55 Ways to Upgrade Your Lifestyle Without Busting Your Budget

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    55 Ways to Upgrade Your Lifestyle on a Budget

    1. giulia says:

      loving this post,, being a young woman on a budget I’m totally agree with the entire post!!!

    2. Ann says:

      I already do some of these things. I’ve always wanted to try #50 at very nice hotels but I wasn’t sure if it would be weird if I just walk in and sit on their comfy couches for 30 to 60 minutes and leave, lol. I guess I’ll have to try and see if it will work.

      • Stefanie says:

        It totally works. I do it all the time when I need to kill some time in midtown manhattan or need to use a bathroom 🙂

    3. Fabulous ideas (and thanks for featuring our massage article!;-) A little trick I do when wanting to feel fancy for under $10 is to buy a box of wine and put some in a glass decanter. Burn some yummy smelling candles, put on a little jazz, and it’s a great night in!

    4. Nicole Clark says:

      I’ve been thinking of how to get more massages in 2017, and I’m surprised I’ve never thought to go to a massage therapy school! Such a good idea, Stefanie!

    5. Ross says:

      Great tips Stefanie. I’ve always wanted to do the mystery hotel for the better rates but am always nervous that somehow mine will end up being a nightmare. Maybe 2017’s the year !

      • Stefanie says:

        Try it out. You can generally narrow it down to 3-4 hotel possibilities before you book based on the descriptions they DO give.

    6. really informative, the travel information is specifically useful for me. For a lot of places the seasonality is based on holidays but the weather and everything is else is the same just less crowded traveling in the off season. Also like the groceries section replacing gourmet dining with the same meal made by yourself.

    7. I love your article. I don’t have millions in the bank but everything I by or places I go to, I try to go to the nicest most luxurious looking places. And sometimes it’s free to get in. I’d rather be rocking a designer purse than a cheap one because for one it will last me longer and two, it looks nicer. I completely agree with you on always looking like money. People treat you way better when you’re well taken care of then if you were looking all scrubby all the time. And it is all about the quality of things, not just material things. Positivity is the best! Thank you for writing this article.

    8. […] Clearly my concern wasn’t about the bottom line. I do love to splurge. […]

    9. Tim Yaotome says:

      Woah! I never knew that one can start upgrading one’s life by getting a duplex then upgrading all its features such as the decor, furniture, and TV. If I were to upgrade my life, I would first find a trusted real estate agent to help. Having the agent help me in choosing a better home will not only make the process easier to understand but be able to find the home that fits my style.

      • Stefanie says:

        I think a home is right for some people and for those looking to have a lower mortgage, a duplex is a right fit for them. Agents can help quite a bit when it comes to finding the right home, but again, some like fixer-uppers and others prefer move-in ready. Everyone’s financial life is different 🙂

    10. Jericho says:

      Great post i really love to read it keep sharing

    11. Jericho says:

      Hi Stefanie
      Thank you for this wonderful article.
      these tips will help me a lot regarding for budget. for me im doing a lot of things to lesser my expenses and to budget my salary wisely.
      Keep Sharing

    12. Amelia says:

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    13. A big part of your retirement and your savings is rooted in how you’re going to spend those years. Without the need to clock in or commit to the “9-to-5” grind, you end up with a lot of free time! You’ll need to figure out what hobbies you’ll continue with in retirement to keep yourself busy. Not only that, but you have to figure out how much money you’ll need to live. You may have already planned to finish paying off your mortgage before you retire, but what about food? Clothes? Are you planning to travel once you retire? Answering these kinds of questions will help you figure out your budget.

    14. […] Luxuries are nice to have, and when it comes to treating yourself, you should be doing plenty of it. Life is too short to not enjoy the finer things in life and to throw caution to the wind is sometimes needed. However, if you’re doing it too often, you might see your finances going into the red, and that’s something you want to avoid. If you have too many financial heavy months that are really making you struggle, it’s worth looking at your luxuries. Luxuries are anything outside your mortgage/rent, bills and food.  […]

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