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Thursday Round-up: Black Friday Style Part 2

Happy Turkey Day, Pocketchangers!I hope you are able to spend some time today living in gratitude for what blessings fill our lives. I know I don't thank God nearly enough.Below are a few more actual sales to help your gifting money go further this season! Be sure to use a points-earning credit card like the Southwest … Continue reading Thursday Round-up: Black Friday Style Part 2

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Wednesday Round-up: Black Friday Style Part 1

Happy Thanksgiving, Pocketchangers!We hope you have plans to have a wonderfully thankful time with your family and friends this year. As we all know, Black Friday comes after Thanksgiving and ALL the businesses are once again starting before that to make everything about the spending. We here at Pocket Change Lifestyle try to be smart … Continue reading Wednesday Round-up: Black Friday Style Part 1

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Travel Hacking: Our Maine Trip

We just returned from an absolutely stunning trip in Maine, with the main purpose of seeing Acadia National Park. This is our 3rd large trip that was greatly aided by travel hacking. What is travel hacking? Basically, it’s using points and miles to travel to amazing places on a budget! This won’t be a comprehensive … Continue reading Travel Hacking: Our Maine Trip

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A Pretty, Easy, and Frugal Solution for Window Privacy

Do you need a simple solution for window privacy? Pretty vinyl privacy film could be what you need! Sometimes curtains cut out too much light, and honestly, I don’t always like sheers. We have a bedroom window that faces the street and I needed something and something soon that wouldn’t cost much.  (Forgive the bad lighting … Continue reading A Pretty, Easy, and Frugal Solution for Window Privacy

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Pocketchange Decor: How to Make Upcycled & Frugal Thrift Store Art

  Creating wall art can be pricey, so I’ve been finding creative solutions for DIY upcycled wall art that saves $. Now that we have been in our new-to-us house for a small period of time, it is time to decorate! I’ve refrained from putting much up on the walls for the first month, just … Continue reading Pocketchange Decor: How to Make Upcycled & Frugal Thrift Store Art

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4 Ways to Furnish a New Home on a Budget

The fun part of house-buying has begun! We’re in the process of buying our first home — and attempting to do so while not blowing our budget out of the water. Thankfully, the home is pretty move-in-ready. We’ll still paint and do a few small side projects, but overall, the pre-moving part won’t including fixing a … Continue reading 4 Ways to Furnish a New Home on a Budget

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4 Steps to Starting Your House Hunt

There. We’ve said it! We are hunting for a house…finally! After 6 years in an apartment (which I NEVER thought would happen) in Iowa, after moving here cross-country from California, we have a bit tucked away for a down-payment and have started the house hunt! What a crazy adventure it’s been! If you’ve never bought … Continue reading 4 Steps to Starting Your House Hunt