Frugal Ways

How to Budget On a Low Income
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Have you figured out what your financial goals will be for this year? Whether you want to pay off debt, save more, start investing, or just stop living paycheck to paycheck, you’ll need to start by creating a realistic budget to help you reach your goals. Back when I was in college and didn’t earn […]

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Eight Frugal Ways to Ward Off Cabin Fever
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Snowmen and hot cocoa are nice and all, but for many of us the novelty of the cold and snow begins to wear off shortly after Christmas and New Year’s Day. By the doldrums of mid-February, the cold, dreary weather takes its toll, isolating many of us in our own homes. And when it feels like […]

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Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for $50 or Less
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TSD’s Holly Johnson and Jon Gorey have, well, different perspectives on some things. Here, they share some ideas for a frugal Valentine’s Day date night. Valentine’s Day may be nothing more than a Hallmark holiday, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore it. Whether or not you choose to acknowledge it, your sweetie may be […]

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How to Find the Perfect (Frugal) Valentine’s Gift
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When it comes to holidays that place unreasonable expectations on our wallets, Valentine’s Day has got to be the worst. Every time early February rolls around, we’re expected to throw our budgets out the window to show our love. If you really adore your husband, you’ll buy him a $5,000 watch or a new car […]

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How to Plan a Great, Low-Cost Valentine’s Day Surprise
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Some of you are going to see the topic of this article, check the calendar, and be completely confused. Valentine’s Day? That’s more than a month away! Why write about it now? The reason I’m writing about it now is because, with sentimental holidays like Valentine’s Day, some prep work can help you create a […]

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