Tips for a Successful Back to School Routine

    I know, it’s only August, but those lovely children of yours will be headed back to school before you know it. Some parents are cheering and others are feeling bummed. Either way, it will be here before you know it. So what are some tips for a successful back to school routine and when should you start? Those

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Save Money on Camping Equipment with Groupon

As you know from my previous posts, I am all about saving money! Whether it be by using coupons, completing rebates, shopping online, or buying items and certificates using daily deal sites, such as Groupon. What I love about Groupon is that I can save money on everything from restaurants to electronics! As a subscriber to Groupon, I get notifications of their

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5 Home Improvement Tips That Won’t Break Your Budget

5 Home Improvement Tips That Won’t Break Your Budget Home improvement doesn’t need to be expensive. Sometimes, all you need is simple creativity combined with some easy-to-follow tips. If you are looking for ways to give your home a fresh new face without harming your budget, here are few tips and tricks that can surely help. They are all proven

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Ford Free Days at the Michigan Science Center

Ford Free Days at the Michigan Science Center Ford Motor Company continues its support of the Michigan Science Center (MiSci), strengthening the center’s ability to make science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs accessible to all. With Ford’s support, MiSci is hosting the following Ford Fun Free Days with free general admission (a savings of $14/adult, $11/child): Monday, July 4th 10

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Discover FREE or Discounted Michigan Adventures with Your Library Card

Did you know that your library card can be your best travel companion? It’s true…you can discover free or discounted Michigan adventures with your library card. Adventures include Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, arts & cultural destinations, seven National Park Service venues, and more. To find out which adventures are included in the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program, visit

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5 Free Attractions in Downtown Detroit

It is possible to have fun in Detroit without spending money. If you are looking for staycations this summer, I suggest checking out these 5 FREE attractions in Downtown Detroit. As they say, “The best things in life are free”. Visit Eastern Market Eastern Market in Detroit is bustling with things to do, especially on the weekends. At the Saturday

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10 Things You Should Buy Second-Hand

Over the years, thrift shopping has become a way of life for me! Most everything I buy is second-hand. Once I started buying second-hand, I couldn’t bring myself to buy things at retail prices. When it comes to clothing, I buy everything second-hand except panties, bras, and socks. I also shop thrift for household items. For me, it’s about saving

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Bookstock Used Book and Media Sale 2016

Bookstock is Metro Detroit’s biggest used book sale. This year the event will be held Sunday, May 15 through Sunday, May 22 at the Laurel Park Place Mall in Livonia, MI. Proceeds from the sale benefit literacy and education projects in metropolitan Detroit. Marking 14 years of supporting the need to read, Bookstock has generated over $1.3 million for literacy and education

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Birthday Freebies

We all love to celebrate our birthdays, especially with birthday freebies. May is my birthday month so the birthday rewards have been flooding into my email account. To help make your birthday a special one, I am going to list places that offer birthday freebies. Most businesses allow you to claim your reward anytime during your birthday month, although some

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Save Cash with Groupon Coupons

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. #GrouponCoupons Part of my lifestyle change involves finding innovative ways to save money. I’ve started shopping grocery ads, stocking up on sale items, using various rebate programs, and using coupons. Lucky for me, using coupons continues to get easier with various applications. Recently, I discovered I can save cash with Groupon

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