4 Ways To Have A Fun Local Spring Break

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Cancun and Miami out of the question for spring break this year? Don’t mope around! (Events never unfold quite like they do in those college movies anyway.)

Before you know it, college will be over and vacation time will be written into a stone-cold contract. So, be sure to have fun with any break you get—even if you don’t have a lot of money to spend. Check out four affordable ways I enjoy time off in my own city.

5 Inexpensive Ways To Beat The Winter Blues

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If I have to hear about the polar vortex one more time, I just might cry. Down here in the South, we’re struggling with this prolonged period of inclement weather, and it’s putting a strain on my emotions!

Getting up in the morning for work is such a chore when outside looks as gloomy and dark as it did when I came home from work. Fortunately, we can overcome this season—and not just from a “how do I scrape the ice off my windshield?” standpoint. (Guys, I had to use a fork.)

Here are five inexpensive or free ways to add some happiness into your life, just in case you’ve forgotten what “rise and shine” means.

5 Embarrassing Ways I Still Waste Money

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Writing for the SALT™ Blog and reading everyone’s helpful content certainly helped me manage my money better and work toward things like international travel and healthier eating in 2013.

But, hey—I never claimed to be Suze Orman, did I? I’m willing to air out my dirty laundry for the greater good, in hopes that my mistakes help you look closer at your spending habits. You can’t make those resolutions without first taking note of where you slipped up the year before.

So, counting down, here are the five most embarrassing things I waste my money on.

Delicious DIY Skincare With Common Kitchen Ingredients

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Last week, Brigit shared several ways to care for our hair and skin during the brutal winter months. What really caught my eye were her DIY suggestions—common kitchen ingredients that remedy many winter woes. Our skin is the largest organ we have! It deserves some TLC, right?

Below are my staple, inexpensive do-it-yourself recipes for maintaining soft skin and hair when the weather outside is frightful (I couldn’t help myself).

3 Budget Breakfasts That Can Save You More Than Money

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About 6 months ago, I wrote about my five food budget busters. I wasted $100 or more each month on this handful of bad habits. Groceries spoiled while I feasted on take-out.

My budget busters started with the most important meal of the day. For breakfast, I either scarfed a sloppy sausage-egg-biscuit creation from a fast food joint or starved myself until I could feast on an expensive store-bought lunch.

Well, in that last post, I admitted I had a problem. Now, I’m happy to report that I’ve fixed at least one part of it—thanks to three simple breakfast options. These saved my wallet and my waistline. Dig in if you’re facing the same struggles.