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An Easter meal for under $40


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The sky-high food prices are not keeping the Easter bunny away this year. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are shelling out $4.29 more this year on their Easter meals as the average person is expected to spend $44.34! Below I share my Easter menu and how I’m trimming the cost.

For the main dish, I’m roasting a turkey breast. I know it’s not the traditional main course, but my family does not eat pork and the price of lamb was ridiculous. This is the most expensive part of our meal at $16.


Halloween decorating ideas, Creating a holiday budget, and Debt collection

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I share five must read blog posts about saving money every Friday.

Entertainment options – Free and cheap way to entertain your child when they are at home. (Wisebread)

Don’t get harassed – How to deal with debt collection agencies (The Digerati Life)

Halloween decorations – 10 cheap DIY Halloween decorating ideas to get your home looking great! (MoneyCrashers)

Holiday budget – How to create and stick to a holiday budget so you don’t miss anyone on your list this year. (MainStreet)

Car Insurance – Find out how age affects your car insurance rate and what you can do about it. (Free From Broke)

Do you have a holiday budget?


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What holiday saving advice are you looking for? Your feedback helps me find the info you want!

-different ways to budget for the holidays

-store programs, like layaway, to save money

-how to buy discounted gift cards

-gift ideas and suggestions

-homemade gifts

-holiday recipes on a budget