Help! I Blew My Budget Again

Help!  I Blew My Budget Again

It’s a new week, and you’re ready to follow your new budget and save some serious money. Day one goes really well. You bring your lunch to work and save $10. You skip your afternoon Starbucks run to save another $4, and you opt for a DIY manicure to save a whopping $25. WOW! $39 saved today. Imagine if you could do that everyday … you’d save $1,170 a month and...

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8 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill This Holiday Season

8 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill This Holiday Season

The Thanksgiving Feast for 20. Your annual cookie exchange for the neighborhood. You Christmas Eve open house attended by at least 50 folks. Don’t let holiday parties and family feasts take a bite out of your grocery budget. Try these 8 clever ways to spend less (and stress less) on holiday entertaining. This is an excerpt of an article that I contributed to....

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How to Find a Free Yoga Class

How to Find a Free Yoga Class

I’m celebrating (albeit a few months early) because I’ve actually kept my New Year’s resolution this year! Woo hoo! It wasn’t my usual pledge to lose weight, but instead I vowed to add yoga to my fitness routine in 2014. Why yoga? I’ve read about the health benefits of yoga for years, I’ve heard friends brag about how yoga changed...

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Save Money – Organize a Halloween Costume Swap

Save Money – Organize a Halloween Costume Swap

The Halloween costume routine. You buy a costume (which according to the National Retail Federation costs an average of $27.85). Your child wears it once. The costume goes in the closet. You repeat the process again next year, and the year after and the year after that. You could open a used Halloween costume shop with all those costumes! Here’s a fun way to...

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Family Pizza Night Ideas

Family Pizza Night Ideas

Is Pizza Night a a tradition in your family? Maybe it’s every Friday night. Maybe it’s homemade pizza. Maybe you throw in a movie or a board game. If you don’t have a family pizza night, maybe it’s time to start a tradition. The Budget Diet girl likes to think of traditions a inexpensive little ways to create lasting family memories.  ...

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5 Festive Halloween Party Snack Ideas

5 Festive Halloween Party Snack Ideas

Appalling Appetizers: Five Festive Halloween Party Snack Ideas   The “trick” to creating the most festive Halloween party snacks is to plan “treats” that fit the party theme. Turn common foods into ghoulish delights and colorful, eerie designs. The more ghostly, ghastly and ghoulish, the better. Whether your spooky appetizers are for...

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Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half!

Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half!

According to the USDA, the average American family spends about $10,000 a year on groceries. What if you could cut your grocery bill in half? What would you do with an extra $5000 a year? Maybe it’s time to get serious about grocery savings. 10 Grocery Saving Tips to Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half Set a Budget – Do you have any idea how much you’re...

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