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Using frugal living tips from the Great Depression is a great way to teach yourself how to live frugally on less and save more. The Great Depression was a time of vast struggle and pain for many people due to a lack of jobs, money, and resources. However, one small good thing that came out…

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Whether you and your partner are looking for some good at home date night ideas because you’re strapped for cash or you are still avoiding going out to public places and are opting to hang out at home together, I can help! I’ve come up with a bunch of great at home date night ideas…

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Easy money challenges to smash your financial goals

If you’re looking for a way to boost your savings or debt repayment goals, try a money savings challenge. Money or saving challenges are a great way to switch things up and jumpstart your savings. What is a Money Savings Challenge? A money savings challenge is a way to save money that makes it fun…

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If you want to know how to stop spending money that you don’t have, you have to address two pieces of your life: the mental/emotional side and the practical/budgeting side. Spending more than you earn is living beyond your means, and in short, means you’re going to end up in plenty of credit card debt. The…

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For those of you on a tight budget, grocery shopping might be a little on the stressful side. In fact, the grocery budget category is often the one that most people struggle with, myself included.  It’s so incredibly easy to overspend at the grocery store. And, grocery stores know this. Why do you think they…

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If you’ve wandered around any personal finance site or listened to a money guru for very long, you’ll hear the importance of living below your means mentioned often.  We’ve all heard the term thrown around, sure, but do you know if you’re genuinely living below your means? In this post, I’ll cover what it means…

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Super easy money saving challenge + free printable

Using this great $1000 savings challenge printable is an easy way to kickstart any of your financial goals. Whether your emergency fund needs pumped up, it’s vacation time, or one of the kids needs braces, having a padded savings fund is key to avoiding any new debt. Can you imagine coming back from a weeklong…

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If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, by now you should know that I’m all about saving money. I love the feeling that I get when I find out that I scored some major savings on something. Saving money is awesome in my book! But, do you know what else I love saving?…

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The best cheap places to eat when you don't feel like cooking

Having a handy list of cheap places to eat might not sound like the best way to start living below your means. But being prepared for those days when you can’t stand to cook can be a great way to avoid blowing your food budget for the month. Meal planning is a great way to…

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11 simple ways to save money on a tight budget

When we finally started budgeting so that we could finally pay off our debt, we knew we had to trim some expenses. Our income barely covered our expenses, so we had to find the best ways to save money on a tight budget. By saving money on expenses, we had more to put towards our…

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