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The Simple Guide to Healthy Living on a Budget

Afraid a healthier lifestyle won’t fit in your budget? Good news: there are many strategies for making nutrition and fitness more affordable. Many of these strategies boil down to having a plan, doing your research, and making small lifestyle changes that can have a big impact down the line. At The Simple Dollar, we believe healthy living doesn’t have to be at odds with living

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Smart Tips for Coupon Use

Last month I talked about apps to help save money, and briefly touched on couponing through some of them. That got me curious about the history and rise of coupons and their use. So, I have found some tips on coupons and how to save with them. I confess to forgetting to use them myself. Some of the things I read made me think I

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Best Things to Buy in April and May

It seems like I am always preaching don’t spend money, but I know that y’all do anyway. Luckily there is a retail cycle that will at least allow the best deals for you. April and May sales are mostly about getting outside and enjoying spring.   Think Spring It’s a great time to plan your outdoor living space. Patio furniture is traditionally on sale in

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How To Make Amazing Meals On A Budget

If you’ve perused the cooking section of your local bookstore lately, you may have been sent into cardiac arrest over sticker shock. Not only do the cookbooks themselves come with a hefty price, but buying the ingredients required for many of the recipes will require you to take out a second mortgage on your house. Or sell your first born. Or both. The good news

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4 Ways To Make Money Off Your Home

Everyone’s looking for a little extra cash this summer and what better way to earn it than by making it off your home. We have compiled a list of four unique and creative ways to simply use your home and the resources within it to turn over a little extra money. Rent It Out Many people have gobs of unused space around their house. Whether

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How to Save Money On Grocery Bills

The grocery store check-out line is a horrifying place to be. Herded like cattle to the solitary open wicket, surrounded by candy bars tempting you to abandon your diet and tabloids announcing that a woman in Nebraska has given birth to a banana, you realize that the worst is yet to come. You still have to be presented with–insert drum roll, please–The Bill. If the

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Top 10 Ways to Eat Gluten-Free on a Budget

Shopping for gluten-free foods can be extremely difficult, especially when you’re shopping on a budget. With doctors becoming more familiar with the harmful effects of gluten, consumers are purchasing gluten-free foods at significant levels.

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Keeping it Cheap With Frugal July 4th BBQ Ideas

Want some great July 4th BBQ ideas? Independence Day is right around the corner and who says you have to host an expensive party? Sounds easy, right? The problem is that holiday barbecues are infamous for splurging — both in spending and eating! That means you’ve got to come up with food and drink ideas that are filling, delicious, and cheap!

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Save on Fruits and Vegetables by Buying Locally-Grown Produce in Season

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Top 10 Ways to Buy Organic Food on a Budget

The old adage that you can pay the farmer or pay the doctor is starting to resonate with the public. GMO-free foods are much more in demand, and are seen as more healthy. Buying organic foods has become a hot topic over the last few years and shoppers are increasingly looking to incorporate more organic foods into their families’ diets.

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