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Best Ways to Save Money This Summer

Best Ways to Save Money This Summer

Summer is a time when everything happens. Festivals, outdoor events, music, food, it seems like you’re constantly spending money to do things you want. It’s the most expensive time of year for most of us but you can make it the most affordable ever if you’re smart about it. Saving money over the summer can […]

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5 Best Frugal Summer Beauty Products

5 Best Frugal Summer Beauty Products

Makeup is expensive. Women are pressured to wear more than ever while sacrificing their skin for the privilege. Did you know that knockoff beauty products is one of the fastest growing industries? The problem is these knockoffs are often filled with crap and dangerous fillers. So while they look like the originals they’re potentially ruining […]

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Am I Frugal or Just Cheap?

Am I Frugal or Just Cheap?

Many people who are trying to be frugal show signs of being cheap. While there’s nothing wrong with being frugal, being cheap is often considered to be a poor attribute. How do you know if you’re just being careful with your money rather than trying to get by the cheapest way possible without a care […]

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5 Uses for Repurposing Old Jeans You Never Thought Of

5 Uses for Repurposing Old Jeans You Never Thought Of

Let’s face it, we all have more pairs of jeans than we wear. We’re all guilty of hanging on to that pair that’s too small, has holes, or just isn’t fashionable anymore knowing full well we will probably never wear it. It’s taking up space in your closet and it’s time to go. The most […]

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How to Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half

How to Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half

Groceries are something we spend almost as much on as household bills. We have to eat, and let’s face it we love to eat, but it can really put a dent in your budget if you’re not careful. If you’re going to economize on food you might have nightmares about living on instant noodles but […]

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Couponing Like A Pro

Couponing Like A Pro

With the rise of the TV show dedicated to couponing it’s clear that when it comes to being thrifty people are going back to the ways of clipping and getting money off. Coupons really are like free money if you’re smart about how you use them. Many people don’t realize they can request coupons, double, […]

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Replica Make Up – Cheap but dangerous

Replica Make Up – Cheap but dangerous

Have you seen the new Blood Sugar palette from Jefree Star? I saw it and wanted it, I saw the price and cringed. Make up is expensive, especially if you want palettes. A single palette can cost you upwards of $50-70, and you might only use it a few times. Make up is supposed to […]

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Fixing Thirsty Hair, A budget Dry Haircare Routine

Fixing Thirsty Hair, A budget Dry Haircare Routine

The last pot of hair goop I bought was $47. Forty. Seven. Dollars. It was great, but with hip length hair it lasted less than a month and that was while being frugal. Unless I want to shave my hair short, I need a cost effective routine that I can do regularly to keep my […]

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Home Remedies for the Flu

Home Remedies for the Flu

This year’s flu season is epidemic. The flu shot is only 10% effective, and with cases being more deadly than ever people are looking for any solution to help. The doctors are not only prescribing conventional medications, they’re telling people to do whatever they can. Most of us can’t afford the time it takes to […]

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Do You Need an Investment Advisor? Here’s What you need to Know.

Do You Need an Investment Advisor? Here’s What you need to Know.

When it comes to creating wealth most people go the professional route – straight to the investment advisor. These people work to make your money grow without you lifting a finger. But it will cost you. Investment advisors take a hefty commission from your earnings and they may not be giving you the best advice […]

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Grunge and Post Apocolyptic Fashion

Grunge and Post Apocolyptic Fashion

Fashion really does have a 30 year cycle. At the beginning of the 90’s “grunge” fashion was in. The fading 80’s left us with ripped denim, baggy clothes, unmatched colors, and (heaven help) neon. It was not a great time for fashion, and a recent episode of Project Runway brought back the fact that Grunge […]

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How Charity is Making Fashion more Inclusive

How Charity is Making Fashion more Inclusive

When we think of fashion we think about expensive clothes. Charity Fashion or Fashion outreach is something that most high end companies do but that there’s very little press on. Big name brands who work at consumer level often publicize their charitable endeavors but that is often just to improve their public image rather than […]

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What is a Life Coach?

What is a Life Coach?

What does a Life Coach Do? It seems that everywhere “coach” jobs are popping up. There’s a coach for your dog, your kids, your business, your motivation, your shopping habits. Life happens to all of us so do we really need someone to tell us how to do better at it? A life coach sounds […]

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How to be a Modern day Treasure Hunter

How to be a Modern day Treasure Hunter

There’s something nostalgic and even romantic about finding treasure. Modern day treasure costs a fortune to find, just ask any salvage company. If you’re looking to hunt for treasure yourself there are lots of ways to do it. A lot of “treasure” is what you value rather than having monetary value. For example, you might […]

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How to Start Extreme Couponing

How to Start Extreme Couponing

Everyone gets coupons in the mail but very few of us actually use them. We throw them away and are literally throwing money away every time we do that. Most people have seen the extreme couponers, even bought the spoils ourselves off yard sale pages after someone else has done the job, but why not […]

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America’s Next Top Model Cycle 24 – Finally it’s Equal!

America’s Next Top Model Cycle 24 – Finally it’s Equal!

Any fan of fashion has watched ANTM. After Ty Ty bowed out we all thought the show was done. In fact, it was done which is why now that the queen of slay is back so is the show’s popularity. Rather than having the same format that America’s Next Top Model has had for the […]

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