Why It’s Better To Be Thrifty, Not Cheap

We’re flashing back this Friday to my post about being thrifty instead of being cheap. While I don’t do Crossfit anymore, I’m still not frugal. But the thriftiness factor still remains. 🙂 As a college student – back in the day when Britney and JT dated and wore those horrific matching denim outfits – I went through…
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The Procrastinator’s Guide To Halloween: Last Minute DIY Costume Ideas

I absolutely love Halloween. I love dressing up, theme parties with friends, taking my nephews trick or treating, and pretty much everything else in the spirit of fun that comes with the holiday. What I don’t love is the temptation to spend all my money on a Halloween costume. We all know how expensive costumes…
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How To Avoid Shorter Days Affecting Your Budget

It’s that time of year again where the days keep getting shorter and the nights get longer. Did you know that shorter daylight time can actually affect your budget? Here’s how to avoid increased costs just because of the season change. Entertainment While many people are on a screen for work during the day, less…
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Budgeting For Your 4-Legged Family Member

Do you have a 4 legged family member? Many of us have a pet or two and we need to budget for them monthly. However, very few people have any idea how much owning a dog or cat (or other animal) really costs, and because of that they grossly underestimate it. Pet Expense Averages According to…
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Why Saving For Emergencies And Periodic Savings Is Important

Happy Friday! Today we’re flashing back to this post comparing emergency savings to periodic savings and why it’s important to know the difference save for both. Enjoy! Everyone knows that having money set aside in savings is important, but either we can’t afford to put away money right now or we choose not to because living in…
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