11 Money Saving Life Hacks for City Living


Moving to live in the city can be one of the most exciting experiences in a person’s life. If you have never experienced city living, you are in for a fantastic time. The culture, art scene and array of restaurants will keep you busy. However, it is also important to realise that living in a city can quickly become expensive.

Following these 11 money saving tips can help ensure that you succeed financially and do not make a major dent on your wallet.
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5 Things You Should Always Buy Used


Awhile back, I did a post on things you should never buy used. So I thought it would be interesting to flip that train of thought around and think about things we should always buy used. I don’t buy most things used but there are some items where it just makes sense. Why spend more money when there’s no difference between new and used? Let’s take a look at 5 things you should buy used:

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So You Want To Be Frugal? Here’s 5 Tips To Get Started

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Being frugal is a lifestyle choice. It’s one thing to want to be frugal but it’s a whole other ballgame to actually do it. For me, it was a slow, gradual process. Eventually though, I got the hang of it. Now, it just feels like second nature. Recently, a friend of mine and I were talking about my blog. She said she wanted to live frugally too but didn’t know where to start. It’s funny because now that I’m so use to thinking frugally, I forget about how hard it was before.

From a former shopaholic, here’s my best tips on how to start being frugal:

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You Get What You Pay For: Choosing Quality Over Quantity

I found this quote on Reddit and I just thought “this sums up how I feel perfectly”.  For me, being frugal is all about being smarter with your money. But sometimes, I feel like I just completely ignore that and the ‘cheap’ in me comes on. It’s hard to deny. There’s just something so attractive about a low price. But how much quality am I getting? Nothing really.

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Want A Better Deal? Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For It

I pay entirely too much for some things – like my rent, phone bill, food, coffee, etc. But living where I do, I don’t really have a choice (other than to move). Or do I? Lately, I’ve been having really good luck with bargaining. And by bargaining, I don’t mean walking into Starbucks in the morning and asking for a discount on a latte. That’s not going to work. But there are some things you can get a better deal on just by asking… [Read more…]