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United States Presidents Study Kit

This is a great year to teach the presidents! Make it easy by using this United States Presidents Study Kit. Notebooking pages for each president, presidential portraits, and name cards are included for a fun way to teach the presidents! Use this resource for a memory game, flash cards, or for mini-reports. Draw or glue a picture of the president onto the president worksheet. Presidential portraits are included for each president. Create a matching game by printing the presidential portraits […]

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6 Ways to Save for the Holidays

For some, the holidays can be a challenge financially. Here are six great ways to make sure you stay on track with your budget. 1. Get free shipping – Every December there is a free shipping day with approximately 1000 merchants with delivery by Christmas Eve. Visit freeshippingday.com for more information. 2. Plan for the extras – Remember to factor in postage and gift wrap when purchase gifts. Don’t forget tape too! Also, a great way to save on wrapping […]

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3 Ways to Cook Up Apples

A local grocery store had Gala apples on sale for $0.37 per pound!! Needless to say I bought about 15 pounds! What do you do with 15 pounds of apples? Here is what we will be eating for weeks to come: – Apple jelly – Dried apples – Apple pies Now I am sure there are tons more ways to use fresh apples, but these three will best serve us. Here is how to prepare apple jelly, dried apples, and […]

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Homemade Flour Tortillas

The plan for dinner? Soft tacos. I just knew I had flour tortillas in the freezer. So I got all of the other ingredients ready for a “make your own” style flour tortilla night. I looked in the freezer. No tortillas! What to do? To the Internet I go! I found this great flour tortilla recipe that I have been using ever since: Flour Tortillas 2 cups flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup vegetable shortening 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 […]

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How I Use ExtraCare Bucks

A note on how I spend my ECB’s: I will only spend as many ECB’s as I earn so I won’t ever “lose” ExtraBucks. But if I can whittle my total down with coupons so I don’t have to use as many ECB’s as I’m earning, then I “earn” ExtraBucks. For example, if a bottle of shampoo costs $3.00, but you earn $3.00 ECB’s when you buy it, then I justify using $3.00 ECB’s on that shampoo when I buy […]

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7 Ways to Raise a Money-Smart Kid

As frugal parents, naturally, we want our kids to be smart about money too. Here are seven easy ways to raise a money-smart kid! 1. Expose your pre-schooler to cash By showing money to kids, they get a better understanding of what you are trying to teach them. Try playing “bank” or “store” for further understanding in a fun way. 2. Ditch the “replace it” attitude When a toy breaks, have you ever heard your child say, “it’s ok, we […]

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