Food

Meatless Mondays Recipe – Indian Curry

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Meatless Mondays are a great way to both save money and help the environment.  Meat and dairy products produce just 18% of calories that we consume, but use 83% of farmland and contribute 60% of the greenhouse gases that come from agriculture.  But if you’re not ready to go full vegan yet (I know I’m […]

Budgets

Budget-Friendly Halloween Costumes – The Good Place

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Ah! Hard to believe Christmas is in just over two weeks! Today I’m throwing back TWO holidays ago, to our budget-friendly Halloween costumes! Our Costumes I didn’t want to go crazy on Halloween costumes this year, especially because we didn’t have plans other than handing out candy.  My hubs and I have been obsessed with […]

Food

Eco-Friendly Food Storage Reviews

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We all know that cooking is the best option for budgeting. And not using takeout containers is better for the environment.  But with all that cooking comes a need for food storage- both for leftovers and packing lunch for work. “Most” Tupperware is safe for repeated use. However, certain plastic food storage options may leach […]

Beauty

Review: Reusable Makeup Remover cloths

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I have been using the above reusable makeup remover cloths for about six months. So I thought I’d pop on here and give you guys my thoughts on them.  I bought these bamboo-based pads on Amazon.  They are both green and budget-friendly because I don’t spend as much money on cotton cloths or tissues as I did before.  […]

Budgets

No-Spend September: Budget Challenge

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This is a late post, which might be partially due to the fact that I failed September’s No-Spend Budget Challenge.  I was going to make myself spend nothing but planned expenses: mortgage, groceries, bills, and such.  Out of 30 days in September, I spend nothing on 16 days.  A 53% success rate is an F […]

Budgets

July Budget Challenge – New Job Negotiations

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My July budget challenge is a bit of a cheat (spoiler alert, so is my August budget challenge).  I got a new job this month and realized I needed to negotiate the starting salary.  Here are my thoughts on the negotiations: Pre-Negotiation Thoughts I didn’t want to negotiate at first.  I wanted to just take […]

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June Budget Challenge – Public Transit

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For my June budget challenge, I tried to take public transit or walk every time that I was tempted to take a lift.  I had …. moderate success.  As part of my May Challenge, I got a pass from our public transit system so I don’t have to have tokens or exact change anymore.  Now […]

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May Budget Challenge – Reduce Common Expenses

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This month, I tried to do some cost-savings efforts for some of my major expenses: groceries, lyft, and cable.  We spent an average of $610 a month on groceries this year, almost $200 on lyft/uber (yikes!), and $140ish on cable, Hulu, and Netflix.  So these are some major expenses.  So I worked this month to […]