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Does grocery budget include eating out? + Grocery budget tips! [Ask Me Monday]

I get hundreds of questions every week between emails, social media, blog comments, and just being asked in-person. Answering them is one of my FAVORITE things about doing what I do! I love taking what I know and being able to help make it personally apply to Y-O-U. One common feedback in the survey you

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5 Ways to Save Time and Money this Thanksgiving!

  Good news…I haven’t died! I know I’ve been MIA for a little while, but it’s for good reason. Keep your eyes on Instagram and you’ll see that I’m up to a HUGE project that has taken me more time than I have ever spend on a project. Like, EVER. It’s been such a labor

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A Free Grocery App YOU Told Me About, That EVERYONE Needs!

First of all, thank you for all the kind congrats and regards on my announcement yesterday. Seriously blown away by how sweet you all are! *group hug* Second, I have to thank you also for introducing ME to a free grocery app that saves you money at the grocery store…an app that I had NO

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First Time Price-Matching Success! [Freebs Success Story: Rebecca]

I get emails and social media comments constantly from Freebs, just like you, who are having success with FunCheapOrFree ideas. I recently got an email from a Freeb, Rebecca, who was incredibly nervous to price-match for the first time. She followed everything I teach on my “How I Grocery Shop” page and ended up having

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How to Eat Whole, Organic, Gluten-Free for $500 a month (for a Family of 6!)

The growing trend of how to eat whole, organic, gluten-free, and even allergen-free has Freebs everywhere wondering how they can possibly afford to feed their family REAL food, while maintaining a tight grocery budget. We all know I love corn dogs and canned soup (working on it! baby steps!) so I’ve enlisted help today. My friend

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Come shopping with me, and let’s do dinner while we’re at it!

FREEBS! I know this isn’t a typical Frugal Find Friday post but I have exciting things to share! I’ve been hurting my brain trying to think of how to be able to physically BE THERE for you all more, outside of the pages of this blog. For me, I’d much rather sit with someone for 1

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Why a monthly budget is SO YESTERDAY (and what you should do instead)

Budget. The dreaded B-WORD. Can you feel the cold sweat brewing?  When Bubba and I went through our F.D (financial disaster) we were forced to start from scratch. He took over the role of managing our money and staying on top of the bills, I took over the role of finding everyday systems that WORK (see

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Bigger is Actually Better! (in this case, anyway…)

I’m just about killing myself over the big Disneyland series I’ve been working on for the last 5 years of my life (or so it feels, anyway). It’s almost done! YAAAY! But I wanted to prove to you that I’m still alive. So here’s another quick (super flattering and professional…) video tip for you in

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7 Reasons Couponing Is a Waste of Time (+ 3 Things to Do Instead) – TheStir article!

As promised, my next article for TheStir.com is “7 Reasons Couponing Is a Colossal Waste of Time (And 3 Things to Do Instead)“. It went live today, so be sure to check it out! My next article is about things you should be buying second-hand, that you probably aren’t. Brace yourself, there are some doozies in

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$1 Target find can save you hundreds! [MEAL PLANNING VIDEO]

We all know grocery shopping and cooking can make or break the bank! Before we got out of debt, meal planning just wasn’t in my vocabulary. We were spending WAAAAY too much money on food. I would grocery shop several times per week, buying whatever I felt like we want or needed for dinner that

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31 Freezer Meals for only $100 + Freezer Meal E-Book

Baby Daivy has ARRIVED! If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I had lots of prep to do before she came (as explained in this pic). I had “make as many freezer meals as possible” at the top of the list. I enlisted the help of my friend and the best cook I know, Shandra from

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