10 Nifty Ways to Eat Organic on a Budget

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Finding ways to fit organic foods into your budget is really not much different than any other endeavor of frugality. So even if you’re on a tight budget, you can still manage to go organic if you follow just a few of these tips.

Cyber Monday Online Shopping Tips

Couponing 101

This post was originally published on November 22, 2010. If you want to get in on these awesome deals, but don’t want to blow your budget, I have a few helpful tips: 1. Stick to a Budget. Whether you have a per-person budget or an over-all budget, set one and stick to it.

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My CVS Savings Total for 2010 ~ Did I Really Save $3635?

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My total savings from my shopping at CVS, according to my reciepts, for 2010 was $3635.94 But did I really save that $3635 from my budget? shopping 2010 savings total savings my shopping bag cvsoff the regular CVS shelf price of the items I purchased. No, I did not. First of all, I didn't need all of the items I bought. Probably 15% of them were. above what my family needed so they found homes in the houses of friends or were donated to charities.

P.E.P. for the Week of January 24-28, 2010- Adjustment Edition

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Frugal Dad tells us how it’s possible to have a wedding on a budget. As some of you know, one of my goals for 2011 is to become a certified fitness professional. In order to do this I need to take a few courses at our local university. Well, I signed up for 2 of the 3 I need to complete which are to take place this weekend and one other weekend in February. The goal was to be certified by summer. Well, plans have had to change.

Budget Travel Magazine Subscription for $4.17/Year

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Here is a HOT exclusive deal on Budget Travel Magazine , valid ALL WEEK! You can get Budget Travel Magazine from Discount Mags for just $4.17 2010 Nicoles Nickels LLC All Rights Reserved. Magazine Deals Budget Travel Magazine Subscription for $4.17/Year

Budget Travel Magazine Subscription for $3.99/Year

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Here is a HOT exclusive deal on Budget Travel Magazine , that lasts until 11:59 PM EST tonight! You can get Budget Travel Magazine from Discount Mags for just $3.99 2010 Nicoles Nickels LLC All Rights Reserved. Magazine Deals Budget Travel Magazine Subscription for $3.99/Year

Budget Travel Magazine Subscription for $3.68/Year

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Here is a HOT exclusive deal on Budget Travel Magazine , that lasts until 11:59 PM EST tonight! You can get Budget Travel Magazine from Discount Mags for just $3.68 2010 Nicoles Nickels LLC All Rights Reserved. Magazine Deals Budget Travel Magazine Subscription for $3.68/Year

Budget Travel Magazine Subscription for $2.99/Year

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Here is a HOT exclusive deal on Budget Travel Magazine , that starts at 10 PM eastern tonight and lasts until 10 PM Wednesday night! You can get Budget Travel Magazine from Discount Mags for just $2.99 2010 Nicoles Nickels LLC All Rights Reserved.

Find out How Brian & His Wife Paid off $109,000 in Credit Card Debt

Family Balance Sheet

He writes at Debt Discipline about about how his family of 5 deals with money, budgets and debt. In June of 2010, we hit our rock bottom point. So we got a budget together in an excel spreadsheet. Little things like coffee, lunches, fast food etc add up and can kill your budget.

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Setting Financial Goals: Make Them Smart and Simple

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To do this, you really do need to have a budget. So bite the bullet and sit down to create an effective personal and household budget. With your budget in place, it becomes so much easier to control your day-to day finances.

Best of Money – Price is Right Edition

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The vows you made on your wedding day shouldn’t be broken because of a broken budget or poor spending habits. for the Week of December 6-10, 2010- Money Didn’t Grow on Trees Edition. for Week of November 29- December 3, 2010- Funny Money Quotes Edition.

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Inexpensive Ways to Modernize Your Home

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Here are some things that we saw really updated the house drastically, with little work and little budget: Give it a Fresh Paint Job. The owners were on a strict budget and he was helping them out.

Do You Track Your Cash Flow?

Family Balance Sheet

I work a budget around what comes in, what we spend and what I would like to spend, hopefully leaving some leftover to devote to more debt reduction or savings. Recently, I ran a report in Quicken to see what we spent by category for 2010. Budget Financial Freedom

Yakezie Carnival October 16, 2011- Growth Edition

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The original Yakezie Carnival was first hosted on February 28, 2010 and was called the Yakezie Challenge Carnival. Living in Financial Excellence: Why Budgets Fail and How to Create a Successful Budget Many people attempt to do a budget and fail miserably.

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A Cash Experiment

Family Balance Sheet

We actually spent less on clothing in 2010 than 2009, but after looking in our closets, I just can't think of anything that we truly need. Grocery Budget Financial FreedomApparently, consumers spend more when they use a credit card in place of cash.

How to Save Cash and Your Health With a Garden

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As time went by, there would be less to buy, especially if you employed some cost-saving strategies, and so you would save much more on your fresh fruit and vegetable budget. If you don’t believe me, check out my harvests for 2010 and 2011.

A Few Shortcuts Weekly Meal Deal: Broccoli Cheese Nuggets

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This week Amanda brings you another great budget meal based on the grocery store sales. 2010 Nicoles Nickels LLC All Rights Reserved. This week’s meal features Broccoli Cheese Nuggets – a great side dish!

A Few Shortcuts Weekly Meal Deal: Homemade Pancake Mix

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This week Amanda brings you another great budget meal based on the grocery store sales. 2010 Nicoles Nickels LLC All Rights Reserved. This week’s meal features Homemade Pancake Mix – love making pancakes for dinner!

A Few Shortcuts Weekly Meal Deal: Beignets

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This week Amanda brings you another great budget meal based on the grocery store sales. 2010 Nicoles Nickels LLC All Rights Reserved. This week’s meal features Beignets – admittedly not a meal but yummy!

A Few Shortcuts Weekly Meal Deal: Stuffed Caprese Tomatoes

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This week Amanda brings you another great budget meal based on the grocery store sales. 2010 Nicoles Nickels LLC All Rights Reserved. This week’s meal features Stuffed Caprese Tomatoes. Amanda gives you a shopping list as well as step-by-step instructions complete with pictures to help you create this delicious tidbit! Each week I will highlight Amanda’s fabulous recipes that take advantage of the grocery store sales or items you have in your pantry already.

A Few Shortcuts Weekly Meal Deal: Homemade Chocolate Bars

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This week Amanda brings you another great budget meal based on the grocery store sales. 2010 Nicoles Nickels LLC All Rights Reserved. This week’s is not a meal but a yummy treat – homemade chocolate bars ! Amanda gives you a shopping list as well as step-by-step instructions complete with pictures to help you create this delicious treat.

A Few Shortcuts Weekly Meal Deal: Homemade Italian Dressing Mix

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This week Amanda brings you another great budget meal based on the grocery store sales. 2010 Nicoles Nickels LLC All Rights Reserved. This week’s is not really a meal but a great meal starter – homemade italian dressing mix ! Amanda gives you a shopping list as well as step-by-step instructions complete with pictures to help you create this delicious meal.

A Few Shortcuts Weekly Meal Deal: Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

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This week Amanda brings you another great budget meal based on the grocery store sales. 2010 Nicoles Nickels LLC All Rights Reserved. This week’s meal features Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix - you can use this with salad, veggies or even as a sauce or marinade! Amanda gives you a shopping list as well as step-by-step instructions complete with pictures to help you create this delicious meal.

Halloween Spending Through the Years

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The National Retail Federation indicated that spending on pet costumes was around 350 million dollars in 2014 and is rising at the rate of 59% since 2010. Just mind your budget as you plan to celebrate – and be safe.

Saving Money By Spending Money @ CVS ~ An Example

Simply CVS

When I started Simply CVS in April 2010 I was used to buying $100 + a week for just pennies on the dollar. So I have to change my CVS game plan to still save on my budget while shopping at CVS but without focusing so much on my out of pocket. Since then the limits have been lowered and also I never get the dollar off total order coupons and I don't get very many scanner coupons lately, either.

The Western Union® mun2® Reloadable Prepaid MasterCard®

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I have definitely blogged about prepaid cards before and how I think they can be really great for sticking to a budget as well as for security issues. These cards are best for those who want to really control their spending and keep to a budget. 2010 Nicoles Nickels LLC All Rights Reserved. This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Western Union for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Kindergarten to College – Back to School Money Tips

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According to the July 15, 2010 Back to School Survey from the National Retail Federation, the average family spent around $600 per child for back to school needs, split between clothing (37%); electronics (30%); shoes (17%) and school supplies (16%). This post was written by Marie. .

Family Dollar Decor Review and $5 off Coupon

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Description of Product: “ Thinking about re-decorating but not sure if it’s in the budget this month? Sure to fit within any budget! 2010 Nicoles Nickels LLC All Rights Reserved. Name of Product: Family Dollar February Decor Sale. Price of Product: super affordable!

Food Allergy Friendly Coupon Round-Up

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Erin over at Food Allergies on a Budget has put together a list of food allergy friendly coupons that are available for printing. 2010 Nicoles Nickels LLC All Rights Reserved.

Interview with Tour des Trees and The TREE Fund

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5 Ways to Trim Your Budget For Your Child’s College Fund. for the Week of December 6-10, 2010- Money Didn’t Grow on Trees Edition. photo credit: Helen Steussy.

Xperience Days Giveaway

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And with Xperience Days Certificates starting at only $25, you’ll be able to find a unique gift within your budget.” 2010 Nicoles Nickels LLC All Rights Reserved. Name of Product: Xperience Days . Where to Buy: online at Xperience Days. Price of Product: varies. Description of Product: “Xperience Days is the Country’s leading Experience Gift Company.

Taste of Home Magazine Subscription for $5.40/Year

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1 cooking magazine takes a commonsense approach to family-pleasing meals with family-tested favorites, hints on cooking for one or two, as well as meals on a budget for big families and more. 2010 Nicoles Nickels LLC All Rights Reserved.

Enjoy Life, Save Money – Use your Work Job Perks!

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The February 2012 issue of Entrepreneur magazine quoted a Harvard Business Review study done in 2010 which found that at Best Buy, a 0.1 He managed to budget for a PC for each of his staff to use at home – dialing in to the work mainframe computer to do after hours work.

Taste of Home Magazine Subscription for $3.99/Year

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1 cooking magazine, takes a commonsense approach to family-pleasing meals with family-tested favorites, hints on cooking for one or two, as well as meals on a budget for big families and more. 2010 Nicoles Nickels LLC All Rights Reserved.

Taste of Home Magazine Subscription for $3.99/Year

Nicoles Nickels

1 cooking magazine, takes a commonsense approach to family-pleasing meals with family-tested favorites, hints on cooking for one or two, as well as meals on a budget for big families and more. 2010 Nicoles Nickels LLC All Rights Reserved.

Taste of Home Magazine Subscription for $3.99/Year

Nicoles Nickels

1 cooking magazine, takes a commonsense approach to family-pleasing meals with family-tested favorites, hints on cooking for one or two, as well as meals on a budget for big families and more. 2010 Nicoles Nickels LLC All Rights Reserved.

Taste of Home Magazine Subscription for $3.99/Year

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1 cooking magazine, takes a commonsense approach to family-pleasing meals with family-tested favorites, hints on cooking for one or two, as well as meals on a budget for big families and more. 2010 Nicoles Nickels LLC All Rights Reserved.

Taste of Home Magazine Subscription for $4.53/Year

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1 cooking magazine, takes a commonsense approach to family-pleasing meals with family-tested favorites, hints on cooking for one or two, as well as meals on a budget for big families and more. 2010 Nicoles Nickels LLC All Rights Reserved.

Taste of Home Magazine Subscription for $3.99/Year

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1 cooking magazine, takes a commonsense approach to family-pleasing meals with family-tested favorites, hints on cooking for one or two, as well as meals on a budget for big families and more. 2010 Nicoles Nickels LLC All Rights Reserved.

Teacher Greeting Cards Just $.49 Each from Tiny Prints!

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It’s their way of giving back in time for Back to School, especially during this time of tightening classroom budgets. 2010 Nicoles Nickels LLC All Rights Reserved. Today only Tiny Prints is offering Teacher Greeting Cards for just $.49 49 each !