Home Decorating Ideas: How to Furnish Your New Place for Less

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Ah, purchasing a new place to live.

Nothing better.

Right?

The arrival fallacy sets in when you realize that after jumping the hurdle of purchasing that big expense, you’re then faced with furnishing it.

That’s a whole other monster, especially if the space is completely different from your last place and nothing seems to work right.

If you’re itching to get the place furnished with little money or looking for a manageable way to save up, there’s hope.

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Travel Tips: Save Big on Accomodations & More. Tip 2 Will Make Your Wallet Kiss You.

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If vacation planning had an easy button, I’d push it.

Sounds strange, right?

Maybe not.

Actually, I’d use an easy button for many aspects of life right now.

But vacation planning is currently at the top of the list.

There are tons of details to plan and prices to look over that it can feel like a work project all by itself (me and my first world issues).

If you’re like I am and you like making things as easy as possible, ask others like-minded travelers what they do to plan a  summer vacation for less.

Take a look at the following tips and see how many you can use to enjoy yourself before fall creeps back up on us.

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Stocking Up On Clothing for Less: A How-To Guide

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Life as a penny-pincher fashionista is hard.

Trying to keep up with trends and clothing lines is exhausting, especially when you don’t have a huge budget at your disposal (although dreaming of it never killed anyone!).

If you look online, you’ll see that most frugal sages suggest that you stock up on really important things, like food or detergent.

But for me, having new clothes beats pretty much everything else on the market.

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Motivation Time Tuesday: Freekin’ Weekend Edition

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how-to-save-moneyIf you’re looking  to travel, get out of debt, or splurge on  a caseload of dark chocolate, you have to regularly take care of your money.

You’re stopping yourself from that dream vacation with fancy drinks on the beach or whatever dream you may have on your vision board.

It may sound like a lot of work.

I understand, but . . .

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How to Waste Less Food and Save Money by Drinking This

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The first step to save money on groceries is to waste less food.

Also, you have to start being more proactive about what you eat each day.

How often do you put it off?

In fact, how many times have you said you’d print out a free printable meal plan but didn’t?

Sometimes we just don’t know where to begin.

Maybe you’re beat up from your job or you just have a lot going on.

Or maybe you think it’s too hard.

Today I’ll share a quick fix for that to get you over this initial hurdle.

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The Takeout Zombie Trance and How to Ditch it

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How would you like a simple go-to meal to get food on the table quickly?

It would be fantastic!

Right?

So what is stopping you from doing so?

You can spend less money by eating a no-fuss, home cooked meal.

That’s a no-brainer.

I believe most people who say they can’t fit making simple meals into their routine suffer from what I call a Takeout Zombie Trance.

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Make a Healthy Meal Plan and Get Cheap Dinner Ideas

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You may already eat from home and save money doing so, but you know you could do better.

You may think it’s food costs or other outside factors, but don’t get discouraged.

Thinking too hard about it might be the real issue.

In order to stay motivated to eat decent food for less, you have to switch things up in the kitchen once in awhile.

If you click off this post, you’ll miss out on the savings you deserve.

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Money: Let’s Chat About it

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When’s the last time you talked about money?

Whether it’s with your significant other,

a family member or even yourself . . .

It isn’t always easy.

Today our special guest  is teaching us how to do so.

I have an interview with Dorethia Conner, author of the new book #MoneyChat.

She breaks information down into bite size chunks and makes what may seem overwhelming, more manageable in her new book.

Here’s our Q & A about her new book.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Cards That Will Save You Money

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By Shelley Hunter, Gift Card Girlfriend at GiftCards.com

When it comes to shopping for presents, I’m a classic over-spender.

Though I often have a budget in mind, I sometimes spend more than planned.

 I either can’t find something within my price range (so I bump up the limit to allow for more choices)

or I find the absolute BEST gift and buy it despite the price being more than I can afford.

It’s a problem.

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas That Don’t Seem Last Minute (and a Bonus!)

Are you stuck shopping last-minute?

Perhaps fearing that your gift may appear as if you didn’t put much effort into finding it?

You can often tell when someone haphazardly slapped together a gift.

It’s a little harder to be creative and thoughtful when you don’t have much time to think… the clock is ticking!

Fortunately, there are still some presents you can find that won’t reek of Shopping Like a Last-Minute Larry.

Here are five totally decent gift ideas for last- minute shoppers.

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