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Robinhood vs. Stash: Which is Better for First-Time Investors?

The Budget Diet

When you ask millennials on the street and interview them about investment, there is a huge chance that they will just stare at you with a blank face and slowly back away from you. According to a research conducted by Bankrate, one out of three millennials have investments in the stock market.

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Soul Sustenance: It's OK That You're Not OK - Meeting Grief & Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand

Motherhood Moments

800,000 people are widowed every year in the US. When a spouse dies, the widow/widower loses an average of 75% of their support base instantly and the remaining 25% usually fades within 3-4 months.

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Is Sam’s Club Worth It?

The Budget Diet

Is Sam’s Club Worth It ? . Sam’s Club is a warehouse store that, like Costco, requires you to become a member and pay an annual fee. Sam’s Club membership costs $45 a year, which is cheaper than Costco’s $55 annual fee. . When paying such fees, your first thought is likely: Is it worth it?

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MileIQ App Review

The Budget Diet

It doesn’t matter what kind of business you are establishing. What’s important is that you keep track of all your income and expenses so that you can pay your fair share of taxes. . .

2018 195

Practical Ways to Invest $100,000

The Budget Diet

Say you have $100,000 sitting in cash, what would you do with it? Should you sit back and relax or should you make an investment with it? . . Before you go crazy and splurge on cars and gadgets ,you must take a deep breath and think about the things that you can do with your money.

2018 195

Fun Freetime: Sitting Cards

Motherhood Moments

Here's a great way to make neat place settings, courtesy of The Craft Kingdom: DIY and Craft Projects for Kids and Adults. The Craft Kingdom has a great Youtube page with video tutorials, as well as Instagram and Facebook pages for more ideas. I really like her style and versatility!

2018 173

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.

2018 174

Miscellany | chicken, a star map, a car, a hydrangea, and more

The Frugal Girl

Time for some randomness! Zaycon chicken is $0.99/lb right now! I still don’t have my first order (delivery got bumped from June to July), but if you want to get some of their chicken breasts, click here (affiliate link) and then use code FALLFRESH at checkout to get the $0.99/pound price.

2018 158

Save on P&G Products at Big Lots

Stockpiling Moms

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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.

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Deal: $10+ for Big Apple Circus’ One-Ring Wonders at Franklin Mills

Frugal Philly Mom

Save on tickets to Big Apple Circus – Philadelphia Mills! Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Big Apple Circus , where you can ooh! and ahh! to some of the world’s most celebrated circus acts in an intimate setting.

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How to freeze odds and ends without trying too hard

The Frugal Girl

Whenever I mention freezing something to avoid food waste, readers ask me what they can safely freeze and what process they need to go through to freeze various foods.

2018 159

How and Where to Travel As a Vegetarian

Shereen Travels Cheap

Are you a vegetarian or a vegan? It doesn't mean you can't travel the world. Some places are definitely more veggie-friendly than others, but if you know which destinations are better or what to look for, then you can travel easily just like everyone else.

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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?

2018 171

Giveaway: Family 4-Pack to Game Masters + General Admission to Franklin Institute

Frugal Philly Mom

Showcasing the work of over 30 innovative game designers, Game Masters takes visitors on an interactive journey inside their favorite video games—from the trailblazing arcade era through today’s web and console games.

2018 162

My Los Angeles Wish List

Shereen Travels Cheap

For the second time in a year, my vacation plans have taken a turn and I'm finding myself having to go with a back-up plan. Family things have me not being able to visit Las Vegas next month as planned, but Eric is still going and I'm changing my own plans to visit Los Angeles in August instead.

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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Tuesday Tip | Make a skillet breakfast/lunch

The Frugal Girl

If you follow my Hungry Harvest Instagram account , you know that I often have a plate of veggies + some kind of protein for breakfast or lunch. chased with dark chocolate, full disclosure). I’ve found this to be a really great (and pretty quick!)

2018 171

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

The Frugal Girl

Hat tip to my friend Katy for the post idea. Actually, let’s start with the not-making-me-happy thing. We are, once again, car shopping for Joshua. I can’t get into all the details of it here, but there was odometer fraud and we couldn’t legally keep the car.

2018 169

Want to know what I got for my 40th birthday?

The Frugal Girl

On Friday, which was my birthday, Mr. FG headed out to a doctor appointment and then to work. Or so I thought. He showed up back at home about an hour later and when I went upstairs to see why he was back so soon, I saw one of my best friends sitting on my couch!

2018 205

What I Spent, What We Ate

The Frugal Girl

I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post. What I Spent. I knew this week was going to be spendy. I dropped $111 at Aldi, $60 at Costco, and $39 at another grocery store. Plus I got a $25 Hungry Harvest box. So, I’m starting June off at $235! What We Ate. Monday.

2018 158

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.

A few things I’m loving

The Frugal Girl

I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post. My new mini whisk. I got a mini whisk at Christmas, and man, I love this thing. I bought this mini set of whisks years ago, and they’d really seen better days.

2018 173

7 Reasons Your Grocery Bill is Too High

The Frugal Girl

I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post. 1) You’re shopping at the wrong store. While you can find bargains at most any store, where you shop does have a huge affect on your grocery bill.

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Summer Gardening Tips to Grow More Veggies

Stockpiling Moms

One of our favorite summer projects is growing a garden. These Summer Gardening Tips to Grow More Veggies are a must for making sure you have enough produce to can or freeze for future use. The. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

2018 130

Five Frugal Things | In which I do not want to cook dinner

The Frugal Girl

More on that don’t-want-to-cook-dinner thing in item #5. I used up two extra egg yolks. A dinner recipe called for two egg whites, which meant I had two yolks sitting in my fridge. So, I added them into my scrambled eggs, which were part of my lunch plate the other day: 2.

2018 184

Area Attractions: FdIM Art Studio (NY) Open Study 6/16 1-6 pm

Motherhood Moments

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What I Spent, What We Ate |

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I got a $25 Hungry Harvest and then I spent $139 at the grocery stores. So, I’m at $164 this week, which isn’t too bad. Especially compared to last week. June Spending. Week 1: $235. Week 2: $164. What We Ate. Monday.

2018 130

A few thoughts on turning 40

The Frugal Girl

Delayed a bit, since I turned 40 at the end of April. But then again, I was a little busy on the weekend of my birthday. Just FYI: this post is going to have nothing to do with frugality and a whole lot more to do with navel-gazing. Because this is my blog and I will navel-gaze if I want to!).

2018 185

10 ways to jumpstart your emergency fund this month

The Frugal Girl

I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post. If you read my post about the importance of an emergency fund , you might have felt inspired to start one.

What I Spent, What We Ate | $62

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I didn’t do tons of grocery shopping this week. Which probably means next week will be nutso. I made a $32 trip on Monday, and then a $17 trip on Wednesday. And yesterday I made a $13 stop for some dinner ingredients plus a cantaloupe and some sausage that was on sale.

2018 161

My ThredUp Goody box arrived!

The Frugal Girl

I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post. ThredUp did not sponsor this post or ask me to order/review a Goody Box. And I have a review and photos for you.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Stockpiling Moms

Father’s Day is right around the corner and if you are having a difficult time coming up with creative Father’s Day Ideas for Dad we are here to help you with our Father’s Day Gift. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. FathersDay

2018 141

Frugal Summer Camp Ideas for Your Kids

Stockpiling Moms

Everyone loves sending kids off to summer camp, but it just isn’t always feasible for you financially. These Frugal Summer Camp Ideas for Your Kids are going to be just what you need to give. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

2018 130

Giveaway: Safer Pain Relief

Motherhood Moments

The summer is coming and the warmer weather mean some people are working out harder than in the winter or trying new sports for the first time. Getting fit sometimes results in aches and pains and reaching for OTC pills is not always the healthiest solution.

2018 130

Book Nook: Hike it Baby

Motherhood Moments

When our girls were young, we had already been camping together for several years and decided not to stop just because we had little ones. We camped and hiked with them from the time they were born (well, 8 months old, because we weren't about to try winter camping in Minnesota).

2018 130

Caring Causes: Put The Opioids Down Challenge and Event (Delray Beach 6/15 4-9p)

Motherhood Moments

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2018 130

How to make your house more lovely for $0

The Frugal Girl

If you have a big fat home-improvement budget, then making your home beautiful is no great challenge. But since most of us have a lot of other things vying for our money, I thought I’d make a list of ways to make your home feel more lovely for a grand total of $0. Clean it up.

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Miscellany | including: a bus hit our car

The Frugal Girl

My overnight was fantastic. I went to a local hotel overnight by myself on Friday, and it was fantastic. I took a walk in a local free park at sunset. I ate outside at a little Mediterranean restaurant. I went to bed early. Because I am a party animal! I ate breakfast all by myself.

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Deal: $13 for Skating Admission with Rental Skates for Two from Delaware River Waterfront ($26 Value)

Frugal Philly Mom

Pay only $13 for Skating Admission with Rental Skates for Two at Summerfest at the Delaware River Waterfront ($26 Value)! Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest Skate, eat and play all day and night on the Delaware River Waterfront!