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Affordable Entertaining During the Holidays: Host a Drunch

December 16, 2013

Hey, Fruggies! No, there’s not a typo in that headline. I recently wrote an article for The Mint Grad on ways to save money during the holidays. One way to save on entertaining is hosting a drunch – a mixture of brunch and dinner. Get it? Dinner + brunch = drunch. Breakfast foods are often […]

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How much money would make you happy?

September 9, 2010

Citing a study, the Wall Street Journal says that a $75,000 per year salary can make you happy. Hmm. That’s pretty good money. Way more than I ever made working as a print reporter! Can money buy happiness? Being broke sucks, this I know. I think money can make you feel more secure and confident […]

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Products you shouldn’t buy generic

August 17, 2010

My friend sent me an article about Products To Never Buy Generic, and I had to check it out. On this list, for instance, were paper products, condiments and MP3s. I can get with it. Also, I like the taste of my grocery store’s yogurt, but it has a lot more calories than the designer […]

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Lower your grocery bills

August 9, 2010

This is an old blog post that I wanted to share with you all again! We all can do a little better by out groceries! Tomorrow, I’ll have a guest post up from a blogger who reduced his insurance bill! Hello! I trust you had a great weekend! So, I talked to a college friend […]

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Cooking at home made easy

August 2, 2010

True confession: some days, I don’t know what to make for dinner. Yes, I am a big fan of cooking at home, but when you do it all of the time, it’s easy to run out of recipes. I mean, really, how many times can you make a stir fry in one week? Because I […]

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Beyonce shops the sale rack!

July 13, 2010

I knew it! I knew it! Beyonce is a Frugalista. I had blogged about it before, but now I have cold hard evidence! She was spotted checking out the sale racks recently on a shopping trip. You have no idea the amount of joy that filled my heart, watching B.B. Homemaker shop on sale. It’s […]

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Lebron James’ tax break

July 9, 2010

So, I am overjoyed that NBA star Lebron James picked the Miami Heat to be his new home. I am a big Miami Heat fan and I know his addition to the team will be awesome. Full disclosure: I live in South Florida. heheh! Wallet Pop had an awesome article detailing how James’ move to […]

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Tribute to the King of Pop

July 6, 2010

An artist created a mural of Michael Jackson using 1,680 soda cans. I think this piece of art looks lovely. A pop can tribute to the King of Pop is fitting. The artist had to buy the cans new (he’s not a soda drinker), but I think it could be done with recycled cans. What […]

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Wine Drinkers Unite

June 30, 2010

Hey! Tonight I’m hosting a Twitter chat on affordable adult beverages. I thought it would be timely with the holiday approaching. I’ve written about the subject before, but I wanted to bring in a true expert! I have Nannette, who runs the site Wine Harlots : The Virtue of Vice lending her expertise. I’m super […]

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College is on sale?

June 29, 2010

I didn’t believe when I first heard it, but colleges are discounting their prices. The average private institution is slashing its college tuition by 53.5%. So a school with a tuition sticker price of $30,000 would actually cost $13,950, writes Lynn O’Shaughnessy (author of The College Solution) on her Money Watch blog. Also, colleges are […]

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