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How to Save Money on Food

Written by Aliyyah Camp - Leave a Comment

Food is an unavoidable expense. We all have to eat and none of us really want to skimp on the food we buy. So, how do we realistically trim that area of our budget? Luckily, there are many ways to save money on food — whether that’s groceries, restaurant meals, or eating while traveling. It […]

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Published on January 24th, 2017
Modified on January 20th, 2017 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Consumer,Family & Life,Frugality,Moving,Planning,Travel
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Top 5 Financial Moves to Make This Year

Written by Aliyyah Camp - One Comment

With a new year comes the chance to have a fresh start. According to a Fidelity study, more than one-third of Americans set a financial resolution for 2017. Whether or not you set a financial resolution, though, improving your finances is likely still important to you. To help with this, we came up with a […]

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20 Money Saving Tips for the Holidays (#3 is our secret weapon)

Written by Suba Iyer - 5 Comments

All of us, I’m sure, are busy shopping and planning for gifts for all the people we care about. In the process, though, we need to take some precautions. We don’t want to end up in a situation where we are happy for a month, but are left paying December’s credit card bill throughout the […]

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Published on December 16th, 2016 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Consumer,Family & Life,Frugality,House & Home
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Can You Find a Hobby That Actually Saves You Money?

Written by Aliyyah Camp - 2 Comments

Expensive hobbies can really wreak havoc on your budget. Fortunately, there are frugal hobbies out there that are enjoyable and offer money-saving opportunities. Here’s a list of ten hobbies that save you money plus how you can save money on each one of them: Gardening Fruits and vegetables are great for your diet, but not […]

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Published on November 25th, 2016 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life,Frugality,Uncategorized
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Why borrowing for a wedding is a bad idea

Written by Richard Barrington - 7 Comments

I enjoy weddings. I’m just not sure how much I’d pay for one. That thought was prompted by reading recently that the typical wedding in the United States costs around $30,000 these days. Now, I’m a little skeptical about that number. After all, there is whole cross-section of businesses dedicated to promoting the idea of […]

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Published on May 24th, 2016
Modified on May 18th, 2016 - 7 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards,Family & Life,Mortgages,Planning
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8 questions to ask before lending money to friends

Written by Richard Barrington - 5 Comments

It’s one of the most awkward questions a friend can ask you: “Will you lend me some money?” Awkward for your friend to have to ask, and awkward for you to have to answer. Saying “no” could adversely affect your friendship. However, saying “yes” could also put a strain on your friendship, and your finances. […]

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Published on August 25th, 2015
Modified on August 18th, 2015 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Charity,Family & Life
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How to make money from home by starting a daycare

Written by Suba Iyer - One Comment

Quite a few parents choose to stay home because their entire salary would go to daycare if they went back to work full time after the birth of their child. If you are one of the stay-at-home parents who loves kids and wants to make money from home while taking care of your own kid, have […]

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Published on November 3rd, 2014
Modified on October 31st, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Family & Life,House & Home,Working
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When Taking Vows, Vow to Spend Less

Written by Jeffrey Steele - One Comment

Talk to anyone 19 to 90, and they’re likely to have very clear memories of their first experience going steady. Mine came at the decidedly ancient age of 17, and I can recall that star-crossed life chapter like it happened last week. My perky, mahogany-haired, 16-year-old inamorata and I didn’t have much in common other […]

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Published on October 22nd, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Family & Life,Frugality,House & Home
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Top 10 Money Mistakes New Parents Make

Written by Suba Iyer - 2 Comments

Having a child is an exciting and exhausting experience. The feeling of holding your newborn in your arms cannot be described in words. Along with this exhilarating feeling, though, comes sleep deprivation, hectic schedules and the determination to provide nothing but the best for your precious little one. Even with the best intentions, it is […]

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Published on October 20th, 2014
Modified on October 24th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life,Insurance,Planning,Retirement,Saving & Investing
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Planning a fun, frugal Halloween

Written by Suba Iyer - One Comment

Tis’ time for the spookiest holiday of the year and a record number of Americans are planning to participate in the scare festival. According to the National Retail Federation, more than two-thirds (67.4 percent) of celebrants will buy Halloween costumes for the holiday, the most in the survey’s 11-year history. The average person will spend $77.52 […]

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Published on October 6th, 2014
Modified on October 3rd, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Consumer,Family & Life,Frugality
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