Archive for 'Budgeting'

(Less) Extreme Couponing

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We’ve all seen it: the determined woman in the super market line, with her bag of coupons. Through dedication and a little bit of time, she saves a substantial amount of money on groceries because of her coupon clipping abilities. I always think to myself, “Good for her! I should start clipping coupons too.” It wasn’t until I came across an episode of ‘Extreme Couponing’ on TLC that I realized the ...

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Saving Money on Prom

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It’s prom season. High school girls have been packing the malls the last few months in search of the perfect dress. It seems like light years ago since I went to my own prom, but I’m reminded of how much money is spent each year on this occasion.

Prom is a big deal alright, a rite of passage for American teens. For many, it has become the grand finale of the golden ...

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Money Saving Tips from Macklemore’s “Thrift Store”

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Hi there! This is going to be a short post today, but I was listening to the radio on my drive in to work, and Macklemore’s “Thrift Store” started playing. For those of you who haven’t heard it, check out his music video below or else the rest of the post isn’t going to make much sense!

With all the music albums out there promoting the lavish lifestyle, it’s kind of refreshing when a new song ...

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Used Car

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My very first car cost me under $1,000.00. Granted it was a 1992 Buick Roadmaster with the tackiest fake wood siding and took about three turns of the key to start, Shelly successfully transported me to high school and back, even in the snowy tundra that is winter in New England. She eventually died on me during a road trip to Montreal, but the way her exhaust pipe was sputtering , ...

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Frugal Living – Fake It Even After You’ve Made It

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We’ve all heard the phrase “Fake It Until You Make It”, but why should you stop when you “make it”? You could always just keep faking it…just like my friend Yvonne!

Back in our college days, Yvonne would dream of making it big, hoping to achieve financial success so that she could buy nice things and enjoy a cushy lifestyle. As a poor college student, she didn’t have much spare cash, but ...

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