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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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Lifetime Warranty Gift Ideas to Buy Now

There’s a simple reason why I decided to write about lifetime warranty gift ideas this year: if you’re trying to make your money go farther, then you want to buy products with a lifetime guarantee. That’s because brands with a warranty stand behind the items they sell. When it comes to gift ideas, I think you should take the same…

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11 Top Clothing Gifts Boxes for Men

Are you considering giving a guy in your life one of those gift boxes for men this year? You know, a clothing subscription box or some kind of men’s online styling service? You may be asking: What is the best clothing subscription box for men? What is the best monthly clothing subscription for men? How do I find the best…

Peloton Gift Guide: Ideas for Presents for Every Budget

With the holidays right around the corner, I figured it was time to write a Peloton gift guide just for 2020. I’ve already got a super-power post on Peloton gifts, including milestone gifts. But I know that the holidays are another animal all together. For starters, people are probably looking for gift ideas that fit with their budget. Well, you’re…

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Stitch Fix Review: What is Stitch Fix

Are you looking for an honest Stitch Fix review? Wondering what Stitch Fix is all about? Well, let me tell you. Have you ever wanted to have your own stylist? However, you don’t have the income to justify shopping with one? Or maybe you don’t have the time to spend a day at the mall. Perhaps you just don’t like…

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Most Popular Subscription Boxes By State

Wondering what the most popular subscriptions boxes are? Are you looking to sign up for a workout clothes subscription box, an activewear subscription box or maybe a meal plan subscription? Perhaps you’re looking for an easy anniversary, holiday or birthday gift to give someone you love. Or maybe you’re a parent or spouse stuck at home looking for activities for…

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Remote Peloton Bike Fitting: My Review

For months I’d been reading Facebook posts about people getting a remote Peloton bike fitting. Most of the people doing these bike fit sessions were in the Power Zone Pack. They wanted to make sure they were in the best position possible on their Peloton for their power zone training and other classes. At $149 for a remote bike fitting,…

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Best Heart Rate Monitor for Peloton

If you’re wondering if the best heart rate monitor for Peloton is the one that comes with your bike or Tread, this blog post will answer that question. I can tell you that when we first got our Peloton bike in 2016, I strapped on the Peloton heart rate monitor and started working out. However, with two people sharing that…

Halloween on the Cheap: Frugal Costumes and More

Who doesn’t love the idea of frugal Halloween costumes? Considering that spending on Halloween overall increases each year, it’s a good idea to think about ways you can do Halloween on the cheap and especially this year. According to the National Retail Federation, this year’s Halloween spending is expected to be the second highest Halloween spending since the recession. Not…

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5 Best Amazon Echo Hacks for the Kitchen Update 2020

You may be surprised to learn that some of the best Amazon Echo hacks can help you in the room of your home where you likely spend much of your time–the kitchen. In fact, says Katherine Prescott, founder and editor of Voice Brew, a company founded on helping people get the most from Alexa, “People love having Alexa as their…

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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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