Money Saving Tips

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Let's face it--we all get off track sometimes when it comes to budgeting and managing our money wisely!  Whether it be overspending on a vacation or little bad habits that add up over time, sometimes we just need to hit the reset button!  If you've ever made it to the end of the month and wondered [...]

5 Things to Know Before Buying a Home

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This is a guest post from Kalyn of Creative Savings Although everyone has their own idea of what the American Dream really looks like, you can't deny that for many, homeownership is toward the top of that list. There's something incredibly satisfying about buying your own place, making it yours, and taking responsibility for the [...]

How to Save on Dry Cleaning

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There’s nothing quite like getting a crisp, freshly laundered outfit back from the dry-cleaners. It’s almost like getting new clothing: everything is pressed, clean and looks brand new. Being a fairly casual family, we don’t do a lot of dry cleaning in my house, but there are always those rare or special items—especially dresses, suits and coats—that require [...]

5 Questions to Ask Before a Major Purchase

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  This is a guest post from Sarah Koontz of Grounded & Surrounded Time and again on our journey towards living well while spending less we will have to make decisions about how to spend our hard-earned money. Some decisions are small, like whether or not we can afford to buy in bulk to stock [...]

3 Back-to-School Budget Lessons Every Kid Needs to Learn

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Today I am happy to welcome back my friend Cherie Lowe from the Queen of Free, who has graciously joined us here at LWSL as a regular monthly contributor.  Cherie is the author of the amazing book, Slaying the Debt Dragon, which she wrote after paying off more than $127,000 in debt!  I am so excited to have [...]

How to Use Facebook to Save Money

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This is a guest post from Kalyn of Creative Savings According to a recent study by Bloomberg news, the average Facebook user spends about 40 minutes per day browsing their newsfeed, updating their status, and interacting with friends. That's pretty much nothing compared to the hours watching television, but it's still quite a bit of time to [...]

12 Things NOT to Do to Save Time, Money & Sanity

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Here at Living Well Spending Less we talk a lot about the things you can do to save time and money, and hopefully your sanity. And while these tips can be helpful, I think sometimes we can end up with such a long list of things we are supposed to be doing that we become [...]

12 Smart Ways to Save on Air Travel

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Travel season is upon us, and if you are anything like me, you've got the bug and you are ready to hit the road.....or the skies!  Of course vacationing with the whole family can be a challenge, especially when it comes to air travel.  While one ticket might seem affordable, that same price multiplied by four [...]

10 Pantry Staples to Always Keep on Hand

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Today I am happy to welcome back my friend Cherie Lowe from the Queen of Free, who has graciously joined us here at LWSL as a regular monthly contributor.  Cherie is the author of the amazing book, Slaying the Debt Dragon, which she wrote after paying off more than $127,000 in debt!  I am so excited to have [...]

How to Avoid Credit Traps

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This is a guest post from Kim Anderson of Thrifty Little Mom “If I use my credit card I get a cash back bonus!” “If I open a new credit card account today I can save an extra 10%?” “Wow, if I transfer my current balance I can get 0% interest for a year?” “Hey, [...]

7 Financial Habits to Start in Your 20’s

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This is a guest post from Kalyn of Creative Savings As much as we learn certain habits as children and into the teen years, I believe there's no decade as definitive as your 20's. Every experience is new, the high school drama is left behind {I hope!}, and you start blossoming into the person you were meant to be. But [...]

How to Make Money as a Freelance Writer

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This is a Guest Post from Gina @ Horkey HandBook Have you ever wondered how you can make money while you stay at home with your kids?  Believe it or not, there are a few ways to accomplish this and not get sucked into a scam.  In fact, Ruth wrote a post about this very topic [...]

How to Keep Your Summer Spending in Check

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Today I am happy to welcome back my friend Cherie Lowe from the Queen of Free, who has graciously joined us here at LWSL as a regular monthly contributor.  Cherie is the author of the amazing book, Slaying the Debt Dragon, which she wrote after paying off more than $127,000 in debt!  I am so excited to have [...]

7 Ways to Save Money on Fast Food

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This is a guest post from Kalyn Brooke of Creative Savings As much as we may try, all the meal planning in the world can't compete with the unexpected. You might have an incredibly busy day at work, or a tiring afternoon chasing kiddos around the house. Or maybe you're out running errands and have a sporting event [...]

How to Not Give Up Your War on Debt

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Today I am happy to welcome back my friend Cherie Lowe from the Queen of Free, who has graciously joined us here at LWSL as a regular monthly contributor.  Cherie is the author of the amazing book, Slaying the Debt Dragon, which she wrote after paying off more than $127,000 in debt!  I am so excited to have [...]