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    Black Friday Sale

    Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now it’s time for the sales. Budget Smart Girl is having a sale from today through the end of Cyber Monday. 25% off everything in the store. You can pick up a budget planner, gardening planner, self care kit, vision planner…as much as you want. Use coupon code BSG23 on checkout. And if like me you’re an author, coach, self publisher you might be interested in the Super Author Bundle. To tell you the truth, I’m seeing one too many bundles and lots are full of low value stuff but this one caught my attention and I agreed to take part and contribute…

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    Don’t Dread Black Friday

    Black Friday is just one week away! If Thanksgiving is the day your diet goes out the window, Black Friday can be the time when your budget goes the same way. While it’s one of the best times of the year to pick up a bargain or two, getting prepared, doing research, making a list, and checking it twice, can save you a lot of post Black Friday regrets and a shrinking bank balance. Here are five tips to help you make it through the day with your best buys in hand and your budget still in pristine shape- Plan Today Use this Friday to do all your planning. What…

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    Monday Motivation-Believe in Yourself

    Don’t ever be too hard on yourself. Business idea didn’t take off or you couldn’t stick with your budget. We’re human and we sometimes fail and fall. That’s not what matters, it’s if you get back up and what you do next.

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    High Prices Getting You Down?

    Shopping can give you a bad case of sticker shock and if high prices are getting you down, here are five things you can do to help- Are high prices getting you down? Don’t Be Loyal One of the key traits of being budget smart is you’re never loyal to a brand, store or company. If another supermarket has a better deal, head there. Your favorite dishwasher liquid gone up in price? Find another one…you might even love it more. Do Your Homework Before you buy anything, do some research which is easier than ever now we have the Internet. Don’t just hand over your money believing the store is…

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    Monday Motivation-Plan it, Don’t Rush it

    Research, research, research. Rushing in without looking at options, checking out prices, reading reviews can cost you money when you both try to save money and make money. Spend some time up front and you’ll win every time.

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    Low Cost Gifts

    Hot chocolate mix is just one of the many recipes you can learn to make in a new class at Creativebug. Thanksgiving is just three weeks away and that means it’s time to start Christmas shopping. What happens if your budget is low or even bare. Turn to what works for every budget minded person and that’s make your own holiday gifts. Are you looking for ideas about what to make? One great resource is Creativebug (and yes, full disclosure I’m one of their affiliates and will be compensated but at no extra cost to you, if you decide to join). They have lots of classes but one in particular…

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    One Chicken-Three Meals

    One chicken, three meals… Groceries prices are up and it makes sense to try and get as much mileage out of each piece of food you buy. A chicken is a prime example. The first meal you can get from it, is a basic roast chicken, either cooked in a slow cooker or oven. Combine it with vegetables and potatoes and you have meal number one. Depending on how many are eating this meal, determines how much chicken you have left over so you might get one more meal or two. Don’t throw away the skin or bones because these can be turned into stock. Put everything in a pot…

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