Frugal Wins for the Week

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Here are my frugal wins this week: Cut my own grass while listening to the Marriage, Kids, & Money podcast and finished listening to the audiobook of The Bag Lady Papers which was entertaining. I have been listening to audiobooks for free through the Libby app which lets me check them out from my local librarySpent […]

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How I’m Saving Today

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So let’s do a check in shall we? In the last few weeks I have been taking a lot of steps to make changes to get my financial life in order. Here’s what I’ve been up to: Started freelance writing for a few regular clients. This is awesome since I really enjoy writing and really […]

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4 Traps to Avoid During Debt Consolidation (They’re Easy to Fall For)

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This is a sponsored post from FinanceBuzz. Thanks for supporting the companies that support Earning My Two Cents.   If you’re sick and tired of dealing with credit card debt, chances are you have looked for ways to get out of it without losing your sanity. Even with the best intentions, however, you may find […]

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10 Benefits Of Renting That May Change Your Perspective

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Today’s guest post is from Zumper, a one stop shop website for finding your next great apartment. Have you weighed up all the factors involved in renting vs buying? These top 10 benefits of renting that may change your perspective. Owning a home is still the American dream for many. But if house prices are […]

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Getting Started on an IRA


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Today I bring you a sponsored post from Lear Capital. If you are somewhere in your mid-20s, this is probably the time that you have begun to think about how the rest of your life is going to turn out. There is a lot that can happen in life, and anyone who has an ounce of common […]

December 1, 2015

5 Ways to Plan For a Sane Black Friday


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  Oh lawd, its Black Friday! No need to freak out, calmly step away from the shopping cart and let’s get a plan of attack. I am not a wait-in-line-in-the-wee-hours-of-the-morning kind of shopper. I am not a fight-in-the-aisles-over-the-last-Tickle-Me-Elmo (or whatever the kids are into these days) kind of shopper. I am not a big-ticket-item shopper. If […]

November 25, 2015