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Ways to save money, take advantage of discounts, live a frugal lifestyle and be budget friendly. Using online tools and apps to make the most of your checking and savings. Budgeting tools to save money on groceries, utilities and day-to-day living expenses.

10 Things To Do Instead of Online Shopping

  10 Things You (and I) Can Do Instead of Shopping Online During this time of year, everything is go, go, go, go — We rush to get through our regular workday so we can make it to a social gathering, or family event, or knock some items off the to-do list. And at the end of the day, once we are finally able to sit down and relax on the couch, what do we do to wind down? Maybe turn on the TV, catch up on the news, or the sports scores. Or maybe listen to our favorite podcast …

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Hey Big Spender — How’d You Do on Black Friday?

  Thanksgiving Preparation Thanksgiving has historically been one of my favorite holidays as an adult. You sit around a big table with your family, giving thanks and reminiscing on years past. There’s always an endless amount of food, you stuff yourself until you practically burst, and then you pass out in a turkey semi-coma. And probably the best part — no gift giving is involved! It’s all about family and food. Although I’ll admit, the past few years have become a bit more stressful, as our house has become the center of the festivities. “With central localization comes great responsibility” …

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Attending My First Local FI Meetup

Alternate Title:  Can You Really Make New Friends as an Adult in Your Mid-Forties? A few weeks ago, I attended my first local FI meetup. Yes, I know — once again, I am late to the party. Or at least — late to writing about it. This is something I should’ve posted towards the end of October, and now it’s edging near the end of November. It’s a process. #blogginggoals Also, in the spirit of transparency, I’ll tell you right now this post may seem a bit sporadic, lacking structure, and maybe even a definitive point. But I’m pushing myself …

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How to Save Money on a Beach Vacation

By the Sea I started writing this post mid-August while I was on vacation. Don’t worry, I also did plenty of relaxing. In fact, I felt like I’d been relaxing a bit too much, and not taking full advantage of potential blogging time. Because once that two week vacation was over and I returned home to my day job, I knew there would be the usual time crunch. Blogging would be de-prioritized, and my focus would again gravitate to my regular 9-to-5. (Hello, one month later…) Although I do have hopes I can start motivating myself by making clear blogging goals, and …

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