14 simple ways to save on monthly expenses

With the hot mess that is 2020, we’re all looking for more frugal living tips. 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 just learning to trim your…

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How to update for cheap with chalk paint furniture

Want to spruce up your house while on a tight budget? Buying new furniture and decor might be out of the question, but you can always repurpose what you have to save money. That’s why I love to chalk paint furniture. It’s taking what we already have – or have gotten cheap – and completely…

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How I boosted by blog traffic 260% using Stupid Simple SEO

Until the past six months, I’ve felt that SEO (search engine optimization) was a mystical and elusive creature, much like the perfect donut. We all love donuts but, but finding the perfect one is difficult if you don’t know where to look. SEO can be the same – if you don’t know where to look…

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How to quickly make an extra $500 a month

Whether you’re looking to pay off debt or pump up your emergency fund, there are plenty of ways to learn how to make an extra $500 a month.  An extra $500 a month can be a real game-changer when it comes to paying off debt. Plus, it’s a small enough amount that can be hit…

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Chalk paint on sliver mirror frame with texting reading Easy DIY on a Budget: Refresh a Mirror Frame on a Budget

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to update a bathroom is to with paint. You can paint the walls, sure, but why not paint mirror frames, fixtures, lights, towel holders, and even doorknobs? What’s “in” can change pretty quickly – much quicker than your lights, doorknobs, or mirror frames break or stop working. Rather…

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Dog with sunglasses and text that reads how to be successful on Rover

Pop quiz time! What’s got four legs, lots of fur, and can help you make some sweet side hustle money while getting lots of slobbery kisses? If you guessed dogs (I’m not even entertaining any other answers here, people), you’re onto a very lucrative new side job. While there are several pet sitting services out there,…

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Hands pulling money out of wallet with text that reads How to Slam Dunk Getting Approved for Any Loan Immediately

Are you considering getting a house, car, or personal loan this year (or in the next 2 – 3)? If so, you’re going to need to know about the 4 c’s of credit. No, they’re not horsemen bringing the apocalypse or the top cuss words your kids will spout out in front of their kindergarten…

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coffee cups on a table

We’ve all had those horrific days at work that leave you googling “jobs where you can work alone” during your lunch break, eating canned soup at your desk for the third time this week to avoid hanging out with coworkers. Sure, we all have ups and downs with work, but what if this is more…

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Colorful graphics for 2020

The easiest way to pay off debt is by finding the best legit side hustles that fit your schedule. There are a billion great side hustles out there, everything from proofreading to delivering pizzas. Some involve learning a new skillset, while many others have costly start-up fees to get going. The key to finding legit…

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Woman's hand on shopping cart with text

Ever try a new cashback app only to find out you have to bend over backward while juggling plates and singing the Star Spangled Banner to average making about…4 cents? Yeah, no thanks. So when I mention Ibotta to my friends, most ask – is Ibotta legit? Or am I gonna have to start stretching…

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