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4 Extreme Couponer Blogs to Follow

April 30th, 2011 at 09:23 am



I recently wrote about Extreme Couponing Fraud. However, not all extreme couponers cheat to get deals. Featured in this post are extreme couponer blogs that I follow.

Ever wonder how extreme couponers save so much money? They spend a lot time matching up coupons with store sales.

Donít have time to do this but still want to save money? Follow these extreme couponers and get the same deals that they get.

Continue reading at: http://www.livingrichlyonabudget.com/extreme-couponers-blogs

How to Build the Crucial $1,000 Emergency Fund

April 26th, 2011 at 10:49 pm



We all know that saving money is essential, but statistics tell us that most Americans donít do it on a consistent basis. In fact, just prior to the economic collapse of 2008, personal savings rates were at all-time lows in the United States. Much of this was fueled by the property market bubble, which led people to believe that their homes could never depreciate.

Therefore, the ever-increasing value of their home equity each year, dis-incentivized people from saving money. Why save money every month, when home equity is building so strongly every

Continue reading at: http://www.livingrichlyonabudget.com/how-to-build-the-crucia...

I gave birth

April 25th, 2011 at 11:37 pm



I was away last week because I gave birth to my first child.

The whole birth experience was quite an ordeal, going in and out of the hospital, getting admitted to the hospital to be induced, under stressful circumstances, and then getting discharged 12 hours later, without giving birth, by someone who wasnít my doctor.

Continue reading at: http://www.livingrichlyonabudget.com/i-gave-birth

Extreme Couponing Fraud

April 13th, 2011 at 07:35 am



Last week, TLC debuted its new series ďExtreme Couponingď, featuring people who save extreme amounts of money using coupons. Deals like scoring hundreds of dollars worth of goods for as little as $10 were featured.

You can either be inspired or depressed after watching this show. How can the average person get these kinds of deals? The truth is they canít.

Continue reading at: http://www.livingrichlyonabudget.com/extreme-couponing-fraud

Best Places to Find Coupons

April 12th, 2011 at 10:12 am



Do you like saving money on groceries, hair care products, makeup, medicine, and whatever else happens to be in your cart when you reach the checkout lane? Of course you do!

There are a variety of ways to save money on the items you purchase by using coupons. Once you start looking you will soon realize that coupons can be found all over the place! Here are a few places to start:

Continue reading at: http://www.livingrichlyonabudget.com/best-places-to-find-cou...

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The 10 Most Walkable Cities in America

April 11th, 2011 at 09:55 am



Green is the new pink. It has become more fashionable to be eco-conscious and to take steps to reduce your carbon footprint. Thereís no better way to reduce your carbon footprint than to increase the mark of your actual footprint Ė by walking, that is.

But if you live in the suburbs of a small state like I do, it can be nearly impossible to walk to the places I need to go. However, there are some great cities to live in that are well-known for their walking culture or their accessibility by walkers.

Continue reading at: http://www.livingrichlyonabudget.com/10-most-walkable-cities...

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What did you think of the TLC show "Extreme Couponing"?

April 8th, 2011 at 11:32 am

What did you think of the TLC show "Extreme Couponing"?

I feel like not everyone can achieve those kinds of savings, 91% off? And I don't have 5 hours to scope the grocery store and another 5 hours of searching and matching up coupons and sales to get these deals, nor do I live in an area where stores double or even triple coupons.

Graduating college is the beginning of debt for most...

April 8th, 2011 at 11:29 am



Many students start off their new life as a college graduate deep in student debt. Graduation day becomes a bittersweet event, marking the date when many parents expect their kids to stop depending on them financially. Suddenly, new graduates are launched into the world without parental support, or college subsidized housing...

Continue reading at: http://www.livingrichlyonabudget.com/debt-solutions-for-rece...

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Repair Your Credit After Unemployment

April 6th, 2011 at 05:24 am



If you suffered unemployment for several months, thereís a chance your credit slipped during the time you were between jobs.

Even with an emergency fund, severance package, or unemployment benefits, some consumers simply donít have enough money to pay for everything and often have to let go of some expenses.

Donít get down on yourself for having bad credit and instead divert that energy to getting your credit back on track!

Continue reading at: http://www.livingrichlyonabudget.com/repair-your-credit-afte...

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How to Elimnate Debt Fast

April 5th, 2011 at 06:47 am



Getting rid of of credit card debt can take months, if not years, depending on the amount. If you are going to pay it off the honest way, without borrowing anymore money, how do you eliminate credit card debt fast?

First, start with these 5 ways to pay off debt faster. Set up a budget and cut spending. Then look for windfalls to help pay off credit card debt faster.

Continue reading at: http://www.livingrichlyonabudget.com/5-ways-to-eliminate-cre...

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5 Ways to Live Frugally in College

April 1st, 2011 at 07:15 am



Unless youíre a trust fund baby, chances are you donít have a lot of money lying around as a college student. Even though a large proportion of college students work, many work part-time or take up flexible jobs that pay just above minimum wage so they can work and go to school at the same time.

Still others participate in unpaid internships or donít have any money beyond what their parents might provide for living expenses and groceries. If you want to make the little money you have stretch, take a look at the following handy tips for living frugally in college.

Continue reading at: http://www.livingrichlyonabudget.com/5-ways-to-live-frugally...