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

4 Safety Tips Every Uber User Should Know

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Have you considered riding with UberX car service to save cash? Or thought about joining UberX as a driver to earn side money? You’re not alone. Tons of people are doing it. Uber employs hundreds of thousands of drivers, sales quadruple each year, and it’s worth $18 billion. Not bad for a start-up app launched just 4 years ago with luxury cars and SUVs branded as “everyone’s...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality, Saving Money, Travel

Tighten the Budget or Rely on the Generosity of Others?

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It’s a common problem among twenty-somethings and even those in their thirties.  The job you get fresh out of college, while perfect for building experience and growing your career, does not pay well. You may be paying down student loan and credit card bills from college while also trying to find money to move out on your own and get your first real place.  What do you do when you’re...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality

How to Buy Wedding and Bridesmaid Dresses on the Cheap

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Many young girls imagine their wedding. They imagine their dress, the flowers, and the ceremony.  As they grow up, these same girls might buy bridal magazines and gaze longingly at wedding dresses before they’re even engaged. While we’ve seen the rise of expensive, couture dresses thanks to shows like Say Yes to the Dress, some retailers are bucking the trend and offering discount bridal...

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