• budget talk,  What's On Sale

    Money Saving Tip-A Win-Win Situation

    If you haven’t shopped at a consignment store then you’re missing out on some of the biggest bargains. Everything from clothes to furniture. I’ve found designer jackets and dresses for less than $10. Household appliances that look like they’ve never been used…in fact, a few have still been in sealed boxes which I’m guessing indicates it was an impulse buy for someone or an unwanted gift. They also offer you the opportunity to make money too. Have a dress you bought for a wedding and now it’s just hanging in the closet? Have a bread maker that you purchased with the intent of making fresh bread every day but it…

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  • budget talk

    Money Saving Tip-Meal Plans

    Don’t have a plan? Sometimes that can cost you money. Begin each week or grocery tip with planning what you’ll eat for the next 7 days. You’ll prevent overbuying and throwing random things into your cart and you can even plan future meals by using leftovers and similar ingredients. For example, use half a chicken for one meal, and the other half for another. Use leftover lemons to make homemade lemonade.

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    Money Saving Tip-Use the Internet to Compare Prices on Groceries…on everything

    One of the things I love most about the Internet is it gives me a chance to dos some comparison shopping. Make a list of items you want to buy…even if you’re going to a store to buy them, and choose two or three stores that you know carry those products and make a note of the prices. I’ve been doing that for grocery shopping and you’d be surprised at what you find. A store that I thought would have the lowest prices actually didn’t.

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  • budget talk

    Money Saving Tip-Don’t Have it, Don’t Panic

    How many times have you been making a dish, cooking dinner and thought, I don’t have such and such ingredient, I need to go buy it? Sometimes, it’s an ingredient you don’t use often or will never use again. Oftentimes, it’s something with a cheaper alternative. Things that come to mind are spices. and dairy products. Here’s a link to a site that offers a list of replacements for many of the things we rush out to buy. https://www.thespruceeats.com/ingredient-substitution-chart-3054056

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  • Monday Motivation

    Monday Motivation-No Excuses

    Are all successful people just plain lucky? No, they have two things in common, one they didn’t give up, and two, they made no excuses for not getting the job done or achieving their goals.

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