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About Robin McDaniel

About Robin McDaniel

Robin is a freelance writer who chronicles her financial missteps and victories on her blog, www.TheThriftyPeach.com. When not chasing around her very busy toddler, she likes to make fun of herself on her blog and figures humor can be found in any financial mistake she has made.

4 Ways Meal Planning Helps Your Budget

As a working mom, I know how hard it can be to prepare healthy meals for your family day in and day out, especially after a hard day at work. The last thing you want to do once you finally pick up the kids, make it home, and start on homework, is worry about what you’re going to serve everyone for dinner. Believe me, I’ve been there, and it’s why a lot of people resort to fast food and takeout meals on a regular basis.

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How to Plan a Frugal Fall Wedding

Planning a wedding has become a rite of passage for new brides. It’s fun to browse wedding ideas in magazines and on Pinterest, and that makes it so easy to get caught up in the wedding madness. It happens to the best of us.

With the average wedding coming in at over $25,000 today, wedding costs can quickly get out of hand. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather spend $25,000 on a down payment for a house instead of an overpriced party that lasts for one night.

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How to Make More Money at a Garage Sale

Garage sales have got to be one of the easiest ways to make a little extra money when you need it. Bargain shoppers flock to yard sales when the weather is nice, and it feels great to turn some of your unneeded junk into cash.

There are plenty of tricks you can use to get the most bang out of your junk before it’s gone. Here are 6 ways to make more money at a garage sale!

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How to Pack Frugal and Healthy School Lunches

Summer break is coming to an end, and school time is upon us again. For many that may bring relief, but for me, it makes me a little sad since my daughter will be going to school for the first time this year. I think I’m more nervous about it than she is!

It’s also time for me to start thinking about how to pack her a frugal and healthy lunch to take to school.

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How to Save Money on Cleaning Products

I don’t know many people who actually like to clean (I’m definitely not one of them), and I really hate spending money to buy the expensive and toxic cleaning products that are on the market.

At one point in time, I even hired a cleaning lady to come into my home to clean up my own dirt. Although it was nice to come home to a clean house without having lifted a finger (except to write the check), I couldn’t justify having her come for too long.

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