“No Pain, No Gaines” by Chip Gaines

I’ve always been a fan of HGTV and one of my favorite shows is Chip and Joanna Gaines’s The Fixer Upper. Even though The Fixer Upper has been discontinued, Chip and Joanna Gaines are still very active business owners in their hometown of Waco, Texas. And with the launch of his new book, No Pain, No Gaines, Chip is still

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5 Ways to Save Money during the Coronavirus Quarantine

As the Coronavirus hits nationwide, many families are finding themselves in a panic about their finances. With businesses and restaurants closing to help prevent the spread, many people are without income. It is a realistic concern…luckily there are some simple things you can do to save money during this time. Below are 5 easy ways to save money during the

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Save Money on Camping Equipment with Groupon

As you know from my previous posts, I am all about saving money! Whether it be by using coupons, completing rebates, shopping online, or buying items and certificates using daily deal sites, such as Groupon. What I love about Groupon is that I can save money on everything from restaurants to electronics! As a subscriber to Groupon, I get notifications of their

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Discover FREE or Discounted Michigan Adventures with Your Library Card

Did you know that your library card can be your best travel companion? It’s true…you can discover free or discounted Michigan adventures with your library card. Adventures include Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, arts & cultural destinations, seven National Park Service venues, and more. To find out which adventures are included in the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program, visit

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5 Free Attractions in Downtown Detroit

It is possible to have fun in Detroit without spending money. If you are looking for staycations this summer, I suggest checking out these 5 FREE attractions in Downtown Detroit. As they say, “The best things in life are free”. Visit Eastern Market Eastern Market in Detroit is bustling with things to do, especially on the weekends. At the Saturday

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10 Things You Should Buy Second-Hand

Over the years, thrift shopping has become a way of life for me! Most everything I buy is second-hand. Once I started buying second-hand, I couldn’t bring myself to buy things at retail prices. When it comes to clothing, I buy everything second-hand except panties, bras, and socks. I also shop thrift for household items. For me, it’s about saving

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The Best Birthday Freebies

The Best Birthday Freebies We all love freebies, especially during our special month! Below is a list of businesses that offer free or discounted birthday treats. Many of these businesses allow you to claim your reward anytime during your birthday month, although some allow only two weeks. Be sure to join the rewards programs or email lists below so your

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Save Cash with Groupon Coupons

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. #GrouponCoupons Part of my lifestyle change involves finding innovative ways to save money. I’ve started shopping grocery ads, stocking up on sale items, using various rebate programs, and using coupons. Lucky for me, using coupons continues to get easier with various applications. Recently, I discovered I can save cash with Groupon

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7 Easy Ways to Save Money

I am all about saving money in any way I can. I’ve discovered some great ways to do so and I want to share them with you!!! Please take a look at the rebate programs below and let me know if you have any questions. I’d be happy to help. Also, I’ve learned that to get the most out of

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10 Ways to Prepare for Christmas Now

Christmas…no matter how far away, it’s always close to our hearts! As soon as one Christmas is over, it’s important to reflect. What went well? What needs to be changed? What would you like to add or take away? Here are some tips for preparing for Christmas now:  Buy clearance items  – Everything Christmas is on sale now. Buy your

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