Category: The Pennies

3 Reasons to Break Up w/ Your Cable Company

Over the last year, I have been EXTREMELY displeased with our cable company, but I’ve been scared to cut the cord. While our free time is scarce, almost anytime I’m not obligated to be somewhere I like to be parked in my favorite spot on the sofa watching my shows. I believe my fear stemmed from the false belief that I wouldn’t be able to watch my shows when I wanted to or I wouldn’t be able to watch them at all (so many sites require you to enter your cable username and password to access their on-demand library). After much discussion and slowly weaning ourselves off, The Boy and I decided to cut the cord and break up with our cable provider. Here are 3 reasons why you should break up w/ your cable company too.

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10 Inexpensive Fall Date Ideas

I can hardly believe that summer will officially be over in just a couple of weeks. This summer has passed in a blur. Between trying to finish up grad school, attending weddings, and working multiple jobs, The Boy and I haven’t had as much time for dates. Thankfully, we live together, so seeing each other isn’t an issue, but frankly we haven’t really had the energy to think outside of the box as far as date nights are concerned. As of today, I’m going to commit to making more of an effort during the fall season. Since I’ve published 10 inexpensive date ideas for the winter, spring, and summer. it seemed only logical to compile a list of 10 inexpensive fall date ideas. I figure this list will serve as a good brain storm session for me AND aid my royals in finding inexpensive (but good) dates to wow their partner. (more…)

Find Affordable Beauty Services with Groupon

This post was sponsored by Groupon, but all opinions are 100% mine. Please see my full disclosure statement for more information.

The whole point (very simply put) of Royalty in Reality is to help millennials live life like the celebrities they most admire with the bank accounts of poor post-grad professionals. Even with housing payments, student loans, utilities, and all the other bills that come up, no one should have to go without the things that bring joy into their life when they are getting up every day and going to work. For me and many women I know, one of our many joys is in our appearance. After a long work week, almost nothing starts the weekend off better than a good pedicure. Thanks to Groupon, Royals on a budget can enjoy many a plethora of beauty services near their homes at super affordable prices. (more…)

Bargain Hunting at The St. Louis Premium Outlets

The only thing I’m probably more obsessed with than catching Pokemon right now is catching deals on clothes, shoes, and accessories. Any blogger that has a fashion component to their blog can attest to the desire to want to always showcase a new outfit. However, for bloggers on a budget, this is rarely a realistic goal. I am personally a HUGE believer in re-wearing things. I mean, after all, that’s why washers and dryers exist. Despite my willingness to repeat an outfit or item, I try to pick up new things whenever my budget will allow. I justify my shopping by almost always buying things at a discounted price. When my blogger pal Psyche of Economy of Style invited me to a shopping event at my favorite outlet in town, The St. Louis Premium Outlets, the budgetnista fashionista in me jumped at the chance to save some coins and grab a few new items! (more…)

The 50/20/30 Budgeting Rule

Alright Royals, it’s time to introduce you to another budgeting technique. Just incase the envelope budgeting system or the zero-based budget didn’t work for you, you can try the 50/20/30 budgeting rule. In case this is your first time reading one of my budgeting segments, I want to vocalize the importance of financial responsibility.The key to successfully budgeting is finding what works for you. It may take a little trial and error, but I’m here to help you get started and let you know it’s a lot easier than what you think! (more…)