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    Friday News You Can Use-$5 Meals

    It’s Friday and the last Friday of February. I hope you had a wonderful week and found money saving bargains. Based on your feedback, (and I’ve had lots of e-mails me asking for articles about saving money at the grocery store, so here’s what I came up with this week. Budgeting Tips from The Penny Hoarder https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/budgeting/budgeting-tips/ Fight High Grocery Prices  And from another one of my favorite money related sites, The Dollar Stretcher. You can always count on them for excellent articles and ideas so go check them out- Tried-and-True Tools for Fighting High Grocery Prices (thedollarstretcher.com)  $5 Meals And I found this YouTube Channel-Julia Pacheco, who has lots…

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    Friday News You Can Use-Money On the Side

    Another work week coming to a close and here are three of my top picks for money related articles and videos. On YouTube, I found a site called Home Made Simple. There are lots of great videos about saving money but this one caught my eye, Feed Your Family All Week for $55 Next one from USNews 20 Creative Ways to Save https://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/saving-and-budgeting/articles/creative-ways-to-save-money And finally, from a site called Saving Advice, 38 Ways to Make Money on the Side. Not all of them will be everyone’s cup of tea, but I’m sure you can find at least one you’d like to pursue- https://www.savingadvice.com/articles/2022/05/13/1063125_ways-to-make-money-on-the-side.html Have a fun weekend and a money…

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    Budget Smart Girl February Challenge

    Can you believe we’re half-way through February? That means…besides this month flying by, that we’re at the midpoint of our February Challenge. Remember we’re trying to buy things on sale. Not just for the sake of buying stuff but if we really need to purchase something this month, we’re trying to find it on sale or at least the best price we can. I had to buy a few business-related items and while I couldn’t find any on sale, I did a price search and hopefully, I did get the lowest price I could. Food wise, I’ve chosen foods from weekly ads and been using things that are on sale…

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    News You Can Use-Money Saving Appliances

    Has the first full week of February flown by or what? I almost forget that it’s Friday. Here are some money saving articles and vlogs I found this week- One of my favorite sites for all things money is Wisebread. This article features doable steps you can put into action- 16 Small Steps You Can Take Now to Improve Your Finances (wisebread.com) Another one of my favorites The Penny Hoarder with more fun money saving tips How to Save Money: 25 Ways to Put Away More Every Month (thepennyhoarder.com) And finally, I stumbled upon this YouTube channel called Under the Median who vloged about saving money appliances. How to Save…

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    Friday News You Can Use-Money Mistakes

    Did your February start in a money saving way? What money saving tips did I find this week? I stumbled upon this channel called Frozen Pennies on YouTube- Check out this video about Depression Era Pantry Staples-  You can always count on the Motley Fool for great money advice and here’s one about four money mistakes you might be making- https://www.fool.com/the-ascent/personal-finance/articles/4-money-mistakes-you-have-to-stop-repeating-over-and-over-again/ Have a fun weekend and a money saving week.

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    February Challenge and Best Buys

    It’s February, a month with just 28 days so make each one count. Today, we’re starting our annual February Budget Smart Girl Challenge. This year, it’s buying only things that are on sale. Remember don’t buy anything you don’t really need just because it has a sale tag on it. Things on sale can include, clothes, electronics, and yes, definitely food. We’ll do a check in on February 15th and then again on March 1st. So, what is usually on sale in February? Did you know that February is both National Canned Food Month and National Hot Breakfast Month? What a great time to stock up on some pantry supplies,…

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