Resist the Urge to Upgrade

Resist the Urge to Upgrade

There will always be something bigger, better, faster, sleeker…but please resist the urge to upgrade! Thanks to technology and marketing, we have become a society that demands the latest and greatest version of everything. We see an ad showing off all the new bells and whistles on the 2014 BMW 3-series, and we get the urge for a new car. Your friend is showing...

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But It’s on SALE!

But It’s on SALE!

How many times have you made a purchase simply because it was on sale, or it was a deal too good to pass up? Have you ever had a coupon that was about to expire, so you bought something to avoid wasting the coupon? Be honest. Don’t worry, I’m not judging you because I’m guilty too! If you’re lured by that 4-letter word (S-A-L-E), try these...

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How to Bargain and Save Money on Almost Anything

How to Bargain and Save Money on Almost Anything

Call it what you wish…bargaining, negotiating, haggling – it’s all about getting the best deal, and it’s not the American way. Elsewhere in the world, bargaining is expected, but we Americans aren’t comfortable with this practice. We see the price tag, we pay the price. Maybe it’s time to take a money-saving hint from abroad....

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Considering a Budget Diet? Try a No-Spending Challenge

Considering a Budget Diet?  Try a No-Spending Challenge

Bills piling up? Do you go shopping just for the fun of it? Is your savings account dwindling or maybe even nonexistent? Do you frequently buy things you really don’t need? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, it’s time to think about going on a budget diet. What is a budget diet? It’s a diet for your wallet, not your...

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Money Saving Tips for Just About Everything in Life

Money Saving Tips for Just About Everything in Life

Do you have a frugal friend that you turn to for money saving advice? Maybe she always knows where to find the best thrift stores, or maybe she knows how to decorate on a dime. Either way, her advice always saves you money. If you need a frugal friend, The Budget Diet Girl is here with money saving tips for just about everything in life. I have frugal advice for...

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If Money Were No Object, Would You Still Be a Savvy Shopper?

If Money Were No Object, Would You Still Be a Savvy Shopper?

Interesting question with an interesting answer. According to a recent survey by RetailMeNot and All You Magazine…the answer is: YES! 4 out of 5 people said they would continue to use money-saving shopping tactics even if money were not a concern. They would continue to look for sales, shop clearance racks and use coupons. I’m convinced that once you...

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The City Girl Gardener

The City Girl Gardener

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nature’s Care for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. The City Girl Gardener (that's me!) has officially declared herself a container garden expert.   The City Girl Gardener has not a blade of grass in her backyard, but that didn't stop her from planting a container garden.   She chose...

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