Family, Frugality, Saving Money

Save Money When Eating Out

My wife and I have 3 kids.  We prefer to feed them home-cooked meals, but there are times when it’s fun and/or convenient to eat out.  Here are a few ways that we have learned to save money when eating out – with kids! Budget for eating out. This is critical.  Folks often underestimate how much they are going to spend on eating out – and run into problems at the end of the month.  If you are going to eat out – you gotta budget for it. Order an entree – and ask for an extra, empty plate. Instead of ordering from the kids’ menu – which usually has a limited selection – order a regular entree and have…

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Saving Money, Video

Plant A Garden

Last year, I planted a small garden. Throughout the spring and summer, we had fresh strawberries, butter beans, and onions. This year, I plan to expand my garden.  I will be adding a couple of raised beds – and trying my hand at growing watermelons, potatoes, and assorted beans. My goal is to be healthy – and frugal.  Here are some tips for planting a garden, without breaking the bank. Place your garden in a convenient location. This is crucial.  Take in to consideration sunlight, soil conditions, and proximity to water.  If you are dragging hoses back and forth, watering the garden will become a real chore. Buy tools at yard sales – and borrow / share with friends. Depending…

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Coupons, Frugality, Saving Money

Printable Coupons For August 2012

For several years I have been using a printable grocery price book to track the prices of groceries.  Coupling the price book with coupons – especially free printable coupons – I manage to save quite a bit of money on groceries each month. Now, No Credit Needed is able to offer free, printable coupons, right here on the site! Pretty cool. Here are a few of my favorite printable coupons for August 2012. .40 off 6 Yoplait Yogurt Cups printable here .50 off Original Cheerios printable here .50 off Chex Mix printable here $1/2 Kellogg’s Cereals printable here .75/3 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks printable here $1 off Ziploc Containers printable here $2 off 80ct or more Aleve printable here $1…

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