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How to Save $2,000 and Your Sanity

Drive, don’t fly. As I mentioned in my November post, “I’m Done With Flying,” the full-body scanners were a tipping point for me. This holiday season we ditched the long lines, humiliating searches, and inevitable delays and drove. We had …

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5 Free Newsletters That Help Me Stay in the Know and On A Budget

You can Google “frugal,” but that won’t necessarily lead you to these newsletters (or their companion sites). Here’s to finding frugality in some unexpected places!

Washington DC: Visiting our Nation’s Capital with Less Capital

To celebrate my mother’s birthday in February, my father assigned me the task of planning an affordable 4-day family vacation for 7 to Washington DC in April. I


Do-It-Yourself Aperitivo

[caption id="attachment_667" align="alignright" width="333" caption="3 Prosecco Cocktails (+ a cordial glass of strawberry mint syrup)"][/caption] It’s easy to be a frugal foodie in Italy. Food, for the most part,


Brazil–Last Minute and on a Shoestring

My first visit to Brazil in 2004 began a love affair with the country and its culture that has required return trips. [caption id="attachment_558" align="alignleft" width="600" caption="Old stone houses

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