Month: June 2013

Frugal Find Friday: Be Your Own Handyman

There I was standing in the shower rinsing the shampoo out of my hair and I could feel the water level rising around my ankles. By the time I finished shaving it was halfway up my calf. 30 minutes after

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A Q&A with Broke Millennial

Hi Loyal Readers and Newcomers, This week I’m taking a little detour. Next week we’ll be back to the important financial topics, but this week I asked for questions from readers. Now you can get a bit more of an

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Frugal Find Friday: Coming Out Frugal

No invitations with a slight smell of lavender were sent. No white gown made primarily of tulle was painstakingly stiched. No escort from a well-respected family needed to be secured. I may be Southern born and may have gone through

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What’s Your Price Tag On Health?

In the past three days I’ve morphed from infant to crotchety old woman all at the hands of the latest fitness trend, CrossFit. After hearing rave reviews and seeing other people get great results, I thought I’d try it out.

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Frugal Find Friday: Crock-Pot

Delayed gratification is my middle name. Actually, it’s not. It’s Keenan, but delayed gratification could also be my middle name. According to family folklore, my mom read about how to test a child’s tendency for delayed gratification and used me

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Spell Check Ruined Millennials #LOL

Social media didn’t ruin millennials. Copious participation trophies didn’t ruin millennials. A bad economy didn’t ruin millennials. Spell check ruined millennials. Spell check is the original “Google it.” Spell check meant we no longer had to educate ourselves with those

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Frugal Find Friday: Birthday Deals

If you’ve been following my Twitter antics this week you may have noticed it’s my little sister’s 21st birthday. She traveled from her slightly inferior Los Angeles to the great New York to get her first [legal] beverage and celebrate

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An Impassioned Plea for Understanding Compound Interest

I hate math. I’m not talking about a vague dislike of x+y = z, we’re dealing with full-unadulterated hatred.  Frankly, I blame second grade. My teacher, Ms. Pruitt, insisted we memorize our multiplication tables from 0 through 12. She even

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