This doesn’t seem frugal… I got a Vitamix

Let me start this off by saying that I don’t like buying expensive appliances. Yes, copper cookware is great, and a juicer can do magical things, but I like my $20 food processor far more than a $200 one that can make ice cream and sauces and everything in between.

Let me also add in that the man I live with feels the opposite. He believes that we should invest in good cookware. Get a good thing, and be done with it. There are good reasons (even financial ones) to pursue that method, but I’ve always drawn the line when it comes to really expensive stuff. Continue reading “This doesn’t seem frugal… I got a Vitamix”

Graduation gifts on a budget

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It’s graduation season! My sister is graduating from college next month, and I can’t be prouder of her. Because I’m the oldest sibling and she’s the youngest, I’ve had a tendency to spoil her with gifts since I started working. She’s going on an extended Europe trip this summer, so my gift to her is part preparation for her trip, part preparation for grad school, which she’s starting this fall. Spoiling my sister aside, graduation gifts are not worth breaking the bank for. Continue reading “Graduation gifts on a budget”

For the vision impaired: getting the most from your eye doctor

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I am a proud wearer of glasses. Almost three years ago, I switched from getting glasses from my optometrist to Warby Parker, and I’ve never looked back since. I’ve gotten many compliments on my glasses over the years, and I firmly believe that I’ve also saved money, which involves quite a story. Continue reading “For the vision impaired: getting the most from your eye doctor”

Being a Wedding Guest on a Budget

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I’ve reached that sweet spot of my mid-20s where everyone around me is getting engaged. I participated in my first wedding ever last October, and it was a total blast. However, it was also pricey! With invites from both my friends and Ian’s friends, I’ve had to set up a savings account so I won’t be blindsided by gift and travel expenses. Continue reading “Being a Wedding Guest on a Budget”

Foodhacks: Making Meals Last Longer

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Hey everyone, Ian here. My team and I have been in an ongoing discussion at work. No joke, we’ve got a running debate on the best kitchen gizmo to save money. You’re about to read a summary of the differing stances held on some of the tools not of our trade, but our taste for saving cents.

[Tell me that’s not catchy. 🌝] Continue reading “Foodhacks: Making Meals Last Longer”