• Budget Smart Girl's Guide,  Friday Round Up

    Friday Round Up-Online Grocery Shopping

      Happy Friday to you. Spring is just around the corner…well at least the calendar says it is. I didn’t find too many money related topics on the Web this week so I thought I’d turn this week’s Friday Round Up into a one topic post which is buying groceries online. I didn’t think I’d ever say this (because I love browsing supermarket shelves for interesting finds), but apart from fresh fruit and veggies and frozen foods, I’m buying most of my groceries online these days. Why? Apart from the convenience factor, I’ve found that prices are the same if not lower than my local supermarkets. Some sites I’ve been…

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    The Blog-Taking Saving Money Too Far…not in this case

    Have you noticed how many sites are promoting ways to save money these days? I saw one story made it to the Yahoo front page with the headline ‘people who are taking the frugal lifestyle too far’. I was intrigued and clicked on the link. The article was about a woman who cut tubes of lotion in half and used every last drop. And she made her own cleaning products. What a minute, I thought; I do that; doesn’t everyone do that? I always cut tubes of body lotion and hand cream, even makeup foundation in half. In fact, I have a tube of hand lotion that I cut in…

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    Food Bargains…not just at the supermarket

    Supermarkets aren’t the only places to find great food deals. I’ve been shopping at the following venues for years. World Market Where I live all the World Market stores are closing and I’ll be sorry to see them go. For years, they’ve been a source of great food deals for me. Everything from smoked cheeses to bargain priced spices that I can’t find anywhere else. Hopefully, I’ll be able to shop online when they close their doors. If you’re lucky enough to have one where you live and haven’t shopped there or just shopped there for furniture, check out their food section. www.worldmarket.com IKEA Yes, one of my favorite places…