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Living Well Spending Less® - The adventure of finding the Good Life on a budget

Living Well Spending Less® - The adventure of finding the Good Life on a budget

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Can bartering help you keep more of your money? – AMP Even though we’ve come to rely on it, money is a relatively new phenomenon. It was officially minted in 650 BC when the first coins, made from a mixture of silver and gold, were stamped to represent different denominations1. On the other hand, money-free barter exchanges date back more than 100,000 years2. And during the Great Depression, bartering was a popular way for families to get the things they needed. How to Budget Your Money: The 50/20/30 Guideline When it comes to money, there’s certainly no shortage of ways for us to spend it—food, rent, retirement accounts, a down payment on a house, gym memberships, gifts … you get the picture. In fact, it’s why LearnVest Planners are often asked one key question: “So where should my money be going?” When it really comes down to it, the answer is different for everyone.

Lazy Budget Chef: 12 Things I Do Not Buy buy at all. Now I’m not speaking as a super money saving expert on a mountaintop because I’m just as guilty as anyone else who ran to the store to buy two things and came out with a cartful of stuff because it was on sale – oopsie. The light bulb went off when I decluttered and organized the basement of our old place. Most of the Donate Pile was stuff I bought on sale because I thought I was saving money at the time – oopsie again. 47K+ That’s when I started to use my lazy ways to save money. I stopped buying items even if they were on sale because I gave up using it, found a reusable for a disposable, or repurposed something to take its place. IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ (effective February 1, 2015) Your privacy is very important to us. We are committed to protection of your personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

102 Things to Do on a Money-Free Weekend Some time ago, I offered up the idea of the money-free weekend: For the last few months, my wife and I have been doing something every other weekend or so that we call a “money-free” weekend, in an effort to live more frugally. It’s actually quite fun – here’s how we do it.We’re not allowed to spend any money on anything, no matter what. 31 DAYS TO AN ORGANIZED HOME My Laundry room is also my main entry, so it has to be tidy. Which means my laundry room closet was a natural place to store all of the un-pretties: tools, cleaning products, board games, flash lights, chicken feed....anything I didn't have a spot for and didn't wan to look at. And because I don't have a craft room, I was trying to store craft stuff in there too. It was a mess. I don't normally like to show "before" pictures because, well, they aren't pretty and I like my blog to be full of pretty things.

Create a Group Login or Sign Up Create a Custom Group Public - Anyone can see and join my group Private - People may apply for membership, but must be approved or invited to join. 15 Ways to Travel for Free (or at least cheap) Travel around the world on an empty wallet? Yes, it is possible.... "To travel cheap, you need to be looking for opportunities and be willing to take them. You have to be somewhat proactive and not be afraid to ask for advice, help, guidance.