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GUEST POST: No B.S. Financial Advice

June 25, 2012
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GUEST POST: No B.S. Financial Advice

I like to believe that I give you frugal living advice, straight up and without any sugar coating. Author Craig Guillot has taken a slightly different approach to this kind of advice with his new book Stuff About Money: No BS Financial Advice for Regular People. This book, just out for the Kindle, delivers practical and realistic advice from 30 financial professionals on how to improve your financial life. Learn how to better manage your cash, grow your savings, dig yourself out of debt, and make some of the right financial decisions that can set you up for financial...

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Kids Eat Free June 25-27, 2012

June 24, 2012
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Kids Eat Free June 25-27, 2012

Once again Chili’s is offering a deal that let’s your kids eat for free when you order an adult entree. This time around, this kids-eat-free deal is supposedly to celebrate school being out for the year. The Chili’s folks must be headquartered in the New York/New Jersey area, because I know in plenty of places around the country, schools been out for quite some time now. My own kids haven’t been in school for nearly two weeks! Nonetheless, if you are out and about June 25-27 and feel like grabbing a meal out at Chili’s, you can bring the...

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Free Camp at Apple Stores

June 20, 2012
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Do your kids like to make movies? Do you kids like playing on the computer or your tablet computer? What kid doesn’t? Are your kids between 8 and 12? Well, you sign your kid up for a¬†free movie-making camp in July at the Apple Store. In these free camps, your kids will shoot video, learn how to create a soundtrack using GarageBand on an iPad, and put it all together in iMovie on a Mac. Each class is 90 minutes long. Not surprisingly these camps fill up fast, so sign up soon. (Thanks, Charlotte on the Cheap, for a...

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5 Local Places for a Free and Cheap Staycation This Summer

June 19, 2012
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Before staycations were called staycations, we called in “Camp Dad” around our house. That was the summer when my kids were little, I was working on a full-time project, and my husband had the summer off from his teaching duties. Rather than pay for expensive camps, we created “Camp Dad” during which my husband found free and cheap ways to keep our kids entertained and happy–and our budget stable. Some of our “Camp Dad” activities morphed into weekend staycations, when I was able to join the family for this free and frugal fun. If you’re looking for free and...

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9 Free and Low-Cost Ways to Save Money & Energy This Summer

June 18, 2012
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Not surprisingly the demand for electricity rises as the weather gets hot and air conditioners start humming. Even so there are ways you can keep cool at home, save energy and save money this summer. Check out the following 9 free and low-cost ways to reduce energy use and control costs.

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Suddenly Frugal’s Freebie Friday (June 15-21, 2012)

June 15, 2012
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Suddenly Frugal’s Freebie Friday (June 15-21, 2012)

Yesterday, I covered Father’s Day freebies for dads to enjoy this weekend. Today, I’m focusing on freebies for the rest of us! Enjoy! FREE FOOD

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10 Coupons for National Dairy Month

June 14, 2012
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10 Coupons for National Dairy Month

Did you know that June is National Dairy Month? Because of that designation, you can find some really great savings in the dairy aisle at the supermarket. In fact, I just got back from food shopping and saved a ton on yogurt, milk, cheese and other dairy products. Like a smart shopper I was able to apply coupons to the sale price. For example, instead of paying $.80 per cup of yogurt, the yogurt was on sale for $.50 per cup. In addition, I had a coupon for $.40 off 8 cups of yogurt, which the supermarket doubled to...

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Free Food for Dad at Quiznos

June 14, 2012
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Free Food for Dad at Quiznos

Earlier today my post on Father’s Day Freebies went live. Then I found out about this awesome Father’s Day freebie from Quiznos and figured it was worthy of its own post. Why? Well, not only does it offer free food, but from what I can tell, you can use it today through Sunday, June 17th or Father’s Day. So when you print out the coupon shown above and below this text and take it with you to your local Quiznos location, you’ll be able to treat dad to a free small sub sandwich. Considering I haven’t gotten around to...

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Free Swimming Lessons Today

June 14, 2012
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Free Swimming Lessons Today

The nation’s top water safety and training organizations are joining forces to present The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL), Thursday, June 14, 2012, to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning. On June 14th, waterparks, pools and other aquatic facilities around the globe will host local free WLSL lessons simultaneously at 11am ET in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record.

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Father’s Day Freebies

June 14, 2012
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Just like with Mother’s Day and the specials for mom, Father’s Day provides an opportunity for restaurants, retailers and others to present freebies and deals dads. That’s good to know for those of us on a budget, since Americans are expected to spend a little more than $117 on Father’s Day gifts in 2012–that’s according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). In fact, NRF says that for the Father’s Day 2012, more people will treat dad to a special outing, such as golfing, eating out, or heading to a sporting event than in years gone by. Lucky for you,...

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