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DealPro Blog RoundUp- 4/18

By (view all posts by ashleywade)
at 11:13AM Wednesday April 18, 2012
under Stuff We Like

Saving On Real Food: Grow a Garden Just as it's almost always cheaper to cook at home than to eat out at a restaurant, it's more cost-effective to grow your own veggies at home than to buy them at the store. If you live in an area with mild enough weather, you only need a few items to get started (and a willingness to get your hands a little dirty!)

Repurposed Newspaper Seedling Planters Want to make sure those seeds take root? DealPro Merissa of LittleHouseLiving shows you how to put your old newspaper to use and help your plants grow strong. Everyone needs a friend to help them along every once in a while!

Benefits of a Macy's Wedding Registry It's officially wedding season, and when the bride-to-be isn't pinning decorating ideas for the reception, she's likely to be found daydreaming about wedding gifts. But where to register?! Here are a few reasons why Macy's should be your go-to.

Raising Smart Spenders: Lessons Learned From Our Kids My Facebook feed has been filling up lately with friends discussing their little one's latest adventures. To be completely honest, more than half of these are posts I wind up hiding. Side note: Not everyone needs to know about the "adorable mess that Johnny made this morning!" However, if "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader" taught me anything, it's that kids have quite a few insights that we adults tend to forget.
Shopping for furniture on a budget So the wedding and kids have passed, and it's time to upgrade from those old couches you bought off Craigslist. Big-ticket items can seem like a no-brainer. Of course you should shop during major sales (think holidays), but did you know that you can negotiate as well? If you're redecorating your house, this article is a must-read.

Save at the pump While I'm guessing most of you don't drive around 80 miles per day like I do, the increasingly high cost of gasoline has impacted us all. From carpooling to investing in a hybrid car, there are multiple ways to slash your gas budget, so you have more money to spend on other necessities.

Is the Cost of Convenience Worth It? We live in a disposable "me first" society that puts convenience above all else. How many times have you reached for a plastic water bottle to save time on refilling a cup? It may only be a few seconds saved, but when you don't have any time to spare in the first place, those few seconds saved can really add up! Of course, those dollars spent add up to. DealPro Christina looks at the pros and cons of taking the easier route.

Tips to start a stockpile If you've given up the grocery coupon game, because you're only saving a few dollars with those $.25 or $.50 off coupons, then odds are you aren't doing it right. Effective couponers know that in order to really save, you need to stock up on items you need by combining sales with coupons and rebates. Whether you're looking to build a stockpile for a family of 5 or just you and your hubby, this is a good place to start.

?5 Tips to Funding your Emergency Fund For many of us, it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that we simply can't afford to save money in an emergency fund. Weekly stops at the grocery, gas station, and drugstore all add up and eat into our paycheck. The reality is- you can't afford to not have an emergency fund. This article gives you some easy suggestions on how to get started.