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    Eating Well on a Budget-5 Simple Tips

    Eating well when food prices are high is a challenge but it can be done. A great way to get the most nutritional bang for your buck is to eat fruits, vegetables, herb and spices. Here are five tips and a bonus one for finding the best selection at the best prices. Farmer’s Markets Many of the farmer’s markets close in the winter but some areas do have indoor ones so it pays to check in your local area. Not only can you find produce but things like eggs, milk, butter etc. Buy in Bulk Are you worried about having to throw away food that you can’t use even though…

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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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    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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    Friday News You Can Use

    It’s Friday and lots of you told me how much you enjoyed me digging through the Budget Smart Girl archives and finding past posts to include in News You Can Use. I had people who have been subscribers from the very beginning tell me they enjoyed seeing these articles again. Others, brand new to the site, appreciated me bringing these tips and hints to their attention. So, with that in mind, I’ve pulled out three more. It’s time to getting gardening and this first link will take you to a post from 2008. Isn’t it funny how old topics become new again and this one also from 2008, tells you…

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    March-Best Buys-Frozen Food Month, Fish and more

    It’s March and that means spring is around the corner… How did you do with our February Challenge? Did you find some bargains? Did you find it hard to buy only things on sale? I have to say, it was a challenge for some things that I needed to buy. One or two were business related so I needed them and didn’t think they were the sort of thing to go on sale, so I bought them. A new month, means a new opportunity to save. In March, look for frozen items because it’s Frozen Food Month. This is a great time to stock up on frozen pantry staples, like…

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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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    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-Frugal Money Savers

    We’re over half way through the first month of the year. How was your week? Here are three more links to articles or videos I thought worth checking out, but first, I added a couple of cooking tips and my review of the cookbook Budget Bytes over at Budget Smart Girl’s cooking site, www.cookinggrubhub.com And now to the links- I’m a fan of the Penny Hoarder, in fact, I’ve been reading it for years. Here’s one of my favorites and it’s about 12 things to buy before prices go up https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/save-money/supply-chain-shortages/ Another one of my favorite money sites is Wisebread and they had 16 steps to improve your finances https://www.wisebread.com/16-small-steps-you-can-take-now-to-improve-your-finances…

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    Take Your First Step Toward Financial Freedom

    Did you pick up the Financial Freedom Bundle on Black Friday? I hope you did but if you were undecided here’s another and yes, this is the final time it’s going to be available. Infostack is the leading online deal site for hand-curated collections of premium tools and resources that give you lifetime-access to thousands of dollar’s worth of resources for up to 99% off. This is most comprehensive bundle of game-changing personal finance resources I have come across in a long time and if there’s one goal all of us should have in common it’s trying to attain financial freedom and this bundle can help you take that first…

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    Best Buys for January

    A happy new year to you all. Back due to popular demand we have the monthly feature Best Buys. If you’re looking for good deals on any of the following products, this month is probably your best bet for savings. Produce-broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, lemons and oranges. Christmas Items-if you’re not already tired of all things Christmas, then this is a great opportunity to buy some items ready for Christmas 2023. Chocolate-Yes, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and chocolate is perfect to store for future baking needs. Winter Clothing-Winter only began a few weeks ago but stores need to make room for spring clothing which means…

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