June, 2021

7 Questions to Help You Make Decluttering Decisions

The Frugal Girl

I recently got this email from a reader: As a long-time reader/fan, I know that you declutter your home every summer. I wonder if you might be willing to do a post or series on decluttering that includes your thought process when you declutter.

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How to Budget (and Pay) for Yearly Bills + a FREE Speadsheet

Family Balance Sheet

Not sure how to budget for your once-a-year bills? They can cause a panic, especially when just one bill is into the four figures, like our property taxes or auto insurance! But let me show you how to budget (and pay) for yearly bills with a strategy I’ve used for years.

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The Different Types Of Business Loans

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

When searching for an appropriate business loan, it is essential that you find a loan appropriate for your individual requirements. A business loan allows a lender to temporarily loan you some money so you can pay for things like property or tooling. From time to time, there are costs associated with loans such as completion fees or arrangement fees, depending on your lender.

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Giant: Tetley Tea Bags & More JUST $0.50 Each Starting 7/2!

For the Mommas

Giant: Tetley Tea Bags & More JUST $0.50 Each Starting 7/2! Here is an amazing offer on Tetley Tea Bags & More at Giant. Starting 7/2, Tetley Tea Bags or Schmidt Potato Rolls are priced at $2.50 Plus you will receive $10.00 in gas rewards points That will make the final price $0.50

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Ikea published a free anti-food-waste cookbook and I have mixed feelings

The Frugal Girl

Ikea, purveyor of home goods with Swedish names, has recently published a free downloadable e-cookbook focused on food waste fighting. Click the link above to get the free download.). They call it scrap-cooking; basically taking what would usually be scraps and turning those into something delicious.

Where I found EXTRA Money in May 2021

Family Balance Sheet

Finding extra money is a game for me. Over the years, I have found money through rebates, refunds, online sales, and even the ground. Yep, I found a $20 bill while running on the beach! I have used the extra money to pay off debt, fund family trips, or build up our Christmas savings.

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Five Frugal Things | The teeny savings edition

The Frugal Girl

I have a collection of not-that-impressive things to share with you today! But hey, over time, small savings do add up too. You can get big wins AND small wins working together. I used Sonia’s work discount.

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Topic: 5 Frugal Living Tips To Saving Money

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Living within your means isn’t easy with modern life, with many essential items we need to purchase just to get by. From slowly paying off a mortgage, to paying for train travel or a car purchase, borrowing money for these types of items can be expensive. However, whilst we all have essential bills or borrowing we need to take on and maintain, some people are able to live as frugally as possible to help keep costs down and make their money go further.

ShopRite: Fresh Strawberries JUST $1.88 Starting 6/6

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Fresh Strawberries JUST $1.88 Starting 6/6. Here is an amazing offer on Fresh Strawberries at ShopRite. Starting 6/6, Fresh Strawberries 1 lb is priced at $2.99 Plus we have $1.11 ShopRite digital or in-ad paper coupon to use on this deal That will make the final price just $1.88

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Well, hello.

The Frugal Girl

I am still here! I just haven’t been at my keyboard. First of all, Mr. FG and I were traveling for my brother’s wedding. And last night as soon as we got home, Sonia and I had to take an ambulance ride to the ER due to an asthma attack.

5 Frugal Living Tips To Saving Money

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Living within your means isn’t easy with modern life, with many essential items we need to purchase just to get by. From slowly paying off a mortgage, to paying for train travel or a car purchase, borrowing money for these types of items can be expensive. However, whilst we all have essential bills or borrowing we need to take on and maintain, some people are able to live as frugally as possible to help keep costs down and make their money go further.

3 Different Ways to Plan for Your Family’s Future

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Retirement has become an uncertain landscape for many families as they’ve watched economic markets shift and debt grow while financial burdens wreak havoc. But even if you’re in your later years and retirement feels only a few years away, there are actions you can take to plan for yourself and your family. If you’ve got more time and have decades before retirement, you’re in a great position to consider your options today.

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Thankful Thursday | It’s going to stay!

The Frugal Girl

I got lots of feedback from you all when I asked if we should keep doing Thankful Thursdays, and 100% of the feedback was of the “yes!” ” variety. Which either means all of you want them to continue, or that the people who feel differently are just…quiet.

7 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Health

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

You may have ambitious goals for losing weight or getting in shape, but improving your health can start with daily practices that are simple to incorporate. You do not have to run a marathon every week or live at the gym to see positive changes in your body. Consider the following seven things you can do today to improve your health. Manage your stress. Stress is a major contributing factor to many diseases and illnesses that affect adults.

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ShopRite: 80% Lean Ground Beef JUST $1.99 Lb Thru 7/5!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: 80% Lean Ground Beef JUST $1.99 Lb Thru 7/5! Great offer on 80% Lean Ground Beef at ShopRite. Thru 7/5, 80% Lean Ground Beef is priced at $2.49 per lb. Plus we have $0.50 off per lb ShopRite digital coupon or in-ad store coupon to use on this deal That will make the final price just $1.99

A review of Thinx and Knix (from a household of ladies!)

The Frugal Girl

Ok, obviously Mr. FG lives here too, but he doesn’t have a use for Thinx. ??. It’s just the rest of us that do! Please note: this post is gonna talk about period products.

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WIS, WWA | and a trip wrap-up

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. Mr. FG and I were out of town for my brother’s wedding until Wednesday night. Which means I really do not have a real grocery shopping and menu plan post to share with you because… I was mostly not in my kitchen.

Help Maggie with a housing question!

The Frugal Girl

Hi Kristen! I love your blog that I started reading maybe a year ago! I’ve been pondering a question so much lately and thought maybe you have an opinion on this. My partner and I live in a very expensive city that we love and where we work.

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WIS, WWA | This made me laugh

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. Well, I got the giggles when I started typing this post up because there were so many receipts and most of them were from stops Mr. FG made. He is very willing to pop in at multiple stores to get various things, whereas I have zero tolerance for that.

Food Waste Fighting Breakfasts and Lunches | Edition #3

The Frugal Girl

Every so often, I share a collection of my breakfasts and lunches because those are the meals where I typically work hardest at fighting food waste by using up odds and ends. I hope my food-waste fighting efforts inspire you to eat some odds and ends meals too! breakfast | smoothie.

ShopRite Weekly Ad Preview For 7/4/21 Thru 7/10/21 Is Here!

For the Mommas

ShopRite Weekly Ad Preview. Early ShopRite Weekly Ads Preview. Your NEW ShopRite Weekly Ad Preview Scan for the sales running 7/4/21 Thru 7/10/21. Preview the Early ShopRite Ad Scan Preview For 7/4/21 – 7/10/21 HERE. Check out the Current ShopRite Ad Scan for 6/27/21 – 7/3/21 HERE.

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Five Frugal Things | $10 wedding shoes

The Frugal Girl

I kept a cheaper pair of shoes. This was inadvertently frugal! I had ordered a larger pair of my original DSW shoes, but then I also found a similar pair at Target for $10. Lisey actually gave an upvote to the Target shoes style-wise. AND they were more comfortable.

“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?

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Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

The Frugal Girl

Back in our teen years, my sister and I used to freezer bananas and blend them up with milk to make a faux ice cream-ish sort of dessert. It’s surprisingly delicious for something that’s just fruit and dairy.

Pardon the changes!

The Frugal Girl

Google is rolling out some new standards that websites need to meet. Which means I needed to change my blog’s theme. It still needs some serious tweaking, so apologies in advance. I’m working on it! The post Pardon the changes! appeared first on The Frugal Girl

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“Could this be an heirloom someday?”

The Frugal Girl

I recently read Garbology, by Edward Humes ( Laura Vanderkam recommended it to me), and I thought it was a really, really excellent book. In a nutshell, it’s a book about the study of garbage…how much we produce (102 tons per person per lifetime on average!),

Giant: Fresh Sweet Cherries Just $1.47 Lb Starting 7/2!

For the Mommas

Giant: Fresh Sweet Cherries Just $1.47 Lb Starting 7/2! Here is an amazing offer on Fresh Sweet Cherries at Giant. Starting 7/2, Fresh Sweet Cherries are priced at $3.99 per lb Plus we have $2.52 off per lb Giant in-ad store coupon to use on this deal That will make the final price just $1.47 per lb.

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WIS, WWA | A sandwich-full week!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. $8 8 at Giant. $22 22 at Aldi. 32.50 at Lid. $4 4 at BJs. $36 36 at Chick-Fil-A. So, $103 all told. June Grocery Spending. Week 1: $146. Week 2: $103. What We Ate. Saturday.

Thankful Thursday | Do you still want to do these?

The Frugal Girl

The inspiration for Thankful Thursdays came from the pandemic; we were all trying to look for the good in the midst of a very challenging situation. Last summer!

I have a second Vitamix (!)

The Frugal Girl

Thanks to Vitamix for sponsoring this post and providing the Vitamix One for review. Long-time readers may remember that I bought a Vitamix 5200 many years ago. I used it for a year (a thorough test-drive!) and then wrote a review post about it.

Five Frugal Things | asthma? Time for PBS!

The Frugal Girl

We got a free PBS trial. Sonia had a rough asthma day last week and had to come home from work because of it. Sometimes, a combo of albuterol plus distraction helps, so she and I got a 7-day PBS Masterpiece trial going and we spent the afternoon watching period dramas together.

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Is homemade pizza cheaper than takeout pizza?

The Frugal Girl

Updated June 2021. Can a homemade pizza beat the $5.55 pepperoni pizza from Little Caesar’s or a $7 frozen pizza? I’m going to bust out of my usual don’t-sweat-the-details-or-be-very-precise mode of operation and calculate this down to the last penny. Ready? Crust Ingredients.

ShopRite: Gift Card Deal – $10.00 Moneymaker Starting 7/4!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Gift Card Deal – $10.00 Moneymaker Starting 7/4! Starting from 7/4, we have a great Gift Card Deal at ShopRite. When you purchase $50.00 of Select Gift Cards you’ll get a $10.00 OYNO Catalina coupon. This is a good way to score $10.00 in FREE groceries.

Frugal (patient) Gardening

The Frugal Girl

Last updated June 2021. I’m not a big gardener, partially because I really hate getting dirt on my fingers, and partially because my parents, who live close by, have an enormous garden which I get to mooch off of each summer.

WIS, WWA | three nights without me!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. Let’s see. Except for the Hungry Harvest box, all of this week’s expenditures happened while I was gone in New Hampshire. Yay for me not having to go grocery shopping when I got back! $33 33 at Panda Express. $25 25 on a Hungry Harvest box. $16 16 at Weis. $45 45 at Giant.

Thankful Thursday | And we have a driver

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is our weekly opportunity to hunt or the good and to practice being grateful for what we have. Join in the comments; it’s free! And it will probably make you feel more cheerful. This week, I’m thankful: that Sonia passed her driver’s test.

Five Frugal Things | from slim pickings

The Frugal Girl

Since I was gone for four days, the frugal pickings in my life are probably a little slim. But let’s see what I can come up with! I made lunch from what I found in the fridge. After four days away, I didn’t really know what was in the fridge.

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