2018

Control Pests without Poisoning Your Lawn – Organic Solutions

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Pests are a big problem for any homeowner looking to keep his or her lawn in tip-top shape. Along with diseases, lawn pests can wreak havoc on your lawn and turn a once lush and beautiful yard into a complete disaster. The natural solution to this, of course, is pest control. Unfortunately, most pest control solutions aren’t natural.

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Introducing: Family Budget Spreadsheets

Family Balance Sheet

I’ve been working behind the scenes on a tool that I personally use to track and organize our finances: Family Budget Spreadsheets. This package of 9 Microsoft Excel spreadsheets is designed to help you organize your finances, plan for major purchases, create a budget, understand your cash flow, and track your net worth. Many years ago, we could say yes to the questions in the above graphic. This blog was based on my very first spreadsheet, the Family Balance Sheet.

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The first Swago: Shopping Edition of 2018!

Simply CVS

Disclosure: Links to Swagbucks in this post are my referral links. Thank you for using my links. I also earned SB for sharing this promotion. Still recovering from all of your holiday shopping? The online rewards site Swagbucks has a smart and fun way for you to earn and save when you spend. Swagbucks is hosting another round of Shopping Swago! What is SWAGO you ask? It's a

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Thinking Different about Registration Forms and Personal Email Addresses

Sword and the Script

As a voracious reader, I tend to download and consume a lot of content such as reports, whitepapers and eBooks. Often, I’m looking for good research, but also for creative ideas for developing and distributing this type of content that I might adopt for my clients. In the past, I’d use my work email to complete the registration forms – trading my contact information for content.

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ShopRite: FREE Smithfield Ham Steaks Thru 9/15!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: FREE Smithfield Ham Steaks Thru 9/15! We have a NEW Smithfield coupon, woot! This week thru 9/15 Smithfield Ham Steaks on sale for $1.00 each and in addition to this, we have a new $1.50/1 Smithfield Anytime Favorites product coupon available to print. We can use this coupon to score FREE Smithfield Ham Steaks, heck […]. The post ShopRite: FREE Smithfield Ham Steaks Thru 9/15! appeared first on FTM. ShopRite Coupon Matchups & Deals

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National Frozen Yogurt Day February 6th – FREE Frozen Yogurt at TCBY, Sweet Frog, Yogurtland, Menchie’s!

Couponing 101

Tomorrow, February 6th, is National Frozen Yogurt Day! That means you can score FREE frozen yogurt at several different establishments! TCBY : FREE 6 oz frozen yogurt ! Yogurtland : FREE 5 oz cup with unlimited toppings , from 4 pm – 7 pm. Plus, you’ll also receive a limited edition Hershey’s chocolate spoon! Sweet Frog : Spend at least $5 on frozen yogurt and you’ll get a FREE $5 Leap Back Card to use towards your next purchase, valid through March 31st.

Three Optimistic Thoughts That Will Hold You Back

The Center for Sales Strategy

If salespeople are generally optimistic (I think we can all agree they are), then the words “sales manager” may as well be Greek for God of Optimism. We have to believe to achieve! In sales, the glass is always half full. But these three optimistic phrases will actually hold you back, so be careful not to let your optimism trip you up. sales management Sales

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Men’s Grooming Bag Full of Samples and Products $7.00 Shipped!

YFS Magazine

Men’s Grooming Bag Full of Samples and Products $7.00 Shipped! There is a new Walmart Men’s Grooming Bag available to order for only $7.00. Each bag contains Dove Men + Care Elements Mineral & Sage 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner, Dove Men + Care Elements Clean Comfort Body Wash, Degree Men MotionSense Antiperspirant Deodorant […]. The post Men’s Grooming Bag Full of Samples and Products $7.00 Shipped! appeared first on FTM. Hot Deals

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Six Eco-friendly Ways to Save Money for You and Your Family

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Transportation. From a money-saving and environment-friendly perspective, this may be the most obvious solution to making room in your budget in an eco-conscious manner. Heading into the summer, gas prices will continue to go up, so transportation alternatives can really help. Carpooling, public transportation, and biking are all terrific ways to cut down trips to the gas pump while decreasing your own personal carbon footprint left on the environment.

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Sleep and Mental Health: How Late Nights Affect Your Brain

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

We all know how it feels to miss a night’s sleep. Tired, groggy, and irritable, all we want is to be to be left alone. Nothing a good night’s rest can’t fix right? Well yes, if it’s just one night’s missed sleep but what if it’s every night? An increasing amount of us aren’t getting sufficient sleep and more and more of us are suffering from sleep disorders. What few of us realize is the long term impact that sleeping badly on a regular basis have on our mental health.

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How to Take the Stress Out of Job Hunting

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

The journey you take when looking for a new job can be filled with stress and anxiety. It’s easy to lose hope, particularly when money is tight and you’re desperate to find a new job, but it’s important not to let the strain of the experience get to you. While job hunting is an intense and emotional experience, keep in mind that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

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How to Start a Budget (and be successful at it!)

Family Balance Sheet

Do you feel like you have more month than money? Do you look at your bank account and wonder, “where did all the money go?” ” We’ve been there too. Many years ago, our cash flow sucked, we put Christmas on a credit card, and I wasn’t sure how I was going to pay for a large tax bill. During that time, I started to budget for everything. Every aspect of our lives was included in our budget.

CVS Extra Buck Deals & the Best to Roll Current ECB's Onto for the Weekly Ad of 1/14/2018 with Coupon Match-ups

Simply CVS

Here are the coupon match ups for extra buck deals for the CVS weekly ad of January 14, 2018. There's a pretty good deal on Boost this week, if you can get your hands on two of last week's coupon inserts. This would be great to donate to a food pantry, adult daycare, or Hospice!!! These include the best CVS extra buck deals for rolling. Each week I make a list of the extra buck deals that. 1 14 CVS ad rolling extra bucks

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How to Save Money on An Engagement Ring

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

When you finally decide that you’ve found “the one” and you’re ready to splash out on an engagement ring, you want to make sure that you choose the perfect stone. Unfortunately, a lot of us assume that we can’t afford to buy a diamond – when that isn’t always the case. There are actually plenty of ways that you can get your hands on an affordable conflict-free diamond without having to work all the hours of the day, or compromise on appearance.

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Giant: 4 FREE Maple Cheerios Cereals Thru 11/8!

For the Mommas

Giant: 4 FREE Maple Cheerios Cereals Thru 11/8! We have a great deal to make savings at Giant. Maple Cheerios Cereals is priced at $1.88 In addition to this price you will save $6.00 off when you buy 4 of this product. Plus we have a $0.75/1 Maple Cheerios Cereals printable coupon to use on this deal that […]. The post Giant: 4 FREE Maple Cheerios Cereals Thru 11/8! appeared first on FTM. Giant Food Store Coupon Matchups & Deals

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A Beginner’s Guide to Couponing

Couponing 101

Couponing 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Couponing. Never used a coupon in your life? This beginner’s guide to couponing will teach you the basics so you can start saving money with coupons. Get Some Coupons. The Sunday newspaper is a great source of coupons. Buy the newspaper with the largest circulation in order to get the best coupons. You can sometimes get them cheaper by buying a double pack. I find that a good rule of thumb is to purchase one newspaper per family member.

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Four Side Hustles for You and Your Family This Year

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

There comes a time in all our lives when we have been faced with financial difficulties. Most of the well-meaning people will advise you to cut back on your overall spending. But you find that that alone may not cut it sometimes, and may not be the best solution. It will help lessen the financial strain, but not fully eradicate it. The next common and probably better advice that you are most likely to get is to earn more income by getting a side hustle.

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My Honest Review of Blue Apron Meal Kit Delivery Service

Family Balance Sheet

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. My daughter has been begging me for several months to try Blue Apron subscription meal kit service. I’m the chief grocery shopper for my family, so why would I need a subscription service–it seemed so frivolous to me.

Ebates Review: How to Earn Cash Back

Family Balance Sheet

This is my honest Ebates review. All links to Ebates are to my referral link. When you join, you will also get a referral link to share with your friends to earn additional cash back. . If you do any shopping online, whether it’s at a department store, discount store, travel, or vacations, you are leaving money on the table if you’re not shopping through an online portal, such as Ebates. What is Ebates?

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A Couple of Things to Be Aware of Before You Invest in Bitcoin

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Before you decide to invest in Bitcoin , there are a couple of things that you need to take into consideration and be aware of. The first thing you are likely to want to understand that is just why bitcoin is suddenly becoming so popular. Because everything is now available online, it is really no surprise that currency needed to be developed for this as well. Just like much of the internet, bitcoin is open to everybody, being completely decentralized in nature. Do You Want to Invest in Bitcoin?

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Medi-Share Update: One Year Later

Family Balance Sheet

This is NOT a sponsored post. However, links to Medi-Share’s website are referral links. I only suggest products that I believe in, and this is my honest experience and opinion of our first year with Medi-Share. Health insurance is a struggle for many people, and for us it became a big source of anxiety at the end of 2015 when our insurance company went out of business.

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Our 2018 Financial Goals

Family Balance Sheet

Did you make 2018 financial goals ? My husband and I discussed some ideas over our holiday break and we decided on 2 solid must-achieve financial goals for the year. If we complete them early, we’ll move on to 2 additional goals that are on our radar. Our 2 Main Financial Goals for 2018: 1 – Finish the will. Shame on us for dragging our feet on this for too long.

What We Ate this Week on our Budget 12.14.18

Family Balance Sheet

Here’s a peek at what we ate this week on our budget. I’ve had to bump up the budget over the years as my kids have grown and started to eat as much as adults. I now spend $600-700/month on groceries and I struggle to remember those days when I spent $400-500. My kids ate like birds back in day and now they are famished every time they walk into the kitchen. This Week’s Dinners: Sunday: Pizza night!

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CVS Extra Buck Deals & the Best to Roll Current ECB's Onto for the Weekly Ad of 1/21/2018 with Coupon Match-ups

Simply CVS

Here are the coupon match ups for extra buck deals for the CVS weekly ad of January 21, 2018. Excited to see Arnicare on ECBs, I don't know if we've used that brand, but we really like Arnica gel in our family for bruises and sore muscles, and it's hard to find and not real cheap. These include the best CVS extra buck deals for rolling. Each week I make a list of the extra buck deals that. 1 21 CVS ad rolling extra bucks

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2018 Reader Survey: Help me make FBS better for YOU!

Family Balance Sheet

I have a big favor to ask you. I know that you all are extremely busy, but could you please, pretty please with a cherry on top, complete my reader survey. Now before you roll your eyes and leave, let me explain why I’m asking this of you. This survey will help me create content that you WANT to read. I want to be a resource for you and your family and tailor my content to suit your needs. The Reader Survey is only 8 questions and will only take a few minutes to fill out.

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ShopRite: FREE Maple Cheerios Cereals & More Starting 11/25!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: FREE Maple Cheerios Cereals & More Starting 11/25! Starting 11/25, ShopRite has Maple Cheerios Cereal and Honey Nut Cheerios Cereal priced at only $1.49 In addition to this, we have a Cheerios Cereal coupon or insert to use on this deal that will further reduce the price. Stack it with a ShopRite ecoupon and Ibotta rebates […]. The post ShopRite: FREE Maple Cheerios Cereals & More Starting 11/25! appeared first on FTM. ShopRite Coupon Matchups & Deals

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FREE BIC Disposable Razors with Rebate!

Couponing 101

Right now you can use this rebate to get FREE BIC Disposable Razors – up to $10 value ! Rebate is good for any one (1) BIC Soleil Shine, BIC Soleil Bella, BIC Soleil Bella Sun-Twist, BIC Simply Soleil Click, BIC Soleil Glow, BIC Soleil Twilight, BIC Soleil Color Collection, BIC Soleil Sensitive, BIC Soleil Balance, Flex5 Hybrid, Flex5, Flex4, Flex3, Hybrid 4 Flex, Hybrid 3 Comfort, or BIC Comfort 3 Advance razor package.

7 Aldi Dinner Ideas

Family Balance Sheet

Whether you’re an avid Aldi shopper or new to the store, I’ve pulled together 7 Aldi Dinner Ideas for $70 to make your next meal plan easier. I bought all the main ingredients for these 7 dinners at Aldi and the cost was around $70–AND there were leftovers for additional meals. Nice work, Aldi! A few details about this list of Aldi Dinner Ideas: ** I planned these dinners around my family of 4, which includes 2 adults, 1 teenager, and 1 tween.

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30+ Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy

Family Balance Sheet

Looking for ways to use leftover Halloween Candy? I’ve got you covered! I’m a big fan of all things sweet and chocolate, so I look forward to Halloween candy. As a child, I grew up on a road that didn’t have a lot of houses, so while trick or treat was fun for me and my brother, we only came home with a handful of candy. My favorite memory of trick or treat was that my great Aunt Alice who lived 2 houses down from us gave out FULL sized Clark bars.

How We Frugal-ed this Week: 10/12/18

Family Balance Sheet

Frugal Friday: A recap of how we frugal-ed our way through the week. so that we have more money to put towards our financial goals. Our mission: Live WELL On LESS Money. What We Ate this Week: I make an effort each week to serve my family delicious food but still stick to the budget. Every Sunday afternoon, I plan the meals and do my grocery shopping for the week. I find the routine keeps me in check. This month at Family Budgeters Unite! ,

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6 Reasons Why Gold has a Bright Future

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Gold as an investment option was not so common earlier, as most of the Indians acquired this precious metal as jewellery or gold coins. Unaware of the various means of investment offered by this yellow metal, people in the past used gold as an auspicious commodity that was offered/gifted during weddings, in festivals like Dhanteras, Akshaya Tritiya etc. However, with time, gold has started gaining its importance as an investment option.

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Facing 50

Family Balance Sheet

It happened. I turned 49 last month. I survived…but my mom’s homemade birthday cake had a lot to do with it. Now I’m on the road to the big 5-0! Half of me is in such denial that I want to hide in bed under my covers. The other half of me wants to punch 50 in the face and show it who’s boss. This is 49! It’s an odd place to be. How did I get here? When did THIS happen?

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Chit Chat: End of Summer 2018 Edition

Family Balance Sheet

The end of summer edition of Chit Chat. Here’s a peek at what’s going on with me, my family, and our life since my last Chit Chat. . I was vacant from the blog and its social media for much of the summer. I didn’t mean to be, but between working at our business, chauffeuring 2 tweeners to swim practice and other various activities, and spending time with family and friends, I decided to cut myself some slack and take a bit of an online break. Camping Trip #1!

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What We Ate this Week 07.14.18

Family Balance Sheet

Here’s what we ate this week on our budget. I made a huge salad to get us through the week, tried a new recipe that I found on Facebook, and whipped up a batch of Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with some ripe bananas that I had on the counter. We also ate a lot of summer fruit and corn on the cob…tis the season. This Week’s Dinners: Monday: grilled chicken, pasta salad. Tuesday: One Pot Cheese Italian Pasta and Chicken. Found this on Facebook.

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$10 CVS Scenario for the Weekly Ad of January 14, 2018

Simply CVS

Below are deal scenarios for the CVS ad for the week of 1/14/18. This week's scenario has candy and crackers.always fun when you can get food at CVS! Due to how this week's deals turned out- I only did one scenario $10 out of pocket cash. You can save the extra bucks left from the last transaction for next week’s extra buck deals and have even less out of pocket then, or you could use. 1 14 CVS ad cvs scenarios

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Chit Chat: 06.17.18

Family Balance Sheet

Here’s a peek at what’s going on with me, my family, and our life. Date night! My husband and I had a planned date WEEK recently. Our kids spent their first week of summer vacation at the beach with their Girl Scouts troop. We sent them off on Monday morning and they came home Saturday afternoon. One thing that I didn’t want to do much of on our date week was COOK, but I didn’t want blow our budget.

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Sunday Coupon Insert Schedule 2019

For the Mommas

Sunday Coupon Insert Schedule 2019 This is the tentative Sunday Coupon Insert Schedule for 2018. This includes the P&G, RetailMeNot Everyday and SmartSource list. We will publish the rest as they become available. Keep in mind that P&G does not publish release dates and these are educated guesses from past insert dates. January 6 – RetailMeNot […]. The post Sunday Coupon Insert Schedule 2019 appeared first on FTM. Coupons Sunday Coupon Preview

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