Dning On A Budget

Shereen Travels Cheap

Rent a vacation home or stay in a hotel with a kitchen(ette) This is my favorite way to stretch my food budget, because there are so many options. I am not a big breakfast person, so instead of eating out for that meal, I shop for new cereals and pastries that I can’t get at home.

How I’m Managing our Family Budget during the Pandemic

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The PA governor has shut down all non-essential businesses indefinitely and we’ve now been ordered to stay at home unless traveling to essential jobs, needed supplies, or outdoor exercise as long as we practice social distancing. Are you working from home?

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5 Easy Budget Categories to Reduce

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The 5 Easiest Budget Categories to Reduce. They are by far the easiest & quickest category to reduce in a household budget. Restaurants can be a huge drain on any budget, but there are ways to enjoy a meal out without spending a lot of money. We are now more committed to save money and we eat mostly at home, BUT we do enjoy at a few meals out each month. I only shop on Wednesdays, when the store has a 50% off everything sale. Budget

Introducing the 2014 Grocery Budget Challenge

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Are you spending more on groceries every month than your budget allows? This year, I need to reduce our monthly grocery spending to $450 a month to stay within our overall budget I have planed for 2014. The Goal of the Grocery Budget Challenge is to keep our grocery spending in line and to be creative with our meal planning so that we aren’t over-spending. Lately when I see my bill at the check out, I’m shocked at how few groceries are actually going home with me.

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Grocery Budget Challenge | January Meeting

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The Goal of the Grocery Budget Challenge is to be creative with our meal planning and grocery shopping so that we aren’t over-spending. Lately when I see my bill at the check out, I’m shocked at how few groceries are actually going home with me. January’s homework was to figure out your monthly grocery budget and start meal planning. My success : My January grocery budget was $450. Thankfully we came in right on budget for the month.

Grocery Budget Challenge | February Meeting

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The Goal of the Grocery Budget Challenge is to be creative with our meal planning and grocery shopping so that we do not over-spend. We don’t want to make our families miserable with bland meals, boring snacks, and not enough food in the house, but we must stay on budget. Lately when I see my bill at the check out, I’m shocked at how few groceries are actually going home with me. Action Step 1 : Plan your grocery budget for March.

Grocery Budget Challenge | July & August

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The Goal of the Grocery Budget Challenge is to be creative with our meal planning and grocery shopping so that we do not over-spend. We don’t want to make our families miserable with bland meals, boring snacks, and not enough food in the house, but we must stay on budget. Lately when I see my bill at the check out, I’m shocked at how few groceries are actually going home with me. My budget is $450. Grocery Budget Challenge

Grocery Budget Challenge – April Meeting

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The Goal of the Grocery Budget Challenge is to be creative with our meal planning and grocery shopping so that we do not over-spend. We don’t want to make our families miserable with bland meals, boring snacks, and not enough food in the house, but we must stay on budget. Lately when I see my bill at the check out, I’m shocked at how few groceries are actually going home with me. Action Step 1 : Plan your grocery budget for May.

Grocery Budget Challenge | September & October

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The Goal of the Grocery Budget Challenge is to be creative with our meal planning and grocery shopping so that we do not over-spend. We don’t want to make our families miserable with bland meals, boring snacks, and not enough food in the house, but we must stay on budget. Lately when I see my bill at the check out, I’m shocked at how few groceries are actually going home with me. Action Step 1 : Plan your grocery budget for November.

Grocery Budget Challenge: May & June Meeting

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Ok, Ok, let’s talk grocery budget! The Goal of the Grocery Budget Challenge is to be creative with our meal planning and grocery shopping so that we do not over-spend. We don’t want to make our families miserable with bland meals, boring snacks, and not enough food in the house, but we must stay on budget. Lately when I see my bill at the check out, I’m shocked at how few groceries are actually going home with me. Grocery Budget Challenge

Why You Need a Home Ownership Binder

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Your home will most likely be the largest purchase in your lifetime. So it makes sense to stay organized with all of the paperwork involved in every aspect of your home. We have lived in our home for almost 15 years and have done many improvements, renovations, and repairs over the years. You will likely have your home for years and even decades, so keep your important home ownership documents organized in one central location.

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Window Shopping

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

We’ve signed on the dotted line – new windows and doors for our 1985 built home! Window shopping is a challenge. Because of that decision, we are now making adjustments to keep our home as maintenance free as possible… new windows and doors being just one of the improvements we will be doing. What we found while window shopping. Home Depot. Make sure you budget ahead of time to save up for the cost of material, labor and surprises.

What We Ate this Week on a Budget 10.30.15

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My husband helps coach and there was so much pizza left over that he came home with a whole pizza, so that’s what we had for dinner. Monday: At least once a week, my husband has a late night and isn’t home for dinner. My double digit midget requested pizza from a local shop. This week, I pulled two recipes out of my box that I haven’t cooked in a long time. For the past several months, I’ve been cooking the same thing over and over and over.

Christie Dedman's Healthy Shopping on a Budget class at Fall Home & Garden Show

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Learn how to shop for healthy food choices on a budget. cat:Bargains Deals

Shopping for Halloween Candy on a Budget

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Shopping for Halloween Candy on a Budget. How many trick or treaters visited your home last year? Shop Smart. Check the sales papers and start shopping early. If you’re not in the mood to track down sales, shop at stores like Walmart, Dollar General and Big Lots to score the best deals. The post Shopping for Halloween Candy on a Budget appeared first on FTM.

Six Ways to Plan a Wedding on a Budget

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Wedding planning on a budget may seem like a difficult task to tackle without appearing tacky, but it can be done. Below are some wedding planning on a budget tips that may just give you financially stress-free “I do’s”. Make A Budget First things first, while this may sound extremely obvious, it is definitely the first step to having a wedding with expenses that won’t spiral out of control. These home bakers almost always charge less than well-known pastry shops.

Summer Staycation Ideas: Enjoy the U.S. on a Budget

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Yesterday, I shared ideas to explore and enjoy my home state’s capital city, of Harrisburg, PA and its surrounding communities this summer. Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas ~ Kosher on a Budget. Northeast Ohio (Canton, Akron, Cleveland) ~ Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring. Today, I’m sharing summer activities and ideas to enjoy cities and towns from all across the country. Enjoy! A – D. Phoenix-Metro, Arizona ~ Mom Endeavors.

Having a Hard Time Getting By? 3 Budget Leaks You May Be Experiencing.

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per lunch if you just brought something at home (and I’d say that is a pretty elaborate lunch). Shopping should not be a pastime; it should be something that you do when you need something. We used to be able to just go shopping when new needed something; every time you go and buy something you won’t use, you’re buying into our consumerism culture. There are a lot of ways that we humans waste money but these are the hugest budget drainers.

What We Ate This Week on Our Budget 04.23.15

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Every Friday, I share what we ate for the week on our budget. Currently our monthly budget is $500 for my family of 4. This week, due to meal planning burn out and maybe a bit of laziness, I did very little shopping and instead planned many of our meals from what I could find in the freezer. I am getting better at putting leftovers in the freezer if we don’t eat them before they go bad. They come in handy–my family gets fed and I get a little break from cooking.

Tips and Tricks for Getting Fit on a Budget

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While some at-home workout equipment is quite pricey, there are also plenty of affordable workout tools you can use from the comfort of your home! Work Out from Home. Plus, you can enjoy them at home without the pressure of exercising in front of a room full of people.

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What We Ate this Week on our Budget 12.12.15

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I roasted the turkey as soon as I got home from the store. This Week’s Dinners: Every week, I share what we ate for the week on our budget. Our current monthly budget for my family of 4 is $500. Sunday: We went to our favorite local sub shop with some extended family. How I Saved this Week: I stumbled on this markdown at Giant on a whole turkey. We’re a little tired of turkey, but it was marked to.63/lb.

What We Ate this Week on a Budget | 06.05.15

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Every Friday, I share what we ate for the week on our budget. Currently our monthly budget is $500 for my family of 4. I do most of my shopping at Giant Foods and they just started offering the grocery delivery or pick up. Unfortunately, the home delivery time slots quickly get filled, so I opted to pick up at the store. Does your grocery store offer home delivery or store pick-up?

How to Make a Coupon Shopping List

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This post will teach you how to create an effective coupon shopping list. Hopefully after reading this, your weekly shopping trip will become something to look forward to. Set a Budget. The first thing you need to do is set your budget. Without a budget, you will spend too much, regardless of whether you use coupons or not. Then you need to divide that budget into two categories: needs and stockpile. Print your list, grab your coupons, and go shopping!

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Kmart: Essential Home 7-Piece Kitchen Linens Set $1.92 Deal

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Spend $5+ Select Home Items and Shop Your Way Rewards members earn $5 in SYWR points. Kmart: Essential Home 7-Piece Kitchen Linens Set $1.92 (After Points) – get the awesome deal here. Kmart: Essential Home 7-Piece Kitchen Linens Set $1.92 (After Points) – get the awesome deal here. kmart weekly ad budget Coupons deal holidaydeals kmart kmartdealsKmart shoppers …Here is a fun treat for y’all.

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5 Budget Friendly Ways to Bring More Life to Your Apartment

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While we understand that many property owners do not allow tenants to paint with the latest trending colors, it is still possible to add some spice and texture to your home. Before you start shopping around for ideas, it is a good idea to set a realistic budget. If you are budgeting for furniture and appliances, your may have more creativity than cash. Savvy decorators can give a living room or bedroom a makeover with a budget as small as $500.

9 awesome shopping hacks retailers won’t tell you in 2016

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We ALL love shopping! However, when you go shopping, the retailers know how to convince the shopper that you don’t just want their awesome stuff , it is the fact they are convincing the shopper that you need it. always go right when shopping) : When you go shopping, watch the shoppers walk into the store which direction they turn or think about it the next time you enter a store, which direction did you go? It depends on the shop.

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Put Your Budget on a Diet: Saving Money by Living Medium

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“How to Live Large and Have Fun”, “How to Spend Millions on Credit and Never Pay a Dime”, “Live Large and On Charge…Cards”, “Living High on the Hog: The Art of Budget Busting”…these are all titles of fictitious books, but they might as well be bestsellers. Another very practical and easy way to downsize your spending without having to live like a hermit in a hovel down by the river is to eat at home.

Christie Dedman's Healthy Shopping on a Budget class today at Fall Home & Garden Show

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Head down to the BJCC exhibit halls today for the Fall Home & Garden Show. cat:Bargains Deals tag:Deals

Plan a Staycation: Enjoy Your City on a Budget

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Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas :: Kosher on a Budget. Northeast Ohio (Canton, Akron, Cleveland) :: Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring. Oshkosh, Wisconsin :: Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom. Arlington, Texas :: Grocery Shop For FREE. Mid Atlantic. NW (or all), Connecticut :: Parenting Miracles. Boston (or all), Massachusetts :: Maven of Savin. Central, New Jersey :: Our Good LIfe. Adirondak Mountains and Central, New York :: For This Season.

Which Type of Home Should You Buy?

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In 2012, when we were house shopping, we felt assaulted with all of the choices that there were. Here are a few considerations when you are looking at which type of home to purchase: If you want space. If you are looking for a lot of space, you likely need to be looking at single family homes farther away from the cities. I didn’t want to buy a starter home and have to incur the costs of selling it when we decided to expand our family, so we bought a forever home.

Five Home Renovation Savings Tips

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Home renovations are a necessary process when you own your home. Not only will renovations provide pleasure and function to you, but they could increase the sale value of your home a bit. Take time to shop around to figure out what exactly you want done. Take the time to learn any requisite skills, either by reading, learning online or perhaps attending some of the home improvement big box store presentations and skill shops. Thrift shops.

Basic Home Decorating Tips That Will Make Your Home Look Great

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

My mom has a great eye for decorating a home. She poured a lot of time and effort into decorating her own home and gives a lot of tips to her co-workers and friends who ask for advice. When we bought our home in late 2012, we had decided that we weren’t interested in spending a ton of money on home decor, because we’d inevitably get plenty of furniture and small household items from various different sources.

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How to Shop for Free on Black Friday : 152 Freebies

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Bass Pro Shops: Free photo with Santa through Dec. Free YouTube Red for six months when you buy Google Home. Freebies & Giveaways bfads blackfridaydeals blackfridaydotcom blackfridayfreebies budget Coupons Deals free freestuff frugalBlack Friday Freebies? Oh yes it’s free! In fact, get 152 BOGOs, freebies, and giveaways…oh, my! From every major retailer in the U.S.: Happy Freebie Black Friday. Free digital Christmas card.

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Save Money – Develop Important Home Owner Skills

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With interest rates at all time lows, more foreclosures coming on the market and prices at decade low levels, you may be looking to buy a home or investment property. Heck, even to make an offer on your dream home, you have to negotiate with your spouse and family! They wanted all new furniture for their home so they shopped around to find the store they wanted to use. Perhaps the county appraiser raised the appraised value of your home, thereby raising the taxes.

Kohl’s Extra 30% OFF Sitewide + 6 Promo Codes To Save Mulah

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Upcoming discounts: $10 Off $50 in Home HOME10 (Valid on 11/13/16). $10 Do you want to know some insider secrets about Shopping At Kohl’s? . retail & More Coupons budget budget friendly recipes Coupons Deals frugal kohls kohls promo codes shoppingNew Kohl’s Promo Codes : Kohl’s has a hot promo code that will give you 30% off, ANd another promo code for free shipping + 4 more codes to combine.

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Black Friday Shopping Tips

Saving In Akron

Anyway, I've updated my shopping tips to help you survive the big day. Are you planning on going shopping on Black Friday? Get up early and shop early. Leave the kids at home, if possible. There's nothing worse than trying to shop and keep track of kids, while making 20 bathroom stops. It's very likely that there may not be enough shopping carts or baskets available. Make sure you know which stores you want to go to shop and in which order.

10 Money Saving Tips for Your Home

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Your home is probably one of your biggest expenses – so it could help to devise a saving strategy for your home. By insulating your house properly, you can save some money while reducing your home’s Co2 emissions (the biggest cause of climate change). Insurance: Home insurance can be costly, but scrimping or going without cover could cost you heavily further down the line. Shop around and get a number of different home insurance quotes.

How to Furnish a New Home For Next to Nothing

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When we first moved into our new home, it was pretty empty. We’ve been in the house for about a year, and now have a well furnished home. The funniest thing happens when you decide to move into a new home, especially if it’s your first home: people want to give you furniture. We went from a 800 square foot one bedroom apartment to a 1,100 square foot three bedroom house, not including the basement suite.

5 Ways to Trim Your Budget For Your Child’s College Fund

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Here are 5 ways to trim your budget for your child’s college funds. Know Your Actual Budget. Written Budget. Create a hand written budget and make several copies. Place these copies in the home office and make them readily available for review at any time. Make sure the budget includes some money for things that help make life enjoyable. Cutting down the number of expensive entertainment outings can help stay within the entertainment budget.

Adult Children Living At Home – How To Approach It

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If you are a parent with adult children living at home with you, you aren’t alone. More and more “boomerang kids” – those that left to go to school or move out on their own at one point – are finding themselves living back home with their parents. And while some parents may be okay with their adult children living at home, there are positive and negative aspects to doing so. Advantages to Having Adult Children Living at Home. Tips for Adult Children Living at Home.

There is Nothing Wrong with Shopping at a Dollar Store

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The dollar store is on my way home from work so I seem to stop there at least once a week to pick up a few things. People may make fun, but we should actually be spending more time shopping at dollar stores and getting items for a dollar, rather than spending more in big box stores and drug store chains where you really have to open up your wallet. You can do a school project or home craft on a raining day for just a few dollars that may be five times as much at a big box store.

Have a Beautiful Holiday on a Budget at Family Dollar

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More than 65 percent of consumers aim to spend $50 or less when shopping for holiday decorations, according to a national survey conducted by Family Dollar. Family Dollar has some incredible deals for your holiday decor and shopping needs! They had a HUGE selection of holiday decor for your home like stockings! I love getting these for the hard to shop for people on my list! BOGO 50% Off All Holiday Home Décor , Holiday Kitchen Domestics and Holiday Housewares.

Find out How Drew & Farrah Paid off $200k of debt, including their HOME

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Farrah also has a kids t-shirt line that she runs out of the house called Lovely Littles Shop. Making a budget and cutting expenses. If you look at our budget today vs 5 years ago when we started the journey: we have more than doubled our income, and expenses have slightly increased with the babies and some small luxuries. We set our budget and lifestyle at the beginning and it hasn’t changed much even with income doubling. We do a monthly budget.

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