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4 Ideas for an Inexpensive Labor Day Weekend

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Summer is unfortunately coming to an end, so it’s no wonder that Labor Day weekend is such a popular time for friends and families to fit in one last adventure. But you shouldn’t have to empty your wallet to enjoy this weekend – continue reading for 4 fun ideas that will help you have a budget-friendly holiday!

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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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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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5 Inexpensive and Natural Ways to Repel Ticks

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When it comes to insect populations in your yard and around your home, ticks are one of the most dangerous. Fortunately, you don’t need to empty your wallet on expensive insecticides or an exterminator. Here are several inexpensive and natural ways to help repel ticks.

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5 Spring Car Care Tips

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Spring is the prime time for auto maintenance. With winter winding down and summer headed this way, prepare your car for warmer weather with these 5 simple car care tips…

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7 Summer Job Ideas for Students

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Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner. Whether you are a parent or a student, yourself – you know that the summer months are an opportune time for young people to gain experience through work (and of course, earn some extra money!) without interfering with studies. Here are 7 summer job ideas to help bring in some extra dough.

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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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4 Ways to Help You Stop Eating Out

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Eating out is convenient, easy, and can be great for your social life. It’s also expensive and most of the time- unhealthy. In the past year, I have eaten out more times than I could possibly count- and not only has my wallet taken a beating from it, but so has my gut.

In an effort to make a positive change in health and finance, I’ve researched a few things that we all can do to break the nasty habit of eating out. Continue reading


6 Budget Friendly Day Trips for North Country Residents

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Can you believe we are nearing the second half of summer, already? In an effort to maximize my time spent outdoors this season, I’ve tried to schedule as many trips as possible. Unfortunately, it’s financially unrealistic to board a flight for every mini vacation I would like to go on, so I’ve researched some fun day trips. Read on to learn about these 6 inexpensive attractions, right in our backyard! 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


How to Make the Most out of a Small Garden

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Now that it is ‘officially’ summer, it’s also gardening season. Growing your own food is a great way to save money, in more ways than one. Taking up this self-sufficient hobby can help you to slash that pricey grocery bill, and it can also lead to a drastic decrease in the amount of money you spend going out to eat. But there are a few speed bumps on the way to creating a garden that will thrive: What if you don’t have much of a backyard? What if you don’t have that much time on your hands? Don’t let these minor setbacks keep you from discovering your green thumb. Here are a few ways you can make the most of out of a small garden:  Continue reading


Camping on a Budget

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With camping season just beginning, I’ve been thinking about dusting off my tent and heading to the Adirondacks for a weekend camping trip. The only problem: spending a weekend in nature can really add up. It might sound like a cheap way to spend a weekend, but a simple trip to the woods can easily end up costing you hundreds of dollars. But camping doesn’t need to cost a fortune- I’ve done some research and found some great ways to enjoy the great outdoors on a budget, read on to find out what they are!  Continue reading


Summer Car Shopping: Are you getting the best deal?

car shopping.jpgIt’s that time of year already. People will be flocking to the dealer lots looking for that new car they’ve seen in the ads and commercials. But did you know that most people drive away from the dealership paying more than they should? That’s not right! I’ve researched the best ways to score a good deal, and to ensure that you’re not paying more than what you’ve budgeted for. Read on to learn how you can save a pretty penny on your next vehicle… Continue reading