How to Get a Natural High for $5 or Less

Posted by Amanda on July 2, 2015

Everyone likes to feel a thrill from time to time. That sudden, sharp feeling of excitement or exhilaration leaves us with a natural high. And feeling a natural high is so much better than a synthetic one as it is legal, inexpensive, and will not leave you dependent upon anything or anyone else. Chances are […]

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5 Tips for Frugal Summer Fun

Posted by Don on June 23, 2015

Summer is easily one of my favorite seasons of the year. The warm weather and long days allow for me to get outside a lot and just have fun. Of course when having fun, I always have to keep in mind my budget. As anyone knows, falling victim to summertime fun and going over budget […]

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5 Quick Tips for Moving Out on Your Own

Posted by Amanda on June 16, 2015

I remember well the first year when I was out of college, and out on my own. Scoring a job as an international sales and marketing specialist in the town where I went to college, the transition into becoming a townie was actually not that difficult. But there was a lot of learning I did […]

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What is a CSA?

Posted by Don on June 15, 2015

I previously talked about some strategies my wife and I were using and planning to start using to control our food costs. One area we are looking at is community supported agriculture. A lot of readers wanted to learn more about CSA’s too, so I want to give you a better understanding of what they […]

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7 Ways to Save Money on DIY Home Renovations

Posted by Amanda on April 20, 2015

My husband and I purchased our home in 2009. It was built in 1975, and still had the original vanities, carpet in the bathroom (yuck!), non-working intercom system in most of the rooms, and some other fun relics. Even though we were determined to do most of the work ourselves, we had several companies come […]

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5 Quick Tips for Decorating on a Budget

Posted by Kristen on February 17, 2015

Decorating and furnishing a home or apartment doesn’t have to cost you as much as you think. If you try to use what you have, be creative and flexible, and be smart and budget conscious, you can end up loving your space without spending a ton of money. Here are five quick tips for decorating […]

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Creative and Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Posted by Don on February 10, 2015

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, many guys are scrambling to find that perfect gift. Many will rely on the old standby of roses and chocolate. But I encourage you to do something different. Take some time to put some thought and effort into your gift this year and show your Valentine you really care. Below […]

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How and Where to Find Free Things to Do

Posted by Kristen on January 26, 2015

When you’re trying to save money and not spend so much, it can feel like you are doomed to days sitting on your couch. While dinner and drinks out and other types of entertainment can add up quickly, there are actually a lot of completely free things to do right under your nose. You may […]

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How to Save Money on Food This Year

Posted by Don on January 12, 2015

As usual with this time of year, my wife and I look over the totals for what we spent this year and what we saved. We compare the numbers to what we budgeted and how much we spent last year. We make the effort to make sure we account for any large variations, such as […]

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When the recession hit back in 2008, many people had to reassess their spending habits. Not only did the recession impact those who were laid off or who were facing foreclosures, it took its toll on most everyone. They had their eyes opened to how much things cost and what they really needed and valued […]

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