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I’m Candice, an East Coast based freelance writer with a passion for frugality. Financial savvy runs through my veins. Friends and associates often ask me for bargain hunting and saving advice. I remember sorting through sales ads and coupons as my mother sought out deals to stretch her husband’s teaching salary. She worked from home, as a day care provider, and occasionally landed a part-time job doing the same. My dad picked up side gigs as well. Their disciplined approach afforded them the means to pay for his college education (twice!!!) and trade school and for them to raise three children.

My parents emphasized thrift and purchasing with purpose. My siblings and I enjoyed a childhood filled with endearing moments instead of materialistic excess. Years spent working in finance solidified what my parents taught me: less debt equals less stress.

As an adult, I have a greater appreciation of their efforts and the values they instilled. My daily grind led me to lose focus of simple pleasures: discovering destinations near or far, making memories with friends and family, writing for hire or for pleasure, eating satiating morsels, and luxuriating in literature.

It's time for me to put pushed aside plans into action, especially those that kick me out of my comfort zone.

I challenged myself to seek out more of what the world has to offer, find easy ways to save, and to savor not only healthier foods but the relationships I've built and new experiences. Throughout my journey I’ll share tidbits I hope you find useful. I welcome feedback and comments. Like myself, this blog is a work in progress.

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”-Michelangelo

"I will love the light for it shows me the way. Yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars."-Og Mandino

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."-Judy Garland