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How to Manage Money in a Relationship

Communication is key to a happy relationship and that also applies to managing money. The more you talk about it and work on it together, the better off you’ll be together. But different methods work for different couples. So here

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Posted in Budgeting, Relationships

Frugality 101: Eat Your Weeds

We have extreme climate conditions here in Minnesota. One week we’re buried under 18 inches of snow, and the next week the weeds are a foot tall. That’s what it feels like, anyhow. The growth is frantic here once the

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Posted in Being Frugal

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

Why Giving Actually Makes You A Happier Person

We’re flashing back this Friday to Mary Ellen’s post about giving to others and why people who give are generally happier, regardless of income. A colleague recently loaned me her copy of Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending by

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Posted in Financial Wellness
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