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Special Diets on a Budget

As you have probably noticed, I am eating a “special” diet right now.  And by special, I mean that I’m NOT eating any of the following foods: Dairy (including butter, cheese, yogurt, shortening, etc) Eggs Gluten (including wheat, oats, rye … Continue reading

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Save Money: Lower Your Food Budget

I think one of the easiest ways for us to lower our household/family expenses is through food.  I may not be able to change the monthly cost of my mortgage, but I can actively make changes to my lifestyle to … Continue reading

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Fast and Frugal: Buy Discounted Meat

I have a rule that I almost never break when it comes to meat:  Don’t spend more than $2/lb on meat.  The only exceptions are that I allow myself to buy tilapia, salmon and steak once a year or so. … Continue reading

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November Wellness Challenge – Let’s Add in a Little Finance

It’s now day 5 of my personal November Wellness Challenge.  I confess, there are aspects that I haven’t done so well with, but there are others in which I’m feeling ahead of the game.  Let me share a few highlights/lowlights … Continue reading

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August Spending Total – Groceries, Toiletries, etc

Well, since the month is almost over and I’m outta cash, I think it’s safe to say I won’t do any shopping this week….maybe on Saturday, September 1, ha ha.   This is what was purchased since I last updated: … Continue reading

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New Coupons available online

Coupons.com has some new food coupons just out…yay!!   $1.00 off Any Two Strips of Fleischmann’s Yeast $0.40 off Fleischmann’s Pizza Crust Yeast Strip $1.50 off 3 .75oz Strips of Fleischmann’s Yeast $1.00 off Any One Jar of Fleischmann’s Yeast … Continue reading

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August Spending Update

We got some good news in the mail the other day:  a $150 gift card to Walmart.  It was a bonus from my husband’s work from a few months ago, and it finally arrived!  The timing couldn’t be better since … Continue reading

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August Grocery Spending – Already Made a Trip!

Dang, it hasn’t been August that long, and I’ve already made three, YES THREE, “trips”.  I put trips in quotations because I don’t know if one of them is technically a trip.   Or perhaps I do it simply because … Continue reading

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July Grocery Spending Update

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already July 30!  Practically the end of the month.  I can think of only one thing I will likely need to buy before the month ends, cause it ran out a week ago.  I need … Continue reading

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July Grocery Spending Update

As of my last post, my July total was $111.   As I was writing, my husband was at Dollar Tree, so I have that and a couple others to update.   Dollar Tree: 10-pack Motts 100% juice (Apple and … Continue reading

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