learn about all of the benefits of gold.

How Anyone Can Create Passive Income

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Typically, passive income is portrayed as a device for the rich to get richer. Those that have the money invest in passive investments such as rental units, property, big businesses, or large amounts of stocks that yield dividends.

Saving Money On Las Vegas

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I first went to Las Vegas in 2010, for a buddy’s bachelor party. Las Vegas is a very interesting place. I watched guys drop hundreds of dollars gambling in exchange for a few drinks. I saw people walking down the sidewalk, in the middle of the day, sipping their alcoholic beverages.

How to Quit Smoking Naturally

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Question for you: Are you a smoker? Did you used to smoke? Do you know someone who smokes or has smoked? Chances are you answered yes to this question. We have all been affected by smoking in one way or another. I personally can’t stand smoking.

Is Chapter 11 The End? What Happens To Your Stock

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Bankruptcy – a word that never fails to give anyone the chills. Declaring bankruptcy yourself can be one of the hardest things anyone will have to go through, but this can also be just as difficult if the company that you’ve invested money in is going bust.

How to Have Fun on a Budget

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Having fun and finding entertainment and recreation opportunities doesn’t have to be expensive, which is great news when you are living with a tight budget.

Ways To Listen To Music For Less

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I don’t know about you guys, but I’m a music junkie. My job requires me to spend an average of over an hour a day on the road, a drive that would be pretty boring without my trusty iPod to keep me company.

Frugal Family Fun in the American Midwest

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Some folks consider the American Midwest p-r-e-t-t-y boring. In their minds, it has little culture, no historical significance, no mountains with ski resorts and no beaches for swimming or surfing. However, those of us who grew up here and live here still, find frugal family fun activities galore.

Staying Positive in a Bad Situation

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Growing up I was always taught to have a positive mindset. Especially playing competitive sports during my prime athletic career! I have taken this mindset to my financial life and this is what really fuels me to stay positive, even during the most difficult times.

Let’s Talk about Employment

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Hello, Prairie Eco Thrifter readers! I’m Jana , one of the newest staff writer, and I’ll be focusing mainly on career tips, advice and telling stories from my own varied career.

Save Money on Rent

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Most of us are renters at some point in our lives, usually when we are first starting out – or perhaps in the seasons when our lives are changing. Perhaps you don’t have enough money to get into your own house yet.

Prairie Eco-Thrifter Was Included in Seven Carnivals This Week

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My University Money hosted the Carnival of Financial Camaraderie #20 and included A. Blinkin’s post, The Economics of Selecting Vacation Days as did Family Money Values who hosted the Totally Money Carnival #54. Many thanks to 101 Centavos who hosted the Yakezie Carnival and included my post, End World Hunger: 5 Simple Ways You Can Make a Difference. Canadian Finance Blog hosted the Canadian Finance Carnival #75 and included the guest post How to Be Green and Save Money.

Prairie Eco-Thrifter Was Included in Eight Carnivals This Week

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Many thanks to Arbor Asset Model Allocation Portfolio Blog for including Latisha’s post, 4 Biggest Myths of the Stock Market in the Self-Directed Investing for Retirement Carnival – Challenging Week Edition. YFS’s post, How to Shop for Furniture at Thrift Shops , was chosen as editor’s pick by Newlyweds on a Budget who hosted the Carnival of Financial Camaraderie #19.

Prairie Eco-Thrifter Was Included in Seven Carnivals This Week

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Many thanks to The Jenny Pincher for including my post, Learn How to Eat Sustainably in the Carnival of Personal Finance #346. Canadian Finance Blog hosted the Canadian Finance Carnival #73 and included Marie’s post Five Home Renovation Savings Tips. The Amateur Financier included my post, What Buddhism Teaches Us about Personal Finance in the Yakezie Carnival as well as the Carnival of Financial Planning – Edition #221.

CVS Sneak Peak for Sunday (2/12)

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Thanks to Barbara at Clipper Girl's Saving Spot for these great upcoming deals at CVS starting Sunday. Looks like it's going to be a slow week. Don’t forget to check out the Saving In Akron coupon database for more coupons. Speed Stick, Irish Spring Or Soft Soap Products.

Hot Groupon Deal: Stainless Steel Nine-Piece Cookware Set – Online Deal!

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Here is today's HOT national Groupon deal: $99 for A Provence Plus or Casa Nine-Piece Cookware Set (Up To 76% Off) ! Machine-washable stainless steel pots & pans equipped with TransTherm aluminum bases compatible with all stovetops.

Coupon Preview Week of 2/12/12

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There will be two inserts in this Sunday's paper: a SmartSource and a Red Plum. Remember, actual coupons and coupon amounts vary by region so inserts will differ based upon your market or region.

New Folgers & Smuckers Printables

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Hot new coupons are available. Use zip code 84123 to find these… Make sure to print them before they're gone. These will go FAST!!! Coupons.com. 1/2 Any 10.3-11.5oz Folgers Coffee Canister. 1/1 Any 8oz. or larger Folgers Instant Coffee.

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Acme Leap Day Sale – 2/29 ONLY

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VO5 Shampoo or Conditioner (15 oz.) – $0.55. Honey Nut Cheerios (12.25 oz.) – $1.68. 0.50/1 Cheerios Honey Nut Cereal printable or printable. 1/2 Cheerios Honey Nut Cereal printable or printable. after coupon. Jif Peanut Butter (18 oz.) – $2.48. Maxwell House Coffee (31.5-34.5

*HOT* Bath and Body Works 20% off Coupon

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Bath and Body Works is offering a 20% Off Online Coupon that can be used on any purchase made from now until 3/4/12. What woman doesn’t love a little luxury? Get yours now for 20% less at Bath and Body Works.

CVS Deals Week of 2/26/12

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This week’s CVS deals are brought to you by Barbara who blog over at Clipper Girl's Saving Spot. Below are the highlights of this week's best deals, but be sure to check out her blog for a complete list.

Fisher-Price Printable Baby Coupons vs Amazon Deals

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Yesterday I posted the newly released Fisher-Price Printable Baby Coupons and that was exciting but now I have this comparison savings list to share with you: Printable baby coupons vs Amazon deals.

FREE Quaker Oatmeal Squares Honey Nut Sample

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Quaker is offering a FREE Sample Box of Quaker Oatmeal Squares Honey Nut !

All You Magazine March 2012 Coupons + Subscription Deal

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Here is the coupon list for the March 2012 issue of All You Magazine (Total value: $78.74). If you’re not getting this magazine, you’re missing out. What is All You? All you is a woman’s magazine that is available only at Walmart or by subscription.

New Printables From Coupon Network

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New printables from Coupon Network are available. Make sure to print them before they're gone. Remember that for some of these coupons, you can increase their value by watching a short video. Just look for the little green button. 1.85/1 Any Birds Eye Voila Product.

Sneakpeeq – FREE Scarves to New Members & 50% Off Yes To Beauty Prodcuts, Today

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Sneakpeeq.com is still celebrating new members with FREE Chic Silk Scarves ($50 Value) + FREE Shipping and they really mean FREE; no need to buy anything to get it! And if that is not enough, Sneakpeeq is offering over 50% off and FREE SHIPPING on the hottest Yes To Beauty Products !

*HOT* Cheap Purex at Giant Eagle

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Giant Eagle has a HOT HOT HOT deal on Purex this week. Visit the FREE Purex Sample promotion site. Sign up for the sample. During the sign up process, you will have the option of getting a $0.75/1 coupon instead of your sample. Choose the coupon and print 2 of them.

Rite Aid Deals Week of 2/19/12

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This week's deals are brought to us courtesy of Shannon at For the Mommas. Below are a few of my favorites. For the rest of the Rite Aid deals, please visit Shannon at For the Mommas. Check out this month's Video Values. Click here for a full list of September SCRs.

Cardstore.com: Personalized Greeting Cards For Only $1.99 – TODAY Only

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Need a birthday card, anniversary card or even a St. Patrick's Day card? If so, then you're in luck! Now you can send a Personalized Greeting Card for Only $1.99 at Cardstore.com. These are 5X7 Folded Cards that you can personalize with your own photo or photos.