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Why Being Obsessively Frugal is Keeping You Broke

I’ve always been a frugal person. Uber frugal. Until a few recent events have had me rethinking my whole mindset. Here’s the scoop: My site went down recently. This site to be exact. I thought I may have lost the whole kitten caboodle. FYI, if you’re not aware, this is my livelihood. Without getting into the theatrics, just know my life flashed before my eyes when it happened. Memories of years, weekends, and loooooooong nights

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5 Effective Ways to Get Your Financial Life in Shape

Many people prefer to go the ostrich route when it comes to managing their finances. They’d rather pretend to ignore obvious loopholes instead of addressing them. Does this sound like you? It’s a dangerous game to play. One substantial finance related difficulty can leave you in ruins. Here are some effective tips for getting your financial life in shape. Have a Proper Budget You need to track your income and expenses effectively. Regardless of your

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How to Reduce Expenses By Cutting Subscriptions & …

So, here’s the thing folks… Subscription and membership services out here are really trying to suck us dry of all funds. In fact, these membership related companies have a pretty smart racket going on right now. They get us to sign up for a free or discount trial membership or subscription where we input our credit card information. While signing up for the free membership, we consent to being billed for the service automatically (and

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How I Increased My Student Loan Payment Over 500% …

A version of this post first appeared on The Huffington Post.  Let me warn you ahead of time. This is not an I paid off six-figures of debt within a year post. It’s a play-by-play of how I was able to transition from someone who felt like I couldn’t possibly make more than the minimum payment on my student loan to someone who paid it off relatively quickly. A transformation from, “Help me, I’m poor.”

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12 Budget Online Boutiques to Bookmark Right Away

So I enjoy being frugal… But I also enjoy looking good. I mean we all do, right? I cut out every single thing from my budget including shopping for clothes when I first started budgeting. While it helped me pay off debt and save, sticking to a very bare bones budget for the looooooooong-term wore me out and I started feeling kinda miserable. So I brought back in a few treats and one of those

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BillFixers Review: How I Lowered My Comcast Bill B…

My missions in life are to: 1.) Discover ways to save the most money possible, and 2.) Report my findings to you. BillFixers is one of those findings, friends! In my recent post on how to create a budget, I briefly talked about ways to cut your monthly bills so you have more money for other things like saving or repaying debt. If you’ve tried unsuccessfully to reduce your bills, you should consider turning to BillFixers