2021

Where I found money in February

Family Balance Sheet

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.

Environmentally Friendly Health Tips

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

We all want to be healthier in our day to day lives, and we all know the effect that some of our healthy choices may be making on the environment. Here, we’ll look at the most environmentally friendly health tips to improve our health and the environment. Take Natural Supplements. Taking natural supplements is a great way to get extra nutrition into your body to help your health.

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Five Frugal Things | some grocery shenanigans

The Frugal Girl

My first two items this week are both grocery-related and they both were a bit of a headache! I got a $50 Harris Teeter gift card.

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Giant: Pringles Potato Crisps JUST $0.42 Each Starting 9/10! {KFR}

For the Mommas

Giant: Pringles Potato Crisps JUST $0.42 Each Starting 9/10! Amazing offer on Pringles Potato Crisps at Giant. Starting 9/10, Pringles Potato Crisps is priced at $1.67 Plus you can get $8.00 off when you spend $15.00

Meet a NY Reader | Corrine

The Frugal Girl

Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Corrine and I am 36 years old. I live with my husband, 7-year-old son, 3-year-old daughter, and 2 cats (one is a tuxedo, like Kristen’s, and the other is a snowshoe Siamese). My husband and I have been married for 11 years.

Five Frugal Things | I sold some wedding rings

The Frugal Girl

I sold some unneeded wedding rings. Mr. FG ordered some silicone rings for himself, but it took a couple of tries to get the right size. Happily, the company will send you up to two new packages to help you get the size correct, and it did indeed take three total tries to fit his finger.

Meet a Reader | Julie, from Colorado

The Frugal Girl

After Julie saw that last week’s interview with Dorinda was the last one in my queue, she wrote to say she’d love to participate. So, funny enough, we are meeting two Colorado readers in a row! Tell us a little about yourself.

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WIS, WWA | Last one for 2021

The Frugal Girl

Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! Time for the last menu/grocery report for 2021.

Thankful Thursday | a $500 vet bill

The Frugal Girl

Hey, everyone! Time for our weekly thankfulness exercise. And mine’s going to start out with hunting for the bright sides of a $500 vet bill. Ready? This week, I am thankful: that we were able to get our cat seen on Christmas Eve.

Thankful Thursday | I come by this honestly

The Frugal Girl

This week, I’m thankful: for potholders from my aunt. My aunt has been busy using up fabric scraps by making potholders, and she’s sent some along with Lisey the last few times she’s come home to visit.

How We’re Using Upromise to Save for College

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This post is NOT sponsored by Upromise. Instead, it is my honest review. All links to Upromise are my referral links. Way back in 2008 I signed up for a Upromise account and then it sat unused for many years. I don’t recall why I never used the account, but I guess it just slipped my mind.

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A Detailed Guide on Health Insurance Policies

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

The cost of healthcare in India is increasing exorbitantly. It is a good practice to invest in health insurance policies at a suitable time in your life. . When you are faced with immediate medical emergency , the last thing you want is to worry about medical expenses.

WIS, WWA | Black Friday edition

The Frugal Girl

As usual, I am happily spending my Black Friday at my house and not at the stores. It’s not a moral high-ground thing for me…I just don’t enjoy Black Friday shopping ( here’s why ).

Weis: Degree Men MotionSense Antiperspirant ONLY $2.49 Each Thru 9/25

For the Mommas

Weis: Degree Men MotionSense Antiperspirant ONLY $2.49 Each Thru 9/25. We have a great deal on Degree Men MotionSense Antiperspirant at Weis. Thru 9/25, Degree Men MotionSense Antiperspirant is priced at $4.99

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Meet an Alabama Reader | Jessy

The Frugal Girl

Today we’re heading to the southern part of the U.S. to meet a reader from Alabama. I think you are going to love seeing the little guys that she crochets; so cute! Here’s Jessy: 1.Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Jessy. I’m a stay at home wife and foster mom.

Five Frugal Things | Thanks, past Kristen!

The Frugal Girl

I stored my black nylons in a Ziploc bag. Mr. FG and I had a funeral to go to on Saturday ( I wrote a little about it here, on my other blog ), so I was looking for some legwear to go with my black dress.

Family Vital Information Binder

Family Balance Sheet

Creating a family vital information binder is an important project that you should add to your urgent to-do list. This binder stores ALL of your financial information in one location.

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Thankful Thursday | Almost there!

The Frugal Girl

Hey everyone! I didn’t post yesterday because I spent the day studying for and taking my last regular exam (#8!). I got both the lecture and the lab portion done, so now all that’s left is my cumulative final on Monday. Sweet.

Meet a Colorado Reader | Dorinda

The Frugal Girl

Dorinda is a girl after my own heart…she sent lots of photos in with her interview answers. I love it! Tell us a little about yourself. I’m Dorinda. I grew up on a wheat and beef farm in Kansas, spent seven years in north Dallas, and now reside in Colorado with my husband Greg (Mr.

Merry Christmas (eve)!

The Frugal Girl

Hey friends! Since it’s Christmas tomorrow, I’m busy doing holiday-prep tasks today. So, I’m going to just skip the usual menu/grocery report this week. And I’ll leave you with a picture of my Christmas tree.

7 ALDI Salad Ideas

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Are you an ALDI shopper? I pulled together a list of ALDI salad ideas using ingredients I found at the store. These family favorites are fresh, tasty, and easy on your grocery budget.

WIS, WWA | (looks around sheepishly)

The Frugal Girl

It’s the first week of December and shew, we sure did make up for some low spending weeks this time around! Read on… What I Spent. 102 at Giant. 145 at Aldi. $12 12 at Weis. $7 7 at Safeway. Aaaaand that adds up to $266. December is off to a ROARING start around here, I guess.

Eco-Friendly Money Saving Tips

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

There are lots of different ways to save money, however it is not always easy to stay eco-friendly at the same time. Many people don’t realise there are small ways you can save money, but you will need to be consistent. Here are some of our top eco-friendly money saving tips you can follow… . Take a pack lunch instead of buying lunch out all the time. Making sure you take your own lunch to work or if you are going out for the day will save you money and also plastic.

Roasted Vegetable Sauce for Pasta

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This post was originally published in 2013. If your garden is overflowing or your neighbors are begging you to take their extras, then you need to make a batch of Roasted Vegetable Sauce. It is super easy, unbelievably delicious, yet incredibly cheap if everything is from your garden.

ShopRite: Ready Pac Bistro Bowl JUST $1.99 Each Thru 1/1!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Ready Pac Bistro Bowl JUST $1.99 Each Thru 1/1! ShopRite shoppers can score a great deal on Ready Pac Bistro Bowl. Thru 1/1, Ready Pac Bistro Bowl is priced at $2.99 Plus we have $1.00 ShopRite digital coupon to use on this deal That will make the final price just $1.99

Hyperemesis | Advice for pregnant women and those who love them

The Frugal Girl

Every now and then, I mention my rough pregnancies in passing, and usually when I do, readers have some questions about hyperemesis (which is extended and extra-terrible morning sickness). The full name is hyperemesis gravidarum, often abbreviated HG.

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How to Budget (and Pay) for Yearly Bills + a FREE Speadsheet

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Not sure how to budget for your once-a-year bills? They can cause a panic, especially when just one bill is into the four figures, like our property taxes or auto insurance! But let me show you how to budget (and pay) for yearly bills with a strategy I’ve used for years.

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WIS, WWA | Do you think we’ve over-complicated dinner?

The Frugal Girl

In Laura Ingalls Wilder’s book, Little House in the Big Woods, she describes a visit to her grandparents’ house, where she and her family share a meal with the grandparents plus some uncles and aunts.

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Meet a French Reader | F, from Paris

The Frugal Girl

I just love it when international readers write in, offering to participate in this series; it’s so much fun to get a glimpse into life in various parts of the world. Today, we’re meeting F, a Parisian reader. Here’s F: 1. Tell us a little about yourself.

Five Frugal Things

The Frugal Girl

Howdy guys! It’s Tuesday and you know what that means: a fresh Five Frugal Things list. I got some Safeway app deals. I installed the Safeway app for the first time, and they gave me some first-time user offers.

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Q&A | Do I regret my life path? Would I choose it again?

The Frugal Girl

A letter from a reader: Maybe this is too personal of a topic for you to address in your blog but I’m curious about your thoughts on what is preferable: Having a family before receiving an education/degree as you did. Focusing on education/degree prior to embarking on marriage/family.

Where I found EXTRA Money in May 2021

Family Balance Sheet

Finding extra money is 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 while running on the beach! I have used the extra money to pay off debt, fund family trips, or build up our Christmas savings.

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Five Frugal Things | an uninspired edition

The Frugal Girl

Some weeks, I have a running list of interesting frugal things I’ve done (such as trash-picking a cool glass vase ). On such weeks, I have lots to choose from when I sit down to write this post. But this week, I don’t think I have done any particularly interesting frugal things.

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Eco Friendly Tips on Reducing Muscle Pain

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Many of us experience muscle pain on a daily basis. Rather than taking potentially damaging medication or simply living with the pain, did you know that there are plenty of natural remedies available to you that can be of a great help? IF you suffer from muscle pain, follow these great eco friendly tips to help resolve any issues you have in relation to muscle pain. Stretch it Out. Believe it or not, one of the best resolutions to muscle pain is through the use of the muscles themselves.

5 Steps to CRUSH Debt + FREE Debt Payoff Goal Tracker

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Did you make a goal to pay off debt this year? For many years, we made a yearly goal to chip away at our six figures of non-mortgage debt. It took us years to pay it all off, but we achieved it in 2019. I celebrated my 50th birthday month by sending in the very last payment.

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Giant: Oscar Mayer Beef or Turkey Franks JUST $1.75 Each Starting 12/31!

For the Mommas

Giant: Oscar Mayer Beef or Turkey Franks JUST $1.75 Each Starting 12/31! Giant shoppers can score a great deal on Oscar Mayer Beef or Turkey Franks at Giant. Starting 12/31, Oscar Mayer Beef or Turkey Franks is on B1G1 Free sale priced at $4.99

Where we found money in April

Family Balance Sheet

Finding extra money is 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 while running on the beach! I have used the extra money to pay off debt, fund family trips, or build up our Christmas savings.

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