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A Pot O’ Gold: Big Sale from Money Saving MOM and Living On a Dime

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One of the fun traditions surrounding St. Patrick’s Day is the idea of finding a leprechaun and his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. While the reality of such a treasure finds itself only in myth and legend, today you do have a special money saving opportunity that could be worth a […]

CVS Primer – March 15 thru 17

Please note: the ECB deal for the body wash expires on Tuesday, March 17th. So, this primer is only good until then. A year ago I walked into CVS for the first time, quaking in my boots. I had read several different bloggers that talked about the great deals and steals they had nabbed there. […]

Frugal Friday: Mind Over Money

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When I was growing up, my parents were always very careful with money. Neither of their families had had a lot of money when they were children, and so they knew how to save. It took a long time for me to appreciate this. I remember scrunching down in the backseat of the car when […]

Grocery Geek Presents: What $107 Buys You in Southern California

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It can be done. I was worried that it couldn’t. But I think it can. I think it can. Living frugally in Southern California is within reach. I entered 2009 thinking I might reduce my couponing efforts, but going over budget early on made me rethink that idea. With the start of March I decided […]

Memes: URS and Frugal Fridays

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There’s all sorts of exciting things happening over here in terms of group participation these days. Not only have I got one fun meme, but now thanks to Crystal, I have two fun memes. How lucky could a girl be? And their subjects? Food and Money – probably the two most talked about topics in […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Read Your Junk Mail

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Last week I had my grocery lists going and was all set to hit the stores on Saturday morning. We had been eating out of our stockpile, and I was looking forward to getting some new provisions to liven things up. Friday afternoon’s mail brought a stack of junk. But couponing has taught me to […]

Budget Living: Find Frugal Friends

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There’s something to be said about the old saying, “Be careful who you hang out with.” You know, your parents probably said something about that when you were a teenager. Our friends and our surroundings influence us — for better or for worse. If we’re not firmly grounded in our convictions, we can be easily […]

The Phone Call You Dread

The phone rings. You answer. A surreptitious, male voice asks, “Did you want them long or extra long?” “Long.” “Thin or ultra thin?” “Ultra.” “OK, but I can’t find the ones with wings.” If you’ve ever wondered how to spare your husband the inevitable phone call from the feminine products aisle, check out my recent […]