Money

TheFrugalista.com Featured on Mint.com

August 8, 2014

Yay! I was really excited when personal finance software site, Mint.com, asked to interview me. If you’ve read TheFrugalista.com for a while, you would know how serious Mint.com is about helping people keep their finances in check. I hope you get to check out the interview and show a little love. Helping people learn how […]

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How Google Saved My Family at Least $150

December 26, 2013

My mother’s flatscreen television is her pride and joy. I know she loves and cares for me, but her flatscreen has less mouth than I do and about the same amount of curb appeal. After owning it for fewer than two years, it stopped working. The screen wouldn’t light up. It made a clicking noise […]

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Worth a Look: Aio Wireless

December 23, 2013

When I think of pre-paid wireless, visions of crowded stores filled with irate customers and annoyingly flirtatious service reps dance in my head. It’s not pretty. So, when I was approached to checkout Aio Wireless, a new kid on the block (launched in May) in the pre-paid cellular game, I was pleasantly surprised. If MetroPCs’ […]

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25 + Things Rich People Won’t Tell You

October 29, 2013

Hey Frugs! Reader’s Digest has an interesting article on how rich people think about money. I found it pretty fascinating. A lot of wealthy people are frugals. I mean, they don’t pay fees for anything – even if they have a bank account attached to an oil well. I don’t like people who are cheap […]

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10 Things College Students Don’t Need

October 22, 2013

Hey Frugs! College is so much fun, but you shoudn’t overload yourself with things you don’t need. Too much stuff can weigh you down. Buying unnecessary items just makes you a hoarder-in-training. Please check out this blog post that I wrote, 10 Things College Students Don’t Need xo!

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Happy Affordable Care Act Availability Day

October 1, 2013

So, I was a big fan of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and wrote about it here at TheFrugalista.com I figured we could use some good news, given the government shutdown, so I decided to name today an unofficial holiday. Happy Affordable Care Act Availability Day! Freelancers, rejoice! Those with pre-existing conditions, […]

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Startups Want to Use Your Facebook As a Credit Score

September 3, 2013

CNN ran an article recently about all of these new start ups using social media profiles and even Pay Pal to determine if you’re worthy of a loan. I’ve written twice before about start ups using your social media profile to determine credit worthiness and how they will become more popular. While I do think […]

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Sell Your iPhone Now

August 23, 2013

If you’re like, me you can’t wait for the new iPhone to reach market – potentially in early September (rumor has it dropping on Sept. 10). The thought of owning a beautiful gold iPhone brings chills down my spine. I love shiny things. But if you’re a true Frugalista, you want to be sure to […]

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How to Handle Crowdfunding Campaign Requests

June 14, 2013

Hey Frugs! Nowadays, it seems like every person has a project that he or she would like to get funded by YOU. With sites such as Kickstarter, Gofundme.com and Givefoward.com, it can be a little overwhelming when there always seems to be a new campaign on your Facebook or Twitter feed. With these sites gaining […]

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Ways Men and Women Spend Money Differently

May 7, 2013

Hey Frugs! I wrote a kick-butt article for BuzzFeed, about how men and women spend money differently. In America, we all spend money but how we spend it is often not the same. Some things matter more. What I also found in my research is that women spend a lot more time looking for deals. […]

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