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Your Budget-Friendly Thanksgiving Guide

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Thanksgiving is a time for reflecting on what you’re grateful for, spending time with family, and staying within budget while preparing the biggest meal of the year! Continue reading to learn 6 simple tips that will help you celebrate this holiday without emptying your wallet.

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4 Ways to Financially Prepare for a Growing Family

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Becoming a new parent is a wonderful experience, but it also comes with a ton of responsibility and some financial stress. Continue reading to learn 4 tips that will help you financially prepare for this milestone.

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The Four Best Things to Buy in November

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November brings Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. With these four days, comes amazing sales and deals for the frugal shopper! Continue reading to discover the four best things you can purchase this month, for a great price!

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5 Ways to Re-purpose Your Halloween Pumpkins

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We’ve researched and found 5 simple ways for you to repurpose your pumpkins, after Halloween! Continue reading and get creative…

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6 Tips for Inexpensive Halloween Fun

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Consumers spend an unbelievable amount of money on Halloween, which includes decorations, candy, costumes and other festivities. But having a shoestring budget shouldn’t take away all the fun. Continue reading to discover 6 simple tips that will allow you and your family to enjoy Halloween on a budget!

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Three Effective Tips to Help You Prepare for Retirement

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Whether you’re only in the beginning stages or you’ve already saved a large sum for retirement – keep going! If you’re not saving, it’s time to get started. Continue reading to learn three effective tips to help you prepare for retirement, and reach your savings goal!

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Four Things You Should Always Pay for with Your Credit Card

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There are a variety of benefits to owning a credit card, but what are the types of purchases you should be making? Continue reading to discover four things you should always pay for with credit…

 

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The Best Ways to Stretch Your Dollar…

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Living on a budget isn’t always easy – but it’s very doable! We’ve come up with a list of 7 simple ways to stretch your dollar, continue reading to get started.

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7 Tricks to Reduce Your Heating Costs

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Another winter in the North Country is upon us, and with that comes steep heating expenses. Continue reading to learn 7 tricks that will help you warm up your home on a budget, and reduce your heating costs this year!

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5 Simple Ways to Save on Food Purchases

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Have you noticed how much of your budget you spend on groceries and dining out? Food tends to be a significant expense for most families and households, but there are a variety of ways to make it more affordable. Continue reading to discover 5 simple ways you can save money on food purchases!

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4 Ways a Credit Union Membership Saves You Money

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Credit Unions are not-for-profit financial institutions, which means they aren’t focused on making money, rather, they strive to offer better products and services to their membership. Continue reading to learn 4 ways a credit union membership could help to save you money, and also earn more!

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Stressed About Money? Try These 4 Free and Simple Relaxation Tips

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Stress is a part of life. But stress, specifically financial worries, can result in various illnesses which can be damaging to your health and well-being. While you work to build or repair your finances, practice these 4 tips to help reduce the stress in your life.

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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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3 Steps to Help You Build an Emergency Savings

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If you struggle to finance your life after your bills have been paid, you’re in good company. Nearly 8 in 10 workers in the U.S say they live paycheck to paycheck. But with a cohesive financial plan and a little extra diligence, you can grow a substantial savings. Here are 3 simple steps to take that will help you to build an Emergency Savings account, for when you need it most.

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5 Ways Going Green Saves You Money

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Recycling and conserving are great ways to not only help keep the earth clean – but also to save money in the process. Continue reading to discover five simple ways you can help the environment and 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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5 North Country Hikes for the Frugal Traveler

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With a modest budget, hiking is a fun and relatively free summer activity. From mountains to riverside trails, the North Country is filled with a variety of hiking options for you and the entire family. Continue reading to discover the trails we’ve found!

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7 Cheap Ways to Stay Cool During a Heatwave

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Keeping cool when temperatures reach record highs isn’t just about comfort. If you don’t have a pool or a robust air conditioner, you might find it difficult to stay in the house during a heatwave. Continue reading for 7 inexpensive ways to help you beat this heat.

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How to Celebrate a Budget-Friendly Fourth of July

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The Fourth of July is a great time to spend with family and friends. But if you’re not careful – you could empty your wallet on things like food, decorations and entertainment. Continue reading for 5 cheap alternatives to help you enjoy this fun holiday.

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