Category Archives: Personal Finance

How To Share Your Frugal Side With a Spendy Partner

It’s a tale as old as time: you’re in a relationship where one of you is a saver and one of you is a spender. I know – I’m in that relationship right now. I am as frugal as they come. I’m happy to eat in every night, wear thrift store clothes, and watch Netflix.

My boyfriend is by no means a flashy big spender, but he definitely enjoys meals out, date nights outside of our living rooms, and is generally more relaxed about spending money than I am.

I was really worried about coming off as cheap or a killjoy with my frugal ways when we began dating. I had to learn to share my frugal side with my partner.

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5 Fun and Cheap Ways to Enjoy Fall

In most of the US, fall has arrived! It’s time for sweaters, boots, and scarves. I grew up in the northeast, where fall is pretty magical. The leaves change colors and the air smells crisp. There’s a chill in the evenings that makes you want to snuggle up with a cup of tea. Now that I’m in Austin, fall is pretty much the same as summer, just with slightly fewer hours of sunlight. Le sigh.

Still, there’s a million ways to enjoy the turning of the season. Personally, I like the change in seasons because it reminds me that nothing is permanent. Not summer, not your debt, and not the routine that you may have fallen into. Mix it up with these fun and cheap ways to enjoy the fall season!

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Making Friends as a Frugal Adult

Here’s a dirty little secret: making friends as an adult is hard. Sure, you’re all grown up and comfortable with your life and who you are. That should make people flock to you, right? How many times have we heard that confidence is attractive?

I moved to a new city as a 23 year old, and the hardest thing I had to do was make friends. Getting an apartment, getting a job, learning how to navigate the professional world – all of these things were pieces of cake compared to walking up to another adult and trying to convince them they should hang out with me.

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