ThredUp Opened Its First Store. Here’s What You Need to Know about It

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Secondhand clothing store in San Marcos, Texas - First physical retail store for ThredUp. Consignment store | Fashion | Name Brand Clothes | Style

This post is sponsored by ThredUp San Marcos. All opinions are my own. I've been ordering clothes online from for over two years now. ThredUp is the largest online thrift store with some 20 million users and offers like-new secondhand name brand and designer clothing in women, plus, juniors, maternity, boys, and girls. They also sell secondhand shoes, purses, hats, belts, and other accessories. Thanks to their referral program, and low-price points, most of the clothes I've purchased were free! I've picked up some amazing new pieces for myself, some great new shoes for myself and my kids, and lots of clothes for my four ...

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16 Stitch Fix Alternatives for Women, Men, Plus, and Maternity

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Stitch Fix Alternatives - Stitch Fix competitors

If you love the idea of Stitch Fix but want to know what the Stitch Fix Alternatives look like, and who the Stitch Fix competitors are, you're in luck. Read on. Maybe it's how much it costs. Maybe it's the type of clothes they carry. Maybe it's just because you'd like to know what else is out there. I don't know. And I don't judge you for your reasons for looking into alternatives to - the popular online personal styling service that sends clothes to your door without you having to leave home and try on 10,000 pairs of pants in the pursuit of the one pair that will fit you and your style perfectly. I've tried out Stitch Fix ...

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What Texas Moms Need to Know about Auto Insurance

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Saving Money Tip - How to save money on auto insurance in Texas! Know the car insurance terms, policies, coverage and more so you know what you are paying for and what you really need!

This post is sponsored. All opinions are my own. Recently my husband and I have taken an audit of sorts of some of our recurring payments, looking for ways we can decrease our payments for various bills like phone, internet, and insurance. We managed to save $10/month on our rental unit cost after we submitted proof of our renter's insurance, which was great. My husband then decided to call around, asking about rates at various car insurance companies. The consensus was that we could get more affordable insurance, likely if we were willing to drop our coverage some. Honestly, I don't know enough often about car insurance ...

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7 Steps to Get Your Security Deposit Back in FULL

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Apartment living tips and help - Advice on how to get security deposit back from landlord as the tenant | rental agreements specify move out dates and requirements

Want to know how to get security deposit back on your apartment? Then you'll love these tips on how to get a full refund of your rental security deposit! Whether or not you paid a small or large security deposit to rent the place you call ‘home’, nothing feels more like a sucker-punch to a renter than when your landlord keeps your deposit after you move out!  The problem is very few renters are aware of their responsibilities and their rights when it comes to getting their refund.  Following these steps every time you rent will make it easier. That's where I want to help! Follow the following steps to ensure you'll get your ...

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Dealspotr Review: The Deal Site that Pays You for Sharing Coupon Codes!

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Promo Code | Discount Code | Earn Money Online | Earn Amazon Gift Cards | Dealspotr Review

This post is sponsored by Dealspotr but all opinions in this review are my own.  Anyone else hate the feeling you get when you realize you missed out on saving money because you forgot to use a coupon? Or to use a promo code? Or missed out on freebies or sales for something you were gonna buy, simply because you forgot to look for one (or left your coupon at home)? I do. I really do. It ticks me off that I essentially wasted money I didn't have to. Which is why I try hard to look up promo codes, discounts, and get cash back whenever I can, especially if I shop online. I mean, if you're on a computer already, it's really easy to ...

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Why Working from Home as a Mom Is So Much Harder than You Thought

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Work at home mom life is the best of both worlds, except it isn't always as picture perfect as you thought. Real look into a WAHM, WFHM life with kids.

This post is sponsored by BBVA Compass but all opinions are my own. Sometimes I try to imagine what my life would be like if I had never started working from home. What would I fill my days worried about? What would my parenting look like? How happy or not would I be? Would we be able to afford our current family size, doctorate tuition, and lifestyle?And I have no idea, because my work-at-home business of running this website has transformed our life in phenomenal ways, and I know, for a fact, that the decision to turn my hobby blog into a source of income was the right choice for our family, and the vehicle by which we escaped ...

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Amazing Resources to Help You Live Frugally

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Pinching pennies. Living frugally. Being thrifty. Whatever you like to call it, living a life with less, whether out of necessity or desire, is extremely beneficial. In many ways, I'm super glad that my husband and I started our marriage out as two broke college kids who then welcomed twins about 18 months later as we graduated college. The first six to seven years of our marriage were marred by constant financial difficulties as we lived paycheck to paycheck, or survived off student loans and government assistance as well as the generosity of friends and family. Even though we earn more money right now, we still have some ...

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The Easiest and Best Way to Save Money for Christmas All Year Long

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How to Save for Christmas All Year Long - Debt Free Christmas - Afford Holidays - Expensive - Saving Money - Cash Back Rewards Store Credit Cards - Christmas presents and gifts - Spending Money

Even though Christmas comes but once time a year, it's a big expense. That's why I'm excited to share what I think is the best way to save for Christmas in partnership with Sears Mastercard.  I used to really not like Christmas, but it's grown on me a lot since having my own children. And, like my husband, I want to make it magical for our kids. It's the one time of year that I want to give them all-the-things. I want to spoil them rotten because I love them and I don't spoil them hardly at all during the year. But this seasonal desire clashes hard with my ever-present frugal inner self who hates spending money, hates going into ...

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Why the HP Instant Ink Program Makes Me Wish I Had an HP Printer

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save money on printer ink | HP Instant Ink Program Overview and Review | saving money on printing costs | frugal living | cheap | thrifty | inexpensive | subscription service

If you want to save money on ink, consider buying an HP printer and using the HP Instant Ink Program. Read on to learn more. Copy. Print. Scan. I use all these features found on printers today. I scan items for work. I copy things for homeschool. And I print coupons, stuff for church, business documents, and more. I use my Canon printer every single week, which means I use quite a bit of ink regularly. Because of this, there is almost a constant pop-up on the bottom right of my computer screen that says "Ink levels low" every time I print something new.  I ignore it until it's so low that my printer refuses to print with ...

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The Truth About Paying Kids for Doing Chores

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Chores | Chore Charts | Allowance for Kids | Paying Your Kids | Chore Schedule Calendar | Kids Money Management | Kids Personal Finance | Instilling Value | Money Smart | Money Sense | Family Chores | Instilling Values in Children | How much |

This is a sponsored post. All opinions on should kids get paid to do chores and otherwise are my own. The other day we went to the grocery store and my 6-year-old daughter Alison brought her purse with her. As I'm loading up the vehicle to go home, she pulled out a $1 bill and offered it to me, to help pay for the groceries. While the offer was extremely sweet and kind, I didn't take my daughter's money. As the parent, I don't think it's my child's obligation or responsibility to help me pay for food for her and the rest of our family. That's my and my husband's job to provide. This same daughter has also been known ...

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15 Must-Have Baby Items Essential for Life with a Newborn

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The baby registry lists provided to you when creating your baby registry in store are quite extensive - and overwhelming - for first time parents! Are all of these things really must-have baby items? If they aren't baby essentials, then what are they? When I was expecting for the first time, I was completely blown away with how expensive baby gear and newborn essentials were! There was no way I could afford every single item listed on my baby registry checklist, at least not in the quantities specified. This was especially true because A) I was having TWINS and B) We were poor college students. Thankfully, I have eight older ...

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Stitch Fix Review #2 – These Prices are Killing Me!

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December 2016 Stitch Fix Review - Honest talk about Stitch Fix Prices Costs and whether or not it's worth the expense, especially for cheap, frugal or poor people.

My styling fee was waived in exchange for an honest review of Stitch Fix. I received this box December 2016 in time for the holidays. I wasn't sold on Stitch Fix after my first box, and questioned whether the cost of Stitch Fix made it something frugal people (like myself) could really get behind and use, or if it is something solely for those with extra income because of the Stitch Fix prices. If you are unfamiliar with Stitch Fix, they are a styling service that handpicks fashion pieces - clothing and accessories - for you and ships them to your door how ever often you'd like. They use a comprehensive style quiz to determine ...

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