How to Conquer the Holidays Like a Frugalista!

Worried about over-spending during the upcoming holiday season?  Here are 7 rules to follow in order to conquer the holidays like a frugalista! 1. The first thing you want to do is look at your spending from last year. This will be especially easy to do if you use online banking. All of your purchases

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Frugal Fun for the Coldest Months of the Year

With the winter months comes the costly holiday season. The gift giving season doesn’t always leave a lot of money left over for keeping oneself entertained during the weeks when not much is going on. So keep reading for some fun and frugal ideas on how to keep boredom at bay when it’s cold outside.

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5 Ways Your Gender Could Be Affecting Your Pay

We often hear about how women are still, inconceivably, being paid less per dollar then men. The blatant underpayment is a residual of institutionalized sexism that is an ingrained part of this country’s history. But what you may not know is that there are a few other ways that your gender may be affecting your

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3 Ways to Earn Extra Income With Your Side Hustle That You’re Probably Not Doing

Last week’s post gave some specific tips on how to maximize your small business potential through strategic marketing. Once you have established yourself as a player in the field, you can create revenue streams that go beyond simply increasing your customer base. Here are 3 ways to engage clients while optimizing the money making potential of your blog or web-based business that you may

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5 Frugal Ways to Enhance Your Social Media Marketing Strategy

Estimates suggest that there are over 400 million active blogs online in the English language alone, and more than 42 million Facebook fan pages . So many of us are taking to social media as a form of communication to share online diaries, our expert opinions or for personal or professional brand promotion. With so many players on the field, it is becoming

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7 Ways to Tell If You’re Living Your Best Life

A few weeks back, I wrote about not waiting until you’ve “found your purpose” to begin living your best life.  Some of us are too busy trying to find the meaning of life or  figuring out how to “find our purpose” to actually be engaged in living our best lives.  Don’t get me wrong, I do believe life should be lived with purpose. But I also believe

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It’s Never Too Early: 5 Tips to Conquer Holiday Shopping Like a Frugalista!

This week marked the official start of Fall – my favorite season! But just like dear old summer, you can bet your bottom dollar that autumn will be gone in a flash. Before you know it, the holiday shopping season will be upon us. And if your local retailers are anything like mine, you’ve had

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4 Fab and Frugal Ways to Celebrate the Good Times

We all know life is hard. So when something good happens to us, we want to celebrate. And we should! I fully believe that we should recognize and celebrate our successes. Hard work deserves to be acknowledged, and there is nothing more uplifting to the soul than to honor ourselves during joyous occasions and times of success. However, the

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Three Top Tips for Making Money on the Side

Who can be mad at having a little extra cash in their pocket?  And with summer coming to a end, and fall/winter quickly approaching, now is as good a time as ever to begin thinking about squirreling away some money for the holiday season. Of course, the following methods are great tips to keep your pockets padded beyond holiday season as well. So whether

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Start Strong, End Stronger: Fab & Frugal Financial Tips for Your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s

In Your 20’s Your Credit Score is King Make sure that you protect your credit by paying bills in a timely and responsible manner. Your credit is the most important part of your finance picture. It will have the biggest impact on any lines of credit you may be offered; including cars, homes and loans.

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