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Frugal or Socially Impaired? Neither!

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It did not happen all at once, but rather it happened over time. I stopped going out to work lunches as often as I used to. I stopped going to coffee shops with co-workers. I started to bring my own lunches and my own coffee to work. Surprisingly enough, I do not miss the fancy lattes that I used to… Read more »

How “Do Not Need” Lists Can Save You A Buck

I am on a three month no-buy resolution. I figured it is a good prelude to start implementing my next resolution – de-cluttering. Where do you usually start? I, of course, started with my favorite place which happens to be (you guessed it, right!) my closet. After I cleaned my closet, and packed some of my clothes and shoes for… Read more »

Battling Shopping Addiction: Conquering Thrift Stores… And Failing

One of my friends wanted to help me with my shopping problem. We had endless conversations about the causes and motivations, and, of course, the guilt behind my spending habits or unfullfilled financial goals. One day she said to me “I think I figured you out. You enjoy the process of shopping, not necessarily the results. I know what you… Read more »

Is Hoarding The New Frugal?

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This post was featured in the following carnivals: Carnival of Personal Finance at Young Adult Finance Yakezie Carnival at My Personal Finance Journey Carnival of Financial Camaraderie at My University Money Totally Money at Invest It Wisely Festival of Frugality at Help Me to Save Canadian Finance Carnival at Canadian Finance Blog Carnival of Financial Planning at Skilled Investor Blog… Read more »