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3 Awesome DIY Presents for Friends

The holidays are just around the corner. Tis the season to give – and to get! While the holidays can be a wonderful time to spend with friends and family, to travel back home, and to snuggle up in sweaters, they can also be a time of strain on your bank account.

I know it’s important for many people to participate in the season’s gift giving without waking up to an overdrawn account. It is for me!

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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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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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How to Break Bad Spending Habits (and Create Good Ones)

No one in this whole wide world of ours is immune from some sort of bad money habit. For me, it’s spending at the grocery store. I love to eat and I love food. I like wandering around, looking at all the options available – ready made, ingredients to make something comforting and delicious, or a new dish to try.

I have to summon an iron will every time I go grocery shopping so I don’t walk out with basically all the candy, peanut butter, and sushi the store has to offer.

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