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110 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Chicago - Atlas Obscura

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Proof You Can Live off 50% of Your Income

<b>One of my most visited posts on this site is on living off 50% of your income back in 2012.</b> It wasn’t the most well written or Earth shattering …

15 Bite-Size Desserts To Bake This Month

Bite-size just means you can eat a dozen, right?

Blueberry Muffin Cookies

These embody all of my favorite parts of a muffin, namely sweet, delicious flavors (these feature blueberries and candied ginger) and the crown, …

Dessert

9 Traits of Highly Frugal People

<b>Guest post from Erin of The No Drama Mama</b><p>There are a lot of misconceptions about what it means to be “frugal”.<p>Many people have the misconceptions …

Personal Finance

Build Your Emergency Fund On a Low Income With a Simple Bill Tweak

When you’re living paycheck to paycheck, building up any kind of savings borders on laughable. However, by tweaking the way you pay your bills each …

Here's the #1 way to stop living paycheck to paycheck

Do you know where your money is actually going every month? If not, then that's a huge warning sign that it's time to start paying attention. Many …

Frugal Living

15 Add-Ins for Next-Level Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies for breakfast, chocolate chip cookies for lunch, chocolate chip cookies as a midafternoon snack — basically, give us all the …

Dessert

Clark Howard

Download Episode Clark Howard 2.12.18 Topics: Financial planning advice for young people; When…Read more<p>Download Episode Clark Howard 2.9.18 Topics: …

Girl Sends Packages To Military Dogs To Honor Veteran Grandfather's Memory

11-year old Kylie Blake from Virginia Beach knows all about the hardships U.S. military members face overseas—her grandfather served for four years …

Pets

Cheers! 11 Boozy Desserts You Need To Make

From Baileys Cheesecake Brownies to Chocolate Bourbon Bread Pudding, these boozy desserts are guaranteed to be the life of the party. They won't make anyone tipsy, but they sure are fun.<p><b>1. Baileys Cheesecake-Marbled Brownies (Baileys Irish Cream)</b><p>Spiked with Baileys Irish Cream, these brownies with …

Dessert

11 Stuffed Strawberries That Make the Perfect Mini Dessert

While we’ll never say no to the classic chocolate-covered strawberry, stuffed strawberries offer an exciting new range of possibilities. The fruit …

6 Rules for Living Frugally

Understand the difference between a want and a need.<p>We humans have a knack for complicating the simplest of ideas. Our lives are filled with …

Personal Finance

23 Indulgent Foods To Eat When You're Alone

Not because you're ashamed; because you don't want to share.

Dessert

4 Reasons 'Frugal' Shouldn't be a Dirty Word

What does living frugally mean to you? Do you think of deprivation and doing without, people merely scraping through in a life barely lived? Or maybe …

Personal Finance

Flashback Friday: The 81 Best Tips for Saving Big at the Grocery Store

You go to the grocery store. You have a list in hand. Then, you stray from the list for just one item, and somehow you end up bringing home a bunch …

Personal Finance

A Simple & Painless Money Habit That'll Make Your Life a Whole Lot Better

(Image credit: Boryana Manzurova/Shutterstock)<p>Timing is so, <i>so</i> important. Even though your monthly household budget is essentially just an amalgam of …

Personal Finance

Clark Howard

Clark’s Travel Booking<br>& Planning Guide Submit Your Travel Photos<br>and See Latest Gallery<p><b>Never Miss a Deal!</b> Follow Clark Smart Travel pages for the …

The Minimalist's Guide to Eating Well on a Budget

If you are on tight food budget but want to eat in a way that supports a healthy body composition, you’re in luck. <b>Having less to work with is</b> …

Make a More Precise Weekly Budget with This Formula

Many of us create our budgets on a monthly basis, but for finer control, you might want to create a weekly allowance for your spending. LearnVest …

Personal Finance

17 DIY Projects That Will Make You Say "Why Didn't I Think of That?"

And will truly make you question your own creativity (in the best possible way).<p>And will truly make you question your own creativity (in the best possible way).

Best ever boozy cakes and bakes

Our boozy bakes combine a splash of booze with classic baking recipes to create grown up cakes and bakes including gin and tonic cake and mojito</b> …

Personal Finance
Personal Finance

10 ways to trick yourself into saving money

As adults, we shouldn't have to trick ourselves into doing the right thing. Yet, most of us still do it all the time.<p>Raise your hand if you have ever hidden food from yourself, set your alarm clock a few minutes fast or even moved it across the room (so you have to actually get up to turn it off), …

Personal Finance

How to Build a Charcuterie Board Like a Pro

<i>Last Updated November, 2017.</i><p>On the surface, a charcuterie plate seems like a simple hors d’oeuvre. After all, there’s no cooking involved — just take …

Italy

31 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Save Money

Just do it.<p>You’re probably tired of hearing people — whether it be your parents, friends or personal finance experts — tell you that you need to …

Personal Finance

Trim your monthly spending with these easy steps

When Yale graduates Thomas Smyth and Daniel Petkevich scanned each other's credit card bills, they were surprised by what they found.<p>Petkevich was …