2014

“God Has A Plan For Me” Children’s Book Review

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I received a copy of the Children’s Book “God Has A Plan for Me” to read for the purpose of this review. Thoughts are my own.

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Having a Hard Time Getting By? 3 Budget Leaks You May Be Experiencing.

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Do you make enough money to cover your mortgage or rent, groceries, transportation, and other essential expenses, but find yourself on a treadmill of not being able to save? Many people are, and you’re not alone.

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CVS Ad Scan Preview for the Week of 6/15/14

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Here is the CVS Weekly Ad Scan Preview for June 15, 2014. Lots of deals including ECB''s on Charcoal-great for summer barbecues! Be sure to check back at Simply CVS later in the week for coupon match-ups and the best ECB deals and $5 & $10 Scenarios. You can see if there are any printable coupons you''d like to print for items on sale at RedPlum, SmartSource, or Coupons. Remember, you can. 6 15 cvs ad cvs cvs ad cvs ad preview CVS ad scan preview cvs deals

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Homemade Burrito Bowls

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On crazy busy weeknights, I need a quick & easy, but hearty dinner to satisfy my active family. My new go to meal is Homemade Burrito Bowls. I use rotisserie chicken, Minute® Rice, and all the fixin’s. Everyone creates their own bowl to their liking and no one leaves the table hungry.

Valentine’s Day DIY and Recipes

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Valentine’s Day DIY and Recipes Love is in the Air! It almost that time of you again, that special day to go all out to show the one’s you Love just now much you care.

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Disney Frozen Prize Package Giveaway

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Disney Frozen Prize Package Giveaway 4 winners will be chosen!

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Eight Things I Learned After Becoming a Millionaire

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When we are young and poor, a million dollars seems an enormous sum – enough to cure all the ills in our lives!

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Financial Success: It’s Not Always About Your Income

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When I was younger, I used to think that a higher income was the solution to most of my financial issues. My husband and I were graduate students with loans and credit card debt, and we were certain that a higher income would solve all of our problems. However, this isn’t always the case.

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Redefining Moderation.

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I used to struggle with my weight. I was never “fat”, it would even be a stretch to say I was “chubby”, but I wasn’t where I wanted to be weight and health wise. I would often yo-yo ten to fifteen pounds at a time. Then one day I finally got down to that magic number on the scale and loved it!

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5 Books with Insights that Changed the Way I Think About Money

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When I was growing up, my ideas about money were limited. I figured the keys to financial success were: Get a good education. Get a good job. Buy a house, since it’s an investment. Save money in a bank account (or perhaps a company retirement plan). Work at said job for 30 or 40 years.

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$3 off Three Kellogg's Cereals Printable Coupon ~ Great for CVS Cereal Sale Week of 4/13/2014

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Check out this great cereal deal at CVS this week, from the April 13, 2014 ad. Variety of Kellogg''s Cereal at 2/$5 (see image). Printable coupon (below) available for $3 off any 3 Kellogg''s cereal. Disclosure: Links in this post may be Simply CVS affiliate partners or personal referral links. 4 13 CVS ad Kellogg''s Cereal Printable Coupon printable coupon

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My #1 Tip for Trimming Grocery Spending

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Please welcome Heather from My Overflowing Cup for today’s post. If you’ve read my blog, you’ve probably heard me say that our bills may not be negotiable, but our grocery receipts usually are. When finances are tight, often the only area we can control is our food spending.

Imperial Sugar 2015 My First Cookbook Giveaway

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Imperial Sugar 2015 My First Cookbook Giveaway Imperial Sugar is giving away 500 free copies of their all-new 2015 edition of “My First Cookbook”! From 12/15 – 12/19, enter to win this iconic cookbook that has taught generations of young chefs how to cook.

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Easy Ways to Build Up Your Savings

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A surprising amount of North Americans are not putting money away consistently for retirement. Many families are toeing the line of slipping into debt, if they aren’t already over their heads.

Are You Letting Your Luxuries Become Needs?

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One of the fundamental principles of savvy finances is understanding the difference between needs and wants. Part of this understanding is acknowledging that much of what we have are actually luxuries and not needs at all. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to let luxuries become needs.

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How to Limit Distractions When You Work From Home

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There are times when I just can’t seem to focus on work. It’s too easy to get distracted and pretty soon nothing is getting accomplished. Working from home doesn’t really help the situation, since the line between work and other things can be blurred very easily.

Composting for Beginners

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Growing up, I remember my mom always sending me out to the composting bin with a bucket full of (what I thought was) gross bits and pieces of food waste.

How Money Can Raise Your Stress Level

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Money is one of the leading causes of stress that many of us experience in our lives. I’ve experienced stress in my life because of money. However, most of us need money to survive. Here are some of the ways that money can raise your stress level — and what you can do about it.

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5 Things the Marathon Taught Me About Goals

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Last November I ran my first full marathon through the five boroughs of New York City. Those few hours were simultaneously some of the most challenging and magical of my life.

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How to Freezer Your Credit and Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

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Identity theft is something that both consumers and retailers struggle with. On the consumer side, if your identity is stolen, reclaiming it is a long, arduous process that may cost you thousands of dollars. This is an invisible crime in that finding the thieves is difficult, if not impossible.

Save Money and Time with Once a Month Cooking

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Eating out, while convenient, can be both expensive and time consuming.

Sunday Coupon Insert Preview Week of 7/27: Five Inserts

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Here is the preview for the Sunday coupon inserts for the week of July 27, 2014. There should be Five: Two Redplum, Two Smartsource, and One Procter & Gamble! Keep in mind that some coupons are regional and the lists may not be exactly what you will get, but usually I have gotten way over 90% of the list. Redplum Coupon Insert Preview 7/27 RedPlum #1 Preview Hefty $1/1 large black trash. 7 27 coupon preview coupon insert preview coupon preview sunday coupon preview

Meet Tracy, a Single Mom Who Paid Off $41,587 | Debt Free Stories

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Welcome to Debt Free Stories. Today, I am pleased to introduce you to Tracy. She paid off $41,587 in debt in 14 months! She blogs at Happy Healthy Mommy. Tell us about you and your family. Where are you from? What do you do for a living? What are your hobbies?

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide Roundup

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide Roundup For the Home Sodastream Fountain Jet Review Gifts for Foodies Hamilton Beach Belgian Flip Waffle Maker with Removable Grids Gifts for Kids 56% Off Tinkertoy Transit Building Set Learning Resources Pretend & Play School Set Maisto R/C Rock Crawler Jr. Only $29.97

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Want Better Productivity? Stop Multi-Tasking!

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One of the things I used to tell my mom was that, of course I could do my homework while watching TV. I tried to make out like I was this amazing multi-tasker, reading while I did my chores (have you ever tried to hold a book in one hand while wielding a vacuum in the other?),

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Sony PlayStation 4 Giveaway

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Sony PlayStation 4 Giveaway Savings.com is giving 2 lucky winners a Sony PlayStation®4! Giveaway Details: *Wednesday, December 10th at 12:00 AM ET to Friday, December 12th at 11:59 PM ET. *Two Two (2) winners will receive a Sony PlayStation®4 Game Console, each valued at $399.99. *You

3 Tips to Overcome Procrastination

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After hosting a family dinner one time, my husband and I loaded the dishwasher and put a particularly messy pot into the sink to soak. I filled it up with soap and hot water and stepped away to let it do its thing.

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Better Organization Could Boost Your Productivity

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One of the things I’ve noticed in recent weeks is that my work benefits from organization. I’ve been a little out of sorts because I just packed up and moved across the country. We’ve been putting our new apartment together, and figuring out where everything goes.

4 Reasons I Attend Conferences

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Like many other financial blogger types, I just returned from FinCon. I attend two or three conferences each year (FinCon is my favorite) because I find these events valuable. And not just because I sometimes party like I’m in college again.

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Things to Do When You are Unplugged

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At the beginning of the year I set a goal for myself to have one hour of unplugged time each evening to enjoy offline and tech-free activities. This goal specifically was meant to foster more one-on-one time with my then fiancé (now husband!!), and has been fairly conducive to doing that.

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It’s Time to Leave Your Money Mistakes in the Past

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As humans, we tend to be hard on ourselves. When we make mistakes, we dwell on them, dredging them up, and remaining ashamed — often long after others have forgiven us and moved on. The same is true of our money mistakes.

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Why Cheaper Isn’t Always Better

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I’ve never been much of a frugalista. I do try to get good value for my money, and I do try to get the best possible price for what I want, but I don’t always subscribe to the idea that cheaper is better.

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CVS Ad Scan Preview for the Week of 5/4/14

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Here is the CVS Weekly Ad Scan Preview for May 4 , 2014. Be sure to check back at Simply CVS later in the week for coupon match-ups and the best ECB deals and $5 & $10 Scenarios. You can see if there are any printable coupons you''d like to print for items on sale at RedPlum, SmartSource, or Coupons. Remember, you can almost always print two of each coupon. Also check for coupons to. 5 4 cvs ad cvs cvs ad cvs ad preview CVS ad scan preview cvs deals

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10 FREE (but Thoughtful) Christmas Gift Ideas

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Gifts must be expensive and store bought—-SAID NO ONE, EVER! There’s outside pressure during Christmas to spend lavishly only to have the recipient not really like the gift or even use it. I read recently that Americans will spend on average of $800 on Christmas.