Current Affairs

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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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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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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Universities Sue Students for Unpaid Loans

March 25, 2013

Eek! This is the worst! Universities, good ones at that, are suing students who don’t repay their student loans. From the Bloomberg article: Yale, Penn and George Washington University have all sued former students over nonpayment, court records show. While no one tracks the number of lawsuits, students defaulted on $964 million in Perkins loans […]

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Should Social Media Be Used to Determine Credit?

February 26, 2013

Hey Frugs! I’ve written before about the finance industry’s push to use social media sites to help determine your credit worthiness. I think this is a personal finance trend that isn’t going to leave anytime soon. The Economist had an extremely telling article on how upstart lending institutions are creating profiles of potential customers. Here […]

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The Mayans Lied, But This Student Loan Help is Real

December 21, 2012

Calling all people with federal student loan debt! Starting today, yes, today, the “Pay as You Earn” program from the Obama administration allows eligible student-loan borrowers to cap you monthly payments at 10 percent of their discretionary income. Also, after 20 years, your student loans can be forgiven. I knew there was a reason that […]

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12 Ways to Save Money on 12-12-12

December 12, 2012

Happy 12-12-12! This is the last time we’ll have a repeating date like this so I figured that we’d do it big. Here are twelve ways to save money, in honor of this special day! 12 Ways to Save Money 1)Supercook.com If you’re strapped about what to cook for dinner, type in the ingredients that […]

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All I Want for Christmas is You!

December 5, 2012

Have you seen this video with Mariah Carey, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots performing “All I Want for Christmas is You?” I’m starting to think that Mariah Carey is a Frugalista! It is the cutest thing. I’ve always loved the message in this song. I hope you hum this jingle as you do your Christmas […]

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