All posts tagged: NC

How I afford to travel

Originally posted on Sitting Pretty In The Queen City:
I get asked a lot how I afford to travel so I wanted to share with you how I’m able to go on all these trips! Sorry to disappoint but I don’t have a sugar daddy financing these excursions and my parents are not paying my way : ) The biggest thing  I do is go on a financial diet when I’m home. I don’t have a large disposable income but I joined mint.com years ago for free and it keeps track of my spending and I can see where my weaknesses are in my budget (for instance eating out for me was adding up to be a lot so I joke about how I eat ramen noodles to afford travel.) I’ve been learning to cook more and it’s definitely saved some money. I also realized I’d be happy sacrificing a few things to set aside travel money. I only get my hair done maybe 2 or 3 times a year now and pay to get…

15 Thrift Shopping Tips

Given that our shops motto is to reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as possible, we practically LIVE in thrift shops. For those of you interested in doing your own projects at an eco-friendly and affordable price, here are a few tips: 1. EXPLORE SHOPS in your area. It can be easy to fall in love with a shop, but don’t miss out on other shops that may offer great items for a cheaper (or the same) price. Considering checking out one new thrift shop each week or tackling a cluster in one weekend.  It took me four weeks to find one of my (now) top 3 shops! Don’t be like me. Do better. 2. THRIFT ON VACATION You never know what you’ll find when you venture to a different area. Hit up a few thrift stores while on vacation. Enjoy your vacation, but set aside one morning to go to a thrift store or two. I’ll be doing this when I go home to NC in a few days. I’ll be sure to post …