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10 Ways to Keep Track of Your Stocks

The Budget Diet

As a stock market investor, staying informed about stock market news and trends is the way you grow your money. You cannot make sound decisions on quick trades unless you know the condition of the overall market as. Read More >.

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Five Frugal Things | Free E-Z pass, a refund, + 3 more

The Frugal Girl

I got a free E-Z pass transponder. The E-Z pass is an electronic toll collection system that’s used on the east coast and also as far into the Midwest as Illinois.).

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Stitch Fix January 2020 | I sent it all back

The Frugal Girl

If you dislike Stitch Fix posts…consider yourself warned! Proceed only if you feel like being irritated today. If you’d rather peruse some hilarious second-hand fashion: the ThredUp Rescue Box fails. And here are the ThredUp Rescue box keepers. (I’m

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What I Spent, What We Ate | groceries + Chick Fil A

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I spent $107 at the grocery store, plus $33 at Chick-Fil-A (see below!). a small kitten from our shelter shift this week. January Grocery Spending. Week 1: $33. Week 2: $199. Week 3: $140. What We Ate. Saturday. Mr. FG and I went out and shared a pizza. Sunday.

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Sometimes, I hate the internet. And I’m a part of what I hate.

The Frugal Girl

This morning, someone told me how much she enjoyed our Christmas cookies. Understandable. Who could not love cookies with eyes??). Then she mentioned something about how she hadn’t even made cookies yet.

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The non-digital planner that almost works with my brain

The Frugal Girl

Elaine left a comment this morning wondering about what planner I use, so here’s a quick explanation. But first, we have to talk about synesthesia. What’s synesthesia?? I’ve written before about the spatial sequence synesthesia that I and some of my kids have.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | $199!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I got a Hungry Harvest box for $25 and then I spent $174 at the grocery store. So, I’m at $199 this week, which makes up for last week’s low spending. January Grocery Spending. Week 1: $33. Week 2: $199. What We Ate. Saturday.

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Quick and Easy Baked Apples

Stockpiling Moms

The struggle is real to find delicious snacks while trying to eat healthy. Quick and Easy Baked Apples have been a snack I have turned to because I feel like I am eating dessert. Dessert is something. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Dessert Baked apples baking dessert

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“Are you ready for Christmas?”

The Frugal Girl

People keep asking me that question when I’m out and about. And I’m sorry to say that as of this moment, the answer is no. And I thought that if you are in the same boat, you might be encouraged to see where I’m at. I have presents purchased, but exactly ZERO of them are wrapped.

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Five Frugal Things for New Year’s Eve

The Frugal Girl

Well, hi. I’m popping back from my unplanned one-week silence here on the blog. Whoops. I thought a five frugal things post would be a good warm-up. We saved $9 on hair gel at Target.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | It’s a new year!

The Frugal Girl

I know I skipped a lot of Friday menu posts in the last six weeks. We did buy groceries and eat dinner, though. And I haven’t added it up, but I think I ended the year averaging right around $150/week, as I have the whole year long.

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10 Inexpensive DIY Christmas Tree Ornament Ideas

The Frugal Girl

Yesterday, I was adding a printable to my no-bake cinnamon applesauce ornament recipe , and I started googling to find other easy DIY Christmas ornament ideas.

Free Community Day at Please Touch Museum

Frugal Philly Mom

. Come visit Please Touch Museum for a special day of learning and play as we honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, January 19, 2020. There is no cost for admission and the Museum opens at 11 a.m.!

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Five Frugal Things | 20’s haircut, a fabric shaver, applesauce, and more

The Frugal Girl

I gave Sonia a haircut. After watching Downton Abbey and seeing Edith’s 1920s haircut, she was itching for a change. So, we cut off a few inches and she is loving her new, shorter ‘do! (I

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2019 Thankful List

The Frugal Girl

Every year, I make a list of 50 things I’m thankful for, and I publish it on Thanksgiving Day. However, this year Thanksgiving week was a rough week and I did not get my list finished. I thought about just deleting the draft, but several of you have asked about my list.

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How to make No-Bake Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

The Frugal Girl

When I was a kid, a friend of mine gave me a cinnamon applesauce heart, and I remember keeping it as one of my special treasures for quite some time. I think I kept it in one of my dresser drawers, and I remember that it smelled good for ages.

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Five Frugal Things | Even though it’s Cyber Monday!

The Frugal Girl

I know it’s Cyber Monday today, but I felt like writing a frugal post instead of a deals post. Mr. FG and I made a fresh new budget. As with all fresh new budgets, this one will need a month or two of test-driving to see if it’s right for us or if we need to tweak a few things.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | I haven’t been sleeping well.

The Frugal Girl

FG has been out of town on a work trip this week and as so often happens when he’s gone, I haven’t been sleeping very well. (My My sleep app keeps giving me red “bad” ratings. Ha.).

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Stitch Fix January 2019 | I sent it all back

The Frugal Girl

If you dislike Stitch Fix posts…consider yourself warned! Proceed only if you feel like being irritated today. If you’d rather peruse some hilarious second-hand fashion: the ThredUp Rescue Box fails. And here are the ThredUp Rescue box keepers. (I’m

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It’s going to be imperfect. Keep trying anyway.

The Frugal Girl

The other day, I opened a new bar of soap from Third Day Naturals, and I set the wax paper wrapper aside to add to my compost. That was a nice no-waste feeling, and it lasted for a brief moment.

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Joshua’s now on Republic Wireless

The Frugal Girl

We’ve been big Ting wireless fans ever since smartphones entered our home, BUT: Ting is only affordable if you manage to keep your usage down. If you use a lot of data, your Ting bill can get high in a jiffy!

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A few thoughts on joy

The Frugal Girl

December is a time of year that promises joy. Joy from family, joy from traditions, joy from peace, joy from gifts. And of course, joy from spending. The problem with a lot of our sources of joy is that they are outside our control and so sometimes, they do not deliver.

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6 ways to save money on groceries without coupons

The Frugal Girl

It’s January and lots of people are looking for ways to save on groceries right now! So, I’m bumping this post back up to the top of the pile. When I posted my thoughts about the Extreme Couponing tv show , I promised to share my non-couponing ideas with you.

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5 Ways to Save Money On ALL Your Trips

Shereen Travels Cheap

Budget travel isn't always easy. Travel is expensive and you can't always stay within a budget you want to stay in, unless you really compromise, but we all know this. Luckily, there are ways you can save that are easy and you can do all the time.

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Five Frugal Things | a $217 medical bill error, for starters!

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. I discovered a $217 medical billing error. People: Always check your Explanation of Benefits statements!

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Are non-food Aldi Finds frugal or wasteful?

The Frugal Girl

Aldi, my favorite discount grocery store, offers fantastic prices on food. But they also have an aisle dedicated to seasonal products, which are called Aldi Finds. There are also some food Aldi Finds, but they’re not the main event.).

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The Christmas Cookie answers (and a winner!)

The Frugal Girl

Last year, no one got them all right, so I had to sift through the guesses and find the closest one. But this year, Rhonda got them 100% right. Rhonda, check your email! Here are the correct answers for all of you. Our cookies are always a little quirky, and I love them.

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Five Frugal Things | with a hat tip to Katy!

The Frugal Girl

I sold a drawer pull for $12. I bought a nightstand for Zoe on Facebook marketplace for $25, painted it (a before and after post is coming), put on a new handle from my stash, and listed the other one on eBay.

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My 2020 Financial Goals & A Recap of 2019

Family Balance Sheet

I never really embraced the idea of choosing a word for the year. I tried it in the past and was gung-ho for the first month and then forgot all about the word. However, 2019 was the first year that I found a word that I could stand by.

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One of you is getting a $100 Visa gift card!

The Frugal Girl

Rakuten, the company formerly known as Ebates, emailed to ask if I’d like to host a $100 Visa gift card giveaway for one of you. I said yes because who among you could not use a $100 gift card at this time of year?? What does Rakuten offer?

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One tip to avoid food waste: Eat things that don’t go together

The Frugal Girl

One of my readers left a comment recently saying that my menu posts had inspired her to not worry so much about making meals where everything “went together” A random fridge lunch.

Costume Photos! (2019)

The Frugal Girl

Our costumes are largely not frugal, so…here’s a Saturday post for you, where I can be non-frugal for a moment. Zoe went as Michael Jackson from the Thriller music video. We tried really hard to find a secondhand version on eBay, but nothing was small enough.

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WW MyPlan 2020 Program

Stockpiling Moms

What is the new WW MyPlan 2020 program? If you are curious about how the WW MyPlan Blue, Green, and Purple plans work, this is a great place to begin! We have always loved the Weight Watchers program. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Weight Watchers WW MyPlan 2020 Program

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All the “How do I start a blog?” questions!

The Frugal Girl

The Frugal Girl is most definitely not a blog about blogging. But I get blogging-related questions pretty frequently from readers who want to start their own blogs. And since I’ve been at this for 11 years, I have a little bit of expertise to share.

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The 2019 Cookie Guessing Game!

The Frugal Girl

Alrighty, readers. It’s time! Joshua wasn’t able to join us this year, so I just have five cookies for you, which should make things very slightly easier. I was going to point out that Lisey will eventually move out and probably not join us as well.

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WIS, WWA | Plus a little gratefulness

The Frugal Girl

Last Friday when I wrote the WIS, WWA post, we’d been to the ER twice (once for Sonia’s asthma, once for Mr. FG). We brought our total to three with a very long Friday night/Saturday visit for Mr. FG, who has still been plagued by ear/vertigo problems.

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Valentine’s Day Felt Flowers

Stockpiling Moms

You are going to fall in love with these Valentine’s Day Felt Flowers. I love adding flowers to the house, but sometimes they are just too expensive or when allergy season hits, a bit too hard on my. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Valentines Day Valentine's Day Flower Paper Cones

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Five Frugal Things | $5 coats, two mending jobs + more!

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn money for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. I mended a camp chair bag. When we packed for camping last weekend , we discovered that one of our camp chair bags had a big hole in the side.

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48 Hours of Fun On a Budget in New Orleans

Shereen Travels Cheap

In this blog series I show you how easy it is to budget travel anywhere and I also give you a quick overview of a new city each time in a brief 48-hour itinerary. Hey guys! I'm back with a new post.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | Not exactly a role-model week!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. This week I spent: $105 at the grocery store. $25 25 on my Hungry Harvest. $68 68 on takeout (!) See the rest of the post. That puts me at $198 on food spending for the week to start November off.

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Isabelle Grace Jewelry

Motherhood Moments

Isabelle Grace Jewelry has beautiful gift giving ideas for your Valentine’s Day sweetheart. For handcrafted jewelry that’s sustainably made in the USA, turn to Isabelle Grace to deliver on lasting quality, gorgeous designs and beauty that never goes out of style.

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Mealtime Magic: Mistress of Evil Pie Pops

Motherhood Moments

Disney's Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is now available on Digital and Blu-ray. In celebration of the release, Geeks Who Eat has created a pie pops recipe inspired by the film! This material comes from Motherhood Moment. Thanks for reading! meals

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Pet Pointers: 9 Wise Winter Weather Tips for Your Pet

Motherhood Moments

Winter creates a whole new canvas in the living landscape, with snow blanketing our backyards, community parks and schoolyards. Dogs like Mutt Mulligan, the new TurfMutt Foundation spokesdog , enjoy sniffing, exploring and digging in the winter wonderland.

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