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Easter is this week! It’s hard to believe - we’re running around preparing to host about 20 people on our patio this Sunday. We’ll have our kids and grandkids and several friends from Phoenix, India and even Sweden. What a fun crew!


Launching egg-shaped water balloons is an annual tradition at our Easter celebrations.
 

In This Issue: Save Money on Weddings, Bread, Dessert, and More

This newsletter is going to cover a wide range of ages and topics from saving money on weddings to preparing for retirement. And we’ll also talk about some grocery topics like how to store bread so it stays fresh longer, and how to make super easy Rice Krispy Treats with a special twist.

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Hope you have a great Easter Celebration!

We’re Making Frugal Fun and Money Fantastic!


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In This Issue:


 

5 Proven Ways to Store & Freeze Bread

 

Are you looking for easy ways to freeze bread and other options for storing bread? We’ve got simple solutions here, whether you have store-bought bread or homemade bread.

Bread is a staple of life for most of us.

Bread comes in all shapes and sizes. Things like sliced store-bought bread for sandwiches, Artisan bread with thick for dipping, or homemade sourdough bread. Then you’ve got ciabatta, dinner rolls, baguettes, voleos, focaccia, and quick breads.

The sky’s the limit with how many different kinds of bread we bake or consume.

Read how to store bread better

 
 

Frugal Living Helps You Hurdle to Early Retirement


 

Can Frugal Living make a difference in how soon you retire or is it just a waste of time?

Let me give you one example of the power of frugal living as it specifically pertains to how soon you can retire.

How Much Money Do You Need to Retire?

First, let’s calculate how much money you need to retire for a moment.

Most retirement planning projection systems don’t adequately show the impact of frugal living in retirement estimate calculations—probably for good reason. Most people aren’t frugal!

However, the average person has rarely been shown “The Power of Frugal Living” regarding retirement calculation below. You may become a convert to frugal living when you see how frugality speeds up your retirement plan.

Read more...
 


 

Veterans: How to get Free Event Tickets with VetTix!



VetTix is a company that shows appreciation to our Veterans & their families, as well as active military with free event tickets. And this blog will tell you all about how it works, and how to sign up for it.

A few months ago a friend of ours sat with his wife in the audience at Symphony Hall in Phoenix. They came to enjoy the orchestra who was accompanied by Phoenix Symphony Chorus. Tickets to the symphony usually cost between $25 and $120. But for our friend Aaron and his wife, who were sitting in some of the best seats in the house, there was no charge.

Aaron served for 4 years in the Air Force and as a veteran. He is participating in a program called VetTix where he is given tickets to cultural and sporting events at no charge.

Learn More About VetTix …
 


 

Can a Family Live on One Income?


If you’ve ever wondered whether your family can live on one income or not, the 5 questions from different families should help answer your question.


Living on One Income for a SAHM Wannabe

First I would like to say that I am very grateful to have found your book America’s Cheapest Family because ever since I picked that book up my husband and I have started changing the way we live.

We aren’t out of debt yet, but we have paid off some and are working towards paying off the rest.

I really want to be a stay-at-home wife and mother. My husband is very supportive of my dream of staying home with our kids one day. I also know that we can live off just his income because I do not have a job.

I am trying to finish up cosmetology school so that I have something I can do on the side and something to fall back on. However, when I am done with school we would like to start a family, so I won’t be working.

Read our answer and the other 4 questions here


 

Lactose Intolerance: Costco Lactase vs Lactaid® 


 

Searching for the best lactase pill for lactose intolerance? Which is better Costco Lactase (Kirkland) or Lactaid brand? We compared several different kinds of lactase pills and other natural solutions. You'll be surprised what we found.

If you have lactose intolerance, finding a solution to enjoying dairy is not an easy or inexpensive research project.

In this article, we'll share the different lactose intolerance solutions we've tried and the ones that worked. We hope you'll read all of the options we tried, but if you want to get the absolute bottom line, scroll to the bottom of this page. We have a way you can purchase lactose relief for 66% less than conventional methods.

Learn how to save money on Lactase pills


 

Wedding Savings

If you're planning a wedding or helping with one, we've got dozens of ways to help you make your wedding day fabulous, frugal and fun! Read what readers from all over the country have done to save tons of money.

Read the ideas here


 

Rice Krispy Treats with Red Hots


 

Rice Krispy Treats with Red Hots are one of our favorites treats to make and bring to potlucks, events or holidays. They are simple to make and taste delicious.

The recipe we share will fill an 11-inch x 17-inch glass baking dish. It will make about 45 two inch square pieces.

 

Get the simple instructions and ingredients here:

 
 

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