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We can all benefit from great ideas that have help us save money. So we’ve created Frugal Fridays to supply you with endless tips and tricks.

While flowers are a basic staple for Mother’s Day, but chances are, you probably want to give her something more meaningful. When it comes to giving a meaningful Mother’s Day gift, here are some suggestions that won’t break the bank. Make a Photo Gift There are an unlimited number of items that you can have customized with special photos from coffee mugs to t-shirts to blankets and even quilts. Whether you have a single photo from a special day or a handful of photos, putting them on something mom sees every day will create a much-treasured gift. Create a Scrapbook…

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A tried-and-true way to stretch your hard-earned dollars is to shop garage sales regularly. The amazing items you’ll find is worth the time invested. Become an incredibly savvy garage sale shopper with these helpful tips. The Early Bird Gets the Worm Be ready to arrive at the garage sale destination at least ten minutes early so you can find a place to park your vehicle. Get a copy of the local paper and circle all of the sales that interest you. Create a map that allows you to travel from one location to the next with ease. You can also…

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Graduation season is almost here. Honor your graduate while keeping the budget on track with some money-saving tips. Consider the Venue Your home is a free venue, but you may choose to have your celebration at an alternate location. A grandparent’s home, friend’s home or aunt’s home could work just as well. In addition, other venues that may have a nominal reservation fee but that could be the perfect location include a local park, neighborhood clubhouse or community center. Choose Cost-Effective Food and Drink Options Serving pulled pork BBQ or grilling hot dogs and hamburgers tend to be great options…

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The spring season brings many wonderful new date ideas that you can enjoy on a dime. Make plans to enjoy these fun and affordable ideas and make beautiful memories. Have an Outdoor Picnic A late afternoon or evening picnic in the park is a relaxing and frugal idea for date night in the spring. You can pack a dinner at home or pick up affordable takeout from your favorite restaurant. Then, head to a local park to enjoy dining on a blanket or at a picnic table. Enjoy Coffee and Dessert Outdoors In many cities; there are cute cafes and…

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Your family may have been cooped up indoors all winter long. Now that the days are growing longer, the flowers are blooming and the temperature is warmer, you may be eager to get out of the house and have some fun together. The one thing holding you back maybe a limited budget. While it is true that many activities do cost a substantial amount of money, the spring months are ideal for enjoying many affordable or even free activities with your loved ones. If you are looking from wonderful ways to take advantage of beautiful spring weather on a budget,…

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Easter is just around the corner, and if you’re like many parents you might be trying to limit sugar and candy in your kid’s diet. Show your kids a little extra love by putting together an Easter basket. Like most families, you are probably on a budget and don’t want to blow a ton of cash filling up baskets. If you have babies or young toddlers, include a spare pacifier and some cute socks. You can never have enough socks. Bath toys are also a good and inexpensive. Even throw in a book and a sippy cup. Since Easter falls…

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Spring break is a great time to relax and get away from your stressful life. Make the most out of your spring break by taking a trip. A vacation is the perfect way to spend spring break and enjoy better weather. Here are some of the best spring break destinations that you can go to without spending a ton of money. Daytona, Florida If 80 degrees and sunny sounds pleasant to you, then Daytona may be a good place to visit during your spring break. In March and April, Daytona is packed with students partying for spring break. Enjoy your…

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If you still have leftover Valentine’s Day candy, you may be looking for ways to use up it up. Here are some lovely ways to use up your candy and have the hearts of everyone that you share them with. 1) Substitute for Chocolate Chips Leftover Valentine’s Day chocolate can be used as a substitute for chocolate chips. Put them in cookies, pancakes, cakes, or any other recipes that have chocolate chips as one of the ingredients. 2) Conversation Hearts Ideas If you are getting married or are planning a wedding for someone else, conversation heart candies can be used…

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Meatless Friday meals can include dairy, eggs, fish, plants, and fruit, so it is easy to create delicious meals. Whether you are taking part in Meatless Fridays for ethical, religious, environmental, or health reasons, you can use these great recipes to plan easy and filling dinners. Vegetable Quesadillas This Mexican treat is perfect for families with picky eaters because each quesadilla can be customized. Top the quesadillas with guacamole, sour cream, and avocado. Ingredients • 1 red bell pepper diced • 1 medium sweet onion diced • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced • 2 tablespoon olive oil •…

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The budget conscious traveler can choose from reasonably priced options on every continent in 2018. Many of the current inexpensive travel destinations have not always been that way. A strong U.S. dollar and a weak economy in some countries have put formerly out-of-reach destinations into contention. Here are the best discount destinations for travelers in 2018. Albania Seasoned European travelers view Albania as the perfect destination for some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Located just north of Greece, Albania has a coastline that extends along the Adriatic Sea, near the island of Corfu in the south up to…

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