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Five Concepts that Helped Me Curb My Impulsive Spending

I used to think saving money was like going on a restrictive diet. Everywhere you looked, you saw things you couldn’t have. It was like sitting outside of a bakery for lunch, surrounded by the enticing smells of cupcakes and fruit pies and pastries smothered in chocolate… only to open your lunchbox and find a […]

The Ultimate List: ¥100 Shop Must-Haves and Must-Avoids!

I’ll admit, before I came to Japan, I’d only shopped at the dollar store a few times in my life. The image I had was of very cheap, poorly made items that fall apart after a single use. If that’s the case, surely it’s not a good deal? But Japanese dollar stores have a reputation […]

Huevos Rancheros with homemade flour tortillas

A slice of bread with a fried egg is my go-to breakfast here in Japan, but sometimes you just need to change things up! These flour tortillas are super simple and only require three ingredients!

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Hi, I’m R.D. I’ve lived in Japan for almost eight years, collecting a similarly thrift-minded husband and adorable two-year-old daughter along the way. I’m excited to share what I’ve learned with you!

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