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Buying vs. Leasing a Vehicle: The Eternal Battle

New Vehicle

I’m going to break down leasing a car versus buying a new vehicle. Let’s use, for example, a $300/month lease at 12,000 miles/year for 36 months – over the life of three cars. (That is 108 total months or 9

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Posted in Debt, Shopping

Ideas for Free Activities in Duluth this Summer

Happy Friday! We’re flashing back to this post about budget-friendly activities to do in Duluth. I’ve lived in Duluth/the Duluth area for about 13 years now. I never thought I’d live here and when it’s freezing cold or foggy and

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Posted in Being Frugal, Entertainment

Don’t Let The Allures of Summer Bust Your Budget

We’re flashing back this Friday to Dan’s post about keeping summer affordable… Up here in Duluth, MN, it’s basically summer (or at least an approximation of what summer generally looks like in this part of the country.  It’s a bit

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Posted in Budgeting, Overspending

5 Ways You Can Save Money This Summer

Anyone else ready for summer? Me, too! That’s why I picked this post for Flashback Friday. Read on to find out how to save money this summer… If you are a saver or want to become one, the BEST season

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Posted in Being Frugal, Savings

Getting Fit on a Budget

It finally feels like spring in Minnesota and we can actually enjoy the outdoors again! So we’re flashing back to Elaina’s post about getting fit on a budget.  It’s that time of year again: we’re on the verge of summer.

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Posted in Being Frugal, Budgeting, Health
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