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Give Freely 12/15 – 12/21

by Laura December 16, 2010 Simple Steps

Welcome to Give Freely!

Our goal is to present you each week with freebies or near freebies from your local grocery stores. Because these items are so inexpensive we are hoping that you will spend the extra few cents to pick up a spare item to donate to your community center, church, local food bank or [...]

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Budget 2011: Clean Out Your Closets

by Laura December 14, 2010 Simple Steps

In 2011 I will be doing a short series on how to budget in the New Year.  But there are a few small steps you can take before 2011 to help start things off with a bang!  Last week I did my first post on creating a price book

My next suggestion is to take the [...]

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Give Freely 12/8 – 12/14

by Laura December 9, 2010 Simple Steps

Welcome to Give Freely!

Our goal is to present you each week with freebies or near freebies from your local grocery stores.  Because these items are so inexpensive we are hoping that you will spend the extra few cents to pick up a spare item to donate to your community center, church, local food bank or shelter.  Even if the [...]

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Budgeting for 2011: Creating a Price Book

by Laura December 8, 2010 Simple Steps

In 2011 I will be doing a short series of articles on creating a grocery budget as well as some other topics (if you have any questions you would like me to address e-mail me!)  I don’t want to start the full series yet because I know the holidays are crazy, but there [...]

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Suggestions for Articles?

by Laura December 3, 2010 Simple Steps

In my constant pursuit of becoming the best blogger I can be, I would like to flex my muscles and start writing some articles- both for this blog and others, as well as some publications.

My biggest obstacle is that I never know what to write about.  Something I find completely fascinating about saving money, budgeting, [...]

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Give Freely 12/1 – 12/7

by Laura December 1, 2010 Simple Steps

Welcome to the second Give Freely post! 

Our goal is to present you each week with freebies or near freebies from your local grocery stores.  Because these items are so inexpensive we are hoping that you will spend the extra few cents to pick up a spare item to donate to your community center, church, local food bank or [...]

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Unusual Things To Do Before Black Friday To Save $$$

by Laura November 22, 2010 Simple Steps

We all know the normal things to do before Black Friday (scope out the ads on www.afrugalchick.com, make a list, set your alarm, use the bathroom before you leave the house etc.) but here are some tips you may not think about:

1.  Grab your reuseable shopping bags-  If you are heading to Target you get [...]

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Holiday Website #1- Etsy.com

by Laura October 8, 2010 Simple Steps

I like getting people unusual gifts. Mostly because I like receiving unusual gifts. My taste in jewelry and art is a bit different from what you would see in a magazine or watching a top ten television show.

So when I want to find a unique gift, I head over to etsy.com. [...]

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77 Days Until December 25th

by Laura October 7, 2010 Simple Steps

As of today, October 7, 2010, there are 77 days until Christmas (if you celebrate Hanukah, Kwanza or Festivus you don’t have too much longer either). It’s time to start planning, so you don’t go broke doing your shopping.

In 2009 the average American household spent $417 on Christmas shopping. When money is already tight, $417 [...]

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Do You Have a Side Hustle?

by Laura September 8, 2010 Simple Steps

I have a really hard time only working one job. My interests are just too diverse to be limited by one type of employment.

When I worked in banking, I also pierced ears at Claire’s (saving to backpack in Europe). When I worked for a broker, I also was a singing hostess [...]

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