Why Unplugging is Good for Your Wallet

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: I'm a bit of a technology junkie.  Whenever I get a spare moment, I'm checking my e-mail, reading other blogs,  looking at Facebook, or writing blog posts.  We've got a ridiculous amount of gadgets, too - iPods, iPhone, desktop computer, laptops, iPad, Kindle, a Wii...it seems like…

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Reconciling Frugal Living and Unnecessary Splurges
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Reconciling Frugal Living and Unnecessary Splurges

We all have them -- things we're willing to spend more money on even though we try to live a frugal lifestyle overall. For some it may be Starbucks, while for others it may be designer shoes, eating out as a family, a more expensive hair stylist or a trip to the most magical place…

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{30} Ways to Save Money
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{30} Ways to Save Money

I am counting down the days to my 30th birthday, and I couldn't be more excited! Truly! As I was brainstorming ways to celebrate here on the blog, I couldn't help but think that 30 lists of {30} items would be just about perfect for my type-A, list-making self. Join me for the next month…

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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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Why Clutter is Bad for Your Bottom Line

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: When you are frugal, you tend to save a lot of odds and ends.  You save old tattered clothing (It could be used for rags!).  You save old nuts, bolts and screws (You never know when you’ll need them!).  You save cardboard boxes (You may want to…

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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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How to Make Smart Financial Decisions

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: The quickest way to sabotage your personal finances is to make lousy decisions with your money.  Whether you made one big bad money move, or several smaller ones, it's important to step back, look at what went wrong, and then follow these tips for making smart decisions…

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Old Wisdom for Modern Green and Frugal Living

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: I love this saying, "Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without".  It pretty much sums up my philosophy for green and frugal living. It means being good stewards of the resources we already have at our disposal, and not giving into…

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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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Save the Environment and Your Wallet by Buying Used

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: This post was first published in September of 2010, but it's a topic worth revisiting. I'm all for finding ways to live both green and frugally! Shopping is a favorite pastime for many women. Whether it’s high-end designer shopping or bargain hunting, most of us women…

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