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.
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.
I’m writing this post in a bustling coffee shop. The espresso thing is whirring, the music is blaring, and the Wi-Fi is moving at a snail’s pace. I thought if I came here, I could focus on my work. I was wrong.
I’m always wrong.
It’s almost payday, everyone!
If you’re like me, you’re a little lazy and a lot forgetful, so you set your bills to be automatically withdrawn from your checking account. And, if you are like me, by the time rent, utilities, car payments, and student loans make their rounds, you’re practically back to square one.
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.
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).
In previous posts, I walked you through my wallet-friendly breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices.
However, over the years, the healthy lifestyle narrative seems to have switched from “three square meals a day” to “five or six smaller, nutritious meals.” That’s music to my ears.
The key to healthier, more budget-friendly eating during the week is planning ahead. For breakfast and lunch, which usually entail simpler dishes with virtually no time at a stove, this is simple.
Unfortunately, dinner is where I slip up.
Feeling energized and alert because you ditched the fast food combos and tried my affordable breakfast suggestions? Well, you’re welcome.
By noon, your tummy’s rumblin’ for more healthy money-saving goodness, so here are the ways that I eat lunch on a budget.
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.