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Budget Travel Tips for London and the U.K.

Budget Travel Tips for London and the U.K.

I hated London. There, I admitted it *end of writer’s block.* Though I appreciate that I even have the opportunity to travel, London didn’t fit my usual travel style. I like cheap and I like weird when I go out of the country. London and […]

Check your receipts!

For my next Everyday Victories post, I will go over a quick way I saved $30 on a recent grocery store trip. Everyday Victories are little decisions I make to save day-to-day. Read my first post here. On this particular trip, I was stocking up […]

What I Did to Save Money Before My London Waddle (London Babymoon)

What I Did to Save Money Before My London Waddle (London Babymoon)

In a few days I’m heading off to the land of double decker buses and proper English. Normal people who are 7 months pregnant don’t try to travel trans-Atlantic, but somehow my husband and I rationalized this would be good final trip before our baby […]

The Crazy Thing I Did to Save Thousands on Vet Bills

The Crazy Thing I Did to Save Thousands on Vet Bills

That’s my dog, looking floppy and lazy as usual, well on his way to becoming one with the couch.  He’s almost 11 years old, and having an 11 year old hound dog inevitably comes with vet bills. He has been extremely healthy most of his […]

How I Afford to Travel on a Budget

How I Afford to Travel on a Budget

What do your vacations look like? Do you struggle to string a few days off together just to spend them in an artificial hellscape with costumed characters and traffic jams in 95 degree Central Florida? Do you not go on vacation at all and maybe […]

5 Things You Can Do to Save Money While Pregnant

5 Things You Can Do to Save Money While Pregnant

Pet superstores, doggy daycare, those yippy yorkies in strollers at the mall…. Somehow as a society we can afford pet accessories galore, but we can’t afford to have kids. Or can we? Chances are you can really afford to have kids.  Plenty of people, likely […]

7 Ways to Save Money on a Wedding

7 Ways to Save Money on a Wedding

“But it’s your special day.” Ah yes, the siren song of wedding vendors and bridezilla wranglers everywhere, luring victims into dropping $60 per table centerpiece or $5000 on a dress that gets worn once. This one phrase has been slowly morphing weddings, especially receptions, into […]

College: What I Did Wrong (Part 2)

College: What I Did Wrong (Part 2)

I hate most other blogs.  Most other blogs are written by robo-people who seem to have never made a mistake in their lives. I’m not one of them- I don’t sit at a pastel color-coordinated desk with perpetually warm coffee and cursive writing floating overhead. […]

College: What I Did Right (Part 1)

College: What I Did Right (Part 1)

Several weeks ago I volunteered to speak to a group of asleep high school students about my experiences as a woman in STEM.  Though the students seemed minimally interested in my talk, it allowed me to reflect on how a lot of the choices I […]

3 Big Financial Changes You Can Make to Save Hundreds of Dollars a Month

3 Big Financial Changes You Can Make to Save Hundreds of Dollars a Month

“Did you know you can save $4 a week by not buying your weekly double venti mocha skinny steamed swirled eggnog latte?”  No, I did not, toothy internet financial guru, THANK YOU, WOW, this will pay off my $600 a month student loans.  And while […]