Funny Ways We’ve Saved Money

“Don’t Judge Me!”

Most people like to save money when possible, it’s built into our nature. We work hard for our money, we want to keep it!

In our household, we usually cut costs using what most would consider “conventional” methods; cutting coupons, shopping during sales, and eating out as little as possible, although sometimes we fail; Taco Bell is delicious!

We’ve learned that to stretch our money, we need to be creative! Below is a list of things either I, or my husband, or both of us, have done to save money. Read a couple and let me know: Crazy or Genius?
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Top 10 Dollar Store Deals

Humble Dollar Store

I love shopping at a dollar store! They’re cheap and you can find the best deals to save your family money! Plus, it’s thrilling to pay a dollar for something that the rest of the world pays three to six dollars for!

My favorite deals are basic items, but are some of the best value items I’ve found at the dollar store!
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Save Money When Buying Organic

Organic Groceries for Less

For the last few years, Humble Timothy and myself have been trying to eat more organic food, including produce, meat, dairy and your grocery store staples, boxed cereals and canned soups.

As we, and other organic consumers, have learned, switching your shopping list to organically grown and manufactured products can seriously increase your grocery spending!
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Cheap Valentine’s Day: Intelligent or Insulting?

Is it wrong to save money on Valentine’s Day? 

Earlier today I was on Twitter, catching up on some reading when I noticed an interesting tweet. It was about how Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year you should never be cheap.

Their reason? The obvious one, because you’re supposed to show someone how much they mean to you. But this got me thinking something entirely different…
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What’s in Your Stocking?

Greetings friends! Can you believe we’re down to just one week until Christmas!

I’m super excited about Christmas this year, seeing as most of the gifts I’m giving this year are handmade (even a few by me!)

And with all my big Christmas wrapped, I need to get going on filling up those empty Christmas stockings!
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Black Friday: Where I’ll Be Shopping

Ah, it’s Black Friday once again. Time to whip out the newspaper ads, print out the extra 40% off coupons, and organize my shopping schedule for the day. Well not this year!

This year, I won’t be leaving the house, I won’t be standing in line for hours, and I won’t be fighting for the last IPad in the store! (I’m not really a Mac person, I’m not trendy enough, I guess). Instead, I’ll be shopping in the comfort of my living room recliner!
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5 Reasons To Buy Handmade For Christmas

Buy Handmade this year!

The following is a neighbor post from Timothy from Wealth Artisan!

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?

Well before you head to the local mall to empty your wallets at big-name retailers, consider the advantages of buying from a privately owned and operated store specializing in handmade products!
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A Humble Opinion on Extreme Couponing

Extreme Couponing: Revenge of the Scissors!

A few weeks ago, I had just finished up some shopping at a local Target here in Humbleville and headed to the checkout. There was no line, just the couple who was paying at the register.

I happened to glance into their cart and noticed it was loaded with barbecue sauce, just one brand, and well over 4 dozen bottles of it. When the cashier finished ringing up all their coupons, the coupon left with their barbecue sauce for only $2.14.
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Did You Forget The Dollar Store?

The following article is brought to you by our neighbors at WealthArtisan.com.

Humble Dollar Store

Times are tight, and people are saving money anywhere they can. People are getting into extreme couponing, even using tactics that border on deceitful or illegal (please note, I’m not saying all extreme couponing is that way!).

When people are watching their pennies, it’s important to squeeze every bit of buying power you can from your dollars.
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Frugal Living Tips For Good Personal Finances

The following article is a neighbor post.

Most of us could do with a little bit of extra money in our pocket at the end of every month. Now that many of our budgets are particularly squeezed, trying to make savings, particularly when you’re also repaying your unsecured debts, is often easier said than done, and often requires a reassessment of the way we manage our finances.
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