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The Savings Strategies That Are Working In A Bad Economy

The Savings Strategies That Are Working In A Bad Economy

These savings strategies for a bad economy is only two basic rules…but it’s working like magic for our large family!

Over the past year, I’ve started to notice something about our money.

Basically, that thing is that we don’t have any.

ha!

The problem is that our whole family has continued to spend money as if the price of everything hasn’t gone through the roof.

And also, lately we seem to have some unavoidable, but very expensive problem, crop up every single month.

You just can’t crank up the music and try to ignore it anymore. The economy is terrible. The cost of everything has doubled. And your paycheck hasn’t.

So what can we do about it?

Well, I have stumbled across something that is working really well. And it’s a lot simpler than you’d think.

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21 Fall Dinner Recipes That Whip Together In A Snap

21 Fall Dinner Recipes That Whip Together In A Snap

Looking for quick and easy fall dinner recipes? These one pot meals with simple ingredients are perfect for your autumn table.

Grilling out all summer was amazing. But now it’s fall.

Unlike everyone else in North America, fall is not my favorite season. BUT, these fall dinner recipes are so good, even I am looking forward to autumn.

This list is packed with your favorite fall soups, plus pumpkin, apple, and squash flavors.

Also, because I promised quick and easy, I tried to stick with recipes that whip up with simple ingredients. And many of these will only dirty up one pot or dish. Bonus!

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #169

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #169

Lately it has occurred to me that some of my frugal ways have been slipping.

It’s never more evident than when I get an electric bill in the mail and it’s twice as high as it was a year ago.

Or when I pick up my 5 grocery bags after swiping the card to pay $150.

I know I should try to get used to this new way of spending money (double for everything), but my mouth falls open in shock a lot more than it should.

Anyway, all that to say that this series…the 5 Ways We’ve Saved Money Series…the one I used to write up faithfully every Friday…is becoming a necessity for me again.

It’s my way of reviewing our family money for the week. What went right? What didn’t?

It’s a great way to celebrate small wins, and to notice patterns in spending.

So if you missed this series, like I have (I can’t believe I’ve only written a couple of these in the past two years!), let’s jump back in!

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A No Sell School Fundraising Idea That’s Perfect For Your School or Team

A No Sell School Fundraising Idea That’s Perfect For Your School or Team

Do you need a school fundraising idea? If you hate to sell things but need to raise money for your group or organization, you’ll love this simple idea!

If your children are involved in any activities at all, then one thing is for sure… you are tired of fundraising!  

Just in one school quarter, we were supposed to sell cookie dough and pies for the school, candles for band, pizza and flowers for the team, and raffle tickets for church.

Let’s be honest…if you participated in every fundraiser you were supposed to do, your family would never want to see you again!

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