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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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What Rory Gilmore Shows Us About Millennial Entitlement All Posts / Life / More

I recently re-watched Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.  In case you’ve been living under a rock, A Year in the Life is the revival of the original WB show.  It follows the lives of Rory and Lorelai 10 years after we last saw them at the end of season seven…when Rory had just graduated from Yale.

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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life doesn’t portray millennials in a flattering light.  Lorelai’s neighbor, Babette, tells the girls about the “30-something gang”… “a group of kids, all about your age. They’ve been to college, then out in the real world, and it spit them out like a stale piece of gum. And now they’re all back in their old rooms, like [Rory].”

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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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