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TextbookRush Review: Never Pay Full Price for Textbooks Again

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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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How to Move with no Money

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If you’ve ever moved before, you know how expensive it can be. If you haven’t, take our word for it. Taking time off work, hiring movers, putting your stuff in storage, and dealing with realtor agent fees all. Read More >. The post How to Move with no Money appeared first on The Budget Diet. Budgeting Organize My Life

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The Best Mileage Tracking App

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Failing to manage write-offs, especially your mileage can cause a small business owner hundreds or thousands each year in potential deductions. Luckily, The Budget Diet can help. Here’s a guide to help you find the best mileage tracking app. Read More >. The post The Best Mileage Tracking App appeared first on The Budget Diet. Cars Side Gigs Taxes money saving tips save time and money tax season

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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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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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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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The freezer challenge, it is back!

The Frugal Girl

I kind of fell off the freezer challenge wagon this summer when I was about 75% of the way through. But I really do want to finish cleaning this thing out so that I can easily defrost it. And I’d love to have a nice clean slate to start with!

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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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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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“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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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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Pet Pointers: Pet Diabetes

Motherhood Moments

Is your dog suddenly not as excited to see you when you walk through the door? Or maybe you notice that he or she is drinking much more water than usual?

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How To Host Holiday Parties With Ease

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Hosting friends and family during the holidays is one of my favorite things to do. Having this new home makes it even easier than ever before to Host Holiday Parties with Ease. I am sharing some of. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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5 Things You Can Choose to Do Instead of Wallowing

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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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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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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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Art and Museums In Philadelphia - Part 1

Shereen Travels Cheap

Last month Eric and I went to Philadelphia to immerse ourselves in our country's history. I was lucky enough to get the chance to work with Visit Philly to get ourselves to all of the city's awesome landmark attractions. I want to start by talking about all the amazing art in Philly.

My Honest Review of Blue Apron Meal Kit Delivery Service

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This is not a sponsored post, however, any direct links to Blue Apron are my referral links. You will receive dollars off your first order and I will earn a credit. I only write my honest opinion on products that I have tried. Thanks for your support.

Fun Freetime: Kung Fu Panda - The Paws of Destiny

Motherhood Moments

Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny follows the adventures of four energetic panda kids: Nu Hai, Bao, Jing, and Fan Tong. After they stumble upon a mystical cave beneath Panda Village, the friends accidentally absorb the chi of ancient and powerful Kung Fu warriors known as the Four Constellations.

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Mealtime Magic: Cavatelli con Cime di Rapa e Pangrattati

Motherhood Moments

The long awaited companion volume to Mary Ann Esposito's forthcoming 2019 PBS series " Ciao Italia " was recently published.

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Sweepstakes: Culturelle Baby

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Fun Freetime: Thrive Global

Motherhood Moments

Arianna Huffington had a heart warming and wide-ranging interview with TODAY co-anchor, author (and more!) Hoda Kotb for a new episode of the Thrive Global podcast.

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Want higher interest on your savings account?

The Frugal Girl

Thank you to CIT Bank for sponsoring this post. All opinions and words are my own. Links are affiliate links. Of course you do. Because it is always fabulous if your hard-earned money is earning you more interest while it hangs out in your savings account!

Get $10/$15 at Grubhub!

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links. In case you are as clueless as I was until this week, Grubhub is an app/site that helps you order food from local restaurants for delivery.

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