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Frugal Living Ideas So You Can Save Money for Vacation

Remember the Southwest Airlines tagline “wanna get away?” Is that still a slogan they use? I clearly haven’t flown in awhile… Today’s guest post is by LJ from I’d Rather Walk. LJ and I are both members of the Dare To Conquer blogging mastermind tribe (watch my YouTube review). In case you missed it on Instagram or on the email I sent out a couple weeks ago, I’ve been dealing with some health issues and was hospitalized for fluctuating but rapid  ...

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Tidying Up Your Finances: Clean Up Your Budget the Marie Kondo Way

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Marie Kondo, author of the phenom book “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up“, now has a show on Netflix. Tidying Up with Marie Kondo is a sweet show that focuses on a variety of families and their struggles with clutter. In each episode, Marie and her interpreter visit the featured home and guide the family along her personal method for tidying. Now that I have approximately 5 episodes of tidying experience with  ...

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How to Use the $5 Challenge to Change your Financial Future

Here’s the truth: a $5 bill has the power to change your life. Here’s the harder truth: It’s completely up to you whether that power is for your benefit or your downfall.  I first learned about the $5 challenge from someone on Pinterest several years ago and decided to add that into my envelope system lifestyle. Basically, the idea of the $5 challenge is that you never spend a $5 bill, and instead you collect it in a jar (a mason jar with burlap for me please, #basic).  ...

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The Frugal Black Friday Shopping Tips You Probably Forgot About

I can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving! If you’ve been here for awhile, you might remember that last Thanksgiving/Black Friday was when I accidentally made over $500 from affiliate marketing and decided to finally get serious about making this blog something special. I could (and want to) wax nostalgic over the evolution of CHL this year, but now is not the time. Because now it is time to talk about how to save money on Black Friday. My mom was never a big Black Friday  ...

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