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Argentina Top 3

Ever have a vacation that you felt you had to share? Well I thoroughly enjoyed our recent trip to Argentina, so I’ll share my Top 3 from my trip earlier this month:

  1. Summer skiing in Bariloche – July/August is the peak of winter there. I live in the flat lands of South Florida, so to escape from the heat to the mountains & do some skiing was very nice.
  2. Exploring the big city – we were definitely surprised by how nice the city of Buenos Aires was, like a fancier European version of New York. The city is also a melting pot with different cultures like Italian, so it felt like a second home.  We went to the theatre, did a tango lesson/show, explored the outdoor gardens, & even made our own empanadas.
  3. Enjoying time with the people, culture, & more –
    my favorite trips are ones where we can spend time with the locals, so having friends that grew up in the area definitely helped out. I’m grateful for the amazing service, steak, wine, & more. The US Dollar also stretches far there, so that was an added bonus for someone frugal like me 🙂

As they say in Argentina – Dale! (Let’s go 🙂

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Devices For Healthy Wallet

Devices & Services for a Healthy Wallet – Save Money and Stay Fit

Recently I got a new watch, new phone service, & replaced my phone screen. Luckily all three are actually saving me a lot & keeping me healthy. More on that:

  • Cell service – $15/mo Mint Mobile

    I was tired of being overcharged on cell service, especially living in a “dead zone” where all the providers are bad. So when my contract was up I saw Mint Mobile was offering a great plan for $15/mo. The service works off of T-Mobile’s network, & has been working great.

    Mint Mobile plans start at just $15/mo, and include high speed data, plus unlimited talk and text. Use my unique link and you’ll get $15 added to your Mint account, and I’ll get free Mint too. Win-win
  • Cell phone – $60 iPhone 11 DIY screen repair

    My last phone I decided to go without a case. When I slipped it cracked the screen, & I ended up having a local service repair the screen. When the screen started having problems just 13 days later, I hesitantly repaired it a second time with them.

    The phone worked for a while, but then got ocean water in it & had screen issues for a third time. I wasn’t about to overpay for another screen repair. I finally decided to try to replace the screen myself using a repair kit. It was really easy to do, & it is great having a working screen again.

    If you ever need to repair a phone screen like for iPhone 11, then just follow this link If your phone is a different brand/model, just change the search to look for a screen repair kit for that model phone, & you’ll see just how easy it is to do.
  • Watch – $15 Apple Watch

    I’ve always been hesitant to buy a watch, but luckily my health insurance plan has a program where I can earn a practically free Apple Watch by keeping up on activity. You can read more about the new Apple Watch I am enjoying at

How are you saving money on devices & services? Let us know @NextLevFi

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Work for happiness not Money

What would you do if money were no object?

Work for happiness not money