August 17 is National Thrift Shop Day this year. As if thrift stores and consignment shops couldn’t sell products for any less, this special day is the perfect time for frugal deal seekers to visit second hand stores in their neighborhood and score even better deals on the merchandise. Most thrift … [Read more...] about National Thrift Shop Day: Why Thrifting is Good For You (And Your Bank Account)
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I bet you forgot it, huh? No, not your brother's birthday... I Forgot Day! I Forgot Day fell on July 2 this year, and it's a day celebrated by apologizing to people whose important days (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.) you forgot over the year. Don't worry! While the day itself may have passed, we … [Read more...] about I Forgot Day: 5 Tips to Make Sure You Don’t Forget to Save This Year
These days, it’s harder for people to keep track of their budgeting and finance on pen and paper. The times have changed so much that, unfortunately, everything is more costly and complicated. How do you know what you’ve spent is worth the investment? Luckily, the times have also changed to make … [Read more...] about 6 Finance Apps Help College Students Embrace Geekness #MoneyNerdsUnite
A thrifty spouse may seem like a handful to deal with. They may be extremely logical. You may not always see eye-to-eye. But a frugal spouse can be an asset to your family. Luckily, when I started becoming thriftier, I set an example in my household and encouraged my partner to follow suit. And it … [Read more...] about How to Get Along with a Thrifty Spouse
When starting out in your first job, it can be tough to save. Between rent, transportation costs, student loan debt (and more) you may think saving money is impossible. Luckily, it's easier to save than you may think! You will need to create a savings plan. Boring, right? But once you've identified … [Read more...] about How Much Should I Save?
The importance of having a budget has been debated probably since the origin of the word. Some people live by a budget and can’t get by without their spreadsheets, while others simply see it as an ineffective waste of time. In fact, a Gallup poll indicated that two-thirds of American households do … [Read more...] about What Would the World Be Like Without Budgets