Weekly Roundup – Just Around the Bend Edition

Christmas is fast approaching and I still need to finish my shopping.  While you are out and about don’t forget to put some spare change in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle for those in need this holiday season! Some Great Reads for This Week Be sure and visit my good friends at DQYDJ (Don’t Quit […]

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How to Teach Kids the Value of Money

Most Parents would agree that teaching their children the value of money is important yet according to a recent study, more are prepared to talk with their child about sex, drugs, and alcohol.  By following these simple strategies you can help your child develop money management skills that will last a lifetime. Talk to your […]

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ShopSmart Poll – Coupon Savings are Real

According to a recent poll conducted by Consumer Reports National Research Center for ShopSmart magazine, women who use shopping loyalty cards and coupons save an average of $678 or 10% on their grocery bill each year. Some results from the poll.. 55% of female coupon users bought an off-brand for coupon savings The most common […]

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Ready to go Travel? – Try a Vacation Rental for Big Savings

A great way to save on travel is to research the best deals before you go.  There are many travel websites so how do you know which one to use?  It depends what you are searching for.  If you are looking for a vacation rental Airbnb is the place to start.  For hotel, airfare, and […]

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Weekly Roundup – Winter is Here Edition

It’s officially Winter in Phoenix, it reached the mid thirties last night.  That is cold for here!  To celebrate Winter I am hosting the first ever  Frugal Toad Winter Holiday Giveaway – $75 Amazon Giftcard or $75 Paypal Cash  Contest Ends 12/21!   Recommended Posts for This Week Barb Friedberg Personal Finance answers a reader’s […]

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Finance for Dummies – Credit Reports

Your credit report is used by a lot of businesses: utility companies, mortgage lenders, prospective employers, banks, and others.  It is vital that you understand what information that is contained on your credit report and the companies that gather that information, credit bureaus. What information is on my Credit Report? Your credit report is a […]

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