What Should You Give the Other Mothers in Your Life?

What Should You Give the Other Mothers in Your Life?
This year Mother’s Day spending will reach an estimated $23.6 billion. Although the strength of the economy is a key driver of this spending, another factor includes people buying gifts for all of the other mothers in their lives — not just their own mother. jQuery(window).load(function(){ var s = document.createElement("script"); s.type = "text/javascript"; ...

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Posted in: Personal Finance

Valentine’s Day Advice for the Cash Strapped Partner

Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day on a budget, frugal valentine, saving on valentine
The most loved (or hated) holiday is upon us. And that means you’re probably starting to look at gifts for your loved one. When you’re strapped for cash, the ways you can treat the special person in your life may be limiting. But having a limited budget doesn’t mean you can’t make someone feel special. Here’s some advice on celebrating the holiday of love when you’re...

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Posted in: Saving Money

7 Cheap Last Minute Christmas Gifts People Will Appreciate

Cheap Last Minute Christmas Gifts
Can you believe that Christmas is nearly upon us? You have just a week to find thoughtful gifts for your spouse, family, friends, co-workers, and boss.  And if you’re anything like me, you haven’t even started shopping but you’re hoping to find some gifts that people will actually appreciate. I can’t help but think of how many past kitschy gifts I’ve received that are...

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Posted in: Life Hacks, Minimalism and Frugality

Updates: July 15 – 21

Welcome to the new Outlier Model! We’ve upgraded our look and are pretty pleased with the results. Bear with us while we iron out the kinks – shoot us a tweet or email if you notice something that we missed (thanks Jeremy!). In tribute to his cat photos, I’m introducing Chaucer; our pudgy, attention suck of a cat.   This weekend I’m heading to the Whitecaps game with Jeremy...

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