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Budget Cutting Tips for the New Year
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Budget Cutting Tips for the New Year

Cutting your budget and controlling your expenses is not as hard as it seems.  The key is diligence and pursing it as a priority.  Budget Cutting Tips for the New Year is a great way to get this started. Budget […]

My Favorite Budget Cutting Tips: Transportation
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My Favorite Budget Cutting Tips: Transportation

My Favorite Budget Cutting Tips: TransportationTransportation related expenses account for 17% of what the average household spends in a year. If you are serious about creating a budget and staying on that budget in 2014 this is a great area to create an impact. With a little effort and thought and my favorite budget cutting tips you can make this work without a major lifestyle change.

How to Cook
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How to Cook

How to Cook Loving Legumes is the second in our series of How to Cook classes dedicated to beans and legumes. In this class you will be taught everything you need to know to prepare legumes like lentils, split peas, […]

Do Dollar Stores Deliver On Big Savings?
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Do Dollar Stores Deliver On Big Savings?

Do Dollar Stores Deliver On Big Savings? Discount stores, dollar stores, are in vogue, and the hottest of the markdown merchants are dollar stores like Family Dollar, Dollar Tree, and Dollar General.  As a buyer you need to be wary […]

23 Tips To Cut Your Food Budget By 30 to 40%
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23 Tips To Cut Your Food Budget By 30 to 40%

23 Tips To Cut Your Food Budget By 30 to 40% The percentage of income spent on a food budget really varies for each income level; the bottom fifth of American earners spend a whopping 10 to 14% of the […]

Are You Really Saving When Shopping Outlet Stores
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Are You Really Saving When Shopping Outlet Stores

Are You Really Saving When Shopping Outlet Stores Average discounts in a factory outlet store are right around 35% (if you shop sales at your local retailer you should be getting 30 to 50% off list).  There are some things […]

Learning to Cook
Food / Frugal Living

Learning to Cook

Learning to Cook If you consider that you can create very healthy meals for about $5.00, and impact your carbon foot print then learning to cook and eating at home is your next step on the road to frugal, green, […]

Ways to Save
Food & Drink / Frugal Living

Ways to Save

Food Costs The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found in 2009 that the average American spent $6,443 annually on food. This is roughly 13 percent of the annual household income.  If you divide your average food expenditure by an average […]

$10 Lifetime Senior Pass to U.S. National Parks
Frugal Living / Outdoor Seattle

$10 Lifetime Senior Pass to U.S. National Parks

One of the best senior travel bargains anywhere is a “low-cost” lifetime national park pass that admits seniors free of charge to most U.S. national parks, forests, refuges, monuments and recreation areas, from Denali National Park in Alaska to the […]