01.14.16
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Eight Affordable Furniture Stores to Furnish Your Home on the Cheap

A huge, cozy couch to read on during a rainy, drizzly day can bring you a significant amount of joy. However, furniture – couches especially

01.14.16
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11 Simple but Vital Home and Auto Maintenance Tasks That People Often Forget

About once a month, I spend part of a Saturday simply catching up on home and auto maintenance tasks that have fallen through the cracks.

01.07.16
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Money and Being an Introvert

A few days ago, I was leafing through my journal for 2015 and thinking about some of the best things that I did during the

01.05.16
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Seven Ways to Find Affordable Flights

Airfare is one of the most expensive components of any vacation or business trip. More often than not, getting there isn’t just half the fun — it’s half

01.05.16
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Balancing Frugality and Free Time

For Christmas, my family received an electric homemade ice cream maker, an item that was received with great joy by my children. Even though the

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Automated and Boring

You’ve figured out pretty much all of the basics of personal finance. You’ve automated contributions to all of your financial goals at a pretty healthy

12.31.15
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How to Find Affordable Bridesmaid Dresses

The average bridesmaid dress in the United States costs $150 before alterations. Since I just dropped $300 on a bridesmaid dress for a December wedding I

12.31.15
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An Experienced Frugal Parent’s Guide to Child Care

Child care. It’s one of the biggest expenses out there for most new parents. Like it or not, it’s something you’re going to have to

12.29.15
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11 Affordable Bedroom Sets We Love

For the past few months, I’ve been trying to make my master bedroom more of a haven. I live in a small apartment, and I

12.27.15
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New Year’s Resolutions: Six Ways to Hack the 52-Week Money Challenge

New Year’s is nearly upon us, and with it the chance to start fresh and make some changes in our lives. The most common New Year’s resolution is to

12.25.15
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Six Money-Saving Strategies for Taking Advantage of the Holiday Aftermath

The gifts are unwrapped. The meals have been eaten. The family and friends have gone home. You’re left with a stack of gifts and a

12.21.15
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Community Repair: The Cure for Your Consumption Blues?

The other day, a piece my shower handle cracked off. It didn’t bother me. The shower handle still worked. It just looked a little funny.

12.19.15
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How to Save Money with a Reading Hobby

Over the last several weeks, I’ve offered up money-saving guides to two of my primary hobbies – board/card games and home brewing. Today, I’m going

12.18.15
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10 Things You Should Never Pay For

When it comes to getting ahead financially, there are two main schools of thought. One says we should pick up a side hustle, take on

12.17.15
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Nine Strategies for Cutting the Cost of Convenience

When I was in college, my academic advisor used to say something fairly often that didn’t really resonate with me at the time, but now

12.16.15
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Nine Frugal Strategies for Tackling the Winter Blues

Time for a confession: I get hit hard by the winter blues. Sometime in November or early December, I hit an absolute wall when it

12.14.15
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The Cost of Christmas 2015

Imagine you’re a family of four who just bought their first house, and you’re getting ready to celebrate your first Christmas in your new home. You’re planning to pick

12.11.15
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15 DIY Holiday Gifts Under $15

The average adult will spend a whopping $882 on gifts this holiday season, according to estimates by the American Research Group. Don’t make the same

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