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Free Vacations: Find out How

By The Coastal Homestead | Mar 30, 2015

 10 FREE Vacations The title almost sounds like a bad timeshare scam, but the truth is, you can take a free vacation; we’ve been doing it for over a decade and I want to share our secret with you. I always run into friends that wish they could take a vacation, but can never afford to…

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how to make money at a yard sale


By The Coastal Homestead | Feb 25, 2015

      Getting up early on Saturday mornings with my mom to go hunting yard sales and hidden treasures was a tradition throughout my youth. It was the only place I could take my meager babysitting money and get a lot of bang for my buck. I became good at haggling at a young age…

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How to save money on produce

How to Save Money on Produce

By The Coastal Homestead | Feb 16, 2015

10 ways to help you save $ on local and organic produce This post is part of a series from an interview with a local produce stand owner and operator, Mary Beth Pope of Mary Beth’s Sustainable Foods located in South Carolina, selling locally sourced and organic food. Mary Beth has operated a successful local produce…

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When Eating Healthy is too Expensive

By The Coastal Homestead | Feb 14, 2015

If I had a dime for every time I heard “I can’t afford to eat good” or “Organic food is too expensive”, I wouldn’t need to type an article about saving money . But you know what? They’re right! People can’t afford to eat healthy and organic, it is too expensive. Last summer I paid…

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Cutting the cable cord without sacrifice

By Amber Bradshaw | May 27, 2014

Are you tired of paying your cable bill? Do you only have one option for cable? Do the prices keep going up but service keeps going down? What can you do? You have to have internet, how will the kids survive without cable? What about Survivor? Idol? Not to mention Swamp Men and Monday night…

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Green Cleaning your clothes can save you $$$

By Amber Bradshaw | May 23, 2014

  OK, when was the last time someone told you that you could actually save money by cleaning your clothes? I confess I did a little play on words but it’s true. A more accurate introduction should have been ‘How you clean your clothes could save you money” There are two ways our family saves an…

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