Creating a Lifestyle That Isn’t Too Expensive

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The Western lifestyle costs a fortune. And that’s money that most of us don’t have. People work their entire lives, and well into retirement, in order to be able to achieve the Western lifestyle on the Western lifestyle’s terms. But this isn’t what I believe makes most people happy. While I’m all for hard work and smart investments, like forex trading, real estate, and mutual funds, I’m...

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How Did You Choose the Location You Call Home?

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Have you found a place to lay your roots? The place where you plan to call home for the next few decades? If you’ve answered yes, I’m envious. My husband and I are having troubling deciding where we should plant ourselves for the long haul. We’ve enjoyed our time in D.C. and even thought about staying here for a significant period of time. After all, it’s a thriving city with...

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Posted in: General, Home, Life Hacks

Paying Emergency Medical Bills for Your Pet

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Last summer, my husband and I were hit with a large and unexpected expense that couldn’t have happened at a worse time. I had just quit my full-time job for self-employment and we were living on a pretty tight budget. So when our cat had a life-threatening accident we were unsure of how we would cover the expense. Since our cat is an important member of our family, we knew that we’d have...

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Posted in: Credit and Debt, General, Money

7 Affordable Winter Activities for the Entire Family

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The holidays are over and winter is in full swing. At this point, you’re probably dreaming of a warm, tropical getaway. But that may not be in the cards for you and your family, especially if you’re paying off lingering holiday expenses. Still you can enjoy the blistering cold of winter  at home on a budget without sitting in front of the television. Here are 7 activities you can enjoy...

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Posted in: Family, General, Home, Minimalism and Frugality
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