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The Gig Economy Is Growing: Should You Dive In?

Roughly half of American workers would make their money in the “gig” economy if they had their way, a new survey suggests. And already, about 60 million Americans do. Or, maybe it’s only a few hundred thousand people who are gig workers now. It...
by Penny Thots on Dec 15, 2016

How To Buy On Craigslist – Our 16 Tips Buying Guide

We love Craigslist! That’s right, here in the Frugality Is Free family, we are strong believers in shopping at Craigslist. Not only do we get to buy furniture we can afford, but we get to buy real furniture – you know the kind made out of...
by Frugality Is Free on Dec 14, 2016

How To Balance Multiple Financial Goals When You’re In Debt

If you’re reading this, chances are that you are in debt. And if you done much reading in the personal finance space, you probably know that the first thing you’re supposed to do to get your financial house in order is pay off your debt as quickl...
by Penny Thots on Dec 13, 2016

Make These {Easy} Snowman Hat Ornaments!

These adorable little snowman hat ornaments are easy and fun to make, using recycled cardboard tubes and boxes. Last year, on a trip to Arizona to visit family, I wanted to bring my sister-in-law a set of handmade ornaments with her kids' names...
by House Revivals on Dec 13, 2016

3 Ways To Stick To Budget When You Don’t Have A Steady Paycheck

It’s difficult enough to balance your budget with a steady income, but can be really stressful when you aren’t making one or when you have a variable income as so many people have. Luckily for these people, hope is not lost. There are ways you...
by Penny Thots on Dec 8, 2016

30+ Great Dollar Store Christmas Gifts

In 2015 the average American spent $830 on various Christmas-related items. That is a huge number but there is a way to get around breaking the bank. Dollar Store Christmas gifts can be a great way to keep cost down this Christmas. Dollar Store Ch...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Dec 7, 2016

Weekend Wind Down Link Party 145

Welcome to the party everyone. Thanks for joining us for our link party. Are you following MomsWhoSave on our social media accounts? We’d love to connect with you. We’ll be covering a lot of the holiday deals coming up, posting holida...
by MomsWhoSave.com Blog on Dec 2, 2016

Top 5 Ways To Save At Christmas

Tips for Keeping Christmas Affordable Yet Beautiful The Christmas season is rapidly approaching. Can you have a wonderful holiday while keeping your expenses down? Of course, you can. All it takes is willpower – and a plan. If you are having troubl...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Dec 2, 2016

5 Benefits Of Buying My Last Home With Cash

Almost exactly a year ago, I plunked down $81,000 of cold hard cash and bought my first rental home outright. No mortgage, no bank, no hassles. It was glorious. The first question you might have is, “How on earth did you get yourself into a pos...
by MoneySmartGuides on Dec 2, 2016

Upcycle Leftover Sets of Notecards, to Create Useful, All-Occasion Cards

We've all got them. Maybe they're stuffed in a drawer somewhere, maybe they're up in a closet, or maybe they're in the "donate" box in the mud room.  Every thrift store has them, too. They are the (often unopened) event specific thank-you...
by House Revivals on Sep 6, 2016

Get A Free Personal Finance Education

Most self improvement gurus say education drives personal achievement. This is no less true for personal finance.  It is extremely difficult to be successful financially if you don’t have a solid basis in accounting and financial management ex...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Aug 31, 2016

Flip house kitchen pics (plus a buyer!)

Hello friends! I realize it has been quite awhile since I’ve posted. I began this summer trying to juggle several balls in the air, then quickly became buried in what I’d compare to a McDonald’s Playland ball pit. I’m sure ...
by Living Rich on Less on Aug 29, 2016

National Parks and Monuments Free Today for 100th Anniversary

August 25. 2016 Petroglyphs at Gold Butte have been damaged by bullet holes. Advocates are asking President Obama to create a new national monument. (Christian Gerlach/Sierra Club) LAS VEGAS — All national parks and monuments are free to visit thro...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Aug 25, 2016

Our New Beach House Cats

We adopted two cats this summer. I was scrolling through our local Nextdoor forum, and noticed that someone was looking for a home for their cats, as they were soon to be moving. I was a little shocked, at first, after all, who leaves their cats when...
by House Revivals on Aug 16, 2016

101 Frugal Dog Toys You Can Make (and more!)

Braided Rope toy © Catherine Watt of PupVacay.com - All rights reservedYou know your dog best – some of these toys won't last more than a couple of minutes for some dogs, and some of these toys might not be safe for YOUR dog. Most of these toys ar...
by Frugal Freebies on Aug 15, 2016

Creating Art With Beach Treasures

If you drag home lots of shells and sand dollars from your beach vacations, here is a project that is fun for both kids or grownups. We spend a lot of time at the beach on the Pacific Northwest coast, and have collected baskets and baskets of she...
by House Revivals on Aug 2, 2016

Twenty Money Saving Uses for Wire Coat Hangers

Do you have an excess of wire clothes hangers from multiple trips to the dry cleaners?  Rather than taking these to the recycling, keep a few in your closet.  You can use them for any number of things, from amusing your pets to unclogging your sink...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Aug 2, 2016

NEW Home Printable Activities from DreamWorks + Clips! #Home

  The all-new show DreamWorks HOME ADVENTURES WITH TIP & OH will premiere exclusively on Netflix TODAY!! I am super excited to share some FREE printable activities for you and your family to celebrate this launch. Simply click...
by This N That with Olivia on Jul 29, 2016

Weekend Wind Down Link Party 132

Thanks for stopping by this weekend. I’m back after some time away at the beach. Our family loves the beach, and I’m wishing I was still there now. After being home less than a week, our air conditioner is out! It’s about 95 degr...
by MomsWhoSave.com Blog on Jul 29, 2016

A late night chat with Graham Torrington!

Last night I was interviewed by Graham Torrington on BBC radio - the show was broadcast from Birmingham over 8 BBC Radio Stations in the middle of England including BBC Coventry and Warwickshire, BBC Hereford and Worcestershire, BBC Radio Derby, BBC...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Jul 27, 2016


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