Holidays & Fun


Save Money on Clothes All Posts / Holidays & Fun / Saving Money

Life’s necessities call for ongoing spending. Food, housing, transportation and other basic needs comprise the nuts and bolts of most budgets, as well as clothing, which represents another perennial spending category. Fortunately, although you can’t do without clothes, keeping covered need not break the bank. There are indeed ways to save money on clothes, without sacrificing your personal style.

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Practical Stocking Stuffer Ideas All Posts / Holidays & Fun / Saving Money

I love giving gifts and finding the “perfect” gift for someone.  As a frugal person, I like to get the most bang for my buck.  I don’t like to buy someone a gift that they won’t like or won’t use.  Many stocking stuffers are totally impractical – no one really needs a stocking full of gum, candy, and knickknacks.  I hate wasting money on useless items.  If you’re going to have stockings, why not spend your money on practical gifts that will actually be used? Here are some awesome, practical stocking stuffers for ladies, guys, organizing queens/neat freaks, and tech addicts.

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60 Clutter-Free Holiday Gifts for Minimalists All Posts / Holidays & Fun / Saving Money

One of the things I love about the holiday season is giving gifts.  I enjoy choosing a gift for someone and finding something that they will love.  As a frugal person, I feel it’s important not to waste my money – and I don’t want to blow money on something the gift receiver won’t like or won’t use.  People often give tangible gifts, like knickknacks, that are cute but impractical – items that will likely end up in a yard sale the following year.  I prefer to give gifts that:

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15 Frugal Fall Activities All Posts / Holidays & Fun / Saving Money

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Someone recently asked me if I feel like I’m missing out on the best years of my life due to my (extreme) frugal lifestyle.  It’s a common misconception that you have to spend money in order to have fun and to really “live” your life.  Some people think that frugal weirdos like myself spend every weekend sitting at home binge watching Netflix.  But saving money and having fun are not mutually exclusive.  Sure, some fun things are expensive, but there are PLENTY of fun activities that can be done for free or at a low cost…especially during autumn.

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Cheap and Fun Anniversary Date Ideas All Posts / Holidays & Fun / Saving Money

One year ago on Saturday, I married the love of my life.  It actually feels like we’ve been married a lot longer! (We’ve been together for seven years).  I feel so lucky to be married to my best friend.

When Ben and I were talking about what we should do for our first wedding anniversary, the issue of money came up immediately.  As much as we would love a weekend getaway or a fancy dinner out, those things just aren’t priorities right now.  (We are currently focused on digging ourselves out of massive student loan debt.)

Luckily, an anniversary date doesn’t have to be expensive in order to be romantic and fun.  Your anniversary isn’t about spending money – it’s about enjoying your time together and showing the other person how much you care about them.

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