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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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Inexpensive Fall Fun in the North Country

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Autumn has arrived, and it’s brought cooler temperatures and falling leaves along with it. It’s the perfect time to be outside – which means there are a lot of free or inexpensive activities everywhere you look! Continue reading to discover five ways to occupy yourself this season.

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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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3 Tips to Help You Find a Reliable Used Vehicle

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Do you need a new car but have a specific budget? Buying a used car can be the best way to stretch your dollar. When you consider that after one year, a new car on average depreciates 27 percent from its sticker price; after three years, it’s worth about half. But there are certain methods one should practice when searching for the ideal used vehicle. Continue reading to learn 3 important tips to follow during your search.

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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 Great Jobs for People Who Love to Travel

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The best remedy for a person who loves to travel but doesn’t have the money to do so…is to get a job that requires it! Here are 7 great jobs for people who love to travel.

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4 Booking Hacks to Get the Best Hotel Price

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Hotels are the traditional travel accommodation, and while they are usually comfortable and serve as a nice home away from home – they aren’t always cheap. Luckily, there are a few simple ways to score great deals on hotels for your next getaway…

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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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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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4 Money Saving Tips for your Home While on Your Vacation

flight.jpgNow is the time when numerous people flock to warmer weather to avoid the inevitable North Country winter season. But did you know that there are certain measures you should take to ensure that your home is energy efficient while you’re gone? Here are 4 tips to save energy (and money) before you leave, so that you can enjoy your travels without financial woes or worry. Continue reading


7 Free Hobbies – Spend Time Not Money

traveling.jpgWhat do you enjoy doing in your spare time? In this day and age, it’s hard to come across a hobby that won’t empty our wallets. But having fun, creativity and wellness in your life shouldn’t cost you a dime. Here is a list of 7 free hobbies to enrich your life, and your wallet. Continue reading


The Pros and Cons of Using Groupon

1groupon.jpgThere is no doubt that many people have saved an impressive chunk of money while using the Groupon app – but to this day, there are still a number of people who remain skeptical of this innovative platform of purchasing power.

What kind of deals are offered? Is there a catch? Does it really save you money? Continue reading to unveil both the pros and cons of using Groupon! Continue reading


The best financial tips for college freshman:

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Being a college student seems to be synonymous with being broke — but it doesn’t have to be that way! Read on to learn some great money-saving techniques for recent graduates.

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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


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 Much Is Your Daily Commute Costing You?

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Your daily commute might be costing you a lot more than you think. With so many factors to consider (wear & tear on the vehicle, fluctuating gas prices etc.,) it’s almost more appealing to walk! Of course, as someone who resides in rural Northern New York, I couldn’t imagine trekking to and from all of my routine destinations by foot.

I recently came across a commute cost calculator courtesy of Commute Solutions, which calculates your monthly and yearly cost of commuting to and from work. Continue reading to calculate your own cost of commuting, and to find out what I’m paying! 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