prep work

Five Big Mistakes Beginner Cooks Make
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Americans now spend more money on bars and restaurants than they do on groceries. A major reason for the change is that we live increasingly busy, on-the-go lifestyles. However, there’s another factor that might be just as significant: Many Americans have poor cooking skills or simply aren’t comfortable in the kitchen. The problem is magnified […]

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How to Start a Blog with Zero Technical Abilities (Free Course)
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One of the biggest concerns I hear from would-be bloggers is that they don’t have the technical skills to start a blog. Fear not, I had no technical abilities when I first started either. In fact, Single Moms Income was NOT my first blog. I started my first blog in 2010 and just as I […]

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The Art of the Email Auto-Reply (and 10 Ways to Have Fun With It)
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Americans tend to behave like they’re being naughty when they take vacation, as if five workdays off in the middle of summer were stolen cookies, and they’re toddlers with their hand in the proverbial jar. But in fact, vacation is far from frivolous. Research shows that taking time off improves mental and physical health, productivity, […]

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Eight Frugal Ways to Ward Off Cabin Fever
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Snowmen and hot cocoa are nice and all, but for many of us the novelty of the cold and snow begins to wear off shortly after Christmas and New Year’s Day. By the doldrums of mid-February, the cold, dreary weather takes its toll, isolating many of us in our own homes. And when it feels like […]

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31 Days to Financial Independence (Day 27): Handling a Crisis
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“31 Days to Financial Independence” is an ongoing series that appears every Thursday on The Simple Dollar. You might want to start this series from the beginning! Last time, we examined insurance options along with some strategies for maximizing the value one gets out of their insurance. Now, we’re moving on to a handful of […]

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Twelve Strategies for a Successful “Meal Prep Day”
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One common strategy for saving money on food that shows up in a lot of frugality books and on many frugality websites is the idea of a “meal prep day,” sometimes simply called “meal prep Sunday” because people often use a Sunday to do it. On that day, the idea is that you’ll do all […]

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How to Plan a Great, Low-Cost Valentine’s Day Surprise
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Some of you are going to see the topic of this article, check the calendar, and be completely confused. Valentine’s Day? That’s more than a month away! Why write about it now? The reason I’m writing about it now is because, with sentimental holidays like Valentine’s Day, some prep work can help you create a […]

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