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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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3 Ways You Can Treat Yourself For Less

There comes a time when even the most frugally frugal person needs to just treat themselves. Some kind of splurge for themselves that makes the whole world better for a moment. Something that makes them feel better about the day they had.

I am in total support of this kind of splurge. The world is full of wonderful things and constantly denying yourself is just a silly way to live. Even celebrities on strict diets talk about their cheat days.

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How I Accrued and Paid Off $25,302 in Debt in 3.5 Years

I remember the last few months before I graduated college. Many of my friends were frantically applying for jobs or planning exciting travel. People were pledging undying friendship and partying harder than ever.

Strangely enough, I felt a strong sense of calm. I knew I was going to move home and work for a year at whatever I could find. I wasn’t trying to be ambitious in any way, and for a very good reason: I had no money and a boatload of debt.

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