I used to be skeptical of thrift shopping. I didn't think that I would ever be able to find anything that I liked. I kept this negative preconception for years until my brother actually took me to a thrift store, and everything changed! Today, all of the clothes that I own are from thrift stores. They have developed into the style that I wear everyday, and I truly don’t think … [Read more...] about Thrifting 101
Budgeting. Something that everybody "means" to do, but most it seems never actually get around to it. Budgets are not only a way to get out of debt, but also a way to stay out of debt. Budget is a pretty common word that gets thrown around a lot, but what exactly does it mean? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word budget is defined as: An amount of money … [Read more...] about How to Make a Budget… and Stick to It!
Yesterday was Groundhog Day, meaning the beloved groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicted whether there would be an early spring, or six more treacherous wintery weeks. Usually Phil isn't quite ready to come out of his hibernation and calls for more winter. But this year a miracle happened. Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, which means we have an early spring! Although … [Read more...] about Spring Time in Springfield
The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes all of the joy and merriment we have come to expect. This season also brings along the craziness of gift-buying. In all of the craziness it is easy to quickly feel overwhelmed and stressed out. It's easy to fall into Holiday Hypnosis and spend way more than you expected. You don't need a big bank account to show how big your … [Read more...] about Out of Hock for the Holidays