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Mastering Your Money: The Millionaire’s Mini-Guide for Frugal Living

Lifestyles of the rich and famous. How do millionaires get so wealthy? Is it because they’re lucky? Nope. It’s because they know how to manage their money. Here’s what you need to know about putting more money in the bank and less in the hands of others. Mastering Your Money Live A Simple Life There’s more than one way to get rich today, and one of the most popular seems to be being frugal. If you can scrimp and save your way to a million dollars, more power to you. For most people, that advice is easier said than done. To get to that million, you’ll probably need to live a much simpler life than you are living right now - especially if you live on a limited income. Keep the things that...

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7 Insanely Easy Ways To Save Money On Meat Purchases

7 Insanely Easy Ways To Save Money On Meat Purchases

These insanely easy ways to save money on meat purchases will totally revamp your grocery budget.  If your family happens to be meat eaters, it can really be tough to manage staying in budget.  These tips will help you to not only keep feeding them hearty meals they love, but will keep you from spending all of your money just on meat and not being able to buy other ingredients. 7 Insanely Easy Ways To Save Money On Meat Purchases Buy direct from the farm.  If you have heard people mention buying a side of beef, then you understand what this means.  Find a local farm that raises beef, pork, or chickens and you may be able to purchase in bulk or even smaller pieces for a lower per pound rate...

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BJ’s Accepts All Manufacturer Coupons for even More Savings!

BJ’s Accepts All Manufacturer Coupons for even More Savings!

Did you know that BJ’s is the only membership club that accepts manufacturer coupons? On top of the everyday savings, BJ’s members can stretch their dollars further, by using manufacturer coupons and BJ’s issued coupons.  At the front of every BJ’s Club, it offers a coupon flyer that is updated twice a month with BJ's store coupons.  You can combine them with Manufacturer coupons to stack your savings. Do you want to find printable coupons quickly?  Besides my coupon page, you can also head on over to On journal.bjs.com or BJs.com where Members can find more in-Club savings through a partnership with Coupons.com.  These coupons are for larger sizes that you'll find at BJ's and are higher...

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Eight Tips for a Successful Garage Sale

Eight Tips for a Successful Garage Sale

It's garage sale season (also known as yard sales) and lots of people are earning money for the items in their home that are just taking up space. You know you have those items too so why not have a garage sale this month and not just clear out the clutter, but earn some money.  Depending on the quality of your items, you can earn a decent amount of money in the short time you spend out there.  But you need to prepare ahead of time to have a successful garage sale. We had a very successful garage sale after we moved into our current home.  Moving is truly the best way to purge and I purged a lot! I donated lots a lot of items as well, which is nice because that's a tax write off. But...

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5 Tips To Help You Balance Your Budget

5 Tips To Help You Balance Your Budget

5 Tips To Help You Balance Your Budget Everyone knows that person who always seems to have their financial affairs in order. They don't struggle to pay the bills and always have the money they need to handle any situations that arise. Worst of all, they make just as much as you do, if not less. So how do these people keep a balanced budget? Read on to learn more. Keep Spending To A Minimum In order to keep your spending under control, the first thing you should do is seek out coupon codes online. These online coupon codes are readily available at Discountrue, RetailMeNot, and other similar services, to all who need them and a great way to rein in reckless spending. The next time you are at...

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What to do When Your Device Gets Wet

What to do When Your Device Gets Wet

This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. What to do When Your Device Gets Wet Nooooo!!! It has happened to most of us, and usually happens in s-l-o-w motion when it does: your phone takes the deep plunge, goes for a swim, dives into the deep end. Any way you say it, when your phone splashes into water, your heart stops for a half second and you immediately pray that somehow, someway, your phone will survive it's liquid vacation. There are some great tips to help increase your phone's survival rate, but if you find yourself unable to resuscitate your beloved device, have no fear - Gazelle is here! Gazelle has you...

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6 of My Must Have Travel Items that You can find at CVS

6 of My Must Have Travel Items that You can find at CVS

This post is Sponsored by CVS/Pharmacy but my opinions are 100% my own! It's the middle of October so that means you may be making plans to travel during the holidays.  You can find at CVSWhether you travel by plane or car, there are things you'll need for your trip, especially if you have kids. 6 of My Must Have Travel Items that You can find at CVS There are certain things I always take with me when we travel and I can get them all at CVS, which is super convenient considering I have one at the end of my street. And I can use my ExtraBucks to purchase them. Puzzle Books or Activity Books We have two small girls so they need to be entertained at all times.  While they love to read, they...

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The Venus Snap Razor is Perfect for Summer Travel #InASnap

The Venus Snap Razor is Perfect for Summer Travel #InASnap

This post is Sponsored by Gillette but my opinions are 100% my own! I almost always forget something when I travel.  A few times it's been my toothbrush but the one thing I forget the most is my razor.  And when I forget it I have to ask for one at the desk.  You know what they give you?  A regular, old fashion men's razor.  I don't like shaving my legs with one of those.  But when I have no choice, I do it. Venus has a new razor that is perfect for traveling - as long as you remember it.  It's the Venus Snap with Embrace Razor.  What makes it so great for traveling?  It's size.   The Venus Snap razor is compact and comes with it's own carrying case.  You can easily toss it in your...

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Three of My Favorite Cash Back Shopping Sites {and why you should use them}

I'm going to share with you three of my Favorite Cash Back Shopping Sites and why you should use them today.  We can't avoid shopping at times and you can save a lot of money by staying home and shopping online, even if you have to pay shipping. Why you should shop online Depending on where you live, you may have to travel pretty far to get to your favorite store. And with gas prices about $3.39 a gallon here in Rhode Island, that can add up pretty quickly.  If you live over 30 miles away from the closest mall, and you pay about $3.39 a gallon then it probably just cost you about $3.39 to get to the mall depending on how efficient your car is.  And of course then you have to get back so...

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Earn Money While Searching Online with Qmee

This is a sponsored campaign with Mums the Word Network and Qmee.  All opinions are my own. We are all looking for ways to make a little extra money, but we don't all have time for extra jobs.   You may have heard from friends that they do things online to earn some money.   There are a lot of legit ways of earning online and there are lot of scams too.  I like to point out the legit ones when I can to help all my readers as much as I can. If you are online a lot then you can probably earn a little extra money doing things you are already doing - like searching!  I want to share with you a app I was recently asked to review.  It's called Qmee and it's so simple to use that we should all be...

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My wish is to Someday Travel to Vegas on A Budget #marriottvacay

When my husband and I were first married, he told me that for our first anniversary, we'd go to Vegas. I've never been and I have always wanted to go. It's on my list of places to visit before I die. We both agreed it would be the perfect First Anniversary gift to each other. We've been married for 12 years now and still haven't gone to Las Vegas. We live on the east coast and when we started looking into a trip there for our anniversary, we were both working full time and didn't have a lot of time off. We agreed a long weekend in Las Vegas would be perfect for the time. Then we started looking into booking the trip and our long weekend away looked like it was going to cost us a lot of...

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Traveling by Car This Holiday? Save Money with the Fuel Rewards Network

This post is Sponsored by Fuel Rewards Network but my opinions are 100% my own! Whether it's a trip for snow birds escaping the freeze or an annual family gathering, road trips remain a very popular travel option during the holiday season. The Fuel Rewards Network has offers from over 700 of the country’s top retailers within its own Online Mall including: Macy’s, the Apple Store, Target and BestBuy. To help consumers earn even more rewards this holiday season, from now until the end of the year FRN is tripling consumers’ award earning potential by offering 15¢/gal. for every $50 spent in their online mall. Consumers can then double or sometimes even triple those 15 cents rewards by...

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Create Collages and more Online at Fotor.com

I take a lot of pictures - for the blog and for myself.   But I've been struggling with finding a good photo editing program since I got my macbook.  I used paint to do a lot of things on my PC and find myself going back to it a lot now, but that's just a pain. I'm happy to share with you that I don't have that problem anymore because I found Fotor - a Free photo editing software for mac because it's online!  Nothing to download except your pictures once you are done editing them. Making a collage has been one thing I've been searching to do and Fotor makes it very simple to do.  In just a matter of moments I made this college... I just uploaded the photos I wanted to use and then I...

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September is National Coupon Month | Tips for Using Coupons

September is National Coupon Month | Tips for Using Coupons

September is National Coupon Month | Tips for Using Coupons September is National Coupon month so if you don't use coupons, try it out this month.  You really can save a lot of money using coupons.  Here are a few tips that you may not know about using coupons.... Note expiration dates of Store Coupons – Retailers want you to shop in their store so even if your store coupon has expired, they may still take it.  It doesn't hurt to ask because many retailers will honor savings deals post-expiration date. 10 for $10 doesn't mean you have to buy 10 – Lots of grocery stores will offer 10 for $10 deals to get you to buy more than one.  What you may not know is that most times you don't need to...

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Busy with Back-to-School? Make some Quick, Easy and Affordable Go-To Meals

Busy with Back-to-School? Make some Quick, Easy and Affordable Go-To Meals We are back to school and in full swing with after school activities.  The girls are busy between school work, projects, dance, girl scouts and soccer so our weeks will go by fast now that the season of being busy has arrived!  It seems like once they are home from school, I do not sit down.   Dinner is important to me and I try to make something every night to not only avoid the drive thru and save money, but to also make sure my girls eat healthy.    However I don't always have time to cook so I have some go-to meals that I cook often.  Each week when I shop, I make sure I have as many of my staple items for these...

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