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Introducing Chris and Desirae

Here at Young and Thrifty, Justin and I have always been about making personal finance easier and more fun than you’d typically find it in other places. But between the two of us, we’ve only got so many hours to help you guys find better, accessible ways to budget,...

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Iceland on a Budget

Iceland is beautiful!  No wonder there are record number of tourists visiting Iceland (millions per year in 2017... for a country of roughly 330,000 inhabitants) they are even considering adding a tourist tax due to the amount of people flying into the remote country....

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March 2017 Net Worth Update: $464,400 (+2.1%)

This is a very special and sentimental 'net worth update' for me because it's going to be my last update, on Young and Thrifty. It is also a special update because we are expecting a baby in the summer! It was a pleasure creating this website way back in 2009 and...

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Cost of Baby’s First Year

There are big changes in my household to take place in 2017! We are expecting! Since we are expecting our first baby, it is a prudent idea to think about the costs of the baby’s first year and then budgeting for this. There are already so many decisions to make, and...

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How To Port A Mortgage

Can I take my mortgage with me if I have an excellent fixed interest rate that I want to hand on to?  Or is it possible to use the sweet variable interest rate I negotiated as a bargaining chip when I’m selling my house – can I pass that on to the new buyer?  These...

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