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Can We Eat Organic On a Frugal Budget?

Can We Eat Organic On a Frugal Budget

We are a bit late to the organic party, but I guess late is better than never. This year we plan to eat more organic food and it will be challenging on a frugal budget. We usually shop at Winco. They are a privately held, majority employee owned discount grocery chain on the west coast. According to a study by Consumers’ Checkbook, Winco’s prices are about 20% lower than Safeway and other big chains. We have been shopping at Winco for years and it’s a great place for groceries, but they have very few organic selections. On the other hand, […]

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How to Save More Money Next Year

How to Save More Money Next Year

It’s going to be a New Year in a couple of days and I hope you’re enjoying the last of 2013. Now is the time to make a few New Year’s resolutions and write them down. Two of the most common resolutions are to get fitter and to save more money. These two are on my list, too, and today is your lucky day because I will share a surefire way to save more money next year. You’re on your own for the fitness resolution. I will be struggling with that one, too. A couple of weeks ago, I came […]

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13 ways to save more money in 2013

13 ways to save more money in 2013

It’s almost two weeks into 2013 and it sure is starting to look like the old year. Many of us made a resolution to save more money in 2013, but do we have a plan to do it? To help you start the new year right, here are some ways to save more in 2013. 13 ways to save more money 1) I’ll start off with the most difficult one: Keep track of all your expenses. You will be surprised at how much you spent on stuff that didn’t add much your life. Once you see how much money is […]

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Did I just spend $24.89 to save 43 cents a month on the electric bill?

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Look what I found at the library last week! It’s the Kill A Watt Electricity Usage Monitor. This is great because I have been trying to cut down our electricity usage this year. Our electric bill has been trending up over the last few years. Take a look at our daily usage graph. The big spike in winter 2011 was due to baby RB40. He was born in the middle of winter and we cranked up the heat after we bought him home. That largest bill was $125 for reference. Previously, we used much less electricity (see 2010) and I would like […]

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