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    30 Day Money Makeover

    If a money makeover is on your New Year to do list, I hope you’ll check out my new e-book that I released yesterday. It’s already on the Amazon bestseller list in the budgeting category. Each day you’ll get a simple, quick suggestion on ways to save money…sometimes even make money. Best thing is it’s currently on sale for just 99 cents. You can buy it here on the BSG site…you can find it on the left of the screen or at Amazon…it should be available on other online stores later this week. I hope you’ll check it out and please tell others who want a quick and easy money…

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    Easy to Make, Budget Friendly, Candy Cane Wreath

    I know some of you love to make crafts (especially during the holiday season), so I asked my friend Sue to share one of her easy to make and very budget friendly Christmas crafts with you. Sue has her own craft blog and this month’s theme is homemade cards so go check it out.     If you’re on a tight budget, yet love to decorate your house for the holidays, you don’t need to spend a fortune. In fact I have the perfect thing you can make and all the supplies are from the Dollar Store. Can’t get any cheaper than that, can you? The Dollar Store has a…

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    Canadian Free Stuff

        Over the years of running Budget Smart Girl, I’ve had lots of Canadian subscribers ask me about coupons and deals for them. Finally I have a site for you to check out. Here’s an interview with Theresa Bruce who runs CanadianFreeStuff…   Budget Smart Girl (BSG)-Tell us about you and your site? Theresa Bruce (TB)-I first started out this free Canadianfreestuff back in 2000 as a hobby, and at that time loved getting free samples in the mail – Back in those days there were some fabulous free offers you could receive. My mailbox had something new and cool every week back in those days. Free T-shirts and other…

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    Are You On Track With Your Financial Goals?

        We’re almost mid-way through the financial summer makeover/challenge so how are you doing? Are you on track to meet the financial goals you set? Here’s my update. I’ve been keeping track of money I spend and what I spend it on. It’s taught me a couple of things. One, there’s always room for improvement because even the most budget conscious of us will splurge once in a while. It’s human nature I guess, and yes, like a diet it’s sometimes a good thing because it stops you from going off the diet completely. Second thing is that being accountable if only to myself, is improving my ability to be totally…

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    Ways to Save with Amazon

    Before I begin, a full disclosure, I recently signed up to be an Amazon associate which means I can earn affiliate fees if anyone clicks on or makes a purchase through one of the links I’m providing in this post… and actually that’s my first tip for saving and making money on Amazon is to become one of their associates. Coupons I never thought I’d find coupons on Amazon but yes, they have them and here’s a link (no, this isn’t one of the affiliate links). You can use them for lots of stuff and another way to shave off some money from your order. https://www.amazon.com/Coupons     Prime Member and…

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    Budget Smart Girl Tries Brandless

      I recently heard about a company that sells food online. Not just any food but good for you stuff that’s organic and non-GMO. Added plus…I was told everything was $3 and shipping is free when you spend $39 or more. Last week I decided to give it a try.   The company is called Brandless. The packaging is plan and simple which reminds me of the generic products you used to see at supermarkets but I have to say the taste is a whole lot better. I haven’t sampled everything I ordered but so far, so good. The sweet potato tortilla chips…well, I’ll give them a ten. Same goes…

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    Track Your Spending

      Welcome to week one of the summer money makeover Have you decided what you’re going to tackle between now and September 1st? One of my major goals is to track my spending. It used to be much easier when I wrote checks to pay bills and buy groceries because I’d write down what I spent and who I paid, along with how much was in my account. Those days are long gone and with them my organized system of seeing where the money was going. Recently I’ve been reading lots of financial books (reviews of them coming soon), and one piece of money advice they all have in common…

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    Summer Money Makeover

      It’s not yet ‘officially’ summer but Memorial Day’s been and gone so I thought we’d kick off a summer financial makeover. What gave me the idea? Over at my writing site, I’m setting up a summer writer’s retreat where we’ll get books started or half-finished ones will get completed. It’s running from June 1st through September 1st. Three months to get something done that maybe you’ve been talking about or even just dreaming about doing. So I thought how about something similar here at BSG. What would your financial makeover look like? Maybe you want to finally set up a budget? Perhaps you want to get started on saving…

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    The Added Cost of Fear and Uncertainty

        What if it breaks, what if the car breaks down, or I lose my cell phone… We all have one of those days, sometimes one of those weeks. Put it down to bad luck or the universe not being on our side. We’re human so that makes us worry and companies know that. Sometimes it’s the fear and uncertainty of everyday living that costs us more money than it should. What got me thinking about this? I’ve been reading a couple of financial books (I’ll be reviewing them here on BSG at a later date), and both of them mentioned that oftentimes we pay more because a company…

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    For Subscribers in The European Union

      I’m not sure if this applies to BSG (or not sure if I fully understand the whole thing), but next week the European Union has a new law coming into effect about subscribers to lists etc. I’ve been told even those of us who live in the US have to address this issue. So if you’re a subscriber based in one of the European Union countries and you don’t wish to be on the subscriber list any longer you need to unsubscribe before May 25th. Thank you-BSG.

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