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How to Afford the Last-Minute Budget Vacation of Y…

My family and I just got back from a Thanksgiving / birthday holiday vacation in the Caribbean. It was an impromptu trip that we booked in October for November. Last-minute much? Honestly, the urge to vacation can come out of nowhere. You don’t realize it’s time to get away until you feel anxious or exhausted and compelled to get the heck out of dodge. That’s how I felt in September and October. Fortunately, my husband

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10 Fabulously Free Ways to Give Back This Season

I celebrated my birthday this month. So, I come to you as someone a little bit older and wiser. Besides being happy that I made it through another year alive and kicking, I took a moment to appreciate the many amazing, funny, quirky, kind, and remarkable people I encountered this year in the real world and blogging world (that includes you). On the journey to financial independence (saving money, making money, etc., etc.), it’s so important

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10 Free Fat-Burning Workouts You Can Do Right Now

I lost 20 pounds over the past summer thanks in part to fat-burning workouts. Now, 20 pounds may not be a lot for someone who’s tall, but I’m 5’2. Being short and 20 pounds overweight is noticeable and not noticeable in a good way. (Think Snooki during her Jersey Shore partying days compared to now.) I lost weight through a combination of eating better, drinking better, and working out. There were no expensive gimmicks, teas,

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How to Save Money When You Feel Broke

According to a study, 62% of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings. Based on this statistic, it’s safe to say that most of us are teetering on the brink of “broke.” So, if you’ve found this post because you’re feeling broke as hell, there’s good news: You’re not alone! But, there’s also bad news. Feeling broke can put a huge damper on your ability to save money. Here are a few things you can

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How to Save Money for Travel in Your 20’s

Your 20’s is a prime time to get your travel on. But, it’s also a time where you may not be bringing in a ton of income to pay for said travel. Am I right? That doesn’t mean you have to give up your dream of globetrotting sooner rather than later. No way, my friend. It is possible to travel for an extended period of time, to simply take weekend getaways, or regular vacations abroad. The

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35 Day Holiday Savings Challenge

That time of year is right around the corner once again folks, so we need to start thinking holiday savings! It’s the time of year where we buy gifts for kids and relatives, eat a ridiculous amount of food, attend holiday parties, and drink boozy booze. You know the deal. A bunch of money spent.  My husband and I both have birthdays in November, so the holiday always signifies good cheer, but also birthday festivities. This