Life on a Budget


Whether you are living paycheck to paycheck or are looking for ways to save more money and spend less, it is possible to live a happy life on a budget. Most of us have to live within our means in order to avoid getting into (more) debt. Here you will find tips on how to get the most from your money.

How to Create Your Own Capsule Wardrobe & Work Uniform

How to Create Your Own Capsule Wardrobe & Work Uniform

There are many reasons you may want to start building a capsule wardrobe. I mean, you didn’t land on this article by chance. You came here for a reason. Minimizing and simplifying our lives is more than a trend that Marie Kondo came up with when she created her tidying up technique. It is opening our eyes to the fact …

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6 Steps to Travel Hacking for Beginners

6 Steps to Travel Hacking for Beginners

With all the talk of a pending recession, saving some money on your next vacation is likely even more top of mind than usual. Luckily, there’s a solution out there to help you save money while still enjoying your next vacation! The answer is called travel hacking. Travel hacking is just a fancy term that entails using existing systems to …

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How to Buy an Affordable Engagement Ring

How to Buy an Affordable Engagement Ring

Congratulations! If you’re reading this post, you’ve likely found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. Perhaps you’re considering popping the question to your partner soon, or you’re just starting to research the cost of an engagement ring so you can begin saving up. No matter what brought you here, this post will share everything …

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9 Tips for Bargain Shopping While Traveling Abroad

9 Tips for Bargain Shopping While Traveling Abroad

Who loves a good souvenir? Who hates spending an arm and a leg on purchasing said souvenir? Bargain shopping while abroad can be one of the most fun and satisfying things you do during your travels. Why? Because even though, when you do all the monetary conversions, you’re not paying that much in dollars, you want to get a fair …

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How to Survive the Holidays When You Have No Money

How to Survive the Holidays When You Have No Money

I wish I could say that I’m unfamiliar with the experience of trying to survive the holidays while broke. Unfortunately, I’ve experienced more than my fair share of holidays with no money so I can empathize with those of you who are are currently experiencing this reality.  In my case, I was broke during the holidays several times because of …

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Poshmark Review: Can You Really Make Extra Money Reselling Clothes?

Poshmark Review: Can You Really Make Extra Money Reselling Clothes?

By Danielle @ I Like To Dabble Who wouldn’t like to have a little extra cash these days? Whether through your favorite side hustle, a part-time job, passive income via investments or any other means. One way I’ve found to make some extra money is with Poshmark. In today’s post, a Poshmark review, I’ll show you how I use Poshmark …

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Practical Gift Ideas for the Unemployed in 2020

Practical Gift Ideas for the Unemployed in 2020

Being unemployed is incredibly difficult. With current unemployment rates at a record-breaking high thanks to COVID-19, you probably know someone close to you that’s been laid off, let go or looking for a new, better job. Giving your unemployed friends and loved ones a thoughtful gift could really go a long way. Think about what sort of things they need …

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50+ Self Care Gift Ideas For Under $50

50+ Self Care Gift Ideas For Under $50 (Updated for 2020)

Life can be so chaotic and stressful that finding time for yourself often feels impossible. Maybe even selfish. But self care is so important! How can you take care of others without first taking care of yourself? Your needs matter, too. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself, find unique gifts for a loved one, or you want to give back …

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Bad Credit Doesn't Have to Ruin Your Life

Bad Credit Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Life

Many people have bad credit and are understandably frustrated and stressed out by it. While having bad credit does limit your options, it doesn’t have to ruin your life. The honest truth is your borrowing options are limited when your credit is bad. With that said, it’s not an impossible task. It is still possible for you to get a …

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How To Save Big on Clothing Expenses

How To Save Big on Clothing Expenses

Some people spend a lot of money on their clothing expenses. Others, like myself, don’t really spend that much. The general guideline is that you shouldn’t spend more than 5% of your disposable income on clothing each month. So if your net income is $2,000 a month, you’re clothing budget should be $100 per month, or $1,200 per year. Whether you love …

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7 Things To Do When You Can't Afford Christmas

7 Things To Do When You Can’t Afford Christmas

The holiday season is quickly approaching. For some, this is a wonderful and exciting time of the year. But for others who can’t afford Christmas, it can be stressful and depressing. For the last few years, my husband and I have basically skipped Christmas because we couldn’t afford it. Since we don’t have kids, it’s pretty easy for us to …

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Grocery Delivery Services: Save Time and Money in 2020

Grocery Delivery Services: Save Time and Money in 2020

How many times have you dragged yourself to the car to go grocery shopping? Yep, we get it. Grocery shopping is one of those chores that very few people enjoy. It’s a love it or hate it scenario. The thing is, you might not have a problem with actually shopping, it’s just finding the time to do it! That’s why …

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Are Energy Resellers a Scam? Don’t Fall For An Energy Reseller Scam

Are Energy Resellers a Scam?

A few years ago, shortly after my now-husband and I first moved in together, we had a representative from Summitt Energy come knocking on our door one evening. The rep quickly introduced himself and showed me an official-looking ID card that matched the logo on his jacket. Since we had brand new utility accounts, we both assumed that this rep …

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How To Actually Make Extra Money Online In Your Spare Time

How To Actually Make Extra Money Online In Your Spare Time

I think it’s safe to say that we all want to make extra money. Especially if we can do so in our spare time from the comfort of our own home.  There are thousands upon thousands of articles already written on the many ways you can make extra money both online and off. So much so that I debated whether …

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