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From Pennies to Plenty
Frugal living, money management, thrift shopping, selling online
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Everywhere I go in San Francisco, I see women dressed in athleisure wear. They’re sporting the latest yoga pants and cute moisture-wicking tanks. Why are these women wearing this type of clothes and where are all these people going' My guess is to work out, and likely not just any workout, but to attend a boutique studio. ...
Posted: Mar 15 2018 @ 6:00 AM
A few years ago, you wouldn't have believed how bad I was at cooking. I didn't even know how to sauté onions! Not only that, I wasn't really interested in learning how to either. It's not that I don't like eating (I do!), but the process of cooking didn't appeal to me. I could just go to the store or a restaurant to buy whatever food I wanted when I wanted it, right' ...
Posted: Mar 08 2018 @ 7:00 AM
With spring just around the corner, we’re heading into wedding season. That means brides- and grooms-to-be are in getting into full planning mode. It’s exciting to think about and plan your big day. What’s not so exciting is the price tag goes with it. The average wedding in the US cost $35,329 in 2016. Weddings are expensive, and it’s so easy to go over what you intended to spend. ...
Posted: Feb 15 2018 @ 7:00 AM
On February 16th next week, many people around the world including my family will celebrate Chinese New Year. It’s the Year of the Dog. As a huge animal lover, I’m excited that the year highlights this familiar and beloved house pet.  But I think my mom is even more excited than I am. Chinese New Year marks a new beginning with excitement and hopes for the year ahead. My mom can’t wait to kick things ...
Posted: Feb 08 2018 @ 7:00 AM
What if I told you there’s an easy and legal way to get more money from your company, actually, free money' You might laugh and tell me there’s no such thing. Money doesn’t grow on trees! But it’s true. ...
Posted: Feb 01 2018 @ 12:00 PM
When midnight came on January 1st of this year, I was elated for the start of 2018. Why is that' I’m getting married this year! Wedding planning so far has been filled with some joyous and some very difficult moments. To tell you the truth, my fiancé and I have frequently been overwhelmed by wedding planning. ...
Posted: Jan 29 2018 @ 12:00 PM
It’s Wednesday afternoon. You’ve already eaten your leftovers from last weekend, so you have to cook tonight. You still have a lot to get done at work before you head to the grocery store and try to put something together for dinner. Thinking about how much time it takes to shop, prepare a meal, eat, and wash dishes, you see yourself running around for another few hours. You might not relax until 8 pm at ...
Posted: Jan 25 2018 @ 12:00 PM
I know you hear it at the start of every year: you need a budget! The nagging gets tiring, even if you know or think you need one. Budgets have a bad connotation. They’re restrictive, inflexible, complicated, time-consuming, and difficult to keep. They don’t allow for any fun. And how are you supposed to know what will come up in the future' Your income and expenses may fluctuate. ...
Posted: Jan 18 2018 @ 12:00 PM
Have you heard of Chau Smith' She’s a 70 –year-old woman who ran 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. There’s no typo there! This woman is extraordinary. To top it off, she works a day job operating a dry cleaning and alterations business. You can read more about her here. ...
Posted: Jan 11 2018 @ 12:00 PM
Is one of your goals to spend less and save more this year' That’s definitely one of my goals. Did you know that even just a few years ago, one of the hardest things for me to do was cut back on my spending' I mean unnecessary spending of any sort. You know, shopping as a hobby, a pastime, a salve, a stress reliever, a fun get-together, a pick-me-up, an emotional crutch, or an impulsive ...
Posted: Jan 04 2018 @ 11:00 AM


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