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The Problem With Your Problem With the “Get out of Debt Quick” Stories All Posts / Frugal Living / Saving Money

“How One Millennial Couple is Paying Off $117,000 of Student Loan Debt in Three Years.”
“Michigan Couple Honored for Paying Off $92,000 of Credit Card Debt.”
“How One Couple is Paying Off $600,000 of Student Loans in Five Years.”

What do all of these “get out of debt quick” stories have in common?  They’re amazing, inspiring, extreme…and they receive at least a few angry comments.  The commenters typically point out that the approach is unrealistic or impossible and argue that “most people” can’t do this.

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10 Ways to Make an Extra $500 Each Month All Posts / Making Money / Side Hustles

When my hubby and I decided to pay off our $117,000 of student loan debt in just three years, we knew we’d have to drastically cut our expenses.  Saving money helps, but at a certain point, it’s impossible to save more.

We already had a bare bones budget, so we needed to increase our income.  We both found higher-paying jobs and we found ways to make a little extra cash on the side.

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Gift Ideas for the Adventurous Guy All Posts / Holidays & Fun / Saving Money

Have a guy in your life that lives and breathes adventure? If he’s not jumping out of a perfectly good plane, he’s hiking, biking, or doing extreme sports. If he’s an avid outdoorsman, he might seem like he has everything.

But if he’s got a birthday coming up (or you want to get him a “just because” gift), we’ve got suggestions. Read on for gift ideas for the adventurous guy in your life.

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6 Picture Perfect Fall Date Ideas All Posts / Holidays & Fun / Saving Money

There’s something so romantic about autumn, isn’t there? It’s not just the season of pumpkin spice after all. Between the crispness of the air, the fall foliage, and that first snuggle session in front of a roaring fire, there’s nothing that spells romance better than this season.

Don’t wait for winter to come along and take it all away—get outside with your significant other and enjoy it. Need some inspiration? Read on for six picture perfect fall date ideas that don’t break the bank. And, yes, pumpkin spice lattes are a perfectly acceptable accompaniment.

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Scrapbooking, Cannoli, and Fur Babies: July/August Update All Posts / Life / More

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The Top 10 Best Board Games for Adults All Posts / Holidays & Fun / Saving Money

My hubby and I love to have board game nights with our friends.  We’re currently on a three year spending ban while we pay off our massive student loan debt, so finding free things to do for fun is important for our sanity.

In addition to being free, game nights are so much fun.  Honestly, I have a much better time staying in and playing games with friends than I would if I went out and spent a bunch of money.  Here are my top ten favorite games for a board game night.

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