Mid-day Money Minute 2/16: Planning Out Your Errand Running = Spending Less At The Gas Pump

With gas prices soaring, are you trying to frugal with your fuel usage? One easy way to do this is to plan your errand running to avoid driving “around town”, when you don’t need to. For more like this, read Keys To Saving & Mid-day Money Minute. Here’s how: make a list of the errands […]

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Mid-day Money Minute 2/15: How To Find Fast Food Coupons

Why do you eat fast food? Because it’s fast? Or because it’s inexpensive? For me, it’s price that will get me in the door. If you frequent fast food restaurants, do you use coupons? For more like this, read Keys To Saving & Mid-day Money Minute There are several ways to save $$ at restaurants. visit the restaurant […]

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Mid-day Money Minute 2/14: How To Be Frugal On Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day! If you are a husband like me, today can be a tough day. Do you go traditional and buy roses? What about candy? If you are reading this today (on Valentines Day), and haven’t ordered anything yet, it’s time for Plan B. For more like this, read Keys To Saving & Mid-day […]

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Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Fresh Ginger, Can You?

Before we moved to North Carolina, I always skipped recipes that called for fresh ginger. Or I used ground ginger in its place. It was just too expensive to buy, so I stayed away from using it. One day a couple of years ago, we visited our local farmers market here in Uptown Charlotte (there is […]

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Keys To Saving: Mid-day Money Minute 2/13: How To Keep Fresh Flowers Fresh

Happy almost Valentines Day! Hopefully there will be  fresh flowers waiting for you at home tomorrow. As the person that is the buyer, not the recipient, I always worry about how long the flowers will last. With the cost of roses for Valentines Day, there is no bigger day to worry about the life-span of your flowers. […]

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Keys To Saving: Mid-day Money Minute 2/12- Where Should You Buy Your Valentines Day Card?

Where do you shop for greeting cards? I know the greeting cards are pretty, with all kinds of bells and whistles at the “name brand” card stores. I also know that they range in price from 99¢ up to $5 or more. If it’s the thought that counts, wouldn’t it be wise (and frugal) to […]

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Keys To Saving: Mid-day Money Minute 2/11- Save Your Take- Out Containers

We use a lot of plastic containers. Not only do we use them for leftovers in the fridge, but in the freezer too. When I make a crockpot full of beans, most go in the freezer. Along with various store brand containers, and even a few name brand boxes that were great deals, we use […]

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Keys To Saving: Mid-day Money Minute 2/10- Turn Off The Faucet While Brushing Your Teeth

I’ve turned off the faucet while brushing my teeth for a long time. I’m not sure where I read about it first, but it was easy to get used to doing. For more like this, read Mid-day Money Minute Why it’s worth the effort: Brushing your teeth seems like a quick job, but before you know […]

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Keys To Saving: Mid-day Money Minute 2/9: Let Your Oven Help To Heat Your Kitchen

No, I don’t mean turn on your oven to warm your house. That would be silly, and not very efficient. But there is an easy way that your oven can help warm part of your home. For more like this, read Mid-day Money Minute After baking cookies or making dinner in the oven, leave the […]

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