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5 Frugal Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and it’s time to start making plans to celebrate. If your date night budget is somewhat meager, consider some less expensive options for your Valentine’s Day date. The following are some ideas you may want to try: Visit a Local Winery or Brewery Do you love wine and beer? If …

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5 Tips to Save Money on Groceries in a Small Town

When you live in the city, your grocery options usually are numerous. You may even have several large chains and local grocers to choose from. But when you live in a less populated area, your choices are limited. Some small towns have only one grocery store. Often prices are higher in smaller towns because there …

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9 Types of Fresh Produce that Will Last a Long Time

If you’re trying to head to the grocery store less frequently these days, it can be hard to ensure you’re eating enough produce. Here are nine options that will last a few weeks when properly stored. They’ll help make sure you can enjoy your fruits and vegetables until your next shopping trip. 1.      Carrots Whole …

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5 Winter Movies to Watch on a Cold Night

Are the temperatures where you are plummeting too? On a cold night, there’s nothing like snuggling on the couch with a warm blanket and a bowl of buttery popcorn. It’s such a cozy feeling! Since it is winter time, here are five movies that are perfect to watch solo, with your family or friends, or …

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5 Book-to-Movie Adaptations That Nailed It

No book-to-movie adaptation is perfect. There will always be scenes left out for space, dialogue added for clarity, and other subtle changes. But, some movies stay true to the book, while others stray far away. If you’re looking for some big-screen adaptations gone right, check out these five. All of them are close to the …

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4 Ways to Source Used Auto Parts to Save Money

Auto parts are expensive! When you’re trying to repair your vehicle and get back on the road, here are four ways to source used parts. They’ll help you save money and recycle part of a vehicle. That’s good for your wallet and the environment! Local Junkyards Most cities have a junkyard or two. These house …

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3 Budget-Friendly Dieting Tips for The New Year

Losing weight and getting healthy are among the top New Year’s resolutions that many people make. However, some can become sidetracked due to the increased costs that are associated with getting healthy. The good news is that there are many affordable ways to get in shape and eat well all year long using the following …

drink more water

How to Drink More Water Each Day

The beginning of a new year is a great time to set some new health goals. One way to drastically improve your health is to drink more water. It can be difficult for some people to drink water on a regular basis. The following are some tips that can help you get in enough water …

February Sales

February Sales: Finding the Best Deals

February is a short month, but it’s jammed with great shopping opportunities. Maybe the sales are planned to pull everyone out of the winter doldrums. We’ve found some great deals during Valentine’s and President’s Day sales. Here are a few items to keep your eye on in February: Mattresses We can’t tell you why February …

Save more in 2017

Resolve to Save More in 2017

I’ve never been a fan of New Year’s resolutions, but I can still plan to save more in 2017. Rather than making it a resolution, I’m just considering it my theme for the year: more savings. Here are some tips I’ve learned about new ways to get started. Keep an Eye on Expenses The best …

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