Vacation recap – Student card success!

Vacation recap, trip to Germany, vacation, travel abroad
As you know, CF and I recently returned from our vacation in Germany. In addition to saving lots of money on accommodations and a little money on neck pillows, we found the attractions to have very good deals for people with student cards! Thanks to a clerical error before I graduated, my student card expires next month even though I have been graduated for 3 years. Since CF is back in school and also...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality, Travel

Taking advantage… of everything

Taking advantage, living on less, exhausting resources
Living well on less often means taking advantage of situations to the best of your ability.  I don’t mean being greedy or doing illegal things, but I do mean taking and using what’s available to you each and every time.   Getting free food For example, the office where I work is adminstered by a property management company.  Every day or so, the secretary will put out cookies and sometimes...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality, Philosophy

First yard sale of the year

First yard sale, yard sale, thrifty, thrift shop, discounts, great deals
I’m a big fan of yard sales. I’ve picked up a lot of stuff for next to nothing and even more stuff for absolutely nothing. Brian and I went to the first sale of the year (that we knew about) this morning and. Walked away with a free deep frying “spider” skimmer. (PS – I had to look up what they were called.  If you didn’t know either, check it out.) Its awesome because I like to make...

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Spring cleaning and the abundance of waste

Spring cleaning, alley, gold in the alley, trash in the alley, used stuff in the alley
It’s spring cleaning time and I’m not too embarrassed to admit it – I’ve found a lot of cool stuff in the alley. Once, my ex and I found an IKEA coffee table in perfect condition, complete with all the screws and hardware in a Ziploc bag.  We dragged it home and replaced our hand-me-down from the 60s.  I’ve also found a cute side table , speaker stands, plant pots, kitchen items and boxes...

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