My 5 Frugal Things from This Week

1. I returned a few to things to Macy’s. I didn’t do any shopping while I was there. Win win. 2. I made all the meals at home except for 1 frozen pizza from Traders Joe’s. These pizzas are sanity savers that serve 2 people, still way cheaper than take outs. 3. We are doing the seasonal closet spruce up…

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Use Your Budget to Live Without Debt & Interest

A budget is a great tool to help you track your expenses so you have a better control over your finances. You may think, what difference will it make with a budget? Will I be really able to save anything with a budget? Well, guess what, I have been using the following budget for my family for the last 17…

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5 Simple Tips for Buying Halal Meat

We all know our drill when it comes to buying halal meat, between biryani and baked chicken- we love our halal meat alhamdulillah. We all have our go to meats- ground beef for quick recipes, chicken breasts when I need somethings easy and nutritious and marinated chicken or mutton in spicy yogurt when there is a crowd to please. The…

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My Monthly Frugal Updates for October

This post will be a new feature on Simplymuslimmom that will be updated every month inshaAllah. Enjoy :). We live a frugal life to live without debt and interest. Our frugal lifestyle motto is to live well, pay less. What does frugality mean to us? Live a balanced life while taking control of our financial blessings. Use high quality items…

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13 Ways to Save Money on Essential Oils

Essentials oils are really popular these days.These oils are are in use for thousand of years for many purposes- from Pharaohs’ preferred way to smell good to dissipate 21st century stress and anxieties. My family has benefited from using these oils (Black seed oil, Argan oil, Lavender oil to name a few) but these oils come with a price tag. So,…

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7 Frugal Ways to Save On Back to School Supplies

It’s school supply time and my total for this year’s school supplies is $5.23. How was I able to get away spending $5.23? By reusing what we already have, buying only what we needed and choosing not to buy trendy things that we don’t really need. We will be mostly using our supplies from last years (or older), I have added a…

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12 Excellent Back to School Items that You Will Love (And So Will the Kids)

We have been through many school supplies over the last 10 years of homeschooling. And these are our favorites by far that we use regularly for our homeschooling. These school supplies are well made, great quality items. 1.Pencils– Dixon Ticonderoga pencils are our favorite all purpose pencils. These are good for all grades and great for beginners, specially for penmanship in print.…

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