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5 DIY / Low-Cost Valentine’s Gifts for Millennials



With Valentine’s Day only a few weeks away, this is probably a good time to start thinking about what you’re going to get your significant other. If you’re looking for gifts that won’t break the bank, maybe you’ll have some luck here.

Full disclosure; these are not the most romantic gifts. I’m not a very romantic person, but you will be able to tweak most of these to make them more suited for Valentine’s.

Also note; this post may contain affiliate links. It in no way changes my opinion of the item.

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4 Side Hustles I Did Last Year & How They Worked for me


While I was reviewing my budget from last year,  I noticed quite a few things. Not only did I save myself over $3,000 just by tracking my spending, but there have been a few side hustles that I’ve tried that have failed miserably and a few that have worked out in my favor.

I value my time highly and do not want to spend much time on one avenue when the payoff is poor. I work a full-time job already, and anything that takes away from my off-time has to be worth it. That’s why I don’t do any extreme couponing – because of the amount of time it can take. I would rather just shop smart and live beneath my means – which is why I made this blog. I want to be able to share my techniques (which should be realistic) with the rest of you. So, let me tell you what I tried in 2016.