Still relatively new to Arizona. I have lived on both coasts...I may be working my way inward now. :) I am the mom of a pretty awesome 17-year-old boy (though at this point he would wig out on my saying boy, kid or anything less than teenager) and the wife of a very amazing man. I have been blessed beyond measure when it comes to love, and isn't that really where the blessings count the most? I like to watch people and often I like to comment. I also enjoying helping people, but I kind of get saddened by seeing the same person always in the same boat.
Enjoy EVERY moment in your wedding gown. You can't stay in it forever...SO UNFAIR!!!!
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Thrifty Tips for Thursday March 7, 2013
EDUCATIONAL SAVINGS I was reading the other day that college tuition costs are going up and the assistance that students can get are going down. It is a great time to look again at where you can look into sending the kids to college perhaps for free. The colleges below are free but some will also have additional room and board and others specific requirements for living in the area, but it is worth a good long look. The Cooper Union
for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City has programs in
Art, Architecture, and Engineering. Their merit based scholarships are
full scholarships for all their enrolled students. Webb Institutein Glen Cove, New York was named to the Princeton Review's list of 50
"Best Value" Private Colleges for 2009. Their major is Naval
Architecture and Marine Engineering. Students live and study on the
shores of Long Island Sound. If music is your child's thing, you might want to check out the Curtis Institute of Music
in Philadelphia. The Curtis Institute of Music is one of the world's
leading music schools and offers merit based full-tuition scholarships
to the college. Competition is high as they only accept about 160
students a year apparently even more competitive than Juliard. The
education is very individualized. They also have free online classes. Berea College in Kentucky is a liberal arts college where students work on campus
instead of paying tuition. The work study is mandatory. All students
are awarded a four year tuition scholarship. Barclay Collegeis a Bible college located in Haviland, Kansas. Barclay College has bachelor’s degree programs in Pastoral Ministry, Youth
Ministry, Christian Elementary Education, Sports and Recreational
Leadership, Business Administration, and other fields. Associate’s
degrees are available in Biblical Studies and General Studies. Barclay College currently offers free tuition to all on-campus students as posted here. Deep Springs College
is a two-year college whose two-year scholarship is valued at $50,000.
It is very prestigious and highly competitive as they only accept about
10 to 15 students a year. This is a male only college located in
California on a cattle ranch and alfalfa farm. The students often
transfer to very high profile schools upon completion of their two year
program. College of the Ozarks is in Missouri and is another college where tuition is taken care of
through work programs. It is a conservative and Christian college.
Their focus is also on students with financial need and specifically in
the Ozarks area, though they will accept students from outside that
area, but priority is given to those students from the area first.
A college with a similar goal for providing a higher education for the students with lower income is Alice Lloyd College
in Kentucky. It is a liberal arts work college. Tuition is guaranteed to full-time students residing in
Alice Lloyd College’s 108-county Central Appalachian service area and
their mission is to educate mountain people for positions of
leadership(from the college website).
here in Arizona, your child would not qualify for the two colleges
above, but considering how many of us have moved here from elsewhere,
you might want to share this information with someone who might qualify.
United States Military Academy in West Point, New York Tuition again is free, but there is a service requirement upon
graduation. This is a wonderful school and a fabulous opportunity, but
not one to be taken lightly. From the website: A West Point cadetship
includes a fully funded four-year college education. Tuition, room,
board, medical and dental care are provided by the U.S. Army. As
members of the Armed Forces, cadets also receive an annual salary of
more than $6,500. This pay covers the cost of uniforms, books, a
personal computer, and living incidentals. By law, graduates of West
Point are appointed on active duty as commissioned officers and serve
in the U.S. Army for a minimum of five years.
Harvard has many scholarship opportunities but in particular, they have
something pretty cool in that they will waive the parental contribution
for families who earn less than $65,000 (as of 2012 it was $60,0000) and home equity will no longer
be considered a resource when determining family contribution. Check
out the info here: Harvard - Financial Aid Office I am not saying Harvard is free. I am saying, it could be doable. FREE EBOOKS (Please remember that these books were free at the time of my posting. This can change so always check the price before you download) Bees in the Butterfly Garden by Maureen Lang (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE) Florian's Gate by T. Davis Bunn (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (BARNES & NOBLE) Smart School Time Recipes: The Breakfast, Snack and Lunchbox Cookbook for Healthy Kids and Adults by Alisa Marie Fleming (AMAZON) FREE TO DO Head on over to Tempe Beach Park on March 9th and 10th from 10 am to 5 pm for the 19th annual Arizona Aloha Festival. There will be lots of entertainment, activities, great food and an opportunity to win a trip to Hawaii. FREE MUSIC JJ Heller's new album Loved is set to release next Tuesday and iTickets.com has a free download of her song "Who You Are." While you are there download "Jesus Firm Foundation" from the album Hymns of Worship featuring Mark Hall, Mike Donehy, Mandisa and Steven Curtis Chapman. GROCERIES - March is Frozen Food Month...why? No idea, but it means there are great savings to be had so keep those eyes peeled. ALBERTSONS (Don't forget that they are doing their Monopoly game. Those game pieces have coupons. Even if you don't want to play they are worth the grab for that.)
Cuties Clementine Tangerines 3 lb Bag $1.97 each (limit 2) USDA Boneless Petite Sirloin Steak Buy 1 get 2 Free (Regular price $8.99 lb) Pork Sirloin Chops Boneless $1.88 lb Red, Yellow or Orange Bell Peppers $1 each Tomatoes on the Vine $1.99 lb Large Jona Gold Apples 99 cents lb Bar S Foods Co. Sliced Bacon 12 oz $2.99 each Bar S Meat Franks 12 oz $1 Powerade Sports Drinks 32 oz Select Varieties 58 cents each Reser's One Pound Salads Select Varieties Buy 1 Get 1 Free (Save $3.29 on two) Fill a bag with Frozen products and save an additional 10% on each item
Ranchers Reserve Boneless Beef Chuck Pot Roast $2.99 lb Avocados 68 cents each Tomatoes on the Vine $1.49 lb Marie Callender's or Healthy Choice Bakes 6-12 oz Select Varieties 5/$10 Campbell's Chunk soup or Bowls 18.6 to 19 oz 2/$3 Cuties Clementines 5 lb box $5 Manwich 15-15.5 oz 99 cents Chef Boyardee Canned Pasta 7.25 to 15 oz 99 cents Buy 4 and Save $4 (must purchase for participating items for discount - price reflects discount) Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars 8.9 oz $1.49 Ocean Spray Cranberry Cocktail Drinks 64 oz Select Varieties $1.49 Gevalia coffee 12 oz Select Varieties $6.99 Quaker Oatmeal Squares 14.5 oz or 5 ct General Mills Fiber One Chewy Bars Select Varieties $1.99 FRY'S Iceburg, Romaine, Red or Green Leaf Lettuce 99 cents each (FINALLY!) Fuji, Gala, Red or golden Delicious Apples 99 cents lb Free Gallon of Milk when you buy any 4 participating brands of cereal from Kellog's, General Mills, Post, Quaker, Cascadian Farm, Kashi and Silver Palate (must be purchased in the same transaction-look for free milk tag) Kashi GoLean Cereal Select Varieties 13.1-14 oz $2.99 Whole Pork Shoulder Moist and Tender Sold in Bag $1.29 lb Foster Farms Chicken Fresh USDA Grade A Full Line Buy 1 Get 1 of like or lesser value Free Libby's Vegetables Select Varieties 14.5-15.25 oz While Supplies Last 50 cents each when you buy a case (12 count) Dole Pineapple Select Varieties 20 oz While Supplies Last 88 cents when you buy a case (24 count) Coffee-Mate Creamer Refrigerated Select Varieties 32 oz $2.79 Maruchan Noodles Select Varieties 3 oz While Supplies Last 16 cents each when you buy a case (24 count)
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What there is of it anyway. I am a person who is consistent only in the fact that I am consistently changing. I am a happy wife and mother. I have been blessed with an amazing son and an amazing husband. They both are quite generous in their love for me, and they both enjoy me for the oddball I can be. I am rich in my life and my experiences. I am not rich in the wallet, but you can't take it with you anyway...so I'll have nothing to miss. :)