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4 Thoughtful and Inexpensive Graduation Gift Ideas

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There’s no reason to empty your wallet for a graduation gift. Check out these 4 practical gift ideas that every graduate will appreciate.

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4 Cheap and Easy Recipes Under $1 Per Serving

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Save time and money with these 4 cheap and easy recipes under $1 per serving, courtesy of The Simple Dollar!

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3 Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Car

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Spring is just around the corner – and so is car shopping season! Buying a new vehicle is a big financial commitment, and one that cannot be 100% successful without carefully considering these three things…

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Planning a Budget-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day

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This year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday – which makes it even more exciting! Here are some tips to help you plan an inexpensive and fun St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

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7 Cheap and Creative Valentine’s Ideas

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While love doesn’t cost a thing, dating certainly does. But Valentine’s Day doesn’t necessarily have to mean expensive jewelry and gourmet chocolates – here are 7 ways to swoon your loved one with inexpensive gifts and gestures.

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6 Money Mistakes You Don’t Realize You’re Making

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There are two kinds of money mistakes: those we all know we make, and those we aren’t even aware of. Here are 6 common money mistakes most people don’t realize they’re making, and how to avoid them.

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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 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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30 Fun & Inexpensive Stocking Stuffer Ideas

stockings1.jpgAs a precursor to bigger gifts, stocking stuffers should always be the least expensive items on your gift-giving list…but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring! Here are 30 cheap and creative stocking stuffer ideas for Christmas 2017.

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Make These Homemade Holiday Treats for Less Than $5

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5 Delicious Ways to Use Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Don’t plan on throwing away any of your leftovers this year. Give your wallet a break for a couple days and enjoy these 5 simple recipes, all made with ingredients you can find in your refrigerator after Thanksgiving! Continue reading


5 Ways to Enjoy Ramen on International Noodle Day

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Today, October 6th, is International Noodle Day. What better way to celebrate than to make a dish with the notoriously cheap brand of pasta, Ramen Noodles. Here are 5 low-cost ways to enjoy this already inexpensive food. Continue reading


Visiting Lake George? Here are 5 Inexpensive things you MUST do

lake georg.jpgSeaComm has given all of its employees the day off on Saturday August 5th, and sending them to Great Escape theme park in Lake George, NY, with free park tickets and a complimentary lunch! But what is there to do when you’re not at the theme park? Continue reading to explore 5 inexpensive options I’ve found, right in Lake George. Continue reading


5 Frugal Things I’ve done lately

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Living frugally (or attempting to) isn’t as difficult as you may think. I’m always researching new and interesting ways that will allow me to save a few dollars here and there. Continue reading to see what I’ve done this last week to save some money!

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5 DIY Money Saving Hacks

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Remember the days when wearing thrift clothing was so not cool? Well, it seems as if those days are behind us. The rise of millennials has introduced a culture with an admiration for DIY (Do-It-Yourself) hacks. This DIY mentality has allowed people to save money on a number of things, specifically household items. Continue reading to find out some quick DIY projects, so you can share in the wealth, too! Continue reading


The Top 7 Habits of Frugal People

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Too many people have the misconception that frugal people are “cheap,” or don’t have a lot of money- of course, both of these assumptions can be true, but a frugal person can often be very wealthy! In my opinion, a frugal person isn’t afraid to spend money, rather, they have a lot of respect for it.

Would you identify yourself as a frugal person? Continue reading to understand the importance of frugality in life, and to find out the top 7 habits of frugal people! Continue reading


How to exercise for less – 7 cheap ways to get fit this summer

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Summer has finally arrived, but has your summer body? Certainly not mine – Due in part to the fact that I have neglected to go to the gym lately. To be honest, I’m not sure that it’s worth the 30 minute round-trip and the $50+ fee per month. So in an effort to save some time and money, I’ve been on the search for some budget friendly alternatives.

If the only thing keeping you from starting a fitness regimen is the cost of a gym membership, here’s the good news, you don’t need to join a gym to take physical activity seriously. There are plenty of low-cost alternatives that can help you to get in-shape without emptying your wallet. Read on to see what I’ve come up with! Continue reading


5 Ways ‘Going Green’ Can Save You Money

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In terms of sustainability, there is a direct correlation between “going green” and inexpensive living. I’m not telling you to mount a solar panel on your roof or to invest in wind farming, but there are minimal changes that we all can make in our daily lives that not only give our wallets a break, but also help out the environment. Thanks to U.S.News and Entrepreneur, I have found 5 easy ways to save money by going green. Here they are: Continue reading


Last minute Father’s day activities for under $25

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Showing your dad, father figure, or husband that you love him doesn’t necessarily mean sending him on an all-expense paid vacation or buying him the newest apple product. Father’s day should be all about connecting with him and showing your appreciation through action, and there’s no better way to do so than by spending some good quality time together. I’ve comprised a list of some fun things you can do regardless of what you’re budget is. All of these activities are either free or cost very little. Happy Father’s day! Continue reading


Cheap baking: 4 Ingredient Flour-less Peanut Butter Cookies

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A couple weeks ago I had a birthday party to go to. And not only did I forget about it, but I also forgot to get a gift! It was down to the wire, with only an hour to go before the party. I knew I had to come up with something other than the generic birthday card and lottery tickets- and then it dawned on me. The birthday girl loves ‘sweets’… and she would certainly love my (cheap) 4 ingredient peanut butter cookies!

Listen, I know it sounds “basic” to give cookies as a gift, but they’re delicious, they only take 15 minutes to bake, and more importantly- the ingredients are incredibly cheap, everyday household items.  I guarantee that if you don’t have all 4 of these ingredients in your kitchen, you will at least have 2 (or 3?)

Read on to unveil my deliciously foolproof 4 ingredient flour-less peanut butter cookie recipe. (Don’t worry…that’s not the official name) Continue reading