10 Ways to Save Money at Starbucks that Your Barista Won’t Hate

As you know, I’ve been working on cutting my spending and sticking to a budget this year. One of the first things to go was my daily Starbucks drink. After my no-spend month was over, I have occasionally treated myself to Starbucks, but I am happy to still be free of my $4 a day habit!

There are a lot of articles out there about how to save money at Starbucks, but a lot of them contain a lot of sketchy ways to order drinks in different ways to shave off cost. I am all about saving money, but I don’t support being a huge annoyance to your barista, or stealing a bunch of milk to make the drink you actually wanted. Don’t be THAT person.

Luckily, there are still quite a few ways to get deals at Starbucks that are perfectly reasonable!

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From No Spend January to Sticking to a Budget

As you probably read, last month I did no spend January. Of course this excluded things like groceries and household essentials, but I really wanted to focus on my spending habits around coffee, lunches, and shopping online. They say it takes 21 days to build a habit, so I felt like a one month goal would be good for starting and reinforcing the habit.

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10 Secrets for First Time Home Buyers

I bought my house at the ripe old age of 22, and 6 years later consider myself quite the expert on all things home related. I ended up in a very strange situation of being able to buy a home built and owned for over 50 years by a family friend. My parents almost bought the house back when I was in highschool because they loved it so much, and the original owner ended up passing away and selling the house to someone else. 6 years later, I was in the market for my first home, and it ended up being for sale again! It all feels like a lot of fate, but I absolutely adore my house and yard. And of course, it is the inspiration for Style & the Suburbs after all!

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Knowing what seemed important to me when I was first looking for a house and realizing what is really important to me now that I own it, I feel like there are a lot of secrets or advice that first time buyers don’t think about. Here are my top tips for first time buyers to end up in a home they love now and years from now:

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