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January 2017



How To Have Your Dream Wedding On A Budget

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Wow! This woman had her wedding and honeymoon for only $600! I can't believe how she did it!The average wedding in 2016 was estimated at $26,645. Throughout the years, weddings have only become more expensive. Companies have realized that a bride and groom (and their families) will pay a small fortune to stay at their dream venue, eat good food, and dance the night away. But do you really have to get into debt to have a wedding? No, you really don’t. You can have your dream wedding on a budget. I know because I did it!

I planned my wedding, and honeymoon, in only three weeks. No, that is not an exaggeration, and yes, it was amazing.

I may not have had the fairytale wedding with a horse-drawn carriage that some women think of, but it was a fairytale to me.

The best part? No debt. In total, I spent around $600 for my wedding and honeymoon. Let me break it down for you.




February 2016



Sometimes Money Doesn’t Matter

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It's easy to get caught up in making and saving a lot of money, but sometimes we need to remember what's truly important! Sometimes money doesn't matter.

Yesterday I had to put down my beloved dog, Max.

Max had been by my side during some of the most difficult parts of my life, including my divorce and the first time I had ever lived alone. He was always around to comfort me when I felt sad or scared. He was also content to lay by my feet while I spent hours doing homework. He loved to be as close to you as possible.




September 2015



Unique Places to Get Your Wedding Dress

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Wedding dress shopping? Here are several different and unique places to find your special wedding dress! via @shoeaholicnomore

If wedding bells are in your near future, you are probably starting to look for some places to get that your wedding dress. And if you are a no-ordinary type of bride you probably wish to get it from somewhere unique and not a traditional bridal salon. You are not the only one, for sure. So to help you out a little bit, today I am going to give you some unique and alternative places where you can find a dress for your special day. This will help you enjoy shopping and make your wedding day even more special with a unique and amazing dress!




March 2015



10 Budget Friendly Date Ideas

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Most couples admit to arguing about money. In fact, financial stress unnecessarily dissolves too many relationships.  Creating and sticking to a budget can help prevent financial strife from occurring in your own relationship. Budgets are a wonderful tool, but if you aren’t careful, other aspects of your relationship may crumble. When setting up your monthly expenditures, make sure to allocate a portion of the budget to cover at least one date night.

You may feel like date night is completely out of the question since you are trying so hard be smart about your finances. You feel as though you can’t justify the expense of a night on the town or a trip to the movies when you are desperately trying to pay off debts. The thing to remember is that your credit card debt will always be there. Even if you neglect it entirely, it will be waiting for you. Your partner, if neglected, may not be.

Don’t neglect your credit card debts in favor a cash-spending free for all, but don’t neglect your partner either. Find inexpensive ways to spend time together so that you can maintain the health of both your finances and your relationship. To get you started, here are ten dates you can go on for $20 or less.




October 2014



Would You Pay $100,000 to Date Someone?

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Wow, can you imagine paying 100k for a date? I love that this article shares some date ideas that won't cost you an arm and a leg!Today I have a guest post from Melissa at Sunburnt Saver. Melissa is fairly new to the PF blogosphere and I’m loving her blog so far!

The other day I was driving home, listening to an NPR segment on a Silicon Valley dating service, Linx – not your typical story about techies finding love online, but actually hiring a matchmaking-like service to set them up on dates. According to the segment, Linx charges members up to $100,000 to get them ready for dates: updating their wardrobe, hair, helping them practice for their dates, and setting them up with matches.

Not to criticize people who use Linx to find dates: dating is hard, and if you’re nervous about dating, that makes it even harder. However, I still could not believe it – $100,000 for dating! It got me thinking – dating really can be expensive. Luckily, guys and gals are both in the same boat – if you’re dating someone around your age, chances are you’re dating someone recently out of college or grad school, and maybe with some sort of debt. You’re both going to want fun, cheap dates that allow you to get to know each other.