6 tips to enjoy Wisconsin Dells on a budget

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Home to the largest waterpark in the United States, Wisconsin Dells offer waterslides, rollercoasters, wave pools, and more attractions that are super fun for children and adults alike. And thanks to a few shortcuts, it’s easy to get in on the fun without spending a boatload.

Here are a few tips and tricks for saving money while enjoying all Wisconsin Dells has to offer. Continue reading

How to split the bill: the frugal girl’s guide to dividing the tab

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My inner cheapskate tends to surface when a lovely dining experience concludes with a bit of hard math. I hate when the bill shows up, and hasn’t been divided. Because I know, without a doubt, that I will be the one to take the lead on how to pay the check and ensure the server receives a fair tip. Am I alone here?

If you get stressed you’ll be outed as a tightwad or end up covering more than your fair share when dealing with the check, read on for tips on how to divide the tab fairly, in any scenario. Continue reading

5 sneaky ways to save money on vacation

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I’m embarking on a girls’ trip to Mexico next week, and I couldn’t be more excited! But this vacation is no excuse to throw my budget to the wind for the week. It might seem impossible to keep spending in check when you’re letting loose, but you needn’t pay top dollar to have a top-notch experience.

Here are five sneaky ways you can save a buck on vacation, without sacrificing the fun.

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5 everyday items to always buy online

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Given the exorbitant cost of gas and massive time commitment that comes with running errands, it stands to reason we could all save some money and a few headaches by shopping online. Sure, there are some items that are best to buy in person, but if the prices are comparable and shipping fees reasonable, why not take a shortcut and opt for the virtual shopping basket when we buy?

Here are some everyday essentials that are less expensive, easier to obtain, and sometimes higher quality when you order online. Continue reading

How to spend the day without spending your money

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If you forgot your wallet at home, could you survive the day without money? If you’re looking to save cash this new year, plan 1-3 days per week when you won’t spend a dime. Sound impossible?

Here’s a step-by-step guide for spending a day without spending money.

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How to curb impulse spending in three easy steps

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Where the fuck does your paycheck go? Between bills, brunch, and your occasional binge shopping trip, you can’t seem to keep your head above water from one payday to the next. If you find yourself flush on Friday, only to be penniless by Monday, you may need to cut your spending.

Here’s my trick for staying on track financially, while enjoying my income. Continue reading