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MCCC students warned of Michigan Promise Grant cuts
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2009, 11:00:15 PM »

MCCC students warned of Michigan Promise Grant cuts
16 July 2009, 9:33 pm

The Monroe Evening News reported today that Monroe County Community College is planning to send letters to about 200 students that the Michigan Promise Scholarship program is in jeapardy.

A snippet from the story:

The state is facing a $1.7 billion deficit. The scholarship program costs $140 milli...

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When the kids want licensed character products
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2009, 11:00:05 AM »

When the kids want licensed character products
17 July 2009, 9:07 am

When it comes to kid stuff, licensed character products are the “brand name” items that appeal for attention. Popular TV, movie, toy or cartoon characters appear on a huge array of products ranging from book bags to sleeping bags.

If you have the money, it’s easy to get what the k...

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Detroit Lions all-you-can-eat seats
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Detroit Lions all-you-can-eat seats
17 July 2009, 12:04 pm

The Detroit Lions have a new program for the 2009 season called All-you-can-Eat Seats at Ford Field.

Tickets are $73 and you can get all the hot dogs, bratwurst, nachos, chips, popcorn and soft drinks you want at the stadium. There’s a big ad in the Detroit Free Press today about the promotio...

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WaPo: Share and swap replaces buy and grab
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WaPo: Share and swap replaces buy and grab
17 July 2009, 12:20 pm

The Washington Post has this report today: Share and swap replaces buy and grab.

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The sharing mind-set is not new to the American culture, but many Americans abandoned it when the nation shifted from an agricultural society to an industrial one, said Rosemary Hornak, a psychology profess...

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American Sewing Expo Sept. 25-27 in Novi
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American Sewing Expo Sept. 25-27 in Novi
17 July 2009, 2:35 pm

The American Sewing Expo will be held Sept. 25-27 at Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, Mich.

I picked up a show flier today at Jo-Ann Fabric in Monroe, Mich. I’ve heard this is a really great show and it features a variety of classes and products aimed at beginner through expert sewing skills...

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Military scholarship finder
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2009, 06:00:10 PM »

Military scholarship finder
17 July 2009, 3:49 pm

If you are military personnel, or are the spouse, child or grandchild of someone who served in the military, and are seeking money for college, you’ll want to look up the scholarship finder service at the Military Officers Association of America.

This is one of the most comprehensive scholars...

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Weight Watchers’ Credit Crunch tactics at grocery store
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Weight Watchers’ Credit Crunch tactics at grocery store
17 July 2009, 5:27 pm

Weight Watchers has an article about healthy grocery shopping on a budget, dubbed “Credit Crunch Tactics.”



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Re: Monroe on a Budget
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2009, 10:06:33 PM »

Yes, people, I really do have a busy blog. Come over to Monroe on a Budget and check it out.

You can find frugal living blogs all over the Internet - but this one is specifically intended for people who live in Monroe County.
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Monroe sales fliers July 18
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Monroe sales fliers July 18
18 July 2009, 8:27 am

Staples, Rite Aid and Busch’s all had sales fliers in my home-delivery edition of The Monroe Evening News today. (I live in the 48162 zip code).

Staples (sale starts Sunday) will have rebate officers on pens and graphing calculators. Several GPS devices are on sale. Several shredding machines...

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Frugality can cost money up front. How can you deal with that?
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Frugality can cost money up front. How can you deal with that?
18 July 2009, 9:29 am

If you’re new to this “frugal living stuff” or are suddenly in a situation where you have to cut expenses fast, it can be really frustrating to realize that you usually have to invest time, money or both up front to find savings later.

I have a post that details how fast you can e...

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No longer frugal: powdered milk
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No longer frugal: powdered milk
18 July 2009, 12:10 pm

There are some tricks and techniques that our parents and grandparents used in their efforts to be thrifty (”thrifty” is the “old school” word for “frugal”) that just don’t work today.

Sometimes, the products that were used a generation or two ago are no lo...

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Coupon Commotion week at Jo-Ann
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Coupon Commotion week at Jo-Ann
18 July 2009, 1:37 pm

Check your Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store flier. I’m on the mailing list and got my flier today. There is a Coupon Commotion promotion July 19-25 with multiple coupon possibilities on regular-priced items.

You will also want to note that most Butterick patterns will be 99 cents July 19-25.

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Freep: Credit market remains tight for car loans
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Freep: Credit market remains tight for car loans
19 July 2009, 7:15 am

The Detroit Free Press had this report today: Tight credit market a blow to hopes of auto recovery.

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“It’s all about debt-to-income ratios,” said Steve Cervin, a credit counselor with Commerce Financial Services in West Bloomfield. “The borrower may pay nearly eve...

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Monroe coupon report July 19
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Monroe coupon report July 19
19 July 2009, 7:23 am

There is one coupon packet in The Monroe Evening News today. Don’t panic, I also got only one coupon packet in my Detroit Free Press today too. (I live in the 48162 zip code).

Products featured in my Monroe coupon flier include Fiber One bars, Dannon yogurt and Huggies.



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Meijer CFL light bulbs on sale
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Meijer CFL light bulbs on sale
19 July 2009, 7:40 am

This is worth an entry by itself: the Meijer ad in today’s edition of The Monroe Evening News (July 19-25 ad) features store brand CFL light bulbs at greatly reduced prices:

Single bulbs: 99 cents each.

Four-pack: $3.96.

Six-pack: $5.94.

There’s been some buzz about energy-efficient ...

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