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9 Easy Ways to Maximize Your Money and TIME This Week-Black Friday

Black Friday can result in huge savings for many needed items and gifts. To shop the week of Black Friday and Cyber Monday and to maximize your money and time  follow these 9 steps. Before you get started make a list of what you want and need to buy. Download the Ibotta app and then go to BlackFriday.com.

How Families are Strengthened by Forgiveness

Sitting around, chatting and laughing are things my immediate and extended families enjoy regularly. We also play sports together, support each other’s main events, and work on projects we need help on together. We all get along great (usually) and we make a point to get together often. We support and love each other and understand

23 Unique Ways to Save $10,516.37 on Your Baby’s First Year… Part 2

In Part 1  (Click here to read) I mentioned that I was able to save $10,516.37 on my baby’s first year. Let me clarify. That number was from my list of things that I bought for our first baby. I took what I paid and subtracted it from what I would have paid by just ordering

Wild Rice and Lentil Stuffed Green Peppers

Typically, stuffed green peppers are often bland, lack in texture, and are inconsistent in taste (the top being flavorful and the middle and bottom lacking in flavor). For years, I have been trying to take this traditional dish to a more ‘gourmet’ level. By adding texture (wild rice and lentils), flavor (seasonings), and depth (multiple

A Common Medical MISDIAGNOSIS That Pregnant Women Need to Know.

Early one morning about 4 months before my son’s due date, I stood up out of bed. A horrendous stabbing pain shot through my lower pelvic area and thighs. It hit me so hard I immediately fell to the floor. I didn’t even have time to reach out to the wall or bed to catch

How to Coupon at Target

Target has multiple ways to save and the best part is that you can combine most of them together and score big! Here are nine ways on how to coupon at Target and save BIG #1- Manufacturers coupons (they take manufacturer coupons both printed and newspaper). There is a limit of 4 identical coupons per

Gratitude…How it Can Improve Your Life Today.

  This time of year (November), I see all sorts of posts on Facebook about what people are thankful for. Some people cynically joke that they’ll be thankful when all the thankful posts are done. Even though I don’t post 30 things throughout the month, it’s nice to see what people are thankful for and

Your First-Baby CheckList

First-time parents-to-be… Here is a list of pretty much everything  you’ll need for your upcoming baby. Keep in mind all of these things are not necessary. When you see the word ‘SUB.’ I am meaning…  You could SUBSTITUTE IT WITH _______. When you see ‘MUST HAVE’ it is an item I feel very passionate about.

23 Unique Ways to Save $10,516.37 on Your Baby’s First Year… Part 1

People always say, “Babies are expensive!” When I got pregnant, I couldn’t wait to meet our little guy. I was ecstatic about everything ‘baby’… all except the costs associated with having a little one. After some research, I found multiple studies that show that the first baby can run you anywhere from $12,000-$26,000 for the first

Wood Pumpkins

Fall themed wood pumpkins will work as decor from September through Thanksgiving. They are very inexpensive, and they are easy to make.  I was able to easily put them together without the help of step by step photos, so until I can add some (mine got deleted), I’ll just leave the step by step instructions.

Why You Should Shop 364 Days Early

Thrifty people look for deals any time of the year. Even if the deals are for holiday goods 364 days early. You can save big by buying holiday items after the holiday has just past. Usually stores will discount their holiday merchandise the day after that holiday has past. This is the best time to

17 Mistakes Couponers Make and How to Avoid Them

Couponing for over the last decade and saving hundreds of thousands of dollars has taught me a lot. I made many mistakes along the way. Below are 17 Mistakes Couponers Make and How to Avoid Them. Mistake # 1 is: Thinking you have to get EVERY deal. A phrase that I think of and recite to

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