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5 Tips for Frugal Back to School Shopping

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Whether your child is starting first grade or heading off to college, back-to-school time can wreak havoc on your wallet. Here are a few simple tips that I've used to help keep us on track as a new school year begins. 5 Tips For Back to School Shopping

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Simplifying Morning and Evening Routines

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Are you struggling with a morning routine and feeling hectic and out of control? These tips for a smooth morning will keep your family on track! I've been there! My oldest daughter started high school on Monday. I remember so clearly her first week of kindergarten. I think I made…

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Frugal Living: 5 Summer Money Saving Tips

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With gas prices back on the rise, families will need to find ways to save more money as the summer kicks off. Summer fun doesn't have to be expensive. There are many ways to cut corners and still be able to connect as a family. Check out these great money …

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Money and Finances: How to Live on a Budget

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It is important to be conscious of your lifestyle and spending when you are on a budget. Unless you are one of the Real Housewives of the Universe, you have to be practical in your spending choices. How to Live on a Budget Regularly ask yourself, "Is it totally…

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Creating Emergency Travel Kits for Your Family

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Natural disasters and other emergencies can strike at any moment, even while enjoying a fun family vacation. These emergency travel┬ákits are simple to put together and can give you a little peace of mind while you're away from home. I like to think of it as insurance...you probably won't…

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Recipe: Easy and Inexpensive Homemade Hummus

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I don't have time to be uber-frugal and make everything from scratch, and I don't have the funds to go wild on convenience food purchases. So I tend to do the math, multiply the dollars and cents to decide which of our favorite dishes are best made cooking from…

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