Donate Pampers Gift to Grow Points to OK Disaster Relief Fund

For the Mommas

Donate your Gifts to Grow Points for the P&G disaster relief fund. Contributions will be used in response to natural disasters in the United States and will be used for highest priority needs in the area, such as basic necessities for victims and rebuilding efforts. Use your Pampers Gifts to Grow points to help others in need. For every 10 Gifts to Grow points you donate, Pampers will donate $.10

Environmentally Friendly Ways to Grow Your Business

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This can be negated by using your own capital, however, or by partnering with like-minded friends and family members. This is a particularly viable option if you are in need of a small sum of capital, while it also affords business-owners far greater flexibility over the type of model that they use to underpin their ventures. More specifically, they may be able to retain more of their equity and instead reward investors with relevant green benefits or sponsored donations.

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Cutting Costs and Buying Used Clothes

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Buying used clothes can be a great way to save money, especially if you have rapidly growing children. It can get very expensive if you have to buy new clothes every six months for a child who is growing rapidly. You can defray some of your clothing costs by shopping for deals at used clothing stores or thrift stores. Even if you do not have any growing children, buying clothing at thrift stores is a great way to cut costs.

How to Use a Credit Card to Save the World

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And because the little things things in life can really add up, let’s look at how you can help to save the world using one tiny everyday thing: your credit card. Can something as small as using a credit card on everyday purchases help the environment? Using a credit card can help save trees by removing the need to use paper. If you like to use paper statements as hard copy back-ups, see if your bank offers the ability to store back-up copies on your hard drive.

Tips for Keeping Your Stockpile Safe and Dry

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At first, your stockpile might only take up a couple of shelves in the hallway closet, but as it grows you have to think of long-term storage solutions. Whether it be a garage, a shed, or even a specially constructed structure, you have to consider the fact that you are trying to keep and use your assortment of preserved foods for years to come. Buying and assembling steel building kits will enable you to grow your stockpile without concern of running out of space.

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Give to Charity and Help Your Finances

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Tax Advantage You receive a tax advantage when you donate to charity. It’s not the same as a dollar-for-dollar advantage, but in Canada you receive a federal credit and a provincial credit for donating to a qualified charity. In any case, there is a tax advantage to donating, so giving your money away doesn’t result in a complete monetary loss. Community Improvement When you carefully choose the charity that you donate to, you can improve your community.

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Be Selfish – GIVE!

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Motivational finance books, such as The One Minute Millionaire or Think and Grow Rich stress the importance of giving. Admittance to the group used to insure an individual of shelter, food and protection against other groups and animals. In another study, the brain’s pleasure centers lit up when people made check marks next to a list of organizations to which they wanted to donate.” We all know our economy can use some help.

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Link Love Carnival #4

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This carnival will just continue to grow and our donations to different causes will continue to grow. If you would like to join us in our fight against cancer, you can make a donation by clicking here. Suba tells us why you should not use your 401K. In July, the charity we will be donating to is Conservation International. If you would like to donate towards this cause too, please use this form.

20 Fun & Budget-Friendly Summer Activities

Family Balance Sheet

Rail trails are old railway lines that have been converted to multi-use paths designed for pedestrian, bicycle, skating, equestrian, and/or light motorized traffic. It is also usually free or a small donation and open to the community as most churches welcome non-members. Build, Grow, Craft & Read. Check out the summer activities at these stores: Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinics. Woo Hoo! Summer is here.

3 Easy Tips for Organizing Your Makeup

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This is one of the areas you likely use every day, so why not start here? If you don’t like wasting products, you might save them to use down the road. Bacteria can grow on used makeup over time, which could lead to irritation or other issues. Otherwise, try to remember when you started using the product. Good Housekeeping offers useful guidelines you may want to refer to when deciding what to discard. Cull Products You’re Unlikely to Use.

Our Green & Money Savvy Path

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Keep our bedroom temperature at 17 degrees Celsius in the winter and use an extra blanket on the bed. Limited the use of our oven in the summer. Use a heat bag instead of turning up the heat when we are cold. Use reusable fabric bags for shopping. Grow our own garden of veggies. Participate in a CSA for extra produce that we don’t grow. Use compostable garbage bags. Use internet and telephone banking. Donated to sustainable charities.

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What Are Your Priorities? Choosing Where You Spend Your Time

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Basically, the way I want to use my free time is divided into two categories: Self-improvement and giving back. I want to be able to grow my own capabilities, and improve myself as a person. I’d like to find time to volunteer at the food pantry, adding my time and effort to the regular donations I send, but I’m not sure I’m quite ready for that yet. It’s a way to connect with yourself and to grow as a person.

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Children’s Music on a Budget

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Most people know that music education helps grow children’s brains. Alex Duncan shows you how to make a one note balloon bassoon using 40 mm pvc pipe, garden hose, duck tape and a balloon in a You Tube video. Find A Used Instrument. Relatives – Great Uncle Joe may still have that trumpet he used to play and might like to donate it to a future generation! Musical instrument exchanges – some sites let owners list and buyers browse used instrument sales.

Be a Flintstones Vitamin Angel!

Nicoles Nickels

I know that my daughter took them growing up and I can still hear her singing the jingle “10 million strong and growing”! To kick off the 10 Million Stronger initiative, FLINTSTONES Vitamins is donating $300,000 to Vitamin Angels to help fund essential vitamin A for more than 1 million children in need, but they brand need your help! A donation of just 25 cents will protect a child for a year. Donate today!

3 Ways To Save Money On The Kids’ Back To School Wardrobe

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Kids grow quickly, and many parents find that they only wear an outfit a few times before they have outgrown it. For this reason, thrift stores are a great place to find gently used children’s clothing. You should also know that many thrift stores do not have changing rooms, so you will have to use your best guess or make your child try things on over his or her clothes. A good way to make friends at your local thrift stores is to bring in your old clothing and donate it.

Save Money – Make Shoes Last

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Although kids will need new pairs each year, most adults have stopped growing and could keep their good pairs for multiple years. Growing up in the 1950′s, people judged you by the state of your shoes. Don’t use a hair dryer to dry them out as this can damage the leather. We used to wash our canvas shoes in the washer or the sink with detergent (and then put that liquid white shoe polish on our white ones!). Shoes are expensive.

Sustainable Living Traits To Pass On To Your Children

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We as parents are usually the first and primary source of their learned behavior, even as they grow into their teenage years. Go hiking and camping and show them the beauty of the outdoors (and teach them to leave trails and campsites better than when you arrived) Plant a garden with your children to give them a tangible example of how much fun growing your own food and eating healthy can be! Participate in local food drives and donations and involve your kids in your actions.

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Giant Deal: FREE Barilla Pronto Pasta + $.75 Moneymaker

For the Mommas

We told you about the FREE Pop Secret & Good 2 Grow deal and FREE McCormick Skillet Sauce deal, now we want to share this awesome freebie with you. 70/1 Barilla Pronto coupon available to print and we can use this coupon to score FREE Barilla pasta and to make this deal even better, we also have a rebate available. This is an awesome freebie and a great donation item as well. use (1) $.70/1 Giant Deal: FREE Barilla Pronto Pasta + $.75 75 Moneymaker.

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Don’t Recycle, Reuse

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Of course there are personal benefits as well – you save money by not buying or by buying used and you save money by not paying sales taxes for a new item. I cut a heavy blue plastic trash bag into triangles, stapled them over a rope and hung the rope across the driveway to block those drivers from using it. To keep our kitchen trash can clean, we use either a heavy paper bag or a small plastic bag. It has been in constant use for at least 40 years!

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5 Ways to Keep Your Home Clutter Free

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And then, well, like a weed that just won’t stop growing, the stuff started piling up again. However, you can always borrow what you need from someone or buy it used. If you buy your child a new doll, make sure that you donate or sell another one of her toys or you’ll end up with a toy room filled with toys your children don’t play with. However, using these tricks, I hope to keep clutter at bay when we move into our next home.

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How Denim Can Be Bad For The Environment

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First off, it takes a lot of water to grow the cotton required to make a single pair of jeans. That in and of itself isn’t necessarily bad, but many denim makers use synthetic dye which has been shown to have all sorts of toxic stuff in it. If you can’t afford the $200 raw selvedge jeans, at least look for jeans made from organic cotton, which requires much less pesticide use during the growth cycle than traditional cotton does.

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earth day freebies 2016 + Tons Of Awesome Deals And More

Coupons Do Work

American Eagle: For every pair of AEO Denim X and Flex Shorts purchased (up to 100,000 trees), AEO will donate a tree with help from The Student Conservation Association through April 22. You have to use the coupon from your e-mail. Whole Foods North Raleigh: On Friday, April 22, 2016, meet some of their local suppliers, enter for a chance to win seedlings from “Grow & Share” and enjoy samples around the store from 12 pm – 8 pm.

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Identify Your Money Motivations

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What do you actually want to use money for? Saver : As you might imagine, a saver likes to watch the money pile grow, and is very interested in seeing how many pennies can be pinched. So, even though I like using my money, I make sure the important big picture things are taken care of before I spend. Do you want to donate to charity and make the world a better place? Sometimes, we buy things on a whim because we think we will use it.

Lean Cuisine Honestly Good and Giveaway

Nicoles Nickels

Farm-Selected Vegetables – The brand has partnered with select farmers to grow the best tasting, highest quality ingredients for these entrees. Lean Cuisine has committed to donating one million servings of vegetables back to local communities in 2013. I also like the you add the sauce yourself so you have the option of using as much as you want. Have you been down the frozen aisle of your local grocer recently? If so, you may have noticed that Lean Cuisine has a new home.

How to Become an Earth Friendly Consumer

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We have become addicted to the term “antibacterial&# and use hyper strong chemical pollutants to clean our homes. Do they use recycled products? Donate $1 or $2 towards the cause. Use online banking. If you have items you aren’t using, recycle them or give them to someone who can reuse them. How about buying your kid a bike they can ride to school or your wife some organic seeds she can grow in the garden that can feed the family.

Free Weekend Activities 11/11

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Disney Store – Saturday 11/12 from 10:30am-1pm, Muppet Craftational Event: Use your imagination to make a most inspirational, celebrational Muppet. Lowes Build and Grow – Saturday 11/12 from 10am-Noon, FREE: Kids build a Science Lab! Jude Children's Research Hospital Benefit: For a $5 donation to St. Here is a list of some great, FREE activities this weekend. Thanks to Janae at Keeping Cents for this great list.

Stuff – Full Circle

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So, it’s OK to want stuff, to get stuff, to give stuff, to use stuff, and to get rid of stuff. When I was newly married (right out of college), I used to sit with my neighbor friend and pour over the paper catalogs that came to dream about all of the neat stuff I wanted to own some day. You donate to suitable charities. Maybe you put it at the curb, hoping someone will take it and use it – or you sell it at a garage sale or some other used stuff venue.

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Vicks Behind Ear Thermometer Review and Giveaway

Nicoles Nickels

Lifetime warranty under normal use.” ” Review of Product: They definitely did not have thermometers like this when I was growing up where my temperature was taken in a not so nice manner! For every “share” of the adorable home video , a Vicks Behind Ear thermometer will be donated to Baby Buggy, helping families in need with essential baby products. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below – you can only do each entry once!

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Carnival of Personal Finance #316- Family Edition

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Nicole from Nicole and Maggie: Grumpy Rumblings of the Untenured tells her story about giving Self Serving Donations. These days, there is an ever-growing concern about the safety of our personal information when it is shared over the World Wide Web. Sean Smarty from Grow Money talks about How to Invest During College. He used this email to save thousands of dollars on his last three car purchases. JB from My University Money asks Are You Using LinkedIn?

He Named Me Malala Movie Review – Stand #WithMalala 2/29/16 on Nat Geo

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Malala Yousafzai, named for a heroine of the second Anglo-Afghan war, was a normal teenage girl growing up in the Pakistan Swat Valley. will be donated to the Malala fund. Also for every person who tweets using hashtag #withMalala through March 10 th , $1.00 will be donated up to $50,000. He Named Me Malala Movie Review – Stand #WithMalala.

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Get 25% Off Barefoot Books + 20% Off Your Purchase Goes To Charity

For the Mommas

From November 23rd-28th (11:59EST), use the code GRATEFUL to save 25% on Barefoot Books. Purchase through the link in this blog, and you will also give a 20% donation to charity. When you share stories, you empower them to grow and thrive throughout their lives. Get 25% Off Barefoot Books + 20% Off Your Purchase Goes To Charity. Now is the perfect time to discover Barefoot Books – or add to your collection if you’re already a fan.

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Shower Mom With Love Giveaway – Day 3 – Comfort Gifts For Mom

Nicoles Nickels

Day Three: Comfort Foods and Gifts for Mom is a wonderful prize package full of yummy food products, some relaxing teas, a unique counter top click and grow garden to brighten up any room and of course, some delicious chocolate! Click & Grow. Electronic smartpot that grows herbs and flowers without watering and fertilizing – a hassle-free gardening dream come true.

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P&G, Family Dollar and Lolo Jones Review and Giveaway

Nicoles Nickels

Olympic hopeful, who recently announced that Procter & Gamble (P&G) is donating $25,000 on behalf of Family Dollar to the P&G Team USA Youth Sports Fund. Growing up we didn’t have a lot of money so my mom really had to stretch her budget,” Jones said. “My Enter using the Rafflecopter form below – you can only do each entry once! Name of Product: P&G products. Where to Buy: at Family Dollar stores nationwide. Price of Product: affordable!

Totally Money Blog Carnival #18 – 6 Ways to Save Money Edition

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In fact, my husband and I just revamped our budget so that we can donate to charities even more each month. Do you use those to achieve happiness on your own or do you pass those opportunities by? Why not use your dividends to pay your expenses? It may take a few months to get used to, but if you are willing to put in some time up front, you too can enjoy the many nights you can avoid cooking (except to reheat a meal from the freezer).

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Toy Coupons: $90 in Hasbro Coupons

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Use them for Christmas gifts or inexpensive donation items. 5 off Discover ’n Grow Kick and Play Piano Gym. $5 Hasbro has $90 worth of toy coupons available. These coupons don’t expire until 12/31 but they won’t last long. You should print the coupons now while they are available. Don’t miss out on these savings! The extended expiration date means you can print now and save later.

Make a Little Extra Cash Working at Home

For the Mommas

I used to do these surveys when I was pregnant because honestly I had nothing better to do. Opinion Outpost conducts surveys because businesses, governments, public bodies, and similar organizations are interested in the views and attitudes of the people who use their products and services. Rewards include get cash, Amazon gift cards, game points, donations to your favorite charities, and more. Watch your account balance grow, then you can request a payout!

Make a Little Extra Cash Working at Home

For the Mommas

I used to do these surveys when I was pregnant because honestly I had nothing better to do. Opinion Outpost conducts surveys because businesses, governments, public bodies, and similar organizations are interested in the views and attitudes of the people who use their products and services. Rewards include get cash, Amazon gift cards, game points, donations to your favorite charities, and more. Watch your account balance grow, then you can request a payout!

Working Moms on a Budget: 5 Tips for Thrifty Business Fashion

Saving Cents With Sense

They are always growing out of clothes and shoes, and it feels like your clothing money is quickly siphoned away. Many people donate their clothing they no longer wear or need, which often include name-brands. Women might donate clothing because the piece doesn’t fit right, or they didn’t like how it looked, and many items could be brand-new. Use coupons before shopping online retailers and remember to shop out of season for the best deals.

Kidfresh Review and Giveaway

Nicoles Nickels

Kidfresh offers time-tested kid favorite entrees with 100% natural ingredients, blended vegetables and key nutrients for growing children – ready in 3 minutes. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below – you can only do each entry once! Name of Product: Kidfresh Frozen Meals. Where to Buy: at grocers nationwide ( store locator ).

Growums Review & Giveaway

Nicoles Nickels

Where can the product be purchased: online and at independent garden centers across the country as well as for use as fundraisers. For every Growums garden kit purchased through a fundraiser, a generous portion goes to the child’s school or organization and the company donates a portion of proceeds to feed needy children. According to the American Gardening Association, 98 percent of kids who grow their own vegetables, eat them. Name of Product: Growums.

AutoTex Pink Wiper Blades

Nicoles Nickels

When she returned home, she created a window cleaning device that could clear rain, sleet or snow from the windshield by using a handle inside the car. For every wiper blade purchased, AutoTex PINK proudly makes a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for sales made in the US and the Breast Cancer Society of Canada for sales made in Canada. In 1903, Mary Anderson made a difference in the lives of others.

Season of Sharing Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway – Day 2 – Young Kids

Nicoles Nickels

As baby grows, they can pull themselves up to play. Product Name: Highlights Let’s Grow Purchase Information: Available for purchase exclusively from Product Price: 50% off your first bundle! B kids, innovators in the development of classic and educational toys for infants to toddlers, teams up with Room to Grow this holiday season to help children in need. B kids will donate a portion of its toy proceeds from specialty retail partners.

Meet Stacy. She and her husband paid off $20,000 in 8 Months.

Family Balance Sheet

We ended up using my remaining collage savings to pay that off. I taught coupon and frugal living workshops and put any donated money toward the mortgage. I’m not telling you to stay home and grow roots so that you can never leave the premises. We use TP. Today’s debt free story is from Stacy. She shares delicious recipes, money saving tips and frugal living posts at her blog, Stacy Makes Cents. Tell us about you and your family. Where are you from?

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