How to Rock Thanksgiving on Your Own

For most of my twenties, I traveled from Massachusetts to Virginia to spend Thanksgiving with my grandparents and my aunt and her family. It was the family closest to me. In 2015, I moved to North Carolina and I got to see that family a whole lot more. Because of this, I decided to skip …

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15 Perfect Gifts for Sisters & Girlfriends (Under $25)

I love getting my sisters’ and friends’ amazing gifts, but they can sometimes be hard to shop for. Some of them do pretty well and tend to buy what they want or need without any issues, which presents more of a challenge for me. Especially since I’m on a budget. I figured I wasn’t alone …

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30+ Best (Easy) Halloween Costumes on a Budget

With just under 6 weeks left until Halloween, it’s time to start getting serious about costumes. Let’s be honest all you need for a successful Halloween is candy, at least one viewing of Hocus Pocus, and a good costume. But a good costume doesn’t have to mean an expensive or complicated costume. In this post …

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Moving to a new city can be pretty overwhelming, find out how you can get to know a new city without spending a fortune or busting your budget.

How to Get to Know a New City on a Budget

Whether you moved to a new city for a job, or to be closer to friends and family, moving to a new city can be tough. Especially if it’s a city where you don’t know anyone, in which case it is both bold and tough. When you move to a new city, whether it is …

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Find out the who, the what, the when, and the where along with the best deals and how to save the most on Prime Day.

Prime Day: All Your Questions Answered

I’m a big fan of Amazon’s Prime membership. It saves me a lot of stress and time, and provides ample entertainment via Prime Video.  The Amazon Prime membership provides tons of benefits year round, but one benefit only happens once a year, and it’s called Prime Day. In this post I’m going to break down …

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How to Save Money When Traveling

Traveling is super fun, but it can also be super expensive. And while there’s lots of ways to try and make sure you get the best deal on your airplane tickets or train or whatever, there’s also lots of ways you can save on the little things that can add up over the course of …

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How to save money decorating your home | DIY | home deco | decorating your home on a budget

How to Save Money Decorating Your Home

I’m home A LOT which means I need to enjoy the space. I work from home, and with services like Prime Now and three restaurants within walking distance of my apartment, I can go several days at a time without using my car. Don’t worry though, I promise I’m not a complete hermit, my dog …

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Save money and have fun with the REI Outdoor School | frugal living | money saving tips

How to Save Money and Have Fun with The REI Outdoor School

I realize it’s January and in many parts of the country (or the world) going outside right now doesn’t sound all that fun. However, the winter Olympics are coming up so I know there’s lots of outdoor activities that are enjoyable even in the winter.  Finding some fun inexpensive stuff to do outside that doesn’t …

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Are You Using Everything You Have to Save Money?

Pretty much everyone is always looking to for easy ways to save money and I’m no exception. The minimal effort part is the key, because I’m really not interested in doing any sort of extreme couponing. I don’t have the time nor do I have the space to store stuff which a lot of extreme …

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