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Grocery Budget Makeover Review: How Much Did I Save?

Learning how to hit the grocery on a budget – and not overspend – is something most normal people struggle with. I get it. I’ve been there. Our grocery budget would turn upside down at the drop of a hat, and was the one budget category we couldn’t seem to get on track. Creating a…

How to make money on eBay: A step-by-step guide

How to Make Money on eBay: The Ultimate Guide

Learning how to sell on ebay and make money was a personal goal that I decided to try at the beginning of the year. With so much stuff lying around that needed to get Marie Kondo’d, I decided to give eBay a shot. And thankfully, it did not disappoint! I am still looking for stuff…

9 absolutely essential steps to achieve financial freedom (besides budgeting)

What is Financial Freedom? (And How to Achieve It)

If you’re wondering what is financial freedom anyway, you’re in the right place!  Think about how your finances make you feel. When you picture your latest credit card or bank statement, what feelings come to mind? Is it discomfort? Are you upset? Or have you not opened them for fear of the numbers you’ll see?…

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How to Change Your Money Mindset For Good

I have spent most of my adult life trying to pay off debt, only to accrue more in a vicious cycle. Around and around we went. While we’ve paid off big chunks here and there, we somehow always ended up with more debt in another form. A new-to-us car, another birth, a new move. We…

14 simple ways to save on monthly expenses

35 Frugal Living Tips with a Big Impact

With the hot mess that was 2020, we’re all looking for the easiest frugal living tips with a big impact. Whether you’ve lost your job, need to stretch your paycheck, or are building an emergency fund, these thrifty tips and tricks will help. Frugal living in 2020 doesn’t mean giving up everything you love. It’s…

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How to Get Free Internet and Wi-Fi

Getting your internet for free is a great way to reduce your expenses because, let’s face it, internet service can be pricey. Average Cost of Internet Service The cost of internet service can vary from provider to provider. It really depends on the speed you want and whether or not you have a data cap…

Unique and cheap Christmas gifts everyone will love

The Best Cheap Christmas Gifts Everyone Will Love

Giving cheap Christmas gifts doesn’t mean buying ugly, junky presents. (Unless you’re into that sort of thing.) It just takes a bit of creativity to find cheap Christmas gifts under $10 that fit into your budget and the gift receiver will love. With some budgeting and planning, you can easily stick within your budget and…

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120+ Side Hustles for Women (2021)

Finding side hustles for women that fit into their busy schedules can be quite the challenge. Chances are you’re already knee deep in a million other responsibilities as it is, so any side gigs you pick up need to be an easy way to make extra cash quickly. There are a billion great side hustles…

75 (mostly) free things to do with kids this weekend

75 (Mostly) Free, Fun, and Cheap Things to Do with Kids

Whether it’s summer break or just an average weekend, we’re always looking for the best free things to do with kids. There’s just not always a lot of room in the budget to squeeze out a lot for activities. We all know kids can be crazy expensive, thanks to daycare, clothes, and all their favorite…