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Recently Engaged? How to Save on Your Wedding Dress

Did you know that 25% of engagements happen over the holidays? If the recent holidays made you into a bride-to-be, congrats! Wedding mega-site The Knot points out some real scary financial statistics related to weddings. According to them, the average wedding cost is $31,213. Let’s be real though, if you’re checking out sites like mine,…

5 Tips for Reaching Financial Stability

5 Tips for Reaching Financial Stability

The key to feeling secure financially is not reliant on the amount of money you make. The most fiscally secure people make the most of what they have and are smart stewards of their money. If you’re ready for more financial freedom, take a look at a few of the steps to take to get…

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Pink Tax – What Is It & How to Avoid It!

“It’s a Girl – Birth Announcement” (CC BY 2.0) by Jonathan Rolande at https://housebuyfast.co.uk/ The cost of being a woman is ridiculous at times, honestly. There are so many items that we have to pay for which make frugal living a lot harder – some are unavoidable, whilst others are simply marketed to make us think so. The extra that…

Have Ya Met... Dealspotr?

Have Ya Met… Dealspotr?

Word of mouth is really how we roll these days, isn’t it? My two best friends and I have a group chat that regularly pings with a message that one of us found an awesome deal. Sometimes it’s a sale on something we know one of the others would love or sometimes it’s an amazing…

5 Ways to Cut Down on Monthly Expenses

5 Ways to Cut Down on Monthly Expenses

Saving money doesn’t have to be a boring chore, but it does involve tweaking your lifestyle a bit. If you find yourself staring dumbfounded at your monthly credit card bill wondering how in the world the balance got so high, it’s time to assess your spending habits. Daily expenses add up quick and turn your…

Hit Up Etsy for Inexpensive Wedding Gifts

Hit Up Etsy for Inexpensive Wedding Gifts

Weddings are expensive and the rigmarole of wedding etiquette is seriously ridiculous – and pretty outdated. I think it’s perfectly fine to RSVP no if the bride or groom would be offended that you can’t afford much of a gift. There are a few folks in my life that ascribe to such strict etiquette in…