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One frugal thing I like to do is recycle school supplies each year.  At the end of each school year, teachers send home my kid’s school supplies that are left over. Some are used and some are not. School supplies do not need to be new for each school year so most of the supplies can be reused to cut costs for next school season. Even though school supplies are cheap or free, this will also help reduce our landfill. Usually for the younger kids they only use a few pages in their notebook and a few pencils a school year. The…

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This week’s Splurge VS Steal is the Geometric Necklace. Nicole Richie wears her necklace by her own jewelry line House of Harlow. I was able to find the same necklace on Amazon.com for a whole lot less. Looks stylish without breaking the bank! *I just ordered mine. I will take a pic when I receive it* Check out the price comparison: ————————————————————– Trend Boutique House of Harlow 1960 14KT Gold Necklace with Black Resin $149.99 Plus FREE Shipping Final Cost = $149.99 Yikes! 🙂 The House of Harlow 1960 14KT Yellow Gold-Plated Necklace with Black Resin by Nicole Richie…

    How to Follow a Budget (tips for students)   Sticking to a budget is something millions of people fail to do every year. Students have it more difficult than anyone else. They usually receive money in large chunks and have to make it last for the following few months. It’s tempting to blow it all on the latest game or a wild party, but this can leave you in severe financial difficulties. Here are some tips for how to follow a budget as a student and prevent yourself from becoming impoverished. Actually Make a Budget  …

I am starting a new feature called Splurge VS Steal. Each week I will be on the hunt to find the latest trends and show the price comparison between 2 companies. One will be a more expensive company and the other will be a more reasonable price. I will also post a link to purchase each product if you wish. This week’s Splurge VS Steal is the Chevron Maxi Dress. I found 2 of the exact same black and white dress at Amazon.com and Very Jane.com. I love the dress from VeryJane.com because it is super stretchy and can go…

Looking for an inexpensive hotel on Disney property?  Hotels.com has the perfect Disney Value Resorts at the right price. You can from many hotels on the property for a low cost. Some of my favorite ones that I spotted were Disney’s Art of Animation Resort from $148 a night, Disney’s Pop Century Resort from $143 a night, and Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort from $133 a night. These are great deals that you don’t want to miss. Prices may vary depending on the time of year you visit. *Special Conditions may apply*

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Go back in time and see Mike and Sully in college and learn how they met with the new Disney movie called Monsters University coming in theaters June 21st. This is a must see for the summer with the kids. Be ready to laugh at Mike and Sully’s funny jokes. If you have seen the first Monsters’ Inc. movie, you know this one will be just as funny. Watch the video here and let me know what you think. You could score a FREE movie ticket to see Monsters U by Disney from Kellogg’s Rewards. Find specially marked Kellogg’s Cereal…