Save $0.75 On Campbells Soup At Walmart!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.  #WeekNightHero #CollectiveBias When I think of comfort food, the first thing that pops into my mind is a great tasting soup.  Soup is easy to make, tastes great, and is the perfect meal for a family on the go during the week! Create real homemade meals in 30 minutes or less with Campbell’s® Soups for Easy Cooking. These soups come in four flavors, helping you to create a variety of comforting dishes and reinvent traditional family favorites in fewer steps! For a limited […] Read more »

A Conversation Overheard: Teenagers Ordering Pizza For The First Time

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Working at the kitchen table, I had my back to my twelve year old daughter and her friends who were watching TV in the living room. It was the first day of Spring Break, and they were excited for a week without school. I tried to tune out the sounds of whatever teenage girls usually talk about, when suddenly one of them said something that made my ears perk up. “We should order pizza!” The suggestion was meant to be a joke, but I listened to them begin to discuss some details such as what kind of pizza they would […] Read more »

I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 3/27

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I was taking a final look at my tax return before I sealed the manilla envelope and put it in our fireproof filing cabinet.  I couldn’t help but notice how much I earned last year with my blogging and online adventures.  I earned more as a part-time freelance writer in 2014 than any previous year.   There are limitless ways that a person can make some extra money – in fact our friends over at The Penny Hoarder recently compiled quite a list of side hustles that could fit nicely with any lifestyle.  Substantial income increases at my primary job have […] Read more »

Spice Up Your Basketball Event With A Great Deal From RO*TEL at Walmart!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #JustAddRotel #CollectiveBias Are you creating a big snacking spread for the Big Tournament? Looking for ways to spice up game day and save money at the same time? #JustAddRotel is the perfect way to spice up your favorite recipes. From guacamole to pot roast sliders, adding a can of RO*TEL makes a traditional game day recipe into something extraordinary. Click this link http://cbi.as/4wqx  to print a Walmart coupon where you buy 3 cans of RO*TEL, you will get 1 can free! Hurry, this […] Read more »

Using Intermittent Spending To Stay On Budget

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A body builder friend of mine recently posted a link to an article that caught my eye. The article described a diet methodology called Intermittent Fasting in which a person would consume all their food for the day in an 8 hour window followed by 16 hours of fasting. This wasn’t just some person’s half cocked idea about how people should eat, there was actually some science behind it. The thought is that eating all the food for a given day in a short period of time more closely resembled how our ancestors lived. Prehistoric man would spend the day […] Read more »

I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 3/20

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I’m happy to report that I successfully completed my taxes.  Submitted, approved, and paid for.  WHEW, it’s nice to have that off my back.  Now it’s time to turn my attention to saving and planning for our annual Memorial Weekend party.  This seems very appropriate given it’s the first day of Spring. Wait, what?  First day of Spring? That deserves a fist pump all on it’s own….. Posts That Make Me Fist Pump Living On Credit Cards from Live Real, Now Experience over the Event from Debt Discipline Here’s Why You’re Broke: A Sense of Entitlement from Club Thrifty How […] Read more »

Seven Things My Son Needs To Know About Having His Own Debit Card

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My son, who recently turned sixteen and got his driver’s license, also just scored his first part-time job. For the first time in his life he will have the responsibility of scheduled work shifts, but will also enjoy a biweekly paycheck. With a steady income, as well as the expenses of gasoline, car maintenance and insurance that come with driving privileges, he will be traveling new ground in financial responsibility. When he came home from the required drug test for his new job he was told that he could have his paycheck direct deposited into a bank account. My son […] Read more »

I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 3/13

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It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was riding my bike to clock in at my first job at a Snyder Drug.  This week my son landed his first job at a grocery store.   The store is part of a national chain, therefore puts it in the “large employer” category as far as the great state of Minnesota is concerned requiring it to pay a minimum wage of $8.00 per hour.  My son and I had talked about this previously, as he had been curious as to how much he would expect to earn once he found his first […] Read more »

Debt and Cleaning

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 Today’s post is from my friend Prudence, who hails from Prudence Debt Free.  I had the honor of having her guest post once before, and I’m very excited to have her back.  So please, give her a warm EOD Nation welcome! Should we hire house-cleaners again? A couple of weeks ago, I was talking with two colleagues about how we used to hire house-cleaners. “Do you hire cleaners?” I asked Cam. “Of course we do!” he answered. As a working couple with two small children, he and his wife found it made life manageable to have the services of a […] Read more »

Find Your Financial Forever Pace

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The fact that the weather app on my phone said the outside temperature was in the mid thirties was reinforced by the water dripping from the roof of my house. The sun was shining, the snow was melting, and I was stretching out for my first long run outside in months. Nine miles to be exact. The first few miles are always the hardest. Even though I thoroughly stretch out before I start, it always seems to take a few miles before everything gets loosened up. During my run on Saturday it took about 4 miles, at which point something […] Read more »

I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 03/06

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Vonnie and I had a little getaway planned for tonight.  We were going to take the afternoon off, and head to the Minneapolis/St Paul metropolitan area and spend the afternoon together, and then go to a Nickelback/The Pretty Reckless concert tonight.  We had our bags packed, and ready to go.  I had my list of trip preparation items that needed to be done this morning ready to rock, when we found out the concert has been postponed due to a family emergency.   Bummer. I called the hotel to cancel, however their policy is that we would have had to […] Read more »

Tax Time Savings With Walmart Family Mobile!

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It’s tax season, and that means it’s important for you to get the most out of your tax return. Walmart Family Mobile has the perfect #MaxYourTax deal for you! $29.88/month (+taxes/fees) gets you Walmart’s Lowest Priced Unlimited Plan which includes Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data with up to 500 MB at 4G LTE Data Speeds. This allows you to do more without paying more. #CollectiveBias Can’t get enough 4G LTE? Family Mobile has Unlimited Talk,Text, & Data with up to 2.5 GB of 4G LTE for only $39.88/month (+taxes/fees). Check walmartfamilymobile.com or visit your local Walmart for more information on […] Read more »