The True Cost of Bottled Water

The True Cost of Bottled Water

Bottled water seems to be the American way. We go to the grocery. We buy a case of bottled water. We lug it home. We put a bottle in each child’s lunch box. We send them with a bottle to ball practice. We watch our children grab a bottle a home when they’re watching TV…even though we have perfectly good filtered water. We repeat this scenario next...

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The Anti-Shopping List

The Anti-Shopping List

One of my favorite frugal living tidbits of wisdom is, “use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.” Wise words to live by, but this anti-shopping list created by Becky at BabyBudgeting.co.uk is your new frugal living checklist. Print it out, put it in your wallet and look at it before making any purchases. Consider the anti-shopping list your...

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What’s Harder – Losing Weight or Saving Money?

What’s Harder – Losing Weight or Saving Money?

It’s been 2 weeks since New Year’s, and many of us have already broken our resolutions. Not good. Two of the most popular resolutions are losing weight or saving money, and they both are challenging…requiring discipline and willpower. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…saving money is a lot like dieting (hence the name of...

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Today is National Cancel Day

Today is National Cancel Day

Actually, The Budget Diet girl made up National Cancel Day, but it is a great idea. This is the day you’re going to cancel memberships, subscriptions and services you don’t use, AND return or exchange items in your closets that still have tags. The end result will be money in your pocket! Let’s get National Cancel Day started! Here are a few...

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The Great Money Hunt – Find Money!

The Great Money Hunt – Find Money!

This is the time of the year we all wish money really did grow on trees…oh what fun that would be! The joy of going to the mailbox and finding Christmas cards has been replaced with the dread of opening Christmas bills. If you blew your Christmas budget, there is money to be found. Consider this… “The average American has $56 in loose change lying...

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Cut Your Spending by $400 a Month!

Cut Your Spending by $400 a Month!

Did you know if you cut your spending by $13 a day, you’ll save $400 a month and $4800 a year! Pay attention to the little expenses because they really do add up. This is currently the most popular article on The Budget Diet, and I’ve just updated it for 2015 thanks to all the helpful comments. If you’ve read it before, read it again…a little...

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2014 Frugal Favorites – The Frugally Awards

2014 Frugal Favorites – The Frugally Awards

In the music industry, there are the Grammys. The movies have the Oscars. TV has the Emmys. And the frugal world now has The Frugallys. (Just a silly name I made up to honor the best frugal living ideas of the year). And the winners are… Drum roll please… 2014 Frugal Favorites – The Frugally Awards   Favorite Frugal Fitness Idea FREE Yoga!...

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