Why It’s Good Not to Be a Trend-Setter

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: I've never been what you would call "cool."   I know that I'm never going to be a hip trend-setter. And you know what?  I am totally okay with that. Keeping up with the latest and greatest can cost you some serious money.  It's better to shop intentionally…

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Balancing Emotion with Reason in Your Finances

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: A few weeks ago, our little 10-year old terrier was accidentally poked in the eye.  At first, she seemed fine. And then I noticed her eye was gooey, and she wasn't opening it all the way.  We've made several trips to the vet for check-ups and eye…

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5 Things You Should Know About Your Money

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: I've met more than a few people who say they don't worry about finances in their house.  They let their spouses take care of everything regarding their money.  They have no idea how much money their spouses earn, what their bills are, or if they have money…

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5 Frugal Christmas Decorating Tips

The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life: With Thanksgiving over, you have probably already decorated for Christmas or you are working on it now. From pulling boxes, bins and bags out of the attic, to shopping for new ornaments and ribbon and browsing Pinterest for the latest and greatest inspiration, decorating for…

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Five Compelling Reasons to Live Frugally

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: Living a frugal life is not always easy.  It takes constant creativity and diligence.  It takes a big heart, savvy thinking, and thick skin. It's a lot easier to spend money and not worry about the future...at least for a little while. When I first started my…

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Couponing 101: Getting Started Couponing the Right Way

The following is written by Robyn Adams of The Couponing Journey: When I first started couponing in 2008, I was overwhelmed with enormity of information, yet I was determined to chase every deal down and be the perfect couponer. I was left confused, frustrated, and spending more money than I intended in those early days. Now…

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Do You Have a Plan if Your Wallet is Lost or Stolen?

Losing your wallet -- or worse, having it stolen -- is stressful, not just because of the worry of identity theft but also because your left without your identification and methods of payment. One thing you can do to make it a little less stressful is keep a list of everything in your wallet, along…

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