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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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3 Easy Meals Anyone Can Cook At Home

Cooking is a talent that not everyone has. *Raises own hand.* I don’t particularly like cooking, and I don’t understand how some people can pop into the kitchen, throw together bread, eggs, and spices, and emerge with a tasty and wonderful dish. It’s almost like magic.

For years, I declared myself “an idiot in the kitchen” and did my best to avoid learning any cooking skills. Big mistake. Now I’m in my late twenties, and I just learned how to fry an egg! Turns out not knowing how to cook makes your life hard. It forces you to rely on unhealthy and expensive prepared foods or meals out. We all know eating in saves money, but what to do if you can’t cook?

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Staying Motivated to Pay off Debt

If you’ve ever had some kind of debt, you know staying motivated to pay it off can be incredibly hard. Whether it’s a small balance you wish would just disappear on it’s own, or a huge balance that causes you stress, it can be easier to avoid it than stay upbeat about paying it off.

It can also make you want to just put your head in the sand (which is a mistake). Debt is a downer, but you can stay motivated to pay it off.

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4 Frugal Travel Tips for Millennials

Traveling is one of the greatest things a person can do for themselves, in my humble opinion. A trip to lands yet unknown? Oh the foods to eat, the sights to see! Travel enriches the soul and broadens the mind. It awakens ideas and understanding in people that heretofore had lain dormant.

It can also get prohibitively expensive. Especially for low earners out there (like myself) or people who may have special circumstances attached to their journey.

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3 Financial Habits That Are Keeping You Broke

Getting away from the “broke” label and lifestyle can be really, really hard. It takes dedication and a sharp eye on your finances to break free of broke.

For a lot of us, it seems like an impossibility. Every expense is a necessity. Sometimes it’s hard to see with clear eyes just what exactly it is that seems to suck up your paycheck each month. Bad financial habits are a big part of these drains.

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How to Live Off of One Income

Are you thinking of becoming a stay at home parent? Need a career change? Want to go back to school? Just want to save extra money? Learning how to transition to living off of one income can be valuable so you don’t have to worry too much about your financial situation.

Whether you need to start living off of one income immediately, or have a few months to prepare, these tips will help.

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