March, 2021

Where I found money in February

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Finding extra money has become 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 on a morning run at the beach! I have used the extra money to pay off debt, fund family trips, or build up our Christmas savings.

Thankful Thursday | the vaccine one

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This week, I am thankful: that some warm, sunny weather is coming. It’s been a chilly, cloudy week, but we’re going to get some sun starting on Saturday, and next week promises some warmer air too. for the later sunsets.

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Five Frugal Things | the prunes, they are gone!

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I finished the prunes! Remember how I told you all I was working through an extremely leathery container of prunes? Well, many bowls of oatmeal later, I found the bottom of the container. In the last month or so, with oatmeal as a vehicle, I have now finished: the container of prunes.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | a no-plan week

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Normally, I take an hour on the weekend to plot out my week, and that includes picking out meals. I did not do that this week and oof, that made dinnertime much more stressful this week. I hate planning a menu, but I hate not having a menu plan even more! What I Spent.

Meet a Frugal Girl Reader | Sarah, an RVer

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Reader Sarah is a full-time RVer, and she wrote to me asking if I’d like to feature her in a Monday post, since RVing is a slightly unusual way of life. And I thought that it would be a fun way to mix things up, so I sent her the interview questions. Tell us a little about yourself.

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How to Build your Emergency Fund

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need to redirect this link. This post was first published in 2016. Life suddenly changed for most of us in March 2020 and this past year of the pandemic has reinforced how important an emergency fund is.

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Anti-food waste breakfast and lunch (in pictures)

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I recently shared a collection of breakfast and lunch photos, all with a bent towards using up odds and ends in the name of avoiding food waste. And since enough readers found that to be helpful, I’ve got another such collection for you today! breakfast | carrot oats with an orange.

Five Frugal Things | I have a dental appliance

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I bought a Luna Guard. My dentist told me it looks like I grind my teeth at night (whoops) and she recommended a Luna Guard. So, I ordered one, molded it to my teeth, and I’m two nights in to wearing it. Note: I do not actually wear this thing during the day.

7 Ways to Spring Clean Your Finances

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Take a deep breath, spring is finally here! If your winter was as long and cold as mine, then you’re also looking forward to opening windows, breathing in the fresh air, and soaking up the sunshine. Springtime soothes the soul and revives our spirits.

WIS, WWA | with a non-cake birthday

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(WIS, WWA = What I Spent, What We Ate. That’s just awfully long to put in the title of a post!). What I Spent. We spent $101 on groceries this week ( $48 of that at Aldi), so, a pretty light spending week.

Meet a Reader | Ruby

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We’ve got another reader-requested interview subject today: Ruby, a Georgian reader who, like many other FG readers, was originally inspired by The Tightwad Gazette! Tell us a little about yourself.

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Silver Lining Thursday

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Last week, a reader suggested that it would be helpful to think about the silver linings that have come with a year of pandemic life. So, I thought we’d do that today in lieu of a normal Thankful Thursday. It’s kinda like Thankful Thursday, but with a twist.

Five Frugal Things | scientific cabbage

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I used up the rest of the scientific cabbage. Last week, Sonia and I got assigned a lab that involved using red cabbage to make a pH indicator. We used almost the whole head for science, but there was a small bit left.

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WIS, WWA | with some actual dinner photos

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(WIS, WWA = What I Spent, What We Ate). It’s not dark at dinnertime anymore! Which means I am much more inspired to pick up my camera before we eat. And that means that there are actually some current dinner photos in this post. What I Spent.

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Meet a Frugal Girl Reader | K D

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This week, we’re meeting Kate, who goes by K D in the comments. Whenever I see her name pop up in the reader comment notifications, I feel happy because I know she will always have something interesting to contribute, and she is unfailingly kind and positive! Tell us a little about yourself.

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Thankful Thursday | with some cat photos

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New here? Thankful Thursday is our weekly opportunity to practice hunting for the good in our lives, even when the world feels hard. It’s free! It might boost your mood! Join us! This week, I am thankful: for the cute cats we get to see every week.

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What I Spent, What We Ate

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What I Spent. I didn’t end up going to the store at all, largely because I didn’t feel good for a couple of days after my second shot. Does the vaccine even work without the band-aid-on-arm selfie??? I didn’t want to risk it. Mr. FG did go shopping in my stead, though!

Meet a Frugal Girl Reader | Bee

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Today, we’re meeting Bee! She’s a familiar name if you read the comments here, and I think you’ll enjoy getting to know the person behind the name. Tell us a little about yourself. I feel honored to be asked to share.

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Ask the Readers | wood vs. composite deck

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Reader April wrote in with a question about a deck, which she wanted me to ask you all. I have no personal experience with composite decking, so I’m hoping some of you do! My non-composite deck, in the midst of a resealing job I did. Here’s what April wrote: Our house is 20 years old.

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Five Frugal Things | gluten-free adventures

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I bought some name-brand gluten-free pretzels on sale. There are a number of specialty gluten-free brands out there, but some mainstream manufacturers sell gluten-free items too and those seem to be cheaper than the specialty brands.

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Thankful Thursday | hello, gluten!

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This week, I am thankful: that we are back to eating gluten. The bad news is that the low FODMAP diet didn’t make an appreciable difference for Sonia. The good news is that if it doesn’t work, you don’t have to keep doing it!

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