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    Thought this article had some handy tips for those looking for ways to keep their homes reasonably clean w/o going into a full 'deep clean' mode. It partially summarizes what I do to try to keep my house 'maintained' until I can get the time for a proper and full deep clean. Kitchen &...
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    how to get along with your dil :). I get along with both of mine just fine but, one of the suggestions has me befuddled and I want to know what some of you think. The article says you should "never" tell your son he is right (even if he is).....what do you all think?
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    Thought this was an interesting article. The Case for a 21-Hour Work Week - Yahoo! Finance Having more time for family & other interests would be great. However, I really couldn't see this becoming common place. How many could actually make ends meet on half of their current salary? So, what...
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    The Sun is a trashy tabloid but a lot of people in the UK read it. They appeal to a lowest common denominator sort of audience. This article kind of illustrates how certain non-frugal people see frugal people. Rather than taking the opportunity to congratulate this family on conserving energy...
  5. Frugal Living
    Yahoo! Finance - Financially Fit More shrinking products :(
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    Anyone else catch this article? How inflation is eating away at family food budgets- MSN Money Looks like prices are going up more and more. Seems crazy. The one that blew my mind was the point on peanut butter. That is a HUGE forecasted increase! As if if hasn't gone up enough already...
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    Thought this was interesting - I'm sure this is starting to happen all over. I'm wondering if this person was 'targeted' for lack of a better term b/c she's a 'habitual coupon user'. Shopper: Kroger Refuses to Take Coupons
  8. Stockpiling
    This makes sense to me: Idaho Mom2Mom | Extreme Buying vs. Extreme Saving
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    http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20110804/NEWS01/108040339/Millennials-knack-finding-top-bargains millennials= first group coming of age in the new millenium
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    Thanks to everyone that voted for me! I won second place. Hubby and I drove from Houston TX to Carlisle PA and back to claim my prizes. Here is a link with photos and an article. Just scroll down a little. Geico threw in a $200 gas gift card when they found out how far we were driving! We...
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    DNA samples will determine if Jupiter residents aren't picking up behind their pooches wow - just wow - now while I whole heartedly believe that we should be held accountable for our pets (and their poo) ~ geez, I just couldn't afford this the fee for the initial swab!! I would think this is...
  12. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Young adults feel empowered by debt, new study says | Deseret News This is a bit scary to read. Fortunately it ends with quotes from one young adult who has been buried and is working his way out of it. But to feel empowered, have high self esteem simply because you didn't have the will-power...
  13. Home Environment
    13 Reasons to Clean Your Closet Today I find most of these fairly obvious, but we can all use a reminder every now and then! :)
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    The most dangerous cities for pedestrians- MSN Money Living in the south, I'd have to agree that our metro areas aren't very people friendly. I met a man selling electric bicycles at the most recent health/wellness expo. Coolest bikes ever. I had to ask him... "you aren't from here are you?"...
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    I have been watching this very closely (in the event that I need to return to the US within the next few years) and this article caught my eye. After a discussion with a friend of mine about how sour the economy has been for the last few years, I saw this: American Sauce: Maybe the economy’s...
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    Saw this article today. Seemed to be more in line with what is practiced by members here on FV. 3 meals plus snacks for $4 a day - 1 - cheap groceries - MSN Money Was happy to see the article took a realistic approach to meal planning.
  17. Financial hardship
    An article by Donna Freedman on Surviving on $12,000.00 per year. Some really good ideas and I love the part where she says "every dollar I don't spend is a dollar I have earned" Surviving (and thriving) on $12,000 a year - MSN Money another interesting one ...
  18. Weddings and bridal showers
    This article is about a bride who planned her entire wedding through the internet - for a destination wedding. I was all gung ho reading this as I love reading how others save money but this had me flabbergasted at the end. Clearly her definition of 'frugal' is nowhere near mine!! :thud...
  19. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I found this article on a blog and thought it was awesome! It pretty much teaches Dave Ramsey but with the main stream media twist. All in all a good article. Is Dave Ramsey Wrong?
  20. Home Environment
    Some may have seen these tips before and currently use them. Some were new to me and some were just plain smart yet I've never done them. All I know, I WANT a laundry room similar to the one they have a pic of near the end :lol: Got anymore tips to add/share that weren't listed? How to Get...
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