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Link Love: 14

rp_Link-Love-1024x10241111111.jpg This week’s Link Love is a little early because I have a super special post scheduled tomorrow. (Say that 3 times fast!)

Strategies for cultivating a mindset of financial independence.

10 habits of high net-worth women.

Should we get married sooner to lower our taxes? I was surprised anyone said “no!”

I like country life, but if you’re a city mouse… The top 10 most affordable big cities in the U.S.

An old interview, but a goodie. Ramit has such an interesting take on money. Don’t sweat your daily latte.

Meet this family that built a tiny house for just $12,000! 

These tiny houses featured on Country Living are impressive.

This bus-home is killer.

How to secure your RV.

Mental health is so, so important. I don’t often talk about it here, but I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression in the past. I love Kyla’s honesty in this post: How I live (mostly happily) with depression and generalized anxiety disorder.

And because it’s almost Halloween…

28 stupid-easy costume ideas.

Apple snap cocktails!

Try a green, Slimer smoothie for a healthier Halloween treat.

I don’t know if I’m going to do much for Halloween this year. I’m kind of wiped out, but here’s some of my costumes from Halloween’s past.

love,
melanie

Link Love: 13

rp_Link-Love-1024x1024111111.jpg 5 beauty products to stop buying and start making

Get free money advice on Financial Planning Day this Saturday!

Can getting one month ahead save your budget?

Think of retirement as freedom, not a deadline

Super affordable mattresses sent right to your door
Where was this when I was buying a mattress?!

This tiny house is the bees’ knees

31 tiny house hacks to maximize your space 

This 1955/56 Silver Dome Travel Trailer is for sale and I am smitten.

How pretty are these DIY leather file folders? 

David Sedaris’ Reddit Q&A Thread was just delightful. He’s definitely my most beloved author.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the weekend!

love,
melanie

Link Love: 8

rp_Link-Love-1024x1024111.jpg Average Student Debt by University

How to feed a family of four on $125 a week at Whole Foods

“Disposable” Household products you should use again and again

The debt risk of life
Man, I love a good infographic!

44 Cheap And Easy Ways To Organize Your RV/Camper

Caravans just got cooler

How to Winterize your Motorhome
Winter is coming! (I’ve always wanted to say that.)

Solar Shingles!

So in love with this small house from Jessica Helgerson Designs
I’m swooning!

Vintage Skirt Restyle
A great way to spice up those thrifted pieces.

Have you seen anything super helpful this week? Let me know in the comments!

love,
melanie

 

Link Love: 7

rp_Link-Love-1024x1024111.jpg Replace your impulse to spend with a more productive task

Coupons at checkout
This browser add-on finds coupon codes for you automatically and hides nicely in the background until you are ready to checkout.

How to balance fun and financial goals
The struggle is real.

Mint launches free credit scores
I’ve been using Mint for a couple of weeks now. I enjoy it, but I like it much more since they now offer free (soft) credit scores every 90 days.

Millennials are saying no to credit cards
We don’t have credit card debt, but we don’t have credit either. Lose, lose.

Starting a garden to pay off debt, really?!
I agree that you shouldn’t start a garden to pay off debt. It’s not a foolproof plan, but we’ve saved quite a bit of money gardening and we had minimal start up costs. I’m planning to post the full run down soon.

Decluttering a lifetime of belongings
Don’t wait to declutter! After my grandma passed, my mom had to go through all of her things and it was a nightmare. My sweet parents have already started their decluttering so they don’t leave my sister and I with the task.

A distraction-free iPhone? 

Flipping RVs
I was at my brother in law’s house and saw a commercial for this show on TV. I kind of hate that we didn’t think of it first.

How to make a vintage travel trailer awning
Glad I didn’t have to make one of these, but it’s good to know for the future.

Have you seen anything extra special on the web this week? Let me know in the comments!

love,
melanie

 

 

Link Love: 6

rp_Link-Love-1024x102411.jpg A rich life with less stuff
These guys just get it.

The last true hermit
I don’t know if this dude is truly the last hermit, but the story is fascinating.

Living in a car to pay off debt
I feel where the author is coming from.

Melanie and George’s Airstream makeover
I know I mentioned it before but I’m so proud of the fact that we were featured on Apartment Therapy that I wanted to mention it again. (I can do that, right?!)

Beautiful homes built with shipping containers

Even Bob Vila is talking about container houses

Stockpiling to save money
Have you heard of stockpiling food to save money? I’m not totally convinced, but they make a good argument.

Realistic stockpiling tips

How to find coupons for organic food
Couponing for organic food isn’t easy, but these tips make it more manageable.

I want to write a book
Me too. Here’s some great tips.

And I know if sounds crazy, but if you’re thinking of hand making gifts this year, it’s never too early to start. This pizza puzzle would be perfect for my niece and it brings back memories of the game, Pizza Party! (Did anyone else have that as a kid?)

Got any great links? I’d love to see them in the comments!

love,
melanie

 

Link Love: 4

rp_Link-Love-1024x10241.jpg This week has been a total blur, but I’ve been able to squeeze in time to find a little bit of web goodness. Check it out below.

I’m loving this article about Unschooling. I’m also intensely jealous that I didn’t have that kind of childhood, can I be unschooled as an adult?!

The stores that will refund your money when a price drops.

The living wage calculator isn’t new, but I’ve been checking it quite a bit lately. It’s scary/sad to see those numbers.

How to make money selling junk from my girl, Anna.

I’m totally guilty of telling my friends that I’d love to help them fix up their houses. This article made me think twice and gave me some perspective.

How to wash and whiten pillows. I tried this over the weekend and man, does it work.

What links have you been loving this weekend? Leave ‘em for me in the comments!

love,
melanie

Link Love: 3

rp_Link-Love-1024x1024.jpg Since last week was Airstream week, I didn’t get in my link love. There’s been so much Internet goodness out there these past few weeks. Check.It.Out.

A New Golden Age for Silver Bullets.

PriceJump compares Amazon product prices to prices around the web to ensure that you are getting the best deal.

The days of the week that major retailers change their prices.

Reset your goals before they level you.

Photos of people living “off the grid”

These food bloggers are so transparent with their blog’s income reports and I love it. And $30,000 in one month from a blog is pretty damn impressive.

A Global 3 day workweek could be good for innovation. I could get on board with that.

Tips for cutting your own bangs at home.

A beginner’s guide to opening an IRA.

In a nomadic world, do we still need a home?

And for those of us that do still want a home… Mortgage Hippo is a cute site that takes you through a series of steps to determine how much home you can afford. The site is super well designed– the steps look like a safari map! It makes mortgages almost fun.

Crowd funding to pay off your mortgage? Hmm. I can understand his desire to live debt-free, but maybe living small is a better option.

A SNAP Cookbook: Good and Cheap. I adore this SNAP Cookbook. It’s free, first of all. The meals are all under $4 and I was pleasantly surprised that the meals are heavy on the vegetables and low on the starches.

Have you come across any fascinating articles? Leave them in the comments below!

love,
melanie