With Elite Deal Club, I was able to snag some really great beauty and spa products for $3 or less. I got an oil diffuser for $3, a free set of oils & more!

Elite Deal Club Haul: Spa Essentials

My latest haul on Elite Deal Club has been a dream! I’ve been lucky enough to snag some really great beauty and spa products for $3 or less. I’ve incorporated all 5 of these items into my daily routine and haven’t found any of them to be junky or useless to me. Elite Deal Club is an…

7 months into my new job I finished paying off about $8,000 in credit card debt, and was laid off right after. Broke, in debt, and nearly homeless, I never thought I would be grateful for losing my job, but it pushed me into a corner and forced me to finally chase my dreams. - www.theballeronabudget.com

I’m Thankful for Getting Laid Off Again

As I sit in my boyfriend’s kitchen baking creme brûlée and banana cream pie for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving festivities, I can’t help but really marvel in how fast this year flew by. In January, I was collecting unemployment due to a job layoff from business closure, and my credit card balances were at an all-time high. I was…

Fighting through brutal crowds vs. staying in your PJs with your laptop? I'd rather stay home and get even better deals online on Black Friday - here's why.

Why I Stay Home on Black Friday

As a tradition, I used to go with my parents to Desert Hills Premium Outlet Stores on Black Friday. It was a full day’s trip, and we would spend the day rummaging through bins and circulars for clothes, watches, and shoes for Christmas presents. The Black Friday shopping tradition eventually ended when the marvel of receiving clothes and…

Today only, Amazon is offering $20 off the regular $99 price of one-year Amazon Prime Memberships to celebrate the launch of Amazon's new series, "The Grand Tour."

20% Off Amazon Prime: $79 for 1 Year

It’s extremely tough to get discounts on Amazon Prime – the most we’ve been blessed with are Student and Family memberships, and both have their pros and cons. But today is the day! Amazon is offering $20 off (20%) the regular $99 price of one-year Prime Memberships to celebrate the launch of their new series, “The Grand…

Today only, Groupon is giving away 20% off up to 3 local deals!

Groupon: 20% Off Up to 3 Local Deals

Today only, Groupon is giving away 20% off up to 3 local deals with the code “SAVE20“! If you’re stumped on gifts for the holiday season, Groupon local deals can be great to give away. Last year I gave my parents a Groupon voucher for a couple’s massage getaway that included champagne, strawberries and chocolates. The…

Looking to enjoy to Vegas for cheap? Click through for the ultimate budget guide to the best food, hotels, and nightlife. You don’t have to be a millionaire to enjoy Vegas just like one! - www.theballeronabudget.com

The Millennial’s Guide to Las Vegas

Ah, Vegas: a bustling city packed with food, drinks, and unlimited entertainment of all sorts. This vacation destination always has something new and exciting to offer, making it one of the hottest destinations in the world. A perfect location for bachelor and bachelorette parties, honeymoons and family vacations, Vegas’s popular attractions often come with a huge…

These quick and delicious red velvet Truffles cost less than $10 to make and are perfect for holiday feasts and Christmas presents!

Recipe: $10 Red Velvet Cake Truffles

During the darkest point of battling my eating disorder in 2012, I finally found the courage to begin therapy. It was around November and the holiday season just started, so I was telling my therapist about how I lost my job and moved back with my parents and therefore had no money to give Christmas presents to anyone.…