Why the HP Instant Ink Program Makes Me Wish I Had an HP Printer

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If you want to save money on ink, consider buying an HP printer and using the HP Instant Ink Program. Read on to learn more. Copy. Print. Scan. I use all these features found on printers today. I scan items for work. I copy things for homeschool. And I print coupons, stuff for church, business documents, and more. I use my Canon printer every single week, which means I use quite a bit of ink regularly. Because of this, there is almost a constant pop-up on the bottom right of my computer screen that says "Ink levels low" every time I print something new.  I ignore it until it's so low that my printer refuses to print with ...

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The Truth About Paying Kids for Doing Chores

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This is a sponsored post. All opinions on should kids get paid to do chores and otherwise are my own. The other day we went to the grocery store and my 6-year-old daughter Alison brought her purse with her. As I'm loading up the vehicle to go home, she pulled out a $1 bill and offered it to me, to help pay for the groceries. While the offer was extremely sweet and kind, I didn't take my daughter's money. As the parent, I don't think it's my child's obligation or responsibility to help me pay for food for her and the rest of our family. That's my and my husband's job to provide. This same daughter has also been known ...

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How to Save Money on Groceries Without Ever Leaving Home

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If you want to try out online grocery shopping, here's how to make it much more affordable! Save money on groceries without coupons or leaving home!

I hate grocery shopping. And it's not even because I have four kids that join me when I go. The main reason for my disdain is the high grocery bill at the end and still feeling like we don't have any food a few days later. My frugal nature encourages me to find ways to save money on groceries. I clip coupons. I shop sales. I stockpile when the price is right. I use money saving couponing apps on my phone. I buy generic. I avoid eating out too! Nonetheless, I always spend more than I want to, because I want to spend $0 on food. I know. It's unrealistic, cause, well, I need to eat and so does my family, and it isn't going to ...

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How to Save Money on Food When Dining at a Restaurant

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13 great money saving tips for how to save money on food when dining out at restaurants.

If I could eat out every day, for every meal, without going completely broke, or gaining 100lbs, I probably would. I do not like to cook and greatly enjoy eating out at a sit down restaurant with my family where they bring me delicious food, clean it up, keep my glass full, and allow me to enjoy talking with my husband and children without worrying about one darn thing in regards to the meal.Sometimes I think my husband and I are odd in that we enjoy bringing our kids with us to restaurants (and I mean the sit-down variety).  Yes, even with infant and toddler twins we enjoyed taking our entire family out to eat, and continue to do ...

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Where and How to Get Free Diapers

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What a great list and resource on knowing where and how to get free diapers! Every little bit helps save money on baby!

Oh, crap. Literally. Your child has done his business but you are out of clean disposable diapers. And you also are unfortunately tight on cash and know you will end up coughing up a few dollars for a small pack of diapers instead of the nice big box, even though you know they are much more expensive per diaper than what the larger box offers. Sometimes you just wish you could get a little handout, a little help, now and then and get some of these never-ending diapers for free. But, how to get free diapers? Can you really get diapers free? And where can you get free diapers? Because diapers are a basic health and sanitation ...

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Where to Buy Costumes Online that are Frightfully Cheap

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Awesome resource on the best places to buy Halloween costumes online at affordable prices! All the promo codes and cash back info is going to save me money!

Halloween is such a fun holiday, especially because you and your kids get to dress up, go to parties, bob for apples, drink cider, and eat lots of candy. But, spending a lot of money on a Halloween costume, especially for kids who won't wear it very long, and you have several kids to outfit in costumes, is not very appealing. Shopping for Halloween costumes in department stores is frustrating because the selection is often very picked over, and very limited, which is why it is helpful to know the best places to buy costumes online, and how to get them cheap. So, I decided to do some researching and find out the best places to ...

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Create a Successful Monthly Budget that Works {FREE Excel Spreadsheet Template!}

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As newlyweds, it is so important to get off on the right foot financially. Love these tips on creating a successfull monthly budget for a family that actually works!

If you need help knowing how to create a monthly budget that works, my friend Lauren is guest posting today about her successful monthly budget, how she created it, and even included a free excel spreadsheet template for an entire year. Feel free to download and use so your family can create a successful monthly budget too. When my husband and I did pre-marital counseling there was a whole session talking about finances and budgeting. Our pastor asked all the tough questions, and we jumped straight into the nitty-gritty, answering his questions with all the honesty we could muster. Since money is one of the top sources of ...

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Cash Back Sites – Ebates, Upromise, and ShopAtHome.com Comparison

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How to use three different cash back sites - Ebates, Upromise, and ShopAtHome.com to get the BEST cash back. whatsupfagans.com

I LOVE cash back sites! In fact, I love them so much that I have become an affiliate for the three sites I use! (So heads up, affiliate links are in this post. It just means I get a monetary bonus if you click/sign up, but it doesn't cost you anything.) I love these sites because it is the easiest way to save even more money while shopping online! There are no coupons, no codes, no hassles! All I have to do is remember to shop through the cash back sites' link. Then in a few days to a few weeks, I will have cash in my account! It's really that simple! And it's all FREE! But, how do cash back sites work? Cash back sites work as ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Couponing (and How Much You Can Expect to Save)

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Couponing 101 - Answering all the basic questions to help you get started saving money! It's easier than you think. whatsupfagans.com

I love bargains. I love saving. And I hate spending money. So, I am a proud couponer. I am not an "extreme" couponer who saves 50%+ on shopping trips. But, I do save several hundreds of dollar each year just by using coupons. I want to help you save money on groceries using coupons! So, I put together a Coupon 101 post (based on a presentation I did for members of my church last year). I'll even give you real numbers of exactly how much money we saved using coupons in 2013 at the end of the post. Couponing 101 - How do you Coupon? What is a coupon? A piece of paper or code that allows you to save money or get a discount on a ...

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