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Back-to-School Shopping: 5 Easy Ways to Save Money

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This is an expensive time of year for most parents. With back-to-school season just around the corner, you might be thinking about emptying your wallet on school supplies and new clothing. Through our research, we have found some simple tips that will help you navigate the back-to-school season, without having to empty your wallet!

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5 Tips to Help You Stop Overspending

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Overspending is a common problem with many Americans. While it might seem difficult to overcome, we’ve found five simple ways for you to beat this expensive habit. Continue reading to learn how!

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5 Healthy, Budget Friendly Recipes for Summer

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The perfect summertime meal incorporates fresh vegetables, light add-ons, and your favorite meat or pasta to bring it all together. But how can you incorporate all of these things without emptying your wallet? Continue reading to find 5 healthy and budget friendly recipes that will satisfy your summertime cravings.

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Managing Your Money 101

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The ways you choose to manage your money can have a profound impact on your life. Learning to be financially savvy can take a while, but the basics are quite simple and never change. Here’s how to get started.

 

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How to Enjoy an Inexpensive Easter Celebration

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This weekend, families across the country will be emptying their wallets in search of candy, baskets, and eggs in celebration of Easter. But did you know there are alternative ways to enjoy this holiday without blowing your budget? Here are 5 tips to help you and your family enjoy an affordable Easter celebration.

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Helpful Tips to Plan a Cheap Summer Vacation

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There’s no need to surrender to high prices during your summer vacation. You should be able to spend time with your friends and family without having to worry about money – and that’s why we’ve come up with this list of tips to ensure that you stay within budget while living the good-life. Continue reading – your wallet will thank you!

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6 Surprisingly Effective Ways to Save Money

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When was the last time you took a close look at where your money is going? If it’s been a minute, now is a good time to figure out what you’re overlooking. Here are 6 surprisingly effective ways to help you spend less, and save more!

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Today is a New Day. Take these 3 Simple Steps to Improve Your Finances

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Just because you woke up this morning with financial woes, doesn’t mean you have to go to bed feeling the same! Take these 3 simple steps to improve your finances, fast and for good.

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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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Money Saving Tips for the Traveler on a Budget

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Before you know it, the snow will be gone and spring will be here. You know what that means, right? Road-Trip season! Contrary to popular belief, you can be well-traveled without mounds of credit card debt. It’s entirely possible to enjoy a getaway without emptying your wallet, and for every frugal traveler – road trips are the way to go. It’s nice to experience some place new, without having to front the cost of a flight. Check out these 5 tips to help you save money while you’re out on the road.

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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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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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How to Keep a Simple Spending Journal

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Have you ever thought about keeping a spending journal? I’ll admit, when I first heard of this method of budgeting, I was apprehensive – I couldn’t imagine investing a large portion of my time to track every dollar spent. But in reality, the introduction of this journal has allowed me to reevaluate my spending habits, saving money and avoiding unnecessary purchases. Here are some tips to maintain a successful spending journal.

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7 Free or Inexpensive Holiday Activities

happyholidays.jpgOnce you’ve spent a chunk of your money on holiday shopping, there’s probably not much more to spend on entertainment for you and your family during the week of Christmas. I’ve done some research and found 7 fun activities to be enjoyed this holiday season, without stretching your budget – here they are!

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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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5 Frugal Things I’ve Done Lately

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Here are five frugal things I’ve done lately, with hopes of inspiring you to do the same!

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My First Experience with Airbnb

airbnb11.jpgAs I mentioned in the beginning of August, I was planning a trip throughout New England, while staying at Airbnb’s along the way. As an advocate for saving money whenever I can, I knew this was a great travel option for my wallet. Continue reading to hear about my first Airbnb experience, if I would recommend Airbnb, and the total amount I ended up spending on accommodations! Continue reading


Tips to Save Money on Back to School Supplies

back to school.jpgIt’s that time of year already – kids are going back to school, and parents are preparing to spend more than they bargained for on school supplies. Whether its new clothes, books, utensils, or art supplies – there’s always a way to save money. Through my research, I have come up with 5 tips to help you become a pro back to school shopper this year! 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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