Cheapskate’s Guide to Ohio

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This post is by Anna’s good friend, Shayla Pauley. Note: I’m a non-native Ohioan that moved here with my husband (who is a native). I’m learning about Ohio and exploring all it has to offer. I’m smitten with my new home state and think a lot of people would be surprised by how much it has to offer! Even if you…


5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Rent (That Will Help You Save Money)

5 things you didn't know you could rent that will help you save money

It’s nice to know that you own something. However, that doesn’t always make sense financially. Then, there are those items that we’ve all bought that we’ve ended up regretting; But how do you know when it’s okay to rent? Some rentals come easily to us and are just assumed, but other rental opportunities allude us when they are actually the…


DIY How to Make Cold Brew and Iced Coffee at Home

diy how to make cold brew iced coffee at home

One of the biggest issues that comes up in our Spending Fasters Community in the warm summer months is the struggle to stay caffeinated in the heat! I’ve struggled with this too so I HAD to share how I stay out of the coffee shop drive through and keep my hard earned bucks IN my pocket! This iced coffee/cold brew…


5 TERRIBLE Money Moves that Do Not Pay Off At ALL

5 terrible money moves that do not pay off at all

Have you ever made financial mistakes that you were pretty sure were going to turn out bad, or astronomically disastrous? All of us make bad decisions at one time or another. Either we couldn’t be bothered to research the facts, or we didn’t take in the input of our financial advisors. You may have even even made such moves based…


11 Things Your Boss Wants You to Know About Asking for a Raise

11 things to know before you ask for a raise

One of the many factors that leads to the success of any company is the people who work for it. Skilled and dedicated staff are a priority for businesses who want sustain positive image among consumers and generate maximum revenue. If employees put their best foot forward to produce results, they should be indispensable. However, without an adequate salary, An…


How To Save OVER $500 This Summer!

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We are now entering the hottest months of the year, but there’s still enough time to follow through with one of these creative ways to save money in summer. Summer is the month where planned vacations and trips often take shape. It’s the time, marked with bright days and warm weather that most of us have been looking forward too….


The 11 Best Anti-Consumption Shows on Netflix That You MUST Watch

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You’re reading this because you are tired of being complacent about the world you live in, right? Keep reading, this might help. These 11 shows on Netflix feature a strong non-materialistic, anti-consumerism message. Each points to getting more out of life than the commercialism that is usually marketed to us. The inspirational Netflix production streams available now are a great…


The Biggest Problem with Cutting Your Own Hair (and How You Can Fix It)

The Biggest Problem with Cutting Your Own Hair and How to Fix It

Whether you cut your hair to save on the salon fee, or simply enjoy a wine-fueled DIY haircut, you can relate to the horror stories of disastrous hack jobs. The truth is, you still need a date with your stylist. However, paying up to $60 for a haircut might not be an option. If a haircut is outside your budget,…


The 13 Best Sites for Finding Simple, Cheap Recipes

The 13 Best Sites for Simple Cheap Recipes

For aspiring home cooks, finding just the right healthy recipe online takes ages if you’re not sure where to look. Not to mention easy, or cheap recipe sites that will help you make home cooked meals with little fuss or extra cost. If you want to stick to healthy eating, thousands of top-rated cheap recipe sites online feature healthy living….


New Project! A PODCAST! Less Alone: A Podcast About Connection

Less Alone A Podcast About Connection

SUBSCRIBE on iTunes/Apple Podcasts! And everywhere you listen! You’ve heard hints about it here and there but I wanted to OFFICIALLY tell you about a new project I’m working on! I truly feel that *part* of why a lot of us struggle with over-spending is because we feel a *lack* or an *inadequacy* in other areas of our lives… we…


5 Things You Need To Stock Up On In May

5 Things to Stock Up on in May

Spring is finally here and I can’t help but revel in the sudden shift in the air (do you love it as much as I do?) The days are longer, the sun shines brighter and the shopping deals are even a little sweeter! Having a PRE-prepared shopping list can help us save money and take advantage of current deals and…


Simple Money Magazine No. O4 – Spending Diet

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I’m super pumped to be included in the May issue of Simple Money Magazine with an article about Spending Diets! This magazine is created by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist and Brian Gardner of No Sidebar. Simple Money is all about simple, practical financial advice for the modern family. How cool is that!? P.S. Ready to get out of debt…