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Whereas I once was suddenly frugal, these days I focus on writing about products and services that provide the most value for your time and money–and mine. I want you to be a smart shopper and sophisticated consumer.

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Comparison of Peloton Cycle Versus Bike Plus

Recently, a cousin texted me, asking questions about the original Peloton cycle versus the Bike Plus. He and his wife were thinking about getting the Peloton but they weren’t sure which one to buy. Interestingly, my husband and I have been talking about getting a second Peloton bike. And even though we’ve owned our original bike since 2016, we’ve been…

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20 Stores with In Store Pickup

If you’re a procrastinator or just hate the crowds at the stores, then you’ll love shopping at stores with in store pickup or curbside pickup or drive up. That is you buy online and then use in store pickup to retrieve your purchase. This could be your saving grace during this holiday season–or really at any time of the year….

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Peloton Bike Shoes Review

What are the best Peloton bike shoes? What spin shoes are compatible with a Peloton cycle? How do the Peloton bike shoes fit? These are some of the most common questions I get about Peloton bike ownership. It seems that buying Peloton bike shoes is where most people get tripped up. And I get it. Before I got my Peloton…

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Must Have Best Peloton Accessories: Updated 2020

I’ve updated this article on the best Peloton accessories in 2020 to reflect people who may have purchased a Peloton to help them exercise at home. When I originally wrote this blog post on Peloton must haves, I’d highlighted 13 Peloton bike accessories that have made my Peloton ownership more enjoyable. But after having my bike since 2016, I’m continuing…

Thanksgiving Life Hacks for 2020

What a difference a year makes. This article on Thanksgiving life hacks for 2020 is an update of a frugal Thanksgiving blog post I wrote a few years ago. The original version included advice on cheap airline tickets and such. But with more people staying home for Thanksgiving this year, needed some freshening up. Otherwise, I believe the advice in…

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How to Clean Your Peloton

Have you ever stopped to think about how to clean your Peloton? Here’s a simple reason why you should learn: sweat damages exercise equipment. Sweat also makes things smell gross, especially if you have anything cotton or another material on or near your bike. Like your Spin Towel or Peloton seat cover. Products like this absorb sweat like a sponge….

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Best Wide Width Shoes for Women

You know how I know how impossible it is to find the best wide width shoes for women? Because I have double wide feet. Do you have wide or double wide width feet like I do? Are you looking for double wide shoes for ladies? Maybe you even call your feet fat because they are so extra wide. Either way,…

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Best Mat for Peloton Review

When it comes to accessories and the best mat for Peloton, I’ve come to realize something important. There are three kinds of mats for Peloton that you might be considering. Perhaps that’s how you ended up on this review blog post. First, there is the Peloton bike mat or the mat that goes under the cycle. Second, there is the…

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LEAH INGRAM, REAL SOPHISTICATED CONSUMER

Leah Ingram is a freelance writer, lifestyle, and money-saving expert. Her mission is to help you become a real sophisticated consumer and get the most bang for your buck.


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