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Buying Discount Gift Cards

For us, the summer time is often busy with birthdays, holiday celebrations, weddings and baby showers. Consequently, it’s also a potential budget buster time of year for us too. Don’t get me wrong, we love celebrating with our friends and family, and the gifts are well deserved. But just because we buy gifts, doesn’t mean we have to break the…


Down with Debt Update 5.22.16

Down with Debt Update 5.22.16

Well, we are still plugging away and throwing money at our debt, while also trying to save (both for emergencies and retirement). This month, we threw an extra $200 at our debt over the normal. We are so close to being under $10,000! Our current plan has us being debt free (other than our mortgage) by November 17, 2017. The…


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$3,000 and 3 Side Hustles

Over the past 12 months, I managed to bring in an extra $3,000 in income through side hustles. What’s a side hustle you might ask? It’s not a dance move (I definitely do not have rhythm). Well, I guess it could be a dance move, but that is not what I am referring to. When I talk about side hustles,…


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1 Year Blogiversary!

Wow, it’s officially been one year since I started Life On A Discount! I do not know if “blogiversary” is even a word, but I am actually just wondering how the past year has gone by so fast. So much has changed along the way and so much has yet to come. In the time since I started my blog,…


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Product Testing: A Little Known Side Hustle

You hear the radio ads all the time: Are you between the ages of 25 and 35 and suffer from dry skin or eczema? If so, sign up for a study for a new treatment on the market and call 1-800-DRY-SKIN. Many people hear the ads, but few people actually make the call. Why? Well, probably because it seems too…



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Saving Often Update 4.17.16

Like others I am sure, we are so happy the economy at least appears to be rebounding! Our Roth IRAs and 401k have definitely seen a small bump in the past few weeks. Check out our Saving Often update. As mentioned in my post about tax refunds, we decided to usher most of our refund into savings. That officially put…