Category: The Pennies

3 Netflix Shows You Should Stop, Drop, and Binge Watch

With my master’s degree almost done, the period of loan deferment I’ve been enjoying is quickly coming to an end. In anticipation of this new bill, I’ve been brainstorming ways to either earn more money or cut costs so that I can more or less continue living the lifestyle I’ve been living. For many reasons, including the need to pay for my student loans, The Boy and I have decided to end our relationship with our cable provider. The company we’re currently with has been awful and is ridiculously over priced so this is a cost I am excited to cut. However, I’m a TV junkie. When I really think about it, I watch so much TV I should definitely have a degree or certificate of completion. So despite getting rid of cable, I still need to be able to get my fix! Thankfully, I’ve discovered that Netflix has a ton of original series AND entire series of some of the best shows to ever be on television (in my opinion). So for anyone fed up with their cable provider, looking for ways to save money, or like me is always looking for something new to watch, here are 3 Netflix shows you need to stop, drop, and binge watch! (more…)

10 Inexpensive Summer Date Ideas

Alright Royals! I’m back with another inexpensive date segment. If you’re new here, there was 10 Inexpensive Winter Date Ideas and 10 Inexpensive Spring Date Ideas, so logically with yesterday being the first day of summer I had to put together a list of 10 inexpensive SUMMER Date Ideas. The past few weeks it has been in 90’s and darn near too hot to spend extended period of time outdoors. This means we need to plan for outdoor activities early in the morning, in the evening, around water or just head straight for a place with AC. Without further adieu, here is the royal list of 10 inexpensive summer dates. (more…)

The Zero-Based Budget System

Are any of you familiar with the saying “money makes the world go round”? I’m not sure who the originator was, but adulthood has truly been showing me the truth in that statement. With almost EVERYTHING coming at a price these days, money is a necessity for any level of comfort and unfortunately many of us find ourselves in situations where we wish we had more. While some may want more money to buy material things and some may need more for basic needs like shelter and food, one thing for sure is that you must be smart about your money. In my opinion, a major to key to financial success is budgeting. Last month, I introduced you all to the envelope budgeting system (make sure you check that out if you missed it). Today, I’ll be covering the what, why, and how of the zero-based budgeting system. (more…)

Enjoy Fast Savings with Groupon Coupons

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

Hey there Royals! Sorry about my absence last week. As all of you know I have two fur babies that are my pride and joy. My little one, Daisy, randomly fell ill with something her neurologist (yea there are dog neurologists) is calling little white dog shakers syndrome. It has been a really stressful week and as I’m sure you all can imagine VERY expensive. While I am always on the look out for ways to save, this unexpected expense really caught me off guard and I am scouting even harder for ways to save a few pennies. Thankfully, Groupon Coupons has entered my life and I can save at some of my favorite stores. (more…)

What You Need to Know About Consignment

We live in a world dominated by social media and celebrities. You can’t pass through a grocery store checkout line without seeing celebrities draped in the newest designer clothes and handbags. In reality majority of us can’t afford to rock designer from head to toe, but this doesn’t stop us from lusting over luxury goods. Thankfully for us royals in reality, some genius created consignment shops, which allow us to get our hands on luxury items for deeply discounted prices. (more…)