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Nov 21

November 21, 2016

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Why I Don’t Do Black Friday

This is Thanksgiving week. For many of us here in good old U.S of A., that means we’ll be spending time with family, eating too much pumpkin pie and, of course, preparing for the most evil of all shopping days: Black Friday. Don’t get me wrong. I love me some shopping. I like to hit the stores and enjoy finding good–nay, GREAT–deals. However, as a self-employed, work-at-homer, I like to do so at about 9 a.m. on a random Tuesday,…

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Mar 30

March 30, 2016

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Green Your Clean with a FREE Mrs. Meyers Spring Cleaning Kit!

Hurry! This hot offer expires Sunday, April 3! I’ve always loved spring cleaning because it means a fresh start. I clean out my closet, put away my winter clothes, and switch out the flannel sheets. My favorite part is the satisfaction I get from giving my house a thorough clean — I love waking up on one of the first warm mornings, taking a deep breath and finding myself in a more organized, healthy and beautiful space. If you’ve been reading…

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Feb 14

February 14, 2015

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Pittsburgh Families Need Diapers – and Your Help

If you’ve ever had to pay for a box of disposable diapers, I don’t need to tell you that they’re expensive. According to the Wall Street Journal, diapering a child just six times a day costs about $1,500 a year. But here’s the thing: Most newborn infants require about 12 diaper changes a day. Toddlers, about eight. Now imagine if you could only afford ONE diaper per day for your baby. Instead of tossing that dirty nappy in the trash,…

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Jan 27

January 27, 2015

Shopping Apps That Can Save You Money

Five Awesome Shopping Apps That Can Save You Money

I have a short quiz for you: After a shopping trip would you rather: (A) Pay for your purchases and go on your merry way or (B) earn free money back via gift cards or cold, hard cash? If you chose A, quit reading this post immediately and go play a round of Trivia Crack. Just kidding. Keep reading. You never know what you could learn. If you chose B, then boy oh boy are you in for a treat!…

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Jan 22

January 22, 2015

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Dear ALDI: I Was Wrong, and I’m Sorry

I’ll admit it. I used to be an ALDI hater. As an advocate for healthy food and lover of organics, I couldn’t understand why anyone would want to shop at a place that displays their products in cardboard pallets instead of on actual, real-live shelves. I couldn’t understand why a store would make you pay a quarter for a cart. Where were the free samples? The yummy smells wafting from the bakery? The self-checkout lines? And for the love of…

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Jul 15

July 15, 2014

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Want to Save $1,000 a Year? Dump your Cable.

Over the past several months, the hubster and I have been asked lotsa questions about how and why-the-heck we decided to dump our satellite TV package and go old-skool with an over-the-air (OTA) antenna. Although everyone’s reasons are different, we decided to make this move because: A. After we put the tot to bed, we can stay awake for approximately 3-and-a-half minutes to watch “live” television. B. Therefore, we were basically paying $80 a month to watch Dora the Explorer, Umi…

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