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Friday Life Hacks: Homemade Jewelry Cleaner


October 31, 2014 by Michelle


For some reason, I’ve been overwhelmed with an abundance of “life hacks.” Maybe it is because I have been staying …
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Frugal European Vacation Planning IV: Exchanging Money


October 29, 2014 by Michelle

exchanging money

We are just under three weeks from leaving for our European vacation to Amsterdam and London. Want to learn more …
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This Is Your Life. Why Are You Not Enjoying It?


October 28, 2014 by Michelle

this is your life

Debt. Debt. Debt. Debt. Sometimes all I feel that I talk about is debt. Yeah, I’m a “debt blogger.” I …
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School is Money? Not Exactly…


October 27, 2014 by Michelle

school is money

I was walking my dog the other day when I heard a father (dressed in an extremely expensive suit) call …
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Making a Christmas List and Checking It Twice


October 23, 2014 by Michelle

making a christmas list

That’s right. I’m breaking down and writing a Christmas post about 60 days away from the actual holiday. No, I …
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A Look Back at Unemployment


October 21, 2014 by Brendan


Wow. I haven’t posted here in awhile. I’ve been insanely busy with my new-ish job, planning our upcoming vacation, and …
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No, I Don’t Want to Go to Your Tupperware Party


October 20, 2014 by Michelle


Dear friend, Thank you so much for your invitation for your party. I was actually really excited to hangout with …
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Your Body Shape is Costing Money (And It Sucks!)


October 17, 2014 by Michelle

body shape is costing money

Another crisp fall morning here in Chicago and all I can think about is fall fashion. I’m not a fashionista …
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Goodbye Debt #5: Checking in on Debt


October 15, 2014 by Michelle

checking in on debt

I did something scary and totally random yesterday. I paid off a debt. It all happened when one of my …
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When It is Time to Call the Landlord


October 13, 2014 by Michelle

call the landlord

I’ve been renting apartments for about 6 years now. I can confidently say there is not a worse moment in …
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Fit is the New Poor

Fit is the New Poor

Hey-o! I’m Michelle. FitNPoor was started when my husband lost his job and we were forced to make big changes with our lifestyle. Now he's employed and I'm working my dream job as a writer and small business owner. This is my journey of knowing nothing to learning everything possible. I'm getting us on the right track to financial freedom by slimming down our debt and working out our assets.

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