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Frugal Yet Phenomenal Bottles of Wine for Less Than $10

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With the summer in full effect, and the social gatherings all around us, I started to wonder which bottles of wine would be great to bring to a friend’s house without getting the side eye.  As professional women, we want to have amazing experiences and have some knowledge about wine, but how do you know which wines to buy without breaking the bank? Since I wanted to know and because I will drink a bottle of Five Oaks ($3/bottle on sale at Rite Aid), but will very rarely bring it to a social gathering unless I know the host drinks…

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

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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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Frugal Graduation Gift and Celebration Ideas

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This is the season for a lot of graduations, which means graduation parties and gifts.  If you are a parent or guardian and are looking to throw your graduate a party, then you’re in luck.  You can have a phenomenal celebration, but also keep it pretty low cost.  If you want to get some ideas for low cost events then check out this post. If you are just attending a graduation party, I didn’t forget about you!  Gifts can get really expensive, but instead of breaking the bank I have compiled a variety of gifts that you can give to…

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Easy Tips on How to Keep Your Packages Safe This Season

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As online shopping increases in popularity, so does the potential for theft. Unfortunately, there are people who follow delivery trucks around with the hope of finding a package with good merchandise left on a porch to steal. A few years ago, I had a friend who ordered a new cell phone, and the box was delivered while she was at work. When she arrived home expecting to see the box, it was gone. Someone saw the box on the porch and stole it. Also, recently, I ordered an item from Amazon and the tape that was used to seal the…

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How Making Small Changes Helps to Save Money

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Achieving financial freedom doesn’t mean that you have to be a sacrifice all of the fun and enjoyable things in your life.  “Smart swaps” allow you to make changes with less impact to your life.  For example, I truly enjoy going to Starbucks.  Initially, my drink of choice was a white chocolate mocha.  After purchasing this drink for a period of time, I began to evaluate its value.  Specifically, it was 470 calories and about $4 for the size I desired.  Since I loved Starbucks and didn’t want to deprive myself, I made a smart swap.  I switched to a…

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