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We Try It: Ibotta

Ibotta is a new coupon app that works differently that most other savings programs. Instead of loading coupons directly to your store rewards card or having a barcode to scan at the register, it allows you to complete tasks within the app to earn savings on different products, then register your purchase when you get […]

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Ladyguides

Stretching Pennies

I got curious about how much you can save by gardening, and this Wall Street Journal article was very interesting:

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Ladyguides

Save Money With Coupons (Without Going to Extremes)

Saving money is awesome, but shows like Extreme Couponing can make it seem overwhelming. However, there are some quick and easy ways to go about it that can cut your grocery bills without making couponing a full-time job and without filling your house with items you’ll never use.

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We Try It: Car Sharing

Inner city living is hard. There’s no room for parking, rent is expensive, buses are crowded, and everything seems far when you only travel by foot. For a long time, my boyfriend and I endured stares while we stuffed our 90 liter backpacks during our weekly shop with groceries for the bus ride home. It […]

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Perspectives

Growing Pains: Financial Planning from Rags to Riches (I Wish!)

I was walking the dogs with my wife. It was a warm day for March, which means spring cleaning and moves when you’re living in an apartment complex. Whether because of a move or just switching out the old for the new, a neighbor had put a coffee table and a small dinner table by […]

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Love Don’t Pay My Bills: Saving

We’ve been making such exciting progress through our journey in Financial Land, and it’s not time to stop now! No, today, we’re going to tackle one of the most difficult aspects of personal finance, and you know what that is. Not picking out a killer new wallet. Saving. And as usual, DailyWorth (which I still […]

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Pop Culture

Extreme Couponing: Extremely Crazy?

I’m pretty good at tuning out things that I consider “trendy.” I don’t know what it is about my personality, but I’ve always been the opposite of a bandwagon jumper. As my friend Crystal says, I’m forgainst most things.

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DIY Bride

They’re all gonna laugh at you”¦

When I told people that the main decorations at our wedding were going to be tissue paper poofs, the false enthusiasm I was met with was painfully, brutally transparent.

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Food

The Furious Kitchen: La-la-la Lentils

Yeah, yeah, I know lentils get a lot of shit for being the go-to food that everyone thinks poor people should eat instead of McDonald’s.  But the fact is, lentils are cheap, nutritious and a great replacement for meat.  Lentils have a ton of protein and fiber, they are versatile, and did I mention cheap?