2017

30 Taco Tuesday Recipes

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Take your next Taco Tuesday up a notch with this list of 30 creative Taco Tuesday Recipes. From sandwiches and salads to casseroles and skillet dinners, you’ll transform your next Taco Tuesday from a plain taco night into a festive and delicious event. Taco Meat is a staple ingredient at my house. I make a big batch of Turkey & Black Bean Taco Meat to store in the freezer and then I always have a protein available. Taco meat is so versatile and is used in most of the following recipes.

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Walgreens Ad and Coupon Matchups: Week of 1/29/17 – 2/4

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~ Copyright (C) 2014 Media.net Advertising FZ-LLC All Rights Reserved -->. This is the Walgreens Weekly Ad and Coupon Matchups starting 1/29/17 all the way until 2/4/17. A few notes about Walgreens: BRP – means Balance Reward Points. WYB – means When You Buy Register Rewards and Balance Reward Points can be used like cash on anything (except alcohol, tobacco, and gift cards).

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Revenge Spending and Other Married Money Tricks

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The author of Kiplinger article ‘How Money Is Used as a Weapon in Relationships ‘ says: “Money is among the most powerful weapons of control in a relationship.” ” Money and control in a relationship is a complex and powerful topic. Yet newlyweds as well as long time married folks may not even be aware of some of the money tricks they or their spouse could be using. Believe me, I know, I’ve been married for 45 years and am still finding some of those tricks.

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CVS Deals Pre-Black Friday Shopping Trip 2017 ~ Saved 100% After ECBs

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One of the funnest things about deal shopping at CVS is when you end up with a trip free after ECBs! I had one today! Bought 3 (three) Wet n Wild gift sets with a RR of $4.99 x 3 = $14.97 Get $4 ECB x 3 = $12 ECB Used 1 (one) $3 off $12 cosmetics scanner coupon Bought 1 (one) Trolli 6.3-8 oz $1.99 Get $1.99 ECB Bought 1 (one) Hershey's singles 1.4-2 oz $0.77 Get $0.77 11 19-22 CVS ad my CVS shopping Nov 19 CVS ad

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Family Travel Destinations: U.S. National Parks

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Welcome to your guide to the U.S. National Parks. As a family, we have dreams of traveling extensively throughout the United States. And with travel comes planning, both financial and logistical, so my goal is to create a database of travel bloggers’ reviews of the U.S. National Parks. The History of the US National Park Service.

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Why We Chose Medi-Share, an affordable solution to traditional health insurance

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This is NOT a sponsored post. However, all links to Medi-Share are referral links. I only suggest products that I believe in, but note that we are still very new consumers of Medi-Share. This is my honest opinion so far and I will be making updates through out the year. Health insurance is a touchy subject and everyone has a different point of view depending on their own life experience.

How to Achieve Your Financial Goals (tips from the achievers)

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Wonder what sets you apart from the people that seem to crush their financial goals? They seem to be everywhere on Facebook, blogs, radio shows, and websites. They pay off mountains of debt and scream about debt freedom, or maybe they save gobs of money in a record amount of time, or they have considerable success with their new small business. And it seems like it’s so easy for them…almost annoyingly easy.

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8 Summer Date Night Ideas

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Today’s post is from my good friend, Elle Martinez, of Couple Money. Enjoy! We just had some people over to our house for lunch this past weekend. It was a low key and fun afternoon with several conversations flowing. One thing lead to another and we were swapping some life lessons and the topic happened to be marriage. Immediately one thing jumped out at me – “you need to keep having dates.” ” Treasure Those Date Nights!

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What Can Go Wrong – Naming a Beneficiary

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You are probably aware that you should designate beneficiaries to your belongings should you die. Often it seems fairly easy to do, but there can be some interesting unintended results depending on who you designate and what they do after you die. Here are some ways you can mess it up when making beneficiary designations. You inadvertently override your will or trust. Lets say you want all of your assets to go to your children.

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40 Summer Dessert Recipes

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These 40 Summer Dessert Recipes are sure to delight your family and/or guests, and you will no doubt have trouble deciding which one to make first. From luscious popsicles to no-bake pies, you will find something for every occasion and every palate. Enjoy this delicious list! Ice Cream & Popsicles. Grilled Banana Splits. Banana Split Ice Cream Pie. Blackberry Sorbet. Ice Cream Sandwich Cake. Mango Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles. No Fry Fried Ice Cream. No Churn Peach Ice Cream.

Go Green This Halloween

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Fall is once again upon us and with it the fun and festivities surrounding Halloween. According to the National Retail Federation : “More than 171 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, spending an average $82.93, up from last year’s $74.34. Total spending is expected to reach $8.4 billion, an all-time high in the history of NRF’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights.” ” Halloween can be fun, but also expensive and bad for the environment.

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Dollar General Ad With Coupon Deals: Week 2/5/17 to 2/11

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~ Copyright (C) 2014 Media.net Advertising FZ-LLC All Rights Reserved -->. Dollar General Shoppers! : Here is the Dollar General Weekly ad with coupon matchups 2/5/17 all the way through 2/11/17 . Did you know that Dollar General DOES except coupons? However: They do not double coupons and they do not accept competitor coupons. However, you can stack a manufacturer’s coupon with a Dollar General store coupon on a single item.

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Do You Have Enough Money to Retire?

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This is one of the fundamental questions of finance, yet often goes unanswered by many financial advisors and most individuals. It is the most common question I get asked at Investor Junkie. It’s critical to know if you are on the right path towards retirement. The earlier in life knowing the answer to this question the better. If you are a Millennial, you have time on your side.

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Challenges to Anticipate on a New Job

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For many, the way to career (and corresponding salary) growth involves switching employers. Although too frequent job hops can damage your credibility, sometimes you need to move to get to that next level. If you’ve never changed jobs before, you may be in for some surprises as you move to your new job. Here are some things I found as I moved from job to job as a computer programer/project manager. Its a whole new ballpark.

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The Power of Money

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Why is money so important? It is after all, just a way to trade for the things we need or want – much easier that trading objects. Money has taken on a role bigger than just trade. Money has power. Money has the power to get you out of bed everyday. Most of us like to eat, stay warm and eat a nice meal once in awhile. I order to do so, we must earn money (at least most of us must). Earning money usually means going to a business or job and performing some needed service.

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Graduates – Use Summer to Learn How to Avoid College Fail Points

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The fading strains of Pomp and Circumstance echo in our ears as the summer after your senior year in high school beckons. If you are going on to college in the fall, don’t let summer roll by without doing some preparation work to help you avoid typical college fail points. Here is what they are and how to get ready to duck them. Failure to keep in touch with high school buds and teachers. Your are going to need (or at least want) a job.

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30 Camping Recipes

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Camping is one of my family’s favorite hobbies. I’ve pulled together 30 creative camping recipes that I plan to add to our next trip’s menu. Choose from burgers and kabobs to hearty breakfast ideas and sweet treats. You’ll find a delicious variety for your next camping trip. Save time by prepping ingredients, such as cleaning and chopping the vegetables or marinating chicken breasts before your trip.

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Do You Hate Your Job?

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A lot of people are very dissatisfied with their job, are you one of them? I recently learned that one of my own vehemently hates his job, so this one is for you CAH. Doing something every day that you dread, something that makes you fume, something that makes your stomach churn and your sleep restless is extremely bad – for your health, for your family, for your friends and for your life. My spouse stuck with a job for 30 plus years and says he hated it.

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How Growing Your Finances Is Like Gardening

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My spouse and I have gained quite a bit of experience planting bushes, trees and flowers over the years. Our two biggest experiences were in planting thousands of pine seedlings from the state nursery on our 40 acre farm (in our younger years)and planting around 3000 spring flowering bulbs on our current 6 acres. In between we have planted everything from rose bushes to azalea bushes to fruit and nut trees to vegetable plants and grass.

The Pros of Being a Self-Builder (And How to Protect Yourself)

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As the housing market heats up, there are lots of people out there looking for alternatives to traditional home buying. That can mean looking at renting in an apartment and putting your extra cash into other investments, living at home with your parents in order to save enough for a down payment or just moving from Airbnb to couch surfing. It can be a whirlwind to figure out all the options. One trend that might surprise people is self-building.

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How is Your Vacation Rental Doing?

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Owning a vacation rental has been a love-hate emotion for me. We bought a lakefront condo 10 years ago near lakes and an area known for entertainment venues, for what I thought at the time were great reasons. Why we bought. Diversify our investment holdings. We only own one home, no land, no rentals. Much of our portfolio was invested in stocks, bonds and mutual funds. It seemed reasonable to devote a greater portion to real estate, in order to further diversify our portfolio.

Making Money Trading Penny Stocks

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When trying to make money in the stock market, whether it be via an online brokerage account or your Roth IRA , you might think the best way is to find established and reputable companies, research them and make long-term investments in their business. But that can take years to pay off. It is not a viable route to financial freedom in the short term. Trading penny stocks can be that route. Sure, it can be dangerous to trade penny stocks, if you jump into the game with no knowledge and no plan.

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Kids Eat Free in North Carolina : Monday to Friday Deals

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Planning on a trip to Charlotte, North Carolina? Here is a list, from Sunday to Saturday, 7 days a week, of places where ‘Kids Eat Free in Charlotte, North Carolina”. Everyday. Sunday. Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. Friday. Saturday. Kids Eat Free Coupons Deals free freebies kidseatfree krazydeals restaurantdeals

What Makes a Saver?

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If we truly be either saver or spender, what makes us one or the other? Are we predestined from birth to be one or the other as at least one study proposes? Or is it our earliest environments that mold us to be one or the other? What is it that makes a person a saver? The act of saving. In its simplest form, the thing that makes a person a saver is the act of saving. For some, having an unmet need is enough to make a saver.

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Should You Accept Family Money?

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When I was a young adult, out of college and into my first years of marriage, I cringed at the thought of getting money from my parents. I felt it would give them control over me in some fashion and fiercely wanted my independence. I wanted to prove myself. I thought there would be ‘strings’ attached to the use of the money. Daughters and sons of very wealthy families sometimes want to disown the family wealth in order to prove themselves.

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How I Saved $1400 by Upholstering My Chairs

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Have you a well loved chair that needs a bit of TLC? Perhaps you recently inherited an heirloom antique from a family member (like that old love seat from the 1900’s), or maybe it is a chair you bought when you married and it has sentimental value. Maybe it is just something you found at a sale that doesn’t quite match your decor. You think, it just needs a new covering, no problem – right? Well, maybe so but then again, you might want to think twice about it.

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Why Investing Your Bonus A Smart Move

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Economic and political uncertainty dominated the global news headlines in 2016 and uncertainty looks set to continue this year. If you are fortunate enough to receive a 13 th cheque or bonus, should you save it or spend it? While many of us have long-term dreams and goals, we tend to be shortsighted when it comes to the actions needed to achieve them. This becomes quite evident in our financial decision-making.

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Homemade Popsicle Recipes

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Popsicles aren’t just for kids! In fact, this list of 40 creative homemade Popsicle recipes offers ideas for everyone’s taste buds. From fruit and yogurt to fudge and coffee, you’ll find unique flavors and ingredients that turn an ordinary ice pop into a fun dessert. Looking for a unique dessert for your next cook out, birthday party, or summer celebration? This list of homemade popsicles offers so many fun ideas. I can’t wait to make #34 for our next July 4th picnic.

Green Ideas to Save on the Holidays

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Everyone loves the holidays because it can be a wonderful time to cut loose and have fun as the year is closing out. Family and friends are around and catching up with everyone at the holiday parties is great fun, with drinks and yummy treats to be had by all. Decorating your house with beautiful lights and putting up a stunning Christmas tree are a must for many people. But you also want to be mindful of your impact on the environment amid all the revelry.

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Five Affordable Alternatives to the iPhone

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The Apple iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones on the market, but it certainly isn’t affordable for everyone. Apple also seems to come out with a new and more expensive version every few months. This doesn’t help. Their soon to be released model, the iPhone X, costs around $1,000/£1,000. Fortunately, there are options out there for those who want to purchase a smartphone like the iPhone without breaking the bank. Nokia 6. The Nokia 6 is recognized for its software and design.

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Ihop Free Pancakes Tuesday 3/7-17 Deal

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~ Copyright (C) 2014 Media.net Advertising FZ-LLC All Rights Reserved -->. IHOP has their 12th annua l Free Pancake Day o n Tuesday, March 7, 2017. On Tuesday, March 7, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with select locations participating until 10:00 p.m. guests can receive a free short stack* of the brand’s world-famous, freshly made buttermilk pancakes at IHOP Restaurants coast to coast.

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Kmart Ad With Coupon Deals: Week of 3/5 until 3/11/17

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~ Copyright (C) 2014 Media.net Advertising FZ-LLC All Rights Reserved -->. Attention Kmart shoppers! Here is the latest Kmart Ad with Coupon Matchups from AD 3/5 all the way until 3/11/17. . Note: As of January 12, 2013 NO more doubled coupons (except special events). Kmart does not have an official Coupon Policy online. Kmart Ad with Coupon Matchups ( updated automatically ). Share this list via email. . Tile Layout. List Layout. Mar 5 - Mar 11. Multi-Item Deals.

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Amazon.com $5 and Under Deals : Makeup, Snacks + More

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~ Copyright (C) 2014 Media.net Advertising FZ-LLC All Rights Reserved -->. Amazon shoppers! Currently on Amazon there are some awesome Subscribe & Save deals under $5! this week, starting 3/5 and ending on 3/11. Remember – if you have *5* Subscriptions in a month – your discount goes from 5% — to 15% OFF your order! now that IS awesome savings. Super Easy Subscribe and Save Deal Idea : Deals $5 and Under : .

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Amazon: Twin Size Intex Pillow Rest Raised Airbed $21.99 (TODAY ONLY)

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Looking for a great price on an air mattress? . Copyright (C) 2014 Media.net Advertising FZ-LLC All Rights Reserved -->. TODAY ONLY, just on over to Amazon where you can get this awesome Twin Size 16.5″ Intex Pillow Rest Raised Airbed for just $21.99 (regularly $34.99)! This airbed features a built-in electric pump and is made with a waterproof flocked top with vinyl beams, and built-in pillows for added comfort!

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Family Dollar Weekly Ad with Coupon Matchups 2/28 until 3/6/17

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~ Copyright (C) 2014 Media.net Advertising FZ-LLC All Rights Reserved -->. Family Dollar Shoppers! Here is the latest Family Dollar ad and coupon matchups for the Family Dollar sale that runs from 2/28-3/6-17. A few FYIs about couponing at Family Dollar: . They do not double coupons, nor do they accept competitor coupons. You can stack a Family Dollar store coupon with a manufacturer’s coupon on a single item. NOTE: the weekly ad is updated automatically. Share this list via email. .

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Coffee Deals of the Week from various Stores : Week 2/27/17

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~ Copyright (C) 2014 Media.net Advertising FZ-LLC All Rights Reserved -->. Love coffee and looking for a great deal ? here is a list of shops such as Target, Kroger, Kmart, Shoprite, Price Chopper, Rite Aid, Meijer and tons more! . This is from weekly ad that starts on the following dates: 2/27 and ads that started before or after the twenty-seventh of February 2017. This awesome coffee price roundup comparison sheet updates automatically daily. yum!!! save money on your favorite coffee.

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Hot Coupons of the Day 2/27-17 : BOGO M & M’s and more

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~ Copyright (C) 2014 Media.net Advertising FZ-LLC All Rights Reserved -->. Here are the hot coupons for today 2/27-17: $4.00 off any 2 Pull-ups and Huggies Diapers. off one Little Hug. off one Hidden Valley Ranch. Buy one M&M’S, get 1 free on Mars Chocolate. off one Splenda Product. off any one SeaPak product. off one Giovanni Rana. off one Giovanni Rana. off any 2 DOLE Canned Fruit. off any 2 So Delicious Dairy Free. off one ZzzQuil Product. off one Zantac. off one Drano product.

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