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10 Ways to Relax for FREE

There are many ways to relax for free, some people go get a massage or mani/pedis others go out to grab a drink with friends at the bar. The problem with all of these is that they cost money and on a long weekend, you’re able to do all these things and it can really …

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Love this save money checklist! Great ideas to start saving more money!

45+ Ways to Start Saving Money and Still Having a Life

If you are struggling to pay your bills, you are likely living beyond your means. Alternatively, you may be living within your means but not making the kind of progress on your debt as you’d like. I’ve been there, I cut a lot of costs so I could put more towards my debt, but I …

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Happy Mother’s Day! 5 Frugal Last Minute Gifts

Less Debt More Wine is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Somehow Mother’s Day always seems to sneak up on me. If you’re like me and scrambling a bit to put …

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5 Easy things you can do to save money. I hadn't thought of number 3 before.

5 Easy Ways to Save Money

Looking to save money? Here are 5 easy ways to start saving money, so you can start putting it toward things that matter more to you. 1. Cut cable, get an antenna then cut Netflix too. A digital antenna is a one-time cost of $15-20. I still get almost all the channels I care about …

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D.C. on a budget. Great ideas to save money in an expensive city.

How to do D.C. on a $250 Budget

I just got back from D.C. and it was a fantastic trip. The best part? The total cost of my D.C. on a budget trip? $253.06 Total for the Trip = $253.06 Here is the breakdown: Gifts for Others: $43.61 I picked up some stocking stuffers (yes, I buy stocking stuffers in February) and birthday …

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How 1 hour of my time, earned me an extra $150

Know Your Benefits – How I Scored an Extra $150

While there are a lot of pros and cons about having a day job, one of the pros is definitely the employee benefits.  Benefits like medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k company match, and paid time off. Don’t get me wrong I don’t have my job just because of the employee benefits, but the benefits …

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Why You Should Always Check Your Receipts

Check Your Receipts – It Can Save You Money

I have a little story for you that got me a free drink at Starbucks. Over the holidays when I was visiting my family, we all went to Starbucks. We each ordered and paid for our drinks. I was surprised at how much mine cost as I had purposely picked something on the lower end …

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Before you go spending money, shop your house.

Save Money by Shopping Your House

Less Debt More Wine is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Now that the holidays are over if you didn’t get everything you’d hoped for you might find yourself doing a bit …

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5 things to consider before you DIY, some DIYs just aren't worth it.

5 Things to Think About Before You DIY

Less Debt More Wine is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. I heart DIY like nobody’s business, but I’ve also had some pretty bad DIY fails. So before you DIY there …

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Great ideas to save on stocking stuffers this holiday season!

5 Easy Ways to Save on Stocking Stuffers

With the holidays fast approaching, the costs can add up, particularly with stocking stuffers. I’m not a huge presents person and when someone asks me what I want it is usually a small thing. Fun fact, when I was ten I asked Santa for a map of the world. True story. Anyway, one thing I have …

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