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5 Meals You Can Make for under $5

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Cooking at home isn’t just better for your health – it’s also great for your wallet. But instead of resorting to the same recipes over and over again, make things interesting by trying out these 5 recipes at $5 or less.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know Were Tax Deductions

tax.jpgTax season is finally here! While some people scramble at the last minute to meet the April 17th deadline, it’s important to organize all necessary documents and file your taxes in advance, avoiding the chance of forgetting to include tax deductions that would have lowered your bill or increased your refund. Here are some surprising tax deductions you won’t want to overlook.

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4 Simple Ways to Save Money with Social Media

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How much time do you spend scrolling through Facebook each day? What about Instagram and Twitter? If you’re like most people, you spend an average of nine hours per day on social media. But have you ever thought about what those 9 hours can do for your wallet? If you find yourself browsing through your social apps, consider these four easy ways to save money with social media on your side

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Couponing 101: Where to begin

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Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t require an immense amount of skill to become a professional couponer. With a little patience and a touch of savviness, you’ll be clipping coupons and saving money before you know it. To get started on your successful journey of couponing, check out these beginner’s tips.

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De-cluttering: 4 Tips that will change your life

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Before you know it, the past several years of holiday shopping, birthdays, and other life events have accumulated in your closets, garage, and attic. Taming your clutter isn’t always easy – and it seems unbearable to dedicate a full day to finding a clutter resolution. Here are 4 life changing tips to help keep your home clutter-free, so you can dedicate your time to more important things.

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7 Ways to Stop Losing Sleep over Money

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How are you sleeping these days? If you’re like the majority of Americans, the answer is, “not so well.” And there’s a good chance money is to blame. Financial stress is a serious challenge for many of us, distracting people from more important things in life – like work, relationships, and sleep. Here are 7 easy ways to give your stress-filled mind a rest once your head hits the pillow.

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5 cheaper alternatives to cable or satellite TV

cable.jpgIt’s now 2018 and we are still paying way too much for cable television. Recent studies have shown that the average American pays $103.10/month for TV service, which equates to $1,237.20/year. (And that’s only the average, some people pay more!) With these prices projected to rise, there’s only one way to save yourself from an empty wallet – ditch cable TV all together. But how can this be done without missing out on your favorite shows? Check out these 5 inexpensive alternatives to cable or satellite TV!


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Inexpensive Winter Fun in Northern New York

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Chances are – unless you live in Hawaii or Florida – you’re not getting out as much as you should this time of year. But you don’t need to find a beach to beat the winter blues. Here are 5 winter activities to enjoy in our region, without emptying your wallet!

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Looking for a foolproof budget? Try the 50/20/30 rule.

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If you’re new to budgeting or just trying to figure out how to manage your money more effectively, try the 50-20-30 method. Here’s how to start:

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What’s your Money Resolution for 2018?

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My resolutions for 2018 are fairly simple: cut carbs out of my diet, spend more time with friends and family, and build more savings. While the latter is one of the more common New Year’s resolutions to have, it isn’t easily achieved. Too often, people set money goals with dollar amounts that are a bit too ambitious, or they set themselves up with spending plans which end up being too strict and doomed to fail. Here are some achievable money resolutions for 2018! Continue reading