Budgets and Saving Money

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‘Financially Secure YOLO’ or: How to Live Well and Thrive Financially

When I was 24, one of my best friends and I pooled our spare change and $1 bills and came up with roughly $88. It was almost enough money to buy two tickets (at $50 each) to a music festival that was 3 hours away by car. We each worked in the food service industry …

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10 Ways To Save Money on Moving (And Make It Suck Less)

Starting fresh in a new apartment or a new city is both exciting and a huge undertaking. Packing up everything you own and moving it across city or state lines? Having to find new pieces of furniture and housewares so that you can actually function in your new space? It’s a lot! And it can …

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Why You Should Start a Budget: Three Amazing Things Budgeting Has Made Possible For Me

Perhaps the most persistent myth when it comes to money is that budgeting is going to restrict your money. The idea seems to be that if you start trying to stick to a budget, you’ll never have fun again. Budgeting ruins lives, just like Regina George. I think this is complete nonsense. It probably derives …

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