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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.

Make One Change to Improve Almost Every Aspect of Your Life

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Over the past year or so, I’ve probably watched twenty different documentaries , and many of them were about health, food, weight and nutrition. I also enjoy many TED Talks on similar topics and am an avid reader.

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“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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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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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.

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.

Meet Amanda & Daniel. They Paid Off $68,000 in Debt in 8 Months.

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Today’s Debt Free Story is from Amanda & Daniel. Together they blog about becoming debt free and location independence in order to serve the world at Life with a Mission. Tell us about you and your family. Where are you from? What do you and your spouse do for a living?

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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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Meet Krista & Jon Who Paid Off $36,000 | Debt Free Stories

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Welcome to Debt Free Stories! Today, I’m pleased to introduce you to Krista & Jon. They paid off $36,000 in debt and cash flowed graduate school. They blog at 2 Copper Coins. Tell us about you and your family. Where are you from? What do you and your spouse do for a living?

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How to Cook Dried Beans

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Cooking dried beans sounds like a lot of work, but I’m going to show you that it is quite easy. The benefits of cooking your beans instead of buying them canned far out number any extra work. Cooked beans taste better than canned beans.

3 Monthly Expenses to Reduce Without Feeling a Sacrifice

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Are you looking for more ways to cut your monthly expenses? When my husband and I wrote our Debt Freedom Plan earlier this year, we made a commitment to scrutinize our monthly expenses to find money to put towards our plan.

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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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$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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Meet Doug & Laura. They Paid off $23,000 in 16 Months. | Debt Free Stories

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Welcome to Debt Free Stories. Today, I’d like to introduce you to Doug and his wife, Laura. Together they paid off $23,000 in 16 months. Doug writes at Doug Smith Live. Tell us about you and your family. Where are you from? What do you and your spouse do for a living? What are your hobbies?

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If You???re Not Poor, Can You Teach Your Kids What It???s Like to Be Poor?

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While I was growing up, my family didn’t have much money. My dad worked first as a meat cutter and then at a factory. During the recession in the ’80s, he was unemployed for nearly 2.5 years. My mom was an at home day care provider.

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Save Money and Go Green By Replacing These Disposable Items with Reusable Ones

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Most of us who are 40 and younger grew up with disposable paper items. Because that’s all we knew, they became the norm. However, a generation or two ago, disposable items were less common.

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10 Ideas to Find Cash for Christmas

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The Christmas season is upon us. The season of family, faith, food and…shopping… collective sigh… The spending part of Christmas can get crazy, so I’ve come up with a list of last minute ideas to find some extra cash for your Christmas spending.

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Meet Jackie. She and Her Husband Paid off $147,000 in Debt | Debt Free Stories

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Welcome to Debt Free Stories. Today, I’m pleased to introduce you to Jackie. She and her husband paid off $147,000 in debt–including their home. After paying off the debt, she was able to quit her job to pursue her passion. She blogs at The Debt Myth. Tell us about you and your family.

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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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How We Watch Great TV Without Cable

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A year ago, my family gave up our beloved cable TV. I said good-bye to the real housewives of Bravo TV and my husband said adios to ESPN. When our bill spiked up unexpectedly last March, we called the cable company hoping for some relief.

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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Meet Carrie. She Paid Off $14,000 in Debt in 14 Months.

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Today’s Debt Free Story is from Carrie. She blogs about at Careful Cents where she helps creative freelancers and solopreneurs make a living from their craft. Tell us about you and your family. Where are you from? What do you and your spouse do for a living? What are your hobbies?

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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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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

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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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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10 MORE Free (but Thoughtful) Christmas Gift Ideas

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Last week’s post, 10 FREE (but Thoughtful) Christmas Gift Ideas was so successful that I have dreamed up 10 more ideas. Seriously, the possibilities are ENDLESS when thinking outside the (gift) box. 10 MORE Free (but Thoughtful) Christmas Gift Ideas. Create a Family Favorites Recipe Booklet.

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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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.

My $2.50 Homemade Pizza

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My husband doesn’t always get to eat dinner with me and the girls during the week due to his work schedule, so I like to make a big deal out of dinner time on the weekends.

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.

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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Success and Failure: What Are You Afraid Of?

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When you ask people if they’d do something crazy like spend two years alone on a deserted island for a million dollars, more often than not, the answer is yes.

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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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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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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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