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How Long Do You Shop for Big Purchases?

Just the other day, I was browsing Facebook when a status update from David at Young Adult Money caught my eye:     “I’m the kind of person who talks and thinks about buying a tablet for well over a year, but never buys one.” -Young Adult Money My first thought was, “that’s hot.”  Then […]

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How The Internet Saved Me $780 In Five Minutes

Picture this.  I’m driving my awesome minivan to pick up my youngest daughter from daycare.  Big girl in the back.  The stereo bumpin’ some happy tunes.  My daughter’s cracking up and dancing in her booster seat and I’m thinking about what we should have for dinner. Then, all of a sudden, it happens. Thunk. Thunk. Thunk. 

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Birkin Bags are Stupid. Period.

  As most people know, we use Netflix and Hulu when we watch to watch television because a) it’s cheaper, and b) it’s more convenient.  I actually like streaming TV online vs. watching it live because I tend to enjoy watching entire seasons at a time. Lately, I’ve been watching a few of the Real Housewives […]

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Why I’m Skipping Black Friday This Year

Here we go again. Even though Halloween was just five minutes ago, stores have already started hauling out the obligatory holiday decor. Websites that track Black Friday ads and deals are popping up left and right, and existing sites are updating with new information and sale updates every day. With all the hype surrounding Black Friday and Cyber Monday, […]

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A Craigslist Conundrum: What Would You Do?

As many of you know, we’re getting the hell up out of here in a few short weeks.  We bought a house and we’re currently in the midst of packing up all of our shit (again).  I’ve also been getting rid of stuff left and right – kid’s toys, home décor, junk.  Basically, anything I […]

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Are You Spending More Just to Get a Discount?

Please enjoy this guest post from Ben Luthi.  Ben is a personal finance blogger who does his thing over at The Wealth Gospel. He’s passionate about helping people to stop thinking about personal finance according to the template society has created, and to find their true potential and align their behaviors with it. His favorite […]

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Best Buy Sucks

Well, it finally happened.  My laptop died. I had been having problems with it for months so I suppose I shouldn’t be too surprised.  And unfortunately, I had to go out and get another laptop despite the fact that we’re on FALL FINANCIAL LOCKDOWN.  Although I do have a second computer, it’s  a desktop.  I do […]

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6 Tips for Budget Gift Shopping

Whether you want to buy a graduation gift or a wedding gift card, staying on budget can be challenging.  However, finding new ways to give frugal gifts that are meaningful can also be fun. Giving a thoughtful gift without breaking the bank requires a bit of creative planning  on your end. So, without further adieu, here are […]