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Easy Halloween Decorations from Your Christmas Stash

Easy Halloween Decorations from Your Christmas Stash

Let your Christmas decorations do double-duty this holiday season by using them for your Halloween decorations! We have a lot of Christmas decorations in our family. Christmas is the holiday that we “overdo it” on decor, if that’s possible. 😉 But my daughter also really loves Halloween. She wanted to decorate more this year, and I needed to come up with some ways to make it happen. Walking through the stores, it was tempting to buy some of the neat…

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Ways to Save on Your Health and Fitness Budget

45 Ways to Save on Your Health and Fitness Budget – “Saving on Necessities” Series

“An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away” should not be your health and fitness budget plan.If only it were that easy! Sure, apples are a healthy addition to any diet, but there’s usually a little more than an apple required for most of us to stay healthy and fit from day to day.

There are lots of ways to save in this category, while still properly taking care of your health. That is key. Cutting corners to save a bit of money while being sickly is not an option here.

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Ways to Save on Stress Relieving Activities

13 Ways to Save on Stress Relieving Activities

It’s important to take care of yourself and your mental health. But how can you save money while lowering your stress? It’s actually quite easy. There are so many possibilities, but you must schedule the time to treat yourself. So many of us put ourselves last, and that’s got to change. Here are some ways to lower your stress, enjoy some “me-time,” and fit it all into your “health and fitness” budget. 13 ways to save on stress relieving activities Save…

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11 Ways to Save on Exercise and Equipment

Want to get fit and improve your physical health? You can do just that, and it doesn’t have to make or break your budget. There are ways to save on exercise. Plus, you can actually enjoy the process. Read on for some ways to get the most out of your workouts while sticking to your budget. 11 ways to save on exercise and equipment Brainstorm exercises. Take fifteen to twenty minutes and write down any type of exercise (sports included) that…

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Ways to Save on Healthier Foods

10 Ways to Save on Healthier Foods

We all could use some food fixes in our diet. It can seem like all the junk food is the only way to stay within your budget. But that’s simply not true. Fortunately, there are ways to save on healthier foods out there. Here are some tips for adding healthier foods to your diet while saving money. 10 ways to save on healthier foods Discover the healthier foods that are consistently affordable at your local grocery store.  This is a great…

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Ways to Save at the Doctor's Office and Pharmacy

11 Ways to Save at the Doctor’s Office and Pharmacy

We all could use some doctor deals and discounts. You’re in luck! There are doctor deals and discounts out there. You just have to know how to find them. Here are some ways to get the best deals for medical appointments, prescriptions, and health care supplies. 11 ways to save at the doctor’s office and pharmacy Make Sure Your Doctor is “In Network.” First off, you want to go to an in-network doctor so your insurance pays the most possible…

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Our Family Budget Results on My One-Year Quitting Anniversary

Our Family Budget Results on My One-Year Quitting Anniversary

My last day working in the corporate world as a salaried employee was August 31, 2017. I can’t believe it’s already been a whole year! That means I officially made it to my one-year quitting anniversary. My husband called it my “Quit-iversary” because he loves portmanteaus. 😜 He has also been the sole breadwinner for our family this past year because of me. As an elementary school teacher, he was pretty concerned about this situation, and the added pressure on…

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Save on all your online shopping with Ebates

Save on all your online shopping with this one simple tip

I was just recently reminded about a free way to easily get cash back on online purchases. I have been using Raise, Honey, Ibotta and Checkout51 to great success this year, and have saved more than $200 in the last 5 months. But I could’ve been saving even more that whole time! My sister actually sent me a referral for this other free cash back service nearly two years ago and I cringe when I think of how much money…

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