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My Favorite Homeschooling Activities

My son is still really small (only 1.10) so when homeschooling him I put a lot of stress on fine and gross motor development, playing outside and taking walks. I also try to include him in as much of my daily tasks as possible, such as cleaning, organizing, going to the post office, etc. Sure, I’ve had to get used …

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4 Expensive Purchases That Were Well Worth the Money

Frugality is my way of life. I often write about my daily efforts to save money, find cheaper products and always consider alternatives. However, there are certain times when expensive purchases are well worth the investment, even if the wallet does take a significant hit. My great grandfather always used to say, “The cheap is expensive” and in many cases, …

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9 Hobbies That Can Pay Off

If you have a hobby that takes up most of your spare time, you might as well make some money off it. Whether you’re a skilled photographer or write a popular blog, no matter what your passion, you can almost certainly turn it to your financial advantage. Here’s a list of the most lucrative hobbies: Golf If you’ve been swinging …

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The Minimalists

I’ve recently come across an amazing website called ‘The Minimalists‘ created by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus. The website has inspired me in more ways than one. I have been reading a lot about ‘minimalism’ lately – it seems to be the new buzz word. But it’s not just some fad. So many of us watch our lives flash before our eyes …

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3 Tips for Eating Healthily on a Budget

There’s a common misconception that to eat healthily you need to spend big bucks. That’s a big enough reason for some to give up on the idea of a healthy life, and to ‘compromise’ with delicious fatty, fried food. I have to be honest – there’s nothing I love more than a McDonalds burger with fries. But too much of …

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5 Reasons Why I Live a Frugal Lifestyle

Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of flack for my frugalness. My family and friends think I overdo it and focus too much energy on saving while I constantly analyze how to lower my expenses. But I have to disagree – living a frugal lifestyle has done me so much good. It’s impacted my life for the better. Where I stand …

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Your Guide to Unwanted Gift Cards

The Stats on Gift Cards The stats on gift cards and gifts are generally surprising. $2 billion worth of gift cards go lost or don’t end up being used each year in America. And while this doesn’t even begin to compare to the $50 billion worth of items that Americans return during the holidays annually, it’s still a staggering amount …

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Sports Events, Concerts, and Vacations: A Frugal Lady’s Guide For Finding Great Deals Online

Finding great deals for concerts and events online is a satisfying and wonderful experience. Locating a ticket to a sports game you really wanted to attend for close to nothing after browsing the net for hours can feel very rewarding. Unfortunately, most of us are working full time jobs and don’t have the luxury of spending so much time on …

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A Frugal Perspective on Technological Advancements

We are already 16 years into the 21st century, and state of the art technologies abound in all areas of our lives. Time and money have been invested into producing these impressive advancements and making them accessible to the public, thereby simplifying our lives and reducing our cost of living. Here are some examples of advances in technology that have …

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DIY Toys For Your Baby!

I’ve recently started sharing with you here my experiences as a new mother, from a frugal perspective. In this post I will show you how to make beautiful DIY toys for your little ones that will (hopefully!) keep them occupied and busy. They all have an educational sensory benefit to them that will stimulate your baby’s minds. Watching your baby get excited …

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