Author Archive: Deborah Patterson

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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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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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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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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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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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How To Start Your Own Online Business

How To Start Your Own Online Business

Lots of people work online these days. Freelancing and setting your own hours so you have a flexible schedule has a lot of appeal. It can even be a second job. An online business means not having to pay rent or a storefront fee because you’re often working from home or anywhere your computer is. […]

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Why You Should Buy in Bulk

Why You Should Buy in Bulk

Everyone loves bulk stores. The idea that you can get wholesale prices has a lot of appeal, but you’ll also end up with masses of stuff and if you’re not careful you may end up wasting your money on items you can’t use up before they expire. Buying in bulk is definitely a frugal choice. […]

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5 Accessories to Keep you Warm this Winter

5 Accessories to Keep you Warm this Winter

Winter fashion is about layers. It’s the fact that it’s so darn cold you often can’t see half your outfit because it’s buried under everything else because you’re freezing. It’s tough being stylish in winter, especially when the colors tend to be drab and match the season. This year is no exception. The midwinter color […]

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