10 Things You Should be Cooking From Scratch

10 Things You Should be Cooking From Scratch

We live in a world of convenience…packaged salads, frozen dinners and even iced coffees in fancy little bottles. We pay a price for convenience, and if you stop to add it up…you might be motivated to do a little cooking. Yikes….cook? I’m not talking about cooking a gourmet meal or spending hours in the kitchen.  I’m talking about...

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Money Saving Home Maintenance Projects

Money Saving Home Maintenance Projects

Owning a home is a great responsibility. Unlike in an apartment, you are the one responsible for all the repairs and maintenance, and all that work can eat up your time and money. Read below to know which home maintenance projects should be at the top of your list this fall to save money in the long run. Spend a little now or spend a lot later. Money Saving Home...

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Earn Cash Back on Groceries

Earn Cash Back on Groceries

Good news! The cash back concept has entered the world of grocery shopping. Earn Cash Back on Groceries I just used Checkout 51 for the first time, and I earned $2.00 cash back on my purchase of 4 everyday items – bread, bananas, tomatoes and Tabasco. Even better, I had a coupon for Tabasco, so it ended up being free! Join the frugal fun of Checkout 51. Sign...

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This Week’s Top 10 Budget Travel Deals

This Week’s Top 10 Budget Travel Deals

The Budget Diet Girl’s money-saving travel wisdom…deal first, destination second. It simply means, don’t get your heart set on a destination and then look for deals that might not exist. Reverse your thinking and get excited about a deal first! Got it? Show me the deals Budget Diet Girl! Top 10 Budget Travel Deals When it comes to searching for...

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Affordable Fall Fashion Must-Haves 2014

Affordable Fall Fashion Must-Haves 2014

  It’s fall fashion week in New York with endless pageants of the latest styles beckoning to enter our wardrobes. Fall fashion week also happens to coincide with the first cool front of the season for most of the country. So…when you see the new styles and feel a chill in the air, do you get the urge to update your wardrobe? If you answered...

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Halloween Coupons and Deals

Halloween Coupons and Deals

‘Tis the season of BOO, so bookmark this page to keep up with all the best coupons and deals for Halloween candy, costumes and decor. Halloween Coupons and Deals will be updated daily, so check back often. Happy Halloween!   Groupon: $20 for $40 Towards Halloween Costumes, Decorations, and Accessories at Halloweenadventure.com, offer expires 9/24/14...

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Quality or Quantity?

Quality or Quantity?

Growing up, my grandmother always gave each of her grandchildren $100 for Christmas. My sister would go out and buy 10 little things, and I would go buy 1 nice thing. Fast forward 40 years, and my sister still opts for quantity while I go for quality. We’re both frugal, but in our own ways. The Argument for Quality We just replaced our 25 year old sofa. It was...

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