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When the budget gets tight you often have to look for creative ways to make ends meet. I’ve been noticing more people and yes, businesses too are willing to trade and barter their products/services. I’ve seen lots of nonprofits and businesses looking for volunteers for a few hours a week in exchange for things like free products, museum passes etc. It might not be money, but one, it’s work experience you can put on your resume. Two, if it’s something you’ve been putting off buying or doing, like going to a show or museum, this might be the perfect solution. And yes, volunteer work sometimes leads to a paying position with the company.

Every week I’ve forgotten to post this on the blog. One reader asked me about a recipe for green beans that are dehydrated and can be used as a low fat, inexpensive snack. I couldn’t find the recipe but if anyone has one; e-mail me or leave a comment.

If you love to cook or have a recipe using one of French’s products, you could win $25,000 www.frenchs.com Contest ends October 31st, 2009. Readers get to vote on their favorite recipe. Even if you’re not entering, it’s fun to check out some of the recipes and give one or two a try.

This week on Budget Smart Girl…it’s snowing where I am so it’s time to make some chili. Great items to have on hand that won’t break the budget.

Have a good week and happy Thanksgiving Day to everyone in Canada.

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