Category: Saving

9 Second Hand Stuff We Use Everyday At Home

9 Second Hand Stuff We Use Everyday At Home

I never knew how many free and secondhand things we used as the family until now. As I took a stroll around my home after Christmas holiday it occurred to me that a good percentage of our possessions were second handed in nature. I started tallying […]

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What I Learned From a Fear of ‘Stuff’ This Christmas

What I Learned From a Fear of ‘Stuff’ This Christmas

We’re still away in California, good children. I wanted to throw a quick lesson out there that’s been plaguing me for a few days. I try to not judge what people do with their money as long as they are on good financial standing but […]

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How The Millionaires Next Door Do Christmas

How The Millionaires Next Door Do Christmas

My own family composes of first-generation immigrants. The only thing I remember celebrating as a child was New Year’s – not the one on January 1st. Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Years in February. By celebrate, I meant we lit an incense and watched Chinese New […]

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3 Signs When Frugality Isn’t Worth It & What To Do

3 Signs When Frugality Isn’t Worth It & What To Do

✏️ Announcement! One of my goals for 2018 is to try my hand at making extra income from home. I will give you practical and honest ways on how to make more money. I’m doing this as an experiment for 2 friends and decided that I should […]

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6 Frugal Wins & 3 Frugal Fails – November 2017

6 Frugal Wins & 3 Frugal Fails – November 2017

[This post may contain affiliate links at no additional cost to you. Please read my disclosures for more info.] Oh, what an eventful month. Usually, it takes me 2 months to gather up eventful frugal wins and fails but we’ve got something in just a month already! […]

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What Is The REAL Cost of Raising a Kid If Done Frugally?

What Is The REAL Cost of Raising a Kid If Done Frugally?

Jared and I were having the kid talk and decided to put it off until we were less stressed and financially independent. Oh boy, did I get sticker shock when I saw how much it would cost to raise a child. A quarter of a million! Not […]

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October 2017 – Family Income Report (+$45,807 Net Worth Jump) – No, NOT Yet.

October 2017 – Family Income Report (+$45,807 Net Worth Jump) – No, NOT Yet.

Another month in the bag and here’s the full report. How bittersweet, this will be our family’s last sizable net worth jump for a while. Waive bye-bye to click-baity family income reports. Remember last month I had mentioned September would be the last sizable jump […]

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Variable Income? 4 Kick-Ass Tips To Stick To Your Budget

Variable Income? 4 Kick-Ass Tips To Stick To Your Budget

Just imagine the condition of freelancers, salespeople, businessmen, and self-employed people. All of them have an irregular or fluctuating income. Still, they’re managing their budgets like a pro. Ever wondered how? Self-employed people don’t have any idea of how much they will earn in a […]

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