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September 2016

15+ Frugal Fall Date Ideas (that won’t break the bank)

Kids are back in school. Football season has started. The weather is getting cooler in the evening.

Can you believe that fall is already here? I know I can’t! Before you know it, we will start talking about Christmas. In that spirit, it is time to start getting your finances in order for the holidays and the start of the new year. That means cutting expenses wherever you can. The great thing is that an awesome date night with your main squeeze doesn’t have to be expensive!

Since the start of fall just happened last week, check out these awesome 15 frugal fall date ideas that won’t break the bank:

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How to Stop Missing Out On Free Money at Work

Do you like free money? I know I do. What if I were to tell you that you may be missing out on free money at work.

When I say you are missing out on money at work, I don’t mean a little bit of money. You could be missing out on hundreds of thousands of free dollars! What if I told you that you were missing out on $600,000 worth of free money!

Check out this post for details on how you may be missing out on free money at work and how to fix it!

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How to Save on Personal Care with Groupon

This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are my own.

In an effort to be financially fit, I slashed a lot of “luxury items” from my monthly routine.  From cable television to certain regular personal care items, nothing is off limits to save more money in my budget.  For example, instead of weekly trips to get my eyebrows done, I have opted to visit every 3 weeks and clean up my brows myself between visits.

It paid off!  Not only have I been able to treat myself in moderation, but I have also been able to accomplish many goals like purchasing my first home and raising my credit score over 150+ points.

When I do want to treat myself without breaking the bank, there is only once place for me to check: Groupon!

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Check out these 3 easy steps I follow when I am looking to treat myself.

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How to Save on your Next Road Trip with Groupon Coupons

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

I love to travel. Traveling is a chance to experience the world.

There is a misconception that traveling is expensive. It doesn’t have to be, though. One of my (many) missions is to prove to millennials that you can be financially responsible while still taking the time to travel. It does take discipline but anything worth having is worth working for.

A road trip is a great way to take a trip without breaking the bank. Last month, there was an awesome guest post by Jason Butler titled: 11 Tips to Prepare for a Cross-Country Road Trip. Cross-Country road trips typically do take more time and money due to the longer nature; however, you can also take a quick road trip to keep costs low. In that spirit, today we’re going to talk about saving money on your next road trip.

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10+ Online Side Hustles to Make Extra Cash Quickly

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2016 is literally the year of the online side hustle. Everyone I know has one, if not multiple side hustles. The great part about technology is that you can find an online side hustle that you can work right from the comfort of your own home.

A side hustle can help you save for your emergency fund, pay down debt, save for your first home purchase, or allow you to travel more often. I had a side hustle a few years ago that helped me to pay down $11,000 in debt which helped me to raise my credit score over 150 points! I wish I knew about these side hustle ideas back then.

The best thing about all of these online side hustles is that you don’t even need any formal training! Of course, a degree or formal training may help you make more money faster but it is not necessary. I even have friends that have turned one or multiple of these side hustles below into full-time careers! Yes, you read that right!

Check out these 10+ online side hustles you can start today:

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Are You Ready to Be A Homeowner?

Today’s guest post is from a fellow millennial personal finance writer, Michael L., from Super Millennial.  Check out his bio at the end of the post!

Are you ready to be a homeowner? It may not happen in your 20’s or maybe even 30’s with rising real estate prices & increased student debt but it is still a financial goal for many. It’s one I was able to accomplish at 27 years old thanks to a lot of discipline and planning. The experience can be nerve wracking from start to finish but ultimately very rewarding. Before you even start looking it’s important to evaluate where you are with your life first; both financially & professionally.

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Balance Transfer: The Best Way to Pay Off High-Interest Debt

So many of my friends are on the quest to becoming Financially Fit & Fab. I am so proud of everyone.  Last month, I featured MJ’s story of paying off 39k in debt in 21 months.  Since then I have been told that others want to be featured in the future after they become debt-free.  From the snowball method to paying off the debt with the highest interest rate first, people readers don’t know where to start.

One of the questions that I have been asked recently is what is the best way to pay off high-interest debt?

 

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