There are plenty of fun, cheap things to do in the winter, but my favorite frugal winter activity is staying in and watching Netflix. When it’s below zero out, it’s so nice to curl up under the covers with some hot cocoa and my cuddly pug. (more…)
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Date nights are essential to any healthy relationship, but that doesn’t mean they are healthy for your bank account. Here are a few great ideas for spending quality time with your partner and sparing your bank account in the process.
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So, you’re traveling and you’re looking for an exciting but affordable New Orleans tour. You’re in New Orleans for a few days or even longer and want to explore. The Big Easy never has a shortage of good times. But how can you find things to do in New Orleans and stay on a budget?
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.
Winter may seem like a good time to hibernate inside and binge watch Netflix (especially if you’re trying not to spend money), but there actually are a ton of fun things that can be done for free during the snowy winter months. Staying active and spending some time outside (if it’s not -20 degrees out) are great ways to help beat the winter blues!
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.
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:
Dressing up for Halloween can be tons of fun, but Halloween costumes for adults often get pricey. Whether you want to save money or you need a last minute costume idea, check out these quick and affordable DIY costume ideas!
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.
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.