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Once upon a mattress – and a movie to help you sleep

A good night’s sleep is never a waste of time – or money. According to a 2014 study conducted by the Better Sleep Council, many consumers just don’t know how to choose a mattress. But a good mattress is an important part of having a restful night. Oklahoma State University researchers found that study participants slept better and had fewer aches and pains when they slept on new mattresses, regardless of age, weight, or body mass index. Mattresses are expensive, and many of us are hesitant to purchase a new…

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cashcrone, food, budget, challenge Budget Savvy Eating Well For Less - and Other Kitchen Charms 

January food budget results!

    I hope some of you climbed aboard the food challenge train this month! Although I have practiced frugality for a long time, I still learned a few things this past month. But first, I will share the budget numbers. My original budget for January was $300. That seems high for one person, but my food budget includes non-food household items and vitamins (some people separate the two, but I find it easier to put them together as I shop for both at the same time). My January spending…

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cashcrone.com, coffee, budget, Budget Savvy Eating Well For Less - and Other Kitchen Charms Groceries and Shopping 

Food Budget Challenge Update!

  Last week’s self-imposed Food Budget Challenge forced me to take a look at my spending habits in the kitchen, and come up with creative ways to use it up, make it do, or do without. I realized I was in a pretty good position to spend a fraction of the $300 allotted in my budget this month. And I had to come to grips with my biggest food habit.     Coffee. Because this is not a starvation food challenge (and I count doing without coffee as starving, Cronies),…

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Budget Savvy Eating Well For Less - and Other Kitchen Charms Groceries and Shopping 

January Food Budget Challenge!

How low can you go? On your food budget, that is!  I created my January budget over the weekend, and realized some numbers needed to change. My food budget is pretty big at $300 for one full-time person and one part-time person (Bill Spaid spends part of his month here). I don’t drink wine or beer, but I really love coffee. Good coffee. So the beans are “spendy.” Sometimes I’ll mix my first choice of coffee beans with less expensive beans, but it is an item that is on my list every…

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A budget is your first step to wealth.

  Let’s accumulate more green in 2017! I want you to do more than survive, Cronies. Floundering about without a solid spending and saving plan can leave you treading water, and struggling for air. Put on your goggles, baby. It’s time to find the money. Create a budget. An oldie but goodie, Cronies. Like a good parent looking after your children, you have to know what your money is doing. If it is bored and has nothing to do, it could get into trouble. You must keep it busy by…

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