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How to frugally shop for a car – without getting ripped off!

How to frugally shop for a car – without getting ripped off!

Buying a car is something most Americans have to do at some point. Unless you live in a big city a car is practically a necessity if you want to be able to function in today’s society. Cars are sometimes as expensive as houses and when it comes to frugal living you want to have […]

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FIRE Book Review: Heaven Adjacent

FIRE Book Review: Heaven Adjacent

This Summer New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde is releasing a book which anyone interested in FIRE principals should read. Heaven Adjacent is not the easiest book to slog through, even if you’re a fiction fan it will really hit home to anyone considering whether or not FIRE is worth your time, especially […]

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What is a 529 College Savings Plan?

What is a 529 College Savings Plan?

College is expensive, and if you’re trying to save money for your kids to go to college then it can be tough to figure out how to do it. There are so many companies out there offering college plans that it’s difficult to pick one which is going to give them enough, especially with the […]

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How to Save an Emergency Fund when You’re Broke

How to Save an Emergency Fund when You’re Broke

One of the most important steps to financial security is having an emergency fund. It’s thought that millions of Americans are just $500 away from being homeless if an emergency were to happen. While job security is up and credit card debt is down, we’re still struggling financially because we don’t have any emergency savings […]

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Summer Fashion on a Shoestring Budget

Summer Fashion on a Shoestring Budget

Being a fashionista is expensive, especially if you like nice clothes. There are many ways you can save money on your wardrobe but we’re so used to simply buying new things we sometimes don’t realize that there’s no need. In fact, you can easily revamp your wardrobe for summer and spend less than $100 doing […]

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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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