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Can You Survive Off of $100 a Week?

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A while ago someone asked me if I could survive off of $100 for one week I initially gasped and thought about how limiting that this would be.  Then I started to think about it and realized that it shouldn’t be that hard.  Since then, I’ve challenged myself a couple of times to get spending as low as possible even under the $100 limit.  Side note, someone recently challenged me to not spending anything for 3 days.  That was hard, but it taught me a lot.  That challenge to you all may come later.  However for now, I want to…

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Don’t Get Lost In The Summer-Time Shuffle: Taking Me Time

In Frugal, Phenomenal

The summer time can be a very hectic time.  The long days gives us more time to enjoy daylight hours.  The beautiful weather, especially for those of us who get a lot of snow in the winter, makes us want to be outside, pack our social calendar, and maximize the day.  Let’s not forget that the kids are not in school.  We think that summer is supposed to be relaxing, but with all of this running around, traveling, and packing out our day the summer can be very draining.  Don’t allow yourself to get lost in the summertime shuffle.  Take…

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How Asking A Pro Can Save You Money…Maybe

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I’m renovating a room in my condo and one of the last things that I need to do is to paint. I had been trying to figure out if I could get away with just 1 gallon for the main walls of the bedroom and 1 quart for the accent wall, because paint is expensive. I spoke to one guy at the store, but I didn’t want to buy the paint that day because they were about to close so I decided to just go back when I was in the area again. [more…] When I went into the store…

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5 Travel Tips To Help Keep More Money in Your Wallet

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Did you know that 45% of Americans take a summer vacation?  If you ever went on vacation then you know that it can get pretty expensive.  However, there are ways to make traveling a little more friendly on your wallet.  Imagine being able to reduce the cost of your trip so you can either spend more while you are there or put the savings towards one of your financial goals!  Check out these 5 tips to learn how. [more…] Book far enough in advance.  As you know, the price of the hotel is only one piece of the cost to…

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3 Ways to Save Money on A Wedding Gift and Stay On Budget

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Wedding season is in full force, and if you are trying to be frugal because you don’t have the extra money to spend or you are trying to pay off debt, then this can be a scary time.  Please note, if you are a bridesmaid, then you definitely should read this article about cost saving ideas for bridesmaids. Wedding season doesn’t have to be scary if you plan ahead.  Set a total gift budget and stick to it. Look at your current and upcoming expenses and then identify what you can afford.  Typically weddings have a few events associated with…

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