Best Sister Gifts Under $17 for Christmas 2017

Jen SmithFrugality, Personal Finance12 Comments

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Best Gifts for Sister is part two of a five-part series of gift guides for cheap millennials who want to buy their friends and family gifts but don’t have time to shop. Part 1: Gifts for Grandma Under $35 Part 3: Gifts for Gamers Under $15 Part 4: Gifts for Runners Under $20 Part 5: Best Gifts for Nurses for Under $20 I’m an only child who just recently inherited two sisters so I’ve never had any siblings to shop for. I feel that it’s just like buying gifts for yourself but you have to give them away. So again, I put … Read More

7 Simple Ways to Save on Travel for the 2017 Holidays

Jen SmithFrugality, Personal Finance7 Comments

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Whether you’re traveling to see family or skipping out for a much-needed vacation, keep these tips in mind to save on travel to wherever you’re going. I’m going to FinCon next week and I’m super excited not only because I bought my ticket over a year ago but because it’s my last travel of the year. I’m ready to hunker down come November 1st, publish the No-Spend Challenge Guide, and implement all the cool things I learn at FinCon Don’t get me wrong, I love traveling, but it all adds up and this trip is number three for the month … Read More

Best Christmas Gifts for Grandma Under $35

Jen SmithFrugality, Personal Finance12 Comments

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Gifts for Grandma is part one of a five-part series of gift guides for cheap millennials who want to buy their friends and family gifts but don’t have time to shop. Part 2: Best Sister Gifts Under $17 Part 3: Best Gifts for Gamers Under $15 Part 4: Best Gifts for Runners Under $20 Part 5: Best Gifts for Nurses for Under $20 In the two Christmases I was paying off debt I budgeted for gifts for close family and friends but between working three jobs I didn’t have time to look or buy said gifts. And let’s face it, the holidays … Read More

4 Simple Ways to Stop Overspending Online & Get Back on Budget

Jen SmithFrugality, Personal Finance11 Comments

Stop Online Shopping

Step away from the computer and put your credit card down. Shopping online is the easiest thing since pre-sliced bread. The Internet is faster than ever, marketing funnels have a solution for every hesitation you’re feeling, and Amazon, oh Amazon, knows everything I’ve ever wanted and the things I’m going to want. The people who design online shopping experiences are professionals and they are good at what they do. The amount of innovation that’s come out of companies like Amazon and Walmart to get us to buy more with less thought is mind-blowing. There’s a reason Jeff Bezos, CEO of … Read More