NEW: Philadelphia on the Cheap

September 1, 2011
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I’m thrilled to announce my newest frugal-living venture–Philadelphia on the Cheap. Think of Philadelphia on the Cheap as my Freebie Friday posts but expanded to include deals and discounts, and all focused on the Philadelphia area. I will continue to tweet @suddenlyfrugal but all Philadelphia on the Cheap posts will include the #phillycheap hashtag. I’ll include them on Suddenly Frugal’s Facebook wall, too.

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Freebie Find: Free Diabetes Screening

August 31, 2011
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According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 26 million U.S. adults and children have diabetes, and an additional 79 million people are considered to be pre-diabetic. As the prevalence of diabetes continues to grow, a few simple screening tests can easily and proactively expose the status of your diabetic health. On Saturday, Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., every Sam’s Club that has a pharmacy will be offering free diabetes health screenings for Sam’s Club members as well as the public. This screening is available to both adults and children. The free screenings will include glucose, A1C, blood...

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VIDEO: School Bargains for Everyone

August 30, 2011
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Two weeks ago I did one of my regular segments on the “10! Show.” This time I talked about back-t0-school bargains that everyone can benefit from–even those without kids. (I wrote about this topic on Home Goes Strong, too.) In case you weren’t able to see the segment, here is a link to it on the NBC 10 website. (The embed code doesn’t seem to be working so you’ll need to click through to watch the segment.)

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New Look for Suddenly Frugal

August 29, 2011
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I’m hoping that if you get Suddenly Frugal by email subscription that you will click through and check out Suddenly Frugal’s new look. I’ve spend the last two months working with a graphic designer on the new logo, and a web designer on the overall new look of the blog. You’ll notice that the color scheme has changed, too. While the old look was just fine, it needed updating. Plus, with the new layout, readers can enjoy more posts from the home page without having to continually scroll. I’ve also added “You Might Also Enjoy” at the end of...

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Hurricane Preparedness and Your Smartphone

August 26, 2011
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Earlier this week I posted about home and safety preparations for those in Hurricane Irene’s path–or any hurricane for that matter. What I didn’t cover was how you should plan to use your mobile phones to help you get through the storm. I got this idea after financial services provider USAA sent me a tip sheet on making sure mobile phones and smartphones are ready for the storm–and how they can be an aide during it. Getting the Most from Your Mobile Device Before, During and After a Storm Extreme weather can disrupt communication channels, making mobile devices essential...

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Freebie Friday (August 26-September 1, 2011)

August 26, 2011
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Wow, we are almost into September. That means, at least for me, that the kids are going back to school–and lots of summer freebies are coming to an end. Summer Freebies Ending This Week: Ending August 31st: A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts is offering free “Make & Take” arts and crafts activities for children ages 2–12 in all 135 A.C. Moore stores. Ending August 31st: Work out for free at Philadelphia Sports Clubs locations. All you need for entry is a photo ID. Ending August 31st: Kids eat free at IHOP from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. (with purchase...

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Direct Deposit: A Frugal Business Move

August 25, 2011
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I got a letter from one of my clients recently, alerting me to the fact that they would be changing how they pay me for my work. Rather than spend money on cutting checks, the company is trying to go green by sending payment…as a prepaid credit card. Yes, you read that right. I will now be getting paid by what amounts to a gift card, which I will be unable to deposit in my bank account, or use to pay my mortgage or my real estate taxes. In my mind if a company is going to go green...

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Freebie Food: Free Greek Yogurt

August 23, 2011
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Freebie Food: Free Greek Yogurt

One of my new favorite ways to secure coupons for the products I love and use, or am interested in trying out is by “Like”-ing those products on Facebook. Usually, when you first “Like” a product, you get a coupon. Then, because that product’s Facebook page is now in your news feed, you get first dibs on hearing about any new product coupons available via Facebook. If you’ve been wanting to try Greek yogurt but have found it to be too pricey to give it a go, then you’ll want to go “Like” Dannon’s Oikos Greek Yogurt on Facebook....

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Going Shopping? Study Says Leave the Kids at Home

August 23, 2011
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Most advice you’ll read about shopping on a budget suggest leaving kids at home. The idea is that kids not only can slow you down at the store but also they can inspire you to make impulse purchases. Now there’s research to back up this thinking. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health examined what they call the “nag factor” to find out how marketing messages make kids ask for products that their parents hadn’t intended on buying. “Clearly, children are not the primary shoppers in the households, so how do child-oriented, low-nutrition foods and beverages enter...

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4 Tips To Get Organic Food on a Budget

August 22, 2011
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Most people think of organic food as being the priciest food out there. And in some instances it is. For example, for a recent magazine assignment, I was researching different options in Thanksgiving turkeys. Regular supermarket versions were about $1 per pound. Organic, free-range, heritage turkeys went for 9 times that price. (And some people said they didn’t even taste that great either. So why spend the money? But I digress…) Just because some organic food is pricey, that doesn’t mean all of it is. There are affordable ways to add organic foods to your diet or shopping list....

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