Home & Decor

A Simple 7 Step Guide to Saving Your Mortgage Deposit

Buying a home is the dream of a lifetime for so many of us, and for most of them, it will be the greatest financial investment we ever make. However, to get your foot in the door of home ownership, it is necessary to make a deposit against the mortgage loan. After college, many of my friends started saving immediately …

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Get to Know ‘Love Chic Living’

Love Chic Living

Last week, I was taking a look around our blog and realized we are lacking in the “home & decor” department. I can’t speak for Ronnie or Jess, but I know I could use some help and budget-friendly advice regarding styling our apartment. While I have some vague sense of design and our home certainly has its shining moments, I …

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Re-doing Your Bedroom on a Budget

It’s always been my dream to re-do my bedroom and create the type of room you only see in magazines. I’d spend hours watching renovation channels on TV, flipping through ‘Home’ magazines and reading books about interior design. The problem was that the thought of re-doing a whole bedroom is extremely overwhelming – mostly from a financial perspective. As much …

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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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Do You Really Need to Remodel Your Kitchen?

Remodel your kitchen for less

Kitchen remodeling can be extremely expensive. By making smart & frugal decisions, you can save when you remodel and still have a new kitchen to enjoy!

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