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Frugal living tips and ideas to teach you how to be a cheapskate without looking like one.

Frugal Ponderings: Less Is More In Rural Areas

by Christina Brown 1 comment
Less is More in Rural Areas

So last week, my husband and I left our little house in the big woods and headed to the big city.  We both had business-related things to do, but we also wanted to squeeze in some fun, too. We enjoyed our time in the big city, but as always, I was reminded that less is […]

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Fun Science Experiments for Preschool Kids

by Jessica 10 comments
Fun Science Experiments for Preschool Kids

You can start developing a love of science in your children very early on with some simple and fun science experiments they can do. 

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Save Money With a Flexible Spending Account

by Christina Brown 0 comments
Save Money With a Flexible Spending Account

Some of you will be getting information from your employer about open enrollment options for your health care in the upcoming weeks. Don’t just brush this paperwork aside or breeze through it!  There is important information in those documents that can save you money.  This is the time of year where you will determine if […]

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Simple Halloween Games You Can Make

by Christina Brown 0 comments
Simple Halloween Games You Can Make

This year I became a reluctant Cub Scout leader.  I say reluctant because I don’t really consider myself a very creative person. Sure, I can come up with a way to fix something that’s broken or re-purpose something to save a buck.  But when it comes to craft projects, I turn to talented people like […]

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Reality Check: People Are Not Watching You As Closely As You Think

by Michelle 2 comments
People Are Not Watching You As Closely As You Think

I recently shared that I have lost 35 pounds.  I still have a ways to go, but now that the progress is adding up, people are starting to notice my weight loss. I have attempted to lose weight at other times in my 27-year battle with my self image, but never before have I been […]

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How to Save Money When You Think You Can’t

by Christina Brown 3 comments
How to Save Money When You Think You Can't

Are you living paycheck to paycheck?  Exhausted by making ends meet and frustrated that there’s no money left for anything, let alone savings? You’re not alone. 

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Free Printable Coloring Pages for Big Kids and Grown-Ups

by Christina Brown 2 comments
Free Coloring Pages for Big Kids and Grown-Ups

We spend so much time rushing from activity to activity.  We spend so much time with our heads bent down looking at a screen.  Sometimes I feel like I need to add a little color to my world. So I’ll pick up the colored pencils or crayons and color.  Yes, color.  Just like the kids […]

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