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I saved $4700 by learning how to get around without a car for a year. Here’s what I did instead.

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  I’ve been tempted to try living a car-free lifestyle since I recorded an #awkwardmoneychat episode about it wayyyy back in 2014. (It’s no longer on Youtube and instead lives in my secret vault.) Honestly, it never seemed doable in a “car city” like Atlanta, but be careful what you put out into the universe. […]

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How to Budget Money According to Your Astrological Sign

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When getting started with creating a budget, the type of budget you should use will depend on your personality. But what if you are just getting started? Looking toward what astrology can tell us about our money habits may be just the key. (I’m also a huge astrology nerd, so this article was very, very […]

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This Post Has 32 Fun & Cheap First Date Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

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LB Note: The following guest post is from Martin of Studenomics. Originally published in May 2015, it was updated in April 2019 with 32 cheap first date ideas for the single or for long-time couples looking to shake things up. Enjoy!   “Should we split the bill?” My friend was torn on this. This dude […]

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Financial Stress: What it is, When it Strikes and Strategies to Cope

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You may think you’ve got your life and finances under control, but financial stress is sneaky like that. You think it’s normal, just a part of “living life,” but it’s not. Financial stress is actually a kissing cousin to your garden-variety, run-of-the-mill anxiety.    What is financial stress?   Here is how it manifests in […]

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How Much Should I Spend on Clothes? (+ 9 Tips to Stay on Budget)

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When it comes to spending money on clothes I’m all over the map: a former shopping addict who now favors more thoughtful (read: more expensive) items that will last a lifetime. Since I used to have pretty bad spending habits, but am now earning more I’m always hyper aware of how much I should spend […]

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Moving in With Your Boyfriend? Here’s 30 Questions to Answer First

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So, you’re seriously considering moving in with your boyfriend. But how do you know if you, your relationship, and (most importantly) your finances are ready? Moving in together can have significant financial benefits, but there are drawbacks since you and your relationship aren’t financially protected by the legalities of marriage or a domestic partnership.   While […]

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How to Stop Eating Out (And What I Learned Cooking at Home for 30 Days)

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I’ve been thinking about how to stop eating out for years now. It’s been a bad habit of mine since I left college: I eat out more than I should – for both my health and my budget. But, according to recent statistics on household spending, I’m not the only one.   Diners are eating […]

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