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

7 Cheap Last Minute Christmas Gifts People Will Appreciate

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Can you believe that Christmas is nearly upon us? You have just a week to find thoughtful gifts for your spouse, family, friends, co-workers, and boss.  And if you’re anything like me, you haven’t even started shopping but you’re hoping to find some gifts that people will actually appreciate. I can’t help but think of how many past kitschy gifts I’ve received that are...

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Posted in: Life Hacks, Minimalism and Frugality

8 Cheap Halloween Costumes to Make in Minutes

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It happens every year. You don’t plan to do anything for Halloween. Yet at the last minute you receive an invitation and you need a costume. Costumes happen to be very expensive if bought online or at a party store. And we should all avoid spending a ton of money on an outfit that we’ll only wear for a few hours. So try one of these cheap Halloween costumes that you can make at home in...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality, Saving Money

5 Easy Steps to Lowering Your Rent During Lease Renewal

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Don’t you hate when the lease renewal for your rental agreement comes in the mail? It almost certainly brings an increase in rent. And who wants to spend more money on housing? I was a property manager in my past life and I’ve mailed out tons of renewal letters and had tons of renewal conversations. I know from experience that no renewal rate is set in stone. There’s always some room...

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Posted in: Home, Minimalism and Frugality, Money, Saving Money
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