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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 […]

Coupon Giveaway Winners

Congrats to the winners of the coupon packs. hjclemlap1@sylouette98@ I’ll be starting a new series on couponing this month, answering your great questions or seeking out others who can. So stay tuned!

Grocery Geek Presents: Working a Deal To Lower the Price of Something Else

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WARNING: This post involves some math. How’s that for a lengthy title? Could I be anymore vague? Hopefully, this will clarify. I mentioned earlier that I was chopping my food budget for the week. I stocked up on fresh produce and a few miscellaneous items on Sunday night, and we’ve been using up what’s on […]

Budget Living: Home Baked Snacks (With Kids!)

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Lately, it’s been pretty hard to keep food on the table. Not because we’re strapped for cash. But, because my kids have been eating such enormous quantities of food! A loaf of bread gets us through one meal these days. And, while I love to stockpile, I just haven’t been able to keep up with […]