Dining Out on a Budget

Trying new restaurants and dining out are some of my favorite things to do, but sometimes my wallet is not in favor of those choices. In my opinion, budgeting for food costs is one of the most difficult things to do. You don’t know when or if you’ll feel like cooking, going out, or ordering in. At my house, we …

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How to Travel on a Budget

Growing up, I always dreamed of exploring the world and going on wild adventures—I love the excitement of seeing new things and meeting new people! As an adult I have the same desires, but I realize I need to budget and save money to achieve those dreams. I understand how hard it can be to vacation when you don’t have …

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Dressing for Success on a Budget

Fashion is my way of escaping and diving into a world where the biggest hang-up is whether or not it’s okay to wear white pants after Labor Day (it’s totally fine by the way). I follow all of the big name designers and what they are creating. I also love keeping up my favorite fashion bloggers (Rachel Parcell, Lindsi Lane …

Become a Thanksgiving Pro with These Budgeting Tips

Picture this: it’s five days until Thanksgiving. You have to find out which family members are coming in for the big meal. You’re starting to really stress out—you still have to plan out the meal and seating arrangements, and then buy decorations, food and drinks. On top of all of this, you have to try to find some time in …

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Budgeting for Your Lifestyle

For most people, the “B” word, budget, usually suggests a strict adherence to spending a designated amount of money on a monthly basis. In other cases, being on a budget represents a sacrificial lifestyle. In either case, maintaining a budget is viewed as rigid and simply boring. It’s regarded as a spending lifestyle that has no spontaneity or planned fun …

10 Easy Budget Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

I don’t know about you, but Valentine’s Day is always a stressful time for me. How can I make this year special, especially with all of the holidays, birthdays and events I’ve shared with my wife over the past year? Well, Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be expensive to be memorable. If you’re tight on money this year, but have …