Frugal Living

Surviving a Cash Crisis

I like to think I have my finances in order. However, I had a huge “check yourself” type moment only a few weeks ago when my emergency fund went from $3,000 to zero in a matter of three days. I was indeed, in a cash crisis. Medical issues, car trouble, and a surprise visit to …

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Frugal Living

Improving Your Credit

  According to LendingTree.com, a staggering 60% of citizens do not know their credit score. If you’re part of that 60%, I’m here to tell you that not only should you get credit score ASAP, but you should immediately start working to build your credit! Here’s why: if I knew in college what I know …

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Saving Money

How to Save Money in Daily Life

Image credit “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” -Chinese Proverb The ability to save money is vital to your financial success and personal fulfillment, yet it’s all too easy to spend as much as you earn. Living paycheck to paycheck is a reality for many people-even high earners due to …

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Start A Blog

The BEST Pinterest Strategy to Grow Your Blog

  Hi everyone and happy Tuesday! I just made it back from a backpacking trip up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Obviously, with no internet and currently no scheduling tools for Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, I was expecting my blog views to TANK. However, I was very pleasantly surprised when I checked my …

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Side Hustles

July Side Hustle Income Report- $1,710.43 Online

Can you guys believe it’s already August? I definitely can’t. July marked some awesome milestones for me personally AND abudgetingblonde.com (all time high side hustle income, some from blogging!). Last month’s side hustle income report: $1,657.51 in June First of all, I added this floof of pure joy into my life, Maia. She’s perfect and …

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Budgeting

5 Alternatives to the Traditional Budget

  When it comes to budgeting, there is no “one size fits all”. Everyone has different financial goals, living expenses, and income variability.   This post will offer 5 alternatives to the time-tested traditional budget to help you manage your money wisely. By trying a few out you should be able to find one or …

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Versatile Blogger Award Nomination!

    Guys, I was on Twitter the other day and something happened that made me almost fall out of my chair.   I’ve been blogging for about three weeks and have already met some awesome blogger friends and mentors in the PF community and beyond.   But I absolutely never expected any sort of …

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Frugal Living

Paying Your Way Through College

  I’m only two years removed from college, but I can confidently say it was the best four years of my life so far. I made life-long friends, great connections, and got to learn from some of the smartest people in their field about subjects I would’ve never even thought to research on my own. …

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Frugal Living

10 Gifts for Father’s Day Under $20

  If you’re anything like me, holidays (including Father’s Day, which is June 17th!) seem to creep up on you. This is wildly paradoxical because I’m a meticulous list maker and have a calendar/planner that would make Jane from 27 Dresses proud.   Yet somehow, I always forget to buy birthday gifts, Christmas presents, food …

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