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Fab Frugal Fitness Series – Chi Chi Life Pilates

June 22, 2017
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Fab Frugal Fitness Series - Week #1 by Lauren Chiarello  Boutique fitness classes are tons of fun but at sometimes up to $37 per class, the expense can really add up. With the beautiful summer weather, we can take advantage of some awesome workouts in the sunshine or even in the privacy of our own...
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17 steps to an easy (but actually!) and frugal move

June 19, 2017
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One thing I have never heard anyone say is “that was a lovely move - it was just so easy.” Moving apartments or homes is something I hear others grumble about over and over (and with good reason!)  so when Justin and I were planning the move to our new place a couple of weeks ago, I wasn’t ex...
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Fabulously Frugal Summer Date Ideas

June 16, 2017
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What makes a date fabulously frugal? It feeling so fabulous you wouldn't even know it's frugal. My hubby and I love to have weekly date nights so we are always brainstorming new and fun things to do. Here are some fun date night ideas that are absolutely fabulous (at least we think so) but won't req...
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23 Ways To Save $300 By August

June 15, 2017
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Originally posted on Refinery 29. Written by Judith Ohikuare.   Taking a vacation can be a daunting decision. Even after you commit to using your hard-earned time off, you still have to plan your itinerary and come up with the funds that will make it all happen. Your Instagram-worthy...
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What Does it Really Cost to Buy a Home?

June 05, 2017
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When we are saving up to buy a home, we often focus exclusively on the down payment. If our savings amount to 20 percent of the total cost of the place then we’re all set, right? Not quite. A home purchase comes with lots of additional costs, and as we’re saving up for our first condo or coop, i...
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5 Steps to Negotiating Your Worth At Work

June 01, 2017
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Originally posted on Bustle. Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never discuss personal finances with friends, even though 28 percent re...
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7 Steps I Wish We Took to Prepare for Getting a Mortgage

May 22, 2017
Getting a Mortgage

As a money coach, I had read countless articles about the mortgage process and worked with many clients as they purchased their first and second homes. As with most things, however, going through the process yourself is whole different story! My husband and I were fortunate to secure our mortgage at...
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Spring Clean Your Life

May 16, 2017
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Over the last 7 days we hosted a #SpringCleanYourLife Challenge where experts shared effective, tangible and fun steps to help us spring clean important areas of our lives. Our amazing experts covered everything from spring cleaning your career to spring cleaning your space to spring cleaning your...
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What’s Holding Women Back From Financial Freedom Has Nothing To Do With What’s In Our Bank Accounts

May 12, 2017
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Originally published on Bustle. Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never discuss personal finances with friends, even though 28 percent...
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5 Steps to Fabulously Frugal Meal Planning

May 02, 2017
Fab Frugal Meal Planning

As a money coach, one of the most common complaints I hear is how expensive food is. It’s no surprise that dining out or getting takeout can tmake a major toll on your wallet, but trips to the grocery store can add up quickly too. It can feel like there’s no way to buy food affordably, especiall...
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