Fitness

An Interview with a Frugal 48 yo Bikini Babe

Ask any woman what’s her biggest summertime fear, and she’ll tell you that it’s wearing a bikini. Swimsuit season can strike terror into even the most confident woman. Walking around in public in what effectively is your underwear does not make any female heart sing with gusto. This is especially …

My passengers posing in front of the most photographed hotel in the world.
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Three Days, Five People in Quebec City on a Budget

What do you do when you’re dying to visit Europe, but don’t have a large budget to spend on five people? Would you take out your credit card and charge the expense? Or do you try and expand the budget? The answer is neither,  you should think of a viable …

what frugal people think about organic foods
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What Frugal People Think About Organic Food

The labeling term “Organic” refers to accredited methods agricultural products are grown and processed. Regulations vary from country to country, but in general, organic crops must be grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, bioengineered genes (GMOs), petroleum-based fertilizers, or fertilizers from municipal sewage… Eew! Organic food is not defined …

Becoming Financially Independent
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How She Finally Became Financially Independent

Financial independence feels like a dream everyone strives to achieve. I got sick of longing for it and decided to commit myself to doing something about it. The first few years were really hard, but I knew what I was working towards. By toughing it out then, I knew it wouldn’t be so tough now. I would be able to put it behind me.

Cars that I've driven
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Cars that I’ve Driven and the Lessons that I Learned from Them

My cousin-in-law who works as a registered nurse in Saudi Arabia texted me the other day. She’s excited to tell me that she’ll be moving to Texas soon– her visa and working papers are now being finalized. The chat messages then quickly turned to which model of cars she should be …

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9 Signs You Probably Won’t Need a Retirement Nest Egg

It’s a fact, people in developed countries are living longer. For instance, life expectancy for women is predicted to surpass 90 years in South Korea by 2030, according to the study published in The Lancet, one of the world’s oldest and most respected medical journals. Of course, the study assumes …

Millenial Mistake
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5 Mistakes Millennials Make with Money

Millennials get something of a bad reputation. They’re considered to be the ficklest generation, spoiled from being told that they were the most special people in the world while they were growing up. However, the truth is that millennials are just like anyone else. They have ambitions and worries to …

Rodeo drive, where the rich and wanna-look-rich shop.
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California Vacation: Being Frugal Can Cost You More

We recently just came back from a trip to the west coast. It was a week-long vacation with lots of driving between different cities within the state of California. I had to be careful not to overspend. I may be a millionaire, but keep in mind that it’s 2017– a million …

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When Buying a Hybrid Car Make Sense

I’ve recently received an email from the Toyota dealer where I bought my Prius from. The email states that it’s due for its 80,000-mile scheduled maintenance. I replaced my Honda Civic with a Toyota Prius C in 2012 hoping to save a ton of money because I have a long commute. My eldest …

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How to Become a Millionaire

Some of you may wonder, how exactly can I become a millionaire? One route is to have a fabulous income. Rock stars, movie stars, or famous athletes may have no trouble achieving this status the first time they get their paychecks. Those that fall into this category achieved their success through a …