Is Breaking Bad? A Discussion About Bananas

by Christina Brown 21 comments
Is Breaking Bad? A Discussion About Bananas

There’s something I’ve been meaning to ask you for a long time. It’s about something that well, quite honestly, drives me bananas.

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The Biggest Mistake People Make When Budgeting

by Christina Brown 1 comment
The Biggest Mistake People Make When Budgeting

The concept of budgeting is pretty simple:  Create a plan for your money and stick to it. The reality is much more complex.  There are countless decisions to be made when it comes to your money.  There are periods of unexpected expenses.  There are sometimes periods of inconsistent income. But there’s one thing people do […]

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DIY Mosaic Mirror

by Jessica 8 comments
DIY Mosaic Mirror

I made this mosaic mirror during one of my classes at She Is…..Women’s Weekend Retreat and had such a nice time both making this mirror and my entire time at the retreat. I took pictures and asked a lot of questions so I could share with the readers of Northern Cheapskate how I made this […]

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Frugal Ponderings From a Long Holiday Weekend

by Christina Brown 0 comments
the lake

When I decided to take a few days off from posting last week, I was really hoping to be able to carve out some time to work on some behind-the-scenes things with the site and maybe do a little writing. Instead, I spent a lot of time with family and friends and generally goofing off.  […]

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Free Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinic: Turbo

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Lowe's Build & Grow: Turbo

Is your child always racing from place to place?  Why not bring them to Lowe’s to build a project built for speed.

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Celebrating Financial Independence

by Christina Brown 4 comments
Celebrating Financial Independence

  Back in 2007, I made one of the most difficult decisions of my life.  I became a stay-at-home mom to my three boys. I had infant twin sons and a busy two-year-old, and the fact that they were all in diapers weighed heavily on my mind and wallet.  Could we really survive as a […]

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Earn Big Bonuses When You Open Select Bank Accounts

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Capital One 360 Financial Indepenence Days Sale

Sorry, this offer is no longer available. Go ahead and wave the flag of financial freedom with the Financial Independence Days Sale at Capital One 360. Right now Capital One 360 is offering some big bonuses when you open select bank accounts. And because they are online accounts, they’re perfect for helping you manage those […]

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