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How We Rehydrate Limp Carrots

A Terrific Limp Carrot Fix!

Have you ever purchased carrots that are limp and droopy? Have carrots that you store in your refrigerator lost their crispness and crunchiness?

Don’t despair, your produce is not ready for the trash can or compost pile. You can rehydrate limp carrots and return them to their crisp and crunchy original condition.

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Top Reasons Why Travel Credit Cards Are Better than Normal Debit/Credit Cards

Passport and travel reward cards.

The travel rewards programs launched by various banks and credit cards are becoming more popular with each passing year. It’s no surprise because these rewards programs help you cut down expenses when you travel. If you carefully research the details of several card offers, you could end up with significant savings at the end of your travels.

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10 Ways to Save on Vacation Meals

10 Ways to Save on Vacation Meals!

Vacation meals can be expensive! But with a little planning and creativity, you can enjoy awesome food while you travel and you can spend much less doing it. We’ve got lots of ideas for having a great vacation on a budget and it all starts with saving on vacation meals.

Here are 10 Ways to Save Vacation Meals

1) Eat

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3 Ways to Save When Egg Prices Skyrocket

3 Ways to buy Eggs at the Grocery Store for Maximum Savings! Learn what Grade B eggs are and how they can help you save money.

How to save money with Grade B eggs.

Do you know what Grade B Eggs are? And do you know how Grade B Eggs can save you money?

Eggs are a regular breakfast food in our house and millions of other homes across the country. But Egg prices go up and down on a regular basis and can sometimes rise … Read the rest

Rental Car Hacks for Business or Vacation

These Rental Car Hacks will save you hundreds of dollars on your vacation!

Rental Car Hacks that saved us more than $200!

Here are some rental car hacks that saved us a ton of money! We were traveling to Richmond Virginia to speak at a conference and to do a little vacationing with family and friends. There would be six of us traveling, plus luggage for one week and 24 cases of books.… Read the rest

Guide To Hosting Great Yard/ Garage Sales

Garage Sale Guide-Tips for Hosting a Great Garage Sale!

We’ve written this Garage Sale Guide to help you turn your unwanted treasures into cash. There are dozens of ideas presented on this page to help you run an efficient and profitable yard sale at your home. Or to host a rummage sale for a charitable organization where you volunteer.

Garage Sale Guide Starting Place

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A Budget Makeover with Groceries?

A Budget Makeover with Groceries is the fastest way to find cash!

A Budget Makeover with Groceries, is one of the best places to start. Because most of us go to the grocery store often, making a few changes in how you shop is one of the fastest ways for rehabbing your finances.

How can I lower my grocery bill so I can get ahead on my budget?

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27 Frugal and Fun Vacation Ideas

Frugal Vacations- 27 Money Saving Tips for Food, Lodging & Activities.

Frugal Vacations don’t have to be boring. And Vacations don’t have to be expensive to be memorable. We’ve compiled a list of ways for you to have fun and frugal vacations. This list comes from friends and our own experience. We’ll share more than two dozen money-saving vacation tips for meals, lodging, and activities. You’ll make great memories with minimal … Read the rest

Roadmap Savings for Garage Sale Treasures

Garage Sale Treasures - 7 Shopping Strategies!

7 ways to make Garage Sale Shopping more Fun

If you’re going to spend a day driving around and looking for garage sale treasures, try these 7 tips to make your time Garage Sale treasure hunting more profitable (and less expensive).

1. Plan your Garage Sale route

Check out the garage sale ads on:

  1. Facebook’s SwipSwap Groups (we have joined
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Money Smart Grandparents

Money Smart Grandparents can help with expenses, time and more.

Grandma's hand being held by a baby's hand. Money Smart Grandparents provide practical ways to Help.

We asked our Facebook friends a couple of questions about how their parents had a positive impact on their children. We want to build a brainstorming list of ideas to encourage money smart grandparents to be active participants in their grandchild’s life. Please add your comments to the bottom of this page—we’d … Read the rest

11 Awesome & Affordable Spring Activities for families

11 Awesome & Affordable Spring Activities For Your Family!

Spring Activities – if you’re looking for fun, it’s a time full of awesome and affordable recreational events. Spring – the time for plants and trees to come back to life and in many parts of the country families can be outside to enjoy the more temperate weather and outdoor activities.

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Veterans: How to get free event tickets with VetTix!

Free Family Fun for Veterans!

VetTix is a company that shows appreciation to our Veterans and their families with free event tickets. And this blog will tell you all about how it works, and how to sign up for it.

A few months ago a friend of ours sat with his wife in the audience at Symphony Hall in Phoenix to enjoy hearing the orchestra … Read the rest

How to Help Your Teen Establish a Good Credit Score

Teenagers & Credit Scores: how to help them establish good credit!

Are you wanting to help your teenager establish a good credit score? Teenagers & Credit Scores is a great topic to be concerned about. Raising money smart teens is more than just teaching our kids to work and earn and save and spend carefully. We need to teach teens the ins and outs of borrowing money and being smart about … Read the rest

Linen Closet Tips, Tricks and Hacks

How to Organize Your Linen Closest in 4 Hours.

Reorganizing your linen closet probably isn’t at the top of your to-do list! But this task can really free up time and mental energy – here’s why and how.

The Last Time We Reorganized our Linen Closet

For us, it had been about 10 years — raising five kids and being involved in helping them launch as young adults, writing … Read the rest

8 Easter Traditions, Crafts and Decor for a Fun Family Celebration

8 Easter Traditions & Decorations.

Easter Traditions are a type of glue that holds families together and builds enduring memories. The traditions don’t have to be expensive, elaborate or logical – some can be downright silly. But for kids, having consistent events throughout the year are something that adds stability and anticipation to life.

A jellybean trail started by a trumpet and a catchers mask.

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Which Grocery Store Has The Best Grocery Prices?

Which Grocery Store has the Best Prices?

We are often asked which grocery store has the best prices. It seems that many people are looking for a “silver bullet,” or a magic formula to saving money at the grocery store.

In this Q&A we address the issue of where to shop and how to save the most money at the grocery store.

Question about saving on grocery

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Do warehouse clubs really save you money?

Do Warehouse Clubs Really save you Money?

The concept of shopping in a warehouse and buying directly from a distributor is an appealing idea for money saving minded people. But do today’s warehouse clubs really save you money or are they merely a carefully marketed retail store that has lots of stuff in it, designed to separate you from your money?

What is a Warehouse Club?

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Tips on freezing & cooking meat

What is the best way to freeze & cook meat?

Freezing meat bought on sale is a great way to save money at the grocery store. But if you don’t properly store and protect the meat, your savings can be wasted due to freezer burn. If you follow the steps listed below you’ll rarely be disappointed.

Reader Question about Freezing Meat

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How to Find the Perfect Neighborhood for Your Family

New housing development from the air.

The location of your home is just as important as the home itself so finding the perfect neighborhood for your family is essential.

It can seem like a lot of work but taking the time out to investigate the area you are interested in can prove to be worth it in the end. In as much as it’s important for … Read the rest

Should You Pay for Your Child’s College Education?

College chorus singing at a graduation ceremony.

This is a Guest Post from our frugal friend Kayla Sloan.
Kayla is a personal finance blogger in her mid-20s who loves to write about money topics of all kinds. You can follow her on her journey out of debt on her blog at Shoeaholicnomore.com.


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College Answers: Paying for College Without Debt or Trust Fund

College Answers: No debt and No Trust Fund

Question: My daughter is a senior in high school and is preparing to head off to college. We have no money saved for her college expenses and feel like loans are the only option we have. What should we do?


College Answers: You have more options than you realize.

1) Appy Yourself for College Answers

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