10 Fun Ways to Celebrate Your Anniversary on a Budget

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Life is filled with reasons to celebrate: birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, newborn babies, promotions… it doesn’t matter the time of year, there’s always a reason to spend money. But what happens when you’re living paycheck to paycheck and you’re broke when your anniversary rolls around? How do you celebrate your anniversary on a budget? This time …

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Top 10 Practical Wedding Gifts on a Budget (+1 splurge item!)

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When turning to Google for ideas on wedding gifts, I’m always disappointed with the results. I’m presented with super-expensive options (a $100 french press, anyone?) or DIY solutions that I don’t have the time or skill to accomplish. What I need are practical wedding gifts on a budget. Most people have a wedding registry. Though …

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Easy and Affordable Gifts for Mom

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to show mom just how much we love her with these easy and affordable gifts for mom. It’s so easy to take our loved ones for granted and moms fall into that category all too often. Our mothers are our first friends, our biggest cheerleader, and the …

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How We Saved $1,500 by Going on a Fiscal Fast

At the top of the year, we found out that we’d be out $1,000 from one of our income sources (bummer) and a few weeks later we were dealt another blow and had to pump an unexpected $2,000 into our rental unit! At this point we had a few choices — sulk, earn some extra cash, or tighten the purse strings.

3 Easy Spring Cleaning Hacks You Need to Know

This isn’t going to be your typical “spring cleaning” article. You see, I’m much too busy to spend a lot of time deep-cleaning my home. I mean, I struggle with the basics of keeping up with the dishes and tackling the “paper clutter monster” that always seems to spiral out of control.

Top 5 Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

After months (or years!) of paying off debt and saving money, deciding to buy your first home can be one of the most exciting times in your adult life. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take long for that excitement to be overshadowed by confusion and overwhelm.