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An Experienced Mom Prepares for a Baby

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New is always nice, but gently used furniture, clothing, and baby gear can really ease the strain on your pocketbook when you are expecting. With my first baby, everything had to be new, and perfect. Yes, I was that first time mom! If it was made for newborns, I absolutely had to have it! I spent way more than I ... Read More »

Cutting Power Consumption Even Further – The Dryer Goes Silent.

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In my quest to reduce our energy consumption to help save money, we’ve done a lot of work on the house and installed solar panels to generate power. You can see the list of posts on this topic here. This weekend we decided to try another technique to reduce our power consumption even further. We wanted to see if we ... Read More »

I’m Saving $20,000 in Electricity Because I Don’t Want to Work to Pay the Bill

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This morning I had to wake early to greet the electrician. He was kind enough to come over to help me install my latest gadget, the TED, the electricity detective. It was advertised as a DIY kit, and for some homes I’m sure it is a breeze to install. But for some unexplained reason, my house does not have a ... Read More »

One Million Free Airline Tickets

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One of the things I loved to hate when I lived in the UK recently was the airline Ryanair. The flight were mostly on time but at outlying airports. The cabin staff was not great but always managed to get their little cart with sandwiches you could buy down the aisle. Ryanair was the first airline I ever flew on ... Read More »

Where to Buy Really Cheap Bread

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So with all the shopping I did recently for my two stories about price comparing between grocery stores and warehouse clubs, I was curious about what the cost for bread would be that this discount bread store I pass from time to time. The store is tucked off the main drag but I’ve caught a glimpse of it as I ... Read More »

I Hunted Down The Cheapest Warehouse Store For You

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Recently I wrote an article titled Sam’s Club, CVS, Walmart, Lowes Food & Food Lion – Who Has The Best Prices? The winner of that survey was the warehouse store, Sam’s Club and that got me wondering how Sam’s Club prices compared to other warehouse stores. So I got back in the car and went shopping and Costco and BJ’s ... Read More »

Sam’s Club, CVS, Walmart, Lowes Food & Food Lion – Who Has The Best Prices?

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So Pam and I were talking about where to shop for the best prices and rather than guess, we got in the car and went price comparing. To get a wide comparison of prices we went to Sam’s Club for wholesale prices, Walmart for bragging cheap prices, Lowes Food for your typical grocery store, Food Lion for a discount grocery ... Read More »

Be Frugal and Clean. Make Your Own Homemade Laundry Detergent and Save Money

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Trent over at the Simple Dollar posted an article about how to making laundry detergent and enjoying the benefits of homemade laundry detergent, namely saving money. So let’s bump frugality up a notch today and learn how to save money with home made laundry soap. Trent said he’s been experimenting with making lots of cleaning supplies at home, but this ... Read More »

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