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5 Ways to Re-purpose Your Halloween Pumpkins

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We’ve researched and found 5 simple ways for you to repurpose your pumpkins, after Halloween! Continue reading and get creative…

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5 Simple Ways to Save on Food Purchases

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Have you noticed how much of your budget you spend on groceries and dining out? Food tends to be a significant expense for most families and households, but there are a variety of ways to make it more affordable. Continue reading to discover 5 simple ways you can save money on food purchases!

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Cutting Carbs? Try these 7 Budget-Friendly Dishes

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It’s not always easy to prepare nightly meals at home while on a budget. It’s even more difficult when you try to incorporate a low-carb diet. Through our research, we’ve found 7 simple, low-carb recipes that will allow you to stay within budget, courtesy of Diet Doctor! Continue reading and get cooking!

 

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5 Healthy, Budget Friendly Recipes for Summer

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The perfect summertime meal incorporates fresh vegetables, light add-ons, and your favorite meat or pasta to bring it all together. But how can you incorporate all of these things without emptying your wallet? Continue reading to find 5 healthy and budget friendly recipes that will satisfy your summertime cravings.

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4 Cheap and Easy Recipes Under $1 Per Serving

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Save time and money with these 4 cheap and easy recipes under $1 per serving, courtesy of The Simple Dollar!

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Simple Ways to be Financially Prepared for an Emergency Vet Visit

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Most of the time, pets aren’t just “pets” to us, they are family. And just like children, when an accident sends your pet to the hospital, it can be a nerve-racking experience. But if something unexpected were to happen, would you be able to handle the situation financially? Emergency vet bills can certainly put a huge dent in your wallet, so here are 4 easy ways to prepare for the unexpected!

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5 Meals You Can Make for under $5

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Cooking at home isn’t just better for your health – it’s also great for your wallet. But instead of resorting to the same recipes over and over again, make things interesting by trying out these 5 recipes at $5 or less.

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5 Low-Cost Ways to Avoid Colds and Flu this Season

cold.jpgNow that we’ve entered flu season, it’s time to be proactive. While getting the flu shot is the most effective way to prevent the flu, there are a variety of simple ways to further arm yourself. Here are some low-cost ways to reduce your risk of getting sick. Continue reading


7 Free Hobbies – Spend Time Not Money

traveling.jpgWhat do you enjoy doing in your spare time? In this day and age, it’s hard to come across a hobby that won’t empty our wallets. But having fun, creativity and wellness in your life shouldn’t cost you a dime. Here is a list of 7 free hobbies to enrich your life, and your wallet. Continue reading


5 Easy School Lunch Ideas Under $5

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Now that it’s already back-to-school week, it’s a good time to rid yourself of all your old lunch-making habits. Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to make a delicious, fairly nutritious lunch for just a few dollars a day! Continue reading


Simple Ways to Enjoy Your Pumpkin Spice on a Budget

pumpkin spice.jpgIt’s almost that time of year. The time where warm hoodies, extra blankets, apple cider, and yes – pumpkin spice, are inescapable. If you’re like me, you might find it a bit pricy to get your daily pumpkin spice fix at a local coffee shop, so I’ve researched a few ways to enjoy it without blowing your budget. Continue reading


5 DIY Money Saving Hacks

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Remember the days when wearing thrift clothing was so not cool? Well, it seems as if those days are behind us. The rise of millennials has introduced a culture with an admiration for DIY (Do-It-Yourself) hacks. This DIY mentality has allowed people to save money on a number of things, specifically household items. Continue reading to find out some quick DIY projects, so you can share in the wealth, too! Continue reading


4 Ways to Help You Stop Eating Out

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Eating out is convenient, easy, and can be great for your social life. It’s also expensive and most of the time- unhealthy. In the past year, I have eaten out more times than I could possibly count- and not only has my wallet taken a beating from it, but so has my gut.

In an effort to make a positive change in health and finance, I’ve researched a few things that we all can do to break the nasty habit of eating out. Continue reading


How to exercise for less – 7 cheap ways to get fit this summer

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Summer has finally arrived, but has your summer body? Certainly not mine – Due in part to the fact that I have neglected to go to the gym lately. To be honest, I’m not sure that it’s worth the 30 minute round-trip and the $50+ fee per month. So in an effort to save some time and money, I’ve been on the search for some budget friendly alternatives.

If the only thing keeping you from starting a fitness regimen is the cost of a gym membership, here’s the good news, you don’t need to join a gym to take physical activity seriously. There are plenty of low-cost alternatives that can help you to get in-shape without emptying your wallet. Read on to see what I’ve come up with! Continue reading


5 Ways to Improve Your Financial IQ

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Like most of life’s necessary tasks — exercising, eating healthy, setting aside time for family, getting up and going to work — keeping careful track of your finances is also a must. But nevertheless, a number of people neglect to care for their numbers, and they pay the price.

The good news is that there are so many resources out there that help to educate people on the proper financial habits – you just have to look for them. Continue reading to unveil 5 easy, accessible financial resources and practices. Continue reading


5 Frugal Things I’ve Done Lately

change.jpgI have a confession. You might think I’m an avid ‘money saver,’ because I’m constantly blogging about a healthy financial life, but in reality- I’m not! At times I tend to be fairly frugal, but my true colors come out in the aisles of Saks Fifth Avenue.

So this week I’ve challenged myself to take on a more frugal lifestyle. (It’s worth a try, right?) Money, the quest to earn it, and the struggle to keep it has taken over our lives, but if I’m able to find the paths that don’t require much money (or none at all,) I feel that I’ve ‘won the battle.’

I’ve tried a lot of cheap living tips, but most of them don’t work for me. Through trial and error, I’ve found five frugal lifestyle changes that have actually helped me to save money, here they are: Continue reading


10 Simple Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget

healthy eating.jpgEating healthy isn’t easy, and it certainly isn’t cheap! The struggle is real (for most of us,) and it doesn’t make dieting any easier when we are forced to go over our budgets just to eat well-balanced meals. In my research, I’ve found effective techniques courtesy of Buzzfeed and Stronglifts. Here are the 10 simple ways to eat healthy on a budget! Continue reading