Save Money, Get Fit: How You Can Achieve Both Fiscal and Physical Fitness at the Same Time

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Generally speaking, we all want to be physically healthier, and we all want to be more financially fit. Gains in both those spheres really boost our enjoyment of life, but attaining both those goals at the same time can seem intimidating. Can you save money and stay healthy? Do the two go hand-in-hand, or do they butt heads? Read on to learn about ways that will help you improve both your bodily and fiscal fitness. Continue Reading

How To Live A Creative Life On A Budget

How To Live A Creative Life On A Budget | By Curbly #diy #affordable #budget
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It can be tough to make a living in a creative field – but living a creative life can be so expensive! Oh, the irony. We get it… so today we’re sharing some tips on how to live your best life on an artist’s budget.   

 

How To Live A Creative Life On A Budget | By Curbly #diy #affordable #budget
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1. Use your local library

I can’t even fathom the amount of money I’ve saved by using my local library over the years. First, there’s the obvious one… borrow non-fiction books for inspiration, DVDs, music CDs, novels, etc. Continue Reading

Yes, You Can Have a Great Vacation on a Budget. Here’s How.

Tips for budget travel

Who doesn't love to travel? Even if it's for one overnight stay, a quick vacation is good for the soul. There's a common misconception about the cost of travel and that vacationing is only for the wealthy, but you can have a good time for less! Here are a few tips and tricks to help you plan a smashing vacation on a budget! 

 

 

1. Airfare/Transportation – A novice jetsetter might think to quickly just check out sites like Travelocity or Expedia, but you can find better deals on airfare through sites like Cheaptickets.com or CheapOAir.com. Continue Reading

Thinking of Buying an Old Home? Here are 13 Questions You Need to Ask Before Making an Offer

13 questions to ask yourself before making an offer on an old house.

The allure of an old home? Definitely the charm and character. Old homes were built to last, the materials are usually higher quality, and the handmade details just can't be found in new developer builds. My husband and I have more than ten years of professional and personal experience in renovating old homes. We are not experts, but we are professionals, and I would love to share a few things we have learned from renovating old homes.     Continue Reading

Homemade Household Recipes to Keep Money in Your Pocket During a Recession.

Clamping down on spending during tough economic times often means letting go of some extras, particularly some pleasant, but technically unnecessary, personal care products. So Gomestic offers this solution: don’t buy them at all. Make ’em.

With recipes from DIY facial astringent to playdough and houseplant fertilizer, you can continue to have the things that make your life a little more beautiful.

  • Facial Astringent
  • Facial Scrub
  • Laundry Stain Pre-soak
  • Insecticide
  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Bubbles
  • Playdough
  • Houseplant Fertilizer
  • Brass and Copper Polish

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25 Money-Saving Kitchen Tips.

The Urban Vegan offers some excellent ideas to save money and prevent food waste. The tips are intended for vegans, so that means that they can apply to everyone…unless you manage to survive on nothing but meat.

1. Bake your own bread.
2. Freeze your assets.
3. Cook beans from scratch and freeze them in ziplock bags.
4. Consider the long-term financial implications of organic.
5. Make your own faux meats.
6. Pack your own lunch. Continue Reading

Nine Things to Buy For The Billionaire on Your Christmas List.

It seems that this list would better titled, “Nine Things for a Billionaire to Buy For You, If You Happen to Be on a Billionaire's Christmas List”… Still, an interesting look at the excess of the holidays.

1. A ride around town: Bugatti Veyron $2 MM

2.Something for that empty wall: Modern Art $8 MM+

 

3. A bath toy: A Super Yacht up to $200 MM – $300 MM

 

4. Some beach gear: A Submarine $80 MM

 

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25 Cheap Ways to Keep Your House Cooler.

“Sure, go ahead and turn that thermostat up to 80. You'll be sweaty and still shelling out a bundle — unless you take other steps to make summer heat more bearable and reduce stress on your air conditioner.
Most of these cost little or nothing. Thank the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Savers program, which provides most of these tips (and more) on its own Web site.”

 

The finance geniuses from Sympatico offer low-investment tips for keeping the summer out of your house.
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20 New Tips For Garage Sale Success

First, read this post from my good friend, BadBadIvy.

 

 

Then, check out A Yard Sale Checklist from finance blog GetRichSlowly.com. Last season, they suggested ten tips for yard sale prowess, such as:

    A group sale is better then selling alone. More stuff draws more traffic.

    Do not bad-mouth your items

    Be willing to bargain, but be less flexible at the start.

This year, author J.D., fresh from a neighborhood garage sale weekend, offers 10 new tips, like:

    Display items to their advantage. Continue Reading