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The Budget Guide to a Geeky Christmas

I’m still fairly young but sometimes I think back to what a struggle it was to find something unique when I was in high school and I’m amazed at the progress technology has made. I remember thinking I was winning at life when I found a super obscure ska band from West Virginia called Distorted…

A Week of Frugality

A Week of Frugality

Learning to live a more frugal life can seem completely overwhelming. Here are seven easy baby steps you can take over the course of a week that shouldn’t take you more than an hour each. Sunday Make lunch for the next week. Meal prepping can save you a lot of money, not only by helping…

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3 Random Money Saving Tips

Throughout this crazy process that is adult life, one acquires countless bits of knowledge about everything from celebrity baby names to high school geometry. The vast majority of this knowledge is relatively useless to our survival as humans and success as grown-ups, and most of it will eventually dissolve into the vast recesses of forgetfulness.…

Car Maintenance Tips for Saving Money

Car Maintenance Tips for Saving Money

Cars are expensive. Behind your rent or mortgage, your vehicle may be one of your largest monthly expenses. While you can’t avoid making your monthly car payment, paying for insurance or gas, you can save some money on car maintenance. Consider the following tips: Choose the Right Oil You may be used to taking your…

Growing Up with a Tightwad

Growing Up with a Tightwad

Before I really knew what a tightwad was, I had my dad as a pretty good example. I had to laugh when he was spending the day at my newest home, an ancient RV, and helping me fix it up. On his way out the door, he gave me a book so covered in dirt…

Only Buy It Once

Only Buy It Once

On my journey from mindless consumer to frugality, there was definitely a period when I was cheap. I looked at the bottom line of what I was spending and that was it. That’s part of how I dropped nearly $200 on earphones over a year. I’d go to Five Below and pick up 3 pairs…

The Power of Accountability

The Power of Accountability

Every month I write a post that I call accountability. It’s probably not the most useful post for any of you brokeGIRLrich readers out there, but for me, it’s a major reason I keep blogging. Keeping myself accountable financially was the very first step in getting my finances under control. Doing it publicly, through this…