• Friday Round Up

    Friday Round Up-Eating Vegetarian on a Budget

      Happy Friday to you all. This week it will be a quick round up as I’m working on some books and classes. Yes, some of them are money related so I’ll tell you all about them soon. Some other topics I’ll be tackling on the blog will be tips for easy spring cleaning, making the most of shopping on Amazon, how to know what to cut to stretch your budget, growing your own food, and a report of my attempts at meal planning. Contests and Sweepstakes If you love entering contests and sweepstakes and like to find a bunch of them all in one spot, check out BHG site.…

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    Friday Round Up…it’s back

    I thought I’d try and get back to my regular schedule of posting a Friday Round-Up each week. If you’re new to the site that means it’s a post about everything I’ve found useful that’s money related, things I’ve done, purchased bought, or even tried that I think you might want to know about so here we go… Retirement Book First up, and I mentioned this in another post, I’ve been reading lots of books focusing on tips and advice about money, investing and saving for your future. One book I especially liked was The Five Years Before You Retire by Emily Guy Birken. It contains lots of information about…

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    Web Site Shout Out-The Penny Hoarder

          Here’s a new feature I thought I’d start on Budget Smart Girl. A shout out to sites, people, products, whatever  I think you should check out for their great content or ideas. My first shout out is to The Penny Hoarder. How did I hear about this site? Someone named the penny hoarder became one of my followers, I followed them back thinking they were simply someone who was watching their pennies. I was wrong, wrong, wrong. It wasn’t until a few months ago that someone told me about the great site called The Penny Hoarder that I decided to check it out. Wow, I was impressed and…

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    December Savings With Georgine

    Here’s Georgine’s final post of the year- It’s the last month of the year, and the busiest! To help you save during this expensive time here is what you can look for to be on sale in the stores you shop: You can get some great prices on an outgoing computer model. If you don’t need all the latest bells and whistles you can get a great price on a speedy, technology-current computer for at least 40% off the regular price. Cookware always pops up as a favorite gift. You’ll find everything from platters, casserole dishes, and small appliances at lowered priced ready to be wrapped and given. Are you…

  • Budget Smart Girl's Guide

    Saving Money During the Holiday Season

    Thank you to the folks at www.cloudfreebies.co.uk for letting me print and share this article with you. It features tips from Natalie Cooper and Kez Richards. They offer tips for those based in the UK, but I think the advice is universal.   Two money-saving super mums have joined forces to share their money-saving knowledge and find ways to cut the cost of Christmas Groceries.   Frugal money saver Natalie Cooper and coupon and deals expert Kez Richards save on just about every aspect of their lives. They believe it is possible to save on everything from groceries to holidays and would never dream of spending a penny without first price…

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    September Savings with Georgine

    Georgine’s money saving tips for September Getting ready for back to school, the end of beach and pool days, and the beginning of the cooler weather all mean September. There are lots of good sales going on too. If you are in the market for a new car, after Labor Day dealers are making room for the new 2014 models so you can score a good price on a 2013. The best time to buy is during the last weekend of the month when salesmen are trying to make their quota. At gardens and nurseries you find greenery at the best price of the year. Try to look for perennials…

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    The Blog-Money Saving Tips are Everywhere

    Finding articles about ways to save money isn’t hard these days. Here are links to two great articles I found just last week on Yahoo. The first one has some great links for places you can swap stuff you no longer need. I’ll definitely be checking out some of the sites where you can swap books. I’ve got a whole box load I no longer need http://tinyurl.com/6dmh9o The second article is about what…if you’ve got the money, you should be buying right now. Yes, the recession isn’t going to last forever and when things return to normal these are some items that will probably see a price increase. http://tinyurl.com/cyh928 I…