6 Tips To Save Money On Healthcare Costs

Healthcare and medical costs can happen at any moment, especially with active children in your household. Here are ways to keep healthcare costs under control. Take advantage of screenings If you have children in sports, physicals are usually required. Some schools even may offer physicals on-site by medical professionals. So if that’s available, definitely take…
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How To Avoid Being Broke All Summer

Summer is warm weather, barbecues, spending time outside, and for some reason spending more money. Because it’s finally warm after a long and cold winter and spring, I try to fit in doing more things – which also usually costs more money.  Every year I think about this and this year I’m actually going to do something…
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Did Your Heating Bill Make You Cringe?

We are stuck in a deep freeze in Minnesota, barely getting above 0° during the day. My co-worker was lamenting her recent heating bill and suggested it would be a good blog post. I agreed, as I pulled my sweater tighter around me, teeth chattering. When you live in areas with extreme weather, cold or…
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Twofer Vegetables – Great Food Bargain

I had a busy weekend. It was time to pick some vegetables –  the beets – in my garden to pickle and can before beet thieves got them. The small slimy ones (thanks to our abundance of rain this fall), the tree-dwelling ones with bushy tails, and the tall ones with opposable thumbs. “What?!” some…
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What To Think About Before Hunting Season To Save Money

Since (sadly) summer is almost over and hunting season will be here before you know it, here are things to think about now to save money this hunting season. Here is a follow-up to a previous post, Hunting on a Budget. It is a guide on some general principles to follow to reduce the expense and…
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