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…
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…
Keeping Up With the Joneses: Why Your Budget
We can call them Mr. and Mrs. X but they could be anybody in the world, possibly even people that you know. They are…
Grow Your Own Money Tree - Plant Today To Save
It is planting season! With all the home improvement projects that spring brings, have you also considered planting…
Raised Bed Gardens - Should You Use Cinder Or
Do you live in an area where the soil is less than desirable for growing a garden? Perhaps your soil is sandy. Or maybe…
Pink Slime - Bad Product Or Bad Reputation?
What is "Pink Slime"? "Pink Slime" is a slang term for the lean beef products that are added to many of our foods.…
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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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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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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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 hear this vary. Some people have experienced first hand the delicious food preserved through home canning. These people ask questions about where I obtained my fruit, how much did I…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Mar 16, 2012  
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Keeping Up With the Joneses: Why Your Budget Should Not Be Based On Anyone Else's Finances
We can call them Mr. and Mrs. X but they could be anybody in the world, possibly even people that you know. They are the couple who are never quite satisfied with what they have already, not because they need anything but because other people have them. They are in…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Nov 24, 2012  
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Spring - A Time Of Renewal, A Time Of Promises, A Time Of Planting
Spring is a time of renewal. All the birds return and sing beautiful songs as they gather their nesting materials. The trees wake up from winter to display their new flowers and leaves in wonderful shades of pink, white and green. And the daffodils, tulips, crocuses, and hyacinths begin to…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Mar 11, 2012  
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Budgeting for the Future
In life the people that run into the most trouble are the people who have no real plan. The other day I asked my friend if he was making $5,000 / month what would do with it or how would his life change. He reported he’d get a new bedroom…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Jun 08, 2011  
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How to Save Money Shopping With Coupons
So what's all the hubub about coupons anyway? There are shows about extreme couponing (and what the heck is "extreme" couponing??), you're seeing more and more people using them in stores (some people have entire BINDERS they walk around with!), you can use them online, and on and on. But…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Apr 18, 2012  
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Gasoline Prices Are on the Rise - How to Lower Your Gasoline Bill
US gasoline prices have risen 14 cents per gallon in the last 4 days. That's a 4% increase in the price of gasoline in 4 days, or an average of 1% per day. Should this trend continue, we will see the price of gasoline hit $5 per gallon in a…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Feb 28, 2012  
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Growing A Budget Garden - Should You Choose Seeds Or Baby Plants?
If you plan to plant a garden this spring, you are probably in the middle of preparing your dirt and deciding what plants you wish to grow this year. Maybe you are like me and deciding to expand your garden to include more fruits and vegetables than you've ever planted…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Mar 21, 2012  
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Easy Budget Tips
Feeling like the bills never stop coming? Wish you could stay on a budget but don't know how to begin? It's simpler than you think. Just start with these top three budget tips and you'll soon find yourself with a little extra at the end of the month. The #1…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Dec 20, 2011  
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Just Spending What You Have
It very worrying that we live in a society where people are encouraged to think that if you want to buy something then we you just go out and get it, instead of just spending what you have. The problem with not understanding about money and budgeting for things is…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Apr 13, 2013  
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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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Children are constantly growing, which means you are constantly buying new clothing for your kids.…
I wasn't never taught how to manage my money. When I was growing up I did with money what I seen…
Home canning is an excellent way to stretch your food budget. Buy the food in season when the prices…
My mother was a coupon clipper. We would go to the local convenience store every Sunday morning and…
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