It's All About Money
Money, money, money! Money is one of my favorite topics because it arises such passion in people. Everyone has an opinion…
Save Money Canning Your Own Fruit
During canning season, I often spend my weekends picking and home canning fruit. The responses I get from people who…
Starter Kit for Home Canning - Tips to Decrease
In my previous article Victory Gardens - Why You Should Plant One Today, I discussed how important it is to plant a…
Gasoline Prices Are on the Rise - How to Lower
US gasoline prices have risen 14 cents per gallon in the last 4 days. That's a 4% increase in the price of gasoline…
Couponing: The Green Way
Going green is not only becoming the hip and trendy way families across America are living their lives, it’s also…
Saving Money On Children's Clothes - Leave Your
Children are constantly growing, which means you are constantly buying new clothing for your kids. With the changing…
Budgeting Articles (55)
How to Create a Personal Financial Budget
Creating a personal financial budget may not sound like the most pleasant experience in the world. But, you will need to set a personal financial budget to keep your financial house in order. Before you begin creating a personal financial budget, you need to realize that if you must be…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Dec 26, 2010  
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Ways to Save Money by Changing the Way You Think About Money
Have you ever thought you may have a certain attitude toward money that keeps you from getting ahead financially? We have all been influenced throughout our lives by family members, friends, and the media about the way we think about making, saving, and more importantly, spending money. The aim of…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Mar 14, 2011  
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Secrets To Financial Success
Would you agree our society is consumer-driven? Aren’t we bombarded with advertisements when we watch TV, listen to the radio or surf the Internet? Don’t companies spend millions in research to determine how we think, shop and live? After all our everyday choices at the mall or grocery store mean…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   May 18, 2011  
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Gardening on A Budget - How to Design A Garden on A Budget
Welcome Spring! The weather is warmer and the birds are singing. That can only mean one thing. It's planting season! Decisions, Decisions In order to plan your garden on a budget, you first need to decide how large you want your garden to be, how much space you have to…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Mar 11, 2012  
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Dressing Your Teenager On A Budget
Back to school shopping is coming soon. As a parent of teenagers, I used to dread this time of year. We would spend so much on clothes that are just going to go out of fashion in a few months. After years of this, I started to develop a method…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Aug 22, 2011  
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How to Save for Smokers
Income has been and will always be a huge part of our lives. The world seems to always revolve around money and we are constantly looking for ways to save and pinch pennies. This task is difficult for everyone and proves to be even worse for smokers. With packs of…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   May 10, 2012  
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To Pin Or Not to Pin - What is Pinterest And Why Should You Use It?
Pinterest is an online social networking site where you maintain virtual bulletin boards. Your boards are available for everyone to see, and repin (save to their own boards), unless you change your settings to keep them private. How to Join Pinterest In order to create your own virtual bulletin boards,…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Jul 25, 2012  
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Personal Finance Budget
World financial problems, job loss, unemployment ,credit card debts, the crisis in Japan , the unrest Middle East and the cost of fuel have all combined to force everyone to take stock off their personal finance budget. Life is a personal matter and each makes choices with their money, but…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   May 18, 2011  
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Raised Bed Gardens - Should You Use Cinder Or Cedar?
Do you live in an area where the soil is less than desirable for growing a garden? Perhaps your soil is sandy. Or maybe it is dense and clay-like. Whatever the current condition for your soil, I have the solution. Raised Bed Gardens. When we decided to double the size…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Mar 23, 2012  
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How to Save Money on Holiday Baking
Do you wait until the last minute to purchase your holiday baking supplies? If so, you are probably spending more than you need to on your holiday goodies. With the rising cost of baking items, it can cost a small fortune to make those delectable desserts. Follow my tips and…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Jul 25, 2012  
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How To Afford A Vacation
She let her tired fingers fall on her keyboard as the word came to her mind , “Vacation,…” For a long minute she let her mind wander to sandy beaches. She could almost feel the warm sunshine on her body and feel the cool breeze of the ocean blowing on…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Jul 07, 2013  
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Grow Your Own Money Tree - Plant Today To Save Money Tomorrow
It is planting season! With all the home improvement projects that spring brings, have you also considered planting your own garden? With the price of fuel on the rise, the cost of growing, harvesting, and transporting our food to local markets will increase again this year. By planting your own…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Mar 12, 2012  
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Some Simple Ways To Save Money Grocery Shopping
Of course, everybody has to eat, but there are a lot of ways to make sure that the money you spend is spent in the best way. Did you know that people in the USA waste over 40 percent of the food produced? This costs more than $100 billion annually?…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Sep 20, 2011  
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I Don't Make Enough Money to Save!
There are so many excuses when it comes to saving money and we have heard them all or even said them once or twice ourselves. Many people feel that it is impossible to save money and don't see a point in it. To not see a point in saving is…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   May 25, 2012  
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Victory Gardens - Why You Should Plant One Today
I was researching the history of canning a few months ago and stumbled upon an article about Victory Gardens and have been fascinated by them and their history ever sense. What are Victory Gardens? During WWI and WWII, there was a shortage of fresh fruits and vegetables in the United…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Mar 04, 2012  
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Couponing: The Green Way
Going green is not only becoming the hip and trendy way families across America are living their lives, it’s also smart and sensible. Recycling, composting, buying from farmer’s markets and local merchants, using energy saving appliances and switching light bulbs to CFLs are just a few of the ways that…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   May 30, 2011  
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Container Gardening - The Benefits Of Being Mobile
If you are looking to expand your garden this year or want to change the way in which you garden, you should consider container gardening. Benefits Container gardening has many benefits. You don't need a lot of space to grow a container garden. You can grow them in something as…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Mar 23, 2012  
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Dare To Be Frugal
Living frugally and being thrifty are my new obsessions. There are a few reasons why an individual would embark on the frugal life. Some individuals choose to renounce their attachment to material goods in order to lead a more spiritual life. At this time, that is not my goal. There…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Dec 31, 2011  
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Budgeting to Meet Goals
Most Americans have to follow a budget of some kind. And if you don’t, well, you should. Whether you are you are just starting out in a career or happily enjoying the golden years of retirement, creating and sticking to a budget will help you to better manage your funds…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Jul 27, 2013  
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Support Your Farmers - Pick Your Own Farms
I try to raise my children to appreciate nature. We take them on hikes in the woods and teach them about the animals and plants that live there. We go during all seasons in order to show them how nature responds to each season. And they love it! I have…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Mar 13, 2012  
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How To Coupon-tips for Beginners
Over the last few years, the economy and job market have made it difficult for most of us to get by. Because of this, many of us had to get creative with our budget. Personally, my family’s budget is so tight, I feel guilty when I have to spend $20…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Oct 06, 2011  
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Using An Excel Budget Planner To Get Your Finances In Order
I don’t think I can say enough how important a budget is. One simple way to track expenses is by using an Excel budget planner. Some people hear the word budget and they cringe. I get that. They think a budget means you can’t spend any money and you can’t…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Jul 12, 2012  
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Starter Kit for Home Canning - Tips to Decrease Your Start Up Costs
In my previous article Victory Gardens - Why You Should Plant One Today, I discussed how important it is to plant a garden this spring, especially given the significant rise in the cost of food and fuel and the issues of our global economy. In order to fully reap the…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Mar 07, 2012  
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How to Budget And Keep Your Sanity
Is budget a dirty word to you? Do you think of it as too restraining and a bit of a fun-killer? If so, you may want to rethink that, because making a budget and living within its boundaries can give you a whole new lease on life, and more than…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   May 31, 2011  
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How Do You Stretch Your Dollar Further In These Hard Times?
At the moment many families are struggling. The cost of living is going up and wages are not keeping pace. There is also the increasing threat of job loss as so many jobs are moving offshore. It is just not possible for Australian manufacturing companies to compete with the lure…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Mar 26, 2012  
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Money And Family Values
Money is essential. I grew up in a traditional middle-class home; my father had a job and my mother stayed at home. Over the years, I have spent a great deal of time and money trying to figure out why I was not making more money. I believe that I…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Jan 04, 2012  
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It's All About Money
Money, money, money! Money is one of my favorite topics because it arises such passion in people. Everyone has an opinion about it – how to spend it, how to save it, how to get more of it! What about you? What does money mean to you? I want more…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Sep 16, 2013  
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Avoid Temptations While Learning How to Budget and Save Money
Learning how to budget and save money is critical to the success of your financial future. You need money to survive in this world. Not only do you need money for everyday living expenses, but you should also put aside some for retirement or for backup in case of job…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Mar 07, 2011  
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Budgeting Tips - Eating Your Way to Financial Well - being
Do you know that food is the third largest family expense? If part of entertainment expense involves dining out, the total percentage if the family budget going to food is even greater. Today you can follow some simple steps to reduce your grocery expenses by up to 25%. Concentrate on…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Mar 13, 2012  
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Organising A Budget
Creating a budget is the first important step in organizing in your financial life. We cannot overemphasize the importance of a budget for successful financial planning. To start with you have to provide as much financial information as possible. The purpose is to know where your money comes from and…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Nov 24, 2011  
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The consumer society has led us to believe that we can have it all. If we can’t afford it, we can…
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