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I started using Arcadia Power over a year ago, and wanted to share my Arcadia review on how it’s working out – if I’ve been saving money, if I’m really making an impact on the environment, and if it’s worth signing up for their services. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, by…

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For those on a budget, investing in a budgeting software program can be quite helpful because it not only helps you develop your budget, but it can also help you actually stick to it as well, which to be honest, is the real battle when it comes to budgeting.  Another great thing about using a…

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How we saved $240 in minutes with the Trim app (so far!)

I like to think that I’m pretty savvy when it comes to saving money. I feel like I’ve learned all the tricks to cut costs and find extra dollars in my budget. Boy, was I wrong. By signing up for Trim, and spending about 5 minutes to sync our accounts and submit our internet provider,…

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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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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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When I first heard about the Greenlight debit card, I was skeptical. Very, very skeptical. The idea of this app, and handing a kid a debit card, felt like the equivalent of giving them an entire cake and fork. (It can’t end well for either of you!) So, I decided to check out as many…

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When I mention Ibotta to my friends, most ask – is Ibotta legit? I get it – there’s nothing worse then trying a new cashback app only to find out you have to bend over backward while juggling plates and singing the Star Spangled Banner to make about…4 cents. Yeah, no thanks. You could go…

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clothes hangin on hangers with text reading Poshmark vs Thredup

Do you have clothes that are too nice to donate but aren’t sure what to do with them? Poshmark and ThredUp are two of the best online thrift stores for buying and selling used clothing. They’re both great options, but it can be hard to decide which one is right for you. That’s why we’ve…

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Self-care is essential for finding ways to recharge in today’s busy world. When budgeting for self-care items, like pedicures, facials, and massage therapy, it’s necessary to make sure we’re leaving enough room for a tip. Let’s talk about how much to tip for massage and the best ways to do so. Should You Tip for a Massage?…

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Besides being a popular song, ‘I’m broke’ can be a common phrase uttered by folks struggling with finances. If you’re living paycheck-to-paycheck, or can’t seem to get ahead, let’s talk about why and how to fix it. Why Am I Broke? (And How to Fix It) There are several reasons you might be broke, from…

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