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Ronnie E.

Ronnie is the frugal Latina of the group. Hailing from the beautiful Andes Mountains in Bolivia, she lives and breathes frugality. She loves to figure out how to spend less money and takes on the challenge of finding great deals and cheaper options every day.

We Have Joined the Yakezie Challenge!

When Jess, Jessica and I started this blog, we had high hopes. We were hoping to start a fun, smart personal finance blog with a touch of female  perspective. We were hoping to inspire other ladies to be responsible with their money and budgeting, learn how to save, and share any great deals or ideas we come by. We’re already …

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5 Frugal Reasons to Study Abroad

Studying abroad can be a great money saver. Read about how I ended up on a full scholarship from a great international university and saved thousands of dollars! (and how you can too)

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Why I Don’t Want a Diamond Engagement Ring

Diamond rings are all the rage right now. But I DON'T want one. Read up on the reasons why and maybe you'll be inspired to save your money on the engagement ring, too!

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When the Cheap is more Expensive

Stiletto Mishap

Sometimes, investing in higher quality is the more frugal option. You don't want your items breaking down or to get bad service! Here are some examples of items and services I'll personally pay more for to avoid bad quality. Just like my grandpa used to say: the cheap - is expensive!

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5 Ways to Save Money on Tires

You're spending far too much money on your tires, but we're here to help your budget. Read up and learn how to save money on your car's tires - it's that easy!

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How To Get Your Hands on Desirable Gadgets and Gizmos – Without it Costing You a Penny!

We are in the middle of a technological revolution and nearly all of us are desperate to get our hands on the latest toys and gadgets as soon as they are released. However, keeping up with the relentless flow of progress can work out to be very expensive! Especially if you plan on paying the full recommended retail price for …

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How to Start a Gift Closet

Southern Living Gift Closet

Have you ever heard of the term gift closet? Until recently, I hadn’t, but it’s both a smart and frugal option that will pay off in the long run. See, a gift closet is an area in your home (not necessarily a closet) where you keep pre-bought gifts for birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, weddings, baby showers and any other occasion you …

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A Wedding for Cheap – Part 1: The Dress

Let’s find Wedding Dresses for Cheap! I’m on a quest. A quest to make your wedding cheaper. I refuse to believe that weddings have to be so expensive – it’s a myth, and one that I want to take down, piece by piece. Today, we start with the most important part: the wedding dress! Wedding dress prices are unfortunately, extremely …

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#FrugalSuccess Story – August 5, 2013 – Ronnie Saves $46,000 in Two Years

Ronnie versus Bank

I considered writing about someone else with a great success story but then I thought to myself: you know what, Ronnie? You deserve to be selfish and tell your story! You worked damn hard! So ladies and gentlemen, this time around, I nominate myself as the success story of the week! *cue cheering* Why do I deserve to be in …

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Ladies, it’s time to ask for a raise!

Ladies, I have bad news for us all – it’s partially our fault that we make less money than men. We don’t ask for salary raises, we don’t negotiate our salary and we hesitate when it comes to asking for more money! I’ve seen it happen over and over again (and yes, I’m guilty of it as well). When you …

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