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When Being Frugal is Cool

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As a kid whenever my mom would use a coupon at the grocery store or make me wait until my favorite jeans were on sale, I was mortified. I didn’t want others to think we weren’t able to afford things, even when technically we couldn’t. Luckily for my childhood self, my parents never made us buy used clothing from garage sales ... Read More »

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Save Money

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The movement to “go green” has been a hot topic the past few years. Sometimes though, the eco-friendly choice isn’t always the most frugal or financially-friendly choice. For instance, eco-friendly or sustainably produced building materials are generally more costly upfront and it might take years before you see some return on your initial investment other than feeling good about “going ... Read More »

How to Shop Smart for Groceries

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Grocery shopping is something that we all do, but how many of us truly enjoy it or are “smart” at doing it. Sure, we can drive to the grocery store and pick some food off the shelves for us and our families to eat, but what kind of deal are we getting? As we started our family and lived much ... Read More »

4 Cheap Alternatives to Cable

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The price of cable is outrageous isn’t it? We have DirecTV, though on a lower plan. We have some friends who’re spending well over $100 per month, just for their cable alone and that doesn’t even include what they’re paying for their Internet and cell phone bills. If you want to trim some fat from your budget and are looking ... Read More »

3 Ways to Have a Frugal Night Out

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Until I pay off my debt, I’m living on a pretty strict budget. I do allow myself a bit of “fun money” each month for entertainment and the like, but it’s very limited. If I were to continue to have nights out with my friends that were the same as before I started living on a budget, my “fun money” wouldn’t ... Read More »