11 Tips To Make Living In An Expensive City Cheaper

According to the U.N., over 68% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by the year 2050.

Cities aren’t getting cheaper, and the desire to move to a city is getting stronger.

I lived in Austin, Texas, and Chicago, Illinois for a long time. The cities are known to be some of the more expensive in the country, so I did what I could do save money. It’s worth the little extra work to save some money!

If you currently live or plan on moving to a city soon, use these 11 tips below to make living in a city more affordable.

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How To Run A Business With An Introvert Personality

If you’re wondering if you can run a business as an introvert, I’m living proof you can.

In fact, I’m so introverted that I’ll avoid Skype videos, phone calls, and in-person meetings at all costs. I shut down if I’m in a social setting too long. I know this isn’t necessarily a good thing, but I also know that I don’t like to say yes to every single thing. 

I’m ecstatic at the thought of staying at home and being with my puppies, reading a book, or playing a board game with my boyfriend and close friends. I’m that person.

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10 Tips To Recover From Holiday Spending (That Actually Work)

 Disclaimer: The following is a sponsored post by Lexington Law. All opinions are 100% my own.

The average person spends almost $1,000 during the holiday season on gifts and travel.

On top of that, most people do not budget for the shopping season and start the new year with very little money and poor money management skills.

To avoid all of those things, use the 10 tips below to not only recover from holiday spending but start the New Year fresh with a positive mindset toward saving and making money.

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10 Things You Should NOT Buy At The Dollar Store

I love shopping at the dollar store to save money, but there are times when you do NOT want to buy things at the dollar store.

You think you’re saving money, but you’re not since many items are marked $1 when at other stores they’re marked even cheaper. 

Brand-name items that may seem like a bargain come in much smaller quantities at the dollar store, making it seem like you got a deal but didn’t. 

Not only that, cheaper items are filled with chemicals and can be harmful to your body, so I’ll be sharing some of those today, too. 

When you are shopping at the dollar store, here are 2 extra ways to save even more money on your shopping trip.

Ebates is awesome for anyone who regularly shops online. Ebates works by giving you cash back for purchases you would make anyway. I use Ebates any time I make an online purchase. You can get cash back up to 10% – which is why it’s so important to use Ebates to save money! Get $10 in your account just for signing up here.

Ibotta is a free app that gives you cash back for making purchases on things like groceries, clothes, toiletries, and much more. Recently, Ibotta even added a new feature that gives you cash back when you purchase in the app. It’s such an easy way to save money! I’ve been using Ibotta for years. I use Ibotta for mostly fresh vegetable and house hold items like toilet paper and cleaning supplies. If you sign up now, you can get $10 in your account by using my link here.

If you’re downloading Ibotta on your phone, the app will ask if you have a referral code. Use my referral code: lwyxxrb and you’ll get $10 for signing up. 

Here are 10 things you should NOT buy at the dollar store.

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