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Transcribed Man's Frugal Living Guide: March Mayhem

March Mayhem Next to June, July, August, September, October, November and December, March is my favorite month! It's the quarter mark of the year and means spring is on the way, regardless of what the groundhog saw. Pound-for-pound, March is one of the heavy hitters on the calendar. And for that reason, we're going to dissect this month chronologically. The frugality begins now! Odd March Holidays: "Odd-Olidays" March is National Frozen Food Month me and money Buying easy to freeze foods on sale and in bulk will save you down the road. Here are some examples of items that are worth buying in bulk for the purpose of freezing: Meat • Fruit Fresh Corn Cassh NetUSA Homemade pancakes, waffles and french toast Soups, stews and stocks Just think of all the times you said, "I don't have anything in the house to eat. I might as well order take out." Now you don't have to. If you've taken the necessary steps to make larger quantities and freeze the extras, all you'd have to do is open the freezer and dish out a plate of Man's favorite frozen meal: chili over pancakes. The possibilities are endless! Mark Your Calendars Daylight Savings – March 13 One Month Until Tax Day – March 15 Quick fact: Daylight savings turns our clocks forward but our energy bills back $3.60. It's not much, but that's how much you'd save per month if you powered down for one hour a day. Take advantage of the extra hour, go outside, get unplugged. Being prepared is the easiest and fastest way to ensure a successful return. Here's a great little list that will help you focus on the task before you focus on the refund: • Access personal information (ssn's for you, your spouse and anyone you'll be claiming). MARCH • Look at education payments: loans, scholarships and class expenses. • Gather forms for all other investments, contributions, retirement plans, savings and all other taxable income. т т • Choose a preparer. Most tax professionals can charge between $80 - $300 for individuals. However, if you choose to do it yourself, you can save big by filing online through sites Ilike TurboTax and H&R Block. 3 4 8. 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 • Have a plan for your refund. This is a great time to get ahead of some pesky bills 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 take care of some unwanted debt. 27 28 29 31 St. Patrick's Day – March 17 First Day of Spring – March 20 You don't have to be Irish to celebrate everyone's favorite green holiday. St. Patrick's Day is a great family-friendly holiday celebrated all over the world. For a frugal, fun-filled afternoon, visit one of your city's local festivals or parades. When you get home, give your family a taste of tradition with this easy one-pot Irish Stew. You know what makes Man happier than saving money? It's the feeling I get when my secret lair has just been spring cleaned to smell like lemons, linens and lilacs! Just imagine how ecstatic I was when I found out I could create my own cleaning solutions with a few cheap household materials. Ingredients: • 1 ½ lb. boneless lamb shoulder or beef, chopped All-Purpose Spray Cleaner 1 C white vinegar 1 C water • 4 C water or stock Glass Cleaner 1 C rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol 1 C water 1 tbsp. clear, nonsudsing ammonia • Salt •1 onion, thickly sliced • 8 potatoes, peeled and quartered • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced • Freshly chopped parsley or leeks Lemon Duster 10 drops pure lemon oil 2 tbsp. lemon juice A few drops olive oil Method: 1. Place the meat in a large pot, cover with water and add a pinch of salt. 2. Bring to a boil, skim off any surface fat and simmer on low for 30 minutes. 3. Add the onion and half of the potatoes. 4. Cook for another 30 minutes until the potatoes are soft, break them up and stir. 5. Add the remaining potatoes and carrots. Simmer for another 20 - 30 minutes until potatoes are cooked. 6. Stir in fresh parsley or chopped leeks, salt and pepper to taste. 7. Eat. Best Things to Buy in March Valentine's Day is over and now those traditional gifts are a steal. March is a great time to stock up on chocolates and uncover great discounts for jewelry and perfumes! With spring break looming and travel season heating up, March is the best time of the year for grabbing some luggage at a low cost. CashNetUSA Montys cn the Sneak Peak for Next Month: RÁIN REFUNDS ROSES CashNetUSA. EMoney's on the wayo Refrences: 'Allrecipes. (n.d). One-pot Irish stew. Retrieved January 12, 2016 from Man's Frugal Living Guide: March Mayhem

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