Maximizing Your Wardrobe: Looking Great for Less

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Tweet If you are like a lot of people today, the economy is putting a real drain on your budget. Even though we want to look our best, the days when we could indulge in a little impulse buying are gone, and even though they are gone, you probably have a whole closet full of […]

Ten New Uses for Old T-Shirts

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Tweet I am on this big t-shirt kick right now.  I picked up a copy of Generation T and was instantly enthralled.  There are so many suggestions listed in the book on how to resurrect old garments and make them new again.  I think that is one skill that I can develop that will help […]

Going from Two Incomes to One

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Tweet How to Live on Just One Income Households with dual incomes are at a significant advantage. Typically, a married couple will share many of the same resources (housing, insurance, groceries, utilities, etc.) yet have two sources of income to pay the bills. As long as spending doesn’t get out of control it can really […]

Fun and Frugal Family Entertainment Ideas

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Tweet Families that play together stay together. While there are a number of free entertainment activities your family can engage in, there are also plenty that cost money. From infants to teenagers, it’s important to engage as a family and spend time together, but when the economy is taking its toll on the budget or […]

Book Review of Leah Ingram’s Suddenly Frugal

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Tweet I consider myself a lifetime learner.  Maybe that is one of the reasons why I feel compelled to read anything I can get my hands on.  My past experience as a book reviewer for an arts and entertainment magazine put me into contact with nearly every publishing house in the United States.  I will […]

5 Frugal Ways For You and Your Kids to Spend Summer Vacation

Tweet Who says you can’t have fun unless you spend money?  Here at Generation X Finance, we are full of suggestions on how to stretch your dollars further.  Summer vacations are no exception.  If you can’t afford to take the kids to Disney World this year, why not opt to find a more frugal type […]

How Living Like a College Student Can Get You Through Tough Times

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Tweet College students around the nation know the importance of living within their means.  Often given a tight budget to work with, young men and women must consciously account for every cost or sacrifice the time that could be spent studying working a full or part-time job. Think back to your college days. How did […]

Save Money and Take a Staycation Instead of a Vacation This Year

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Tweet Budgetary constraints may have you wondering how you are going to be able to afford your next mortgage payment let alone the luxury once-a-year vacation you’re accustomed to.  So, what’s a guy or girl to do when his or her finances won’t allow time off for some much needed rest and relaxation?  The answer is easy!  They […]

How to Look Like a Million Bucks For Less

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Tweet Today’s frugal fashionistas know a thing or two about creating an enviable wardrobe at a fraction of the cost of buying retail and they do this in a number of ways.  Some shop deep discount outlet malls to pick up their brand name attire while others dig diligently through the racks of the secondhand store […]