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About Kimberly Studdard

Kim is a Texan native who has lived in Kansas City, MO with her husband and daughter for almost five years. She spends her days as a virtual assistant, blogger at The Entrepremomer and mother. Juggling entrepreneurship and motherhood isn’t always easy, but she’d take that over a desk job any day.

subscription boxesSubscription boxes have become all the rage in recent years, but some people still consider them a waste of money. Why pay $15-$45 a month on a box of stuff?

If you believe that subscription boxes are a waste of time and funds, think again. Subscription boxes can save you money, time, and so much more. Here’s how.

Subscription Boxes Cut Splurging

If you are a fan of video games, beauty, or even just collecting items, a subscription box can save you money by cutting out the unnecessary expenses. Subscription boxes give you the opportunity to get items you like or want to use. Plus, you won’t feel deprived, because most boxes come once a month.

Get Deals On What You Use

If you shave often, love to wear makeup on a regular basis, or try to eat as healthy as possible, there is a box for you. A subscription box is supposed to save you money, so why not choose one that’s practical?

Think about your day to day lifestyle. Do you always run to the store because you forgot to replace your toiletries? Do you wish you had more time to grocery shop and prepare meals, but you’re just too busy? Subscription boxes not only make things easier, but they can help you save money by saving you time, energy, and a trip to buy high priced items.

Try Before You Buy

Have you ever wanted to try a new product, only to put it back because of the price? Or maybe you’ve bought an item because of recommendations, just to find out that you hate it. Subscriptions boxes can save you money by helping you try before you buy.

If you love a product, you can keep it and use it until finished. And if you don’t like a product at all? Most likely, you spent less than a few dollars on it, so no harm done. ...continue reading

cheap summer partySummer is typically the perfect time to throw a summer party because everyone will most likely be able to attend! If you have a ton of family and friends, a party is a perfect way to get everyone together. But how do you throw a cheap summer party that everyone will enjoy?

No Invites to Cheap Summer Party

In today’s age, many people are a social media event or text away. It may seem impersonal, but inviting your potential guests this way can save a ton of time and money on your end. Mailing so many invites can be expensive in the long run! That’s not including that you have to buy them in the first place.

If you must send an actual invite, try delivering them by hand rather than mailing them! For most people, their guests will be closer to home than not, so hand delivering can save some cash and be a little more personal too.

Buy Cheap Decorations

Decorations are fun and can add ambiance to a cheap summer party, but you don’t have to spend a small fortune on them! You can even find more than just decorations! Most dollars stores have everything from serving platters, to goody bag ideas. I try to go to my local dollar tree first to get the bulk of the items that I need, and I’ve always spent less than $50 during each party. Talk about frugal decorations!

If you don’t happen to have a dollar store near you, you can always try hitting up dollar “spots” at any local store in your area. Another great area is clearance racks or sales in the back of the store. You may have to do a little more digging, but it is possible to get your non-food items for a lot less. ...continue reading

apartment living easierSometimes apartment living isn’t fun. Your place may seem overpriced, thin walled, or maybe even super small. But apartment living doesn’t have to suck.

In fact, you can make your apartment feel more like home with a few tricks and save money too. Here are a few tips to make apartment living easier.

Befriend Your Landlord

It’s a smart move to be friendly with your landlord. Not only will this make apartment living easier, but if you ever have a huge emergency, your landlord is likely to put you as a priority. It’s not right for landlords to treat their tenants in a certain way, but it happens.

You don’t have to invite your landlord over for dinner every night, but being polite and letting them know you appreciate them goes a long way. Also, always pay your bills on time and try to be the best tenant you can be. A happy landlord is an easy going landlord.

Know Your Rights

Even if you’re friendly with your landlord, it is still important to know your rights as a renter. For one, make sure you read your rental contract multiple times before signing and ask questions if you have them. You should never sign something that you aren’t sure about.

Knowing your rights makes apartment living easier because you won’t have to worry about your possessions and space. For example, unless it says so in your contract, no one should be able to enter your apartment without your permission. This helps you feel more comfortable knowing that your landlord or maintenance man can’t enter without your say. ...continue reading