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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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How to Save Money on Life Insurance

Written by Nickel - 17 Comments

Life insurance is an incredibly important financial product. Unfortunately, it’s also relatively costly. With that in mind, I thought I’d put together some tips for saving money when you’re in the market for a life insurance policy. Get healthy Any insurer worth their salt will require a physical as part of the underwriting process. The […]

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Published on January 17th, 2017 - 17 Comments
Filed under: Frugality,Insurance
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How to Improve Your Gas Mileage (and How Not To)

Written by Nickel - 21 Comments

With gas prices on the rise, I thought I’d highlight an article I found on Consumer Reports about ways to save on gas… and ways not to. Given the results of my latest experiment on improving gas mileage, I can vouch for pretty much all of these. 1. Drive at a moderate speed. Keeping a […]

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Published on December 30th, 2016
Modified on December 31st, 2016 - 21 Comments
Filed under: Automotive,Energy,Frugality
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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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How Much Is Your Busy Lifestyle Costing You?

Written by Suba Iyer - 7 Comments

I have not met anyone who is not busy anymore, including kids and retired folks. The always-on-the-run lifestyle has provided increased incomes and career growth for a lot of people. For many of us, though, it has also cost a lot of money. When I was super busy, I didn’t have the time or the energy […]

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Published on November 10th, 2016 - 7 Comments
Filed under: Frugality
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5 Ways to Save Big On Things You’re Already Buying

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5 Ways to Save Big on Things You Already Planned to Buy I’ve never been the type of person to clip coupons at the grocery store. If you are like me, you may have found that proactively browsing for 10 cent deals is not a cost-effective use of time. However, I still love a good […]

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Published on October 26th, 2016
Modified on November 11th, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Consumer,Frugality
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The hidden costs of bad credit

Written by Richard Barrington - 2 Comments

The worst thing about bad credit isn’t being turned down for a loan or a new credit card. After all, there are worse things than not being able to borrow. The bigger problem with bad credit is that it can cost you money in a number of ways, and that added cost makes it easy […]

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Published on September 22nd, 2015
Modified on September 25th, 2015 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards,Debt Reduction,Frugality,Insurance,Self Employment
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“Frugal” is not a dirty word

Written by Richard Barrington - 9 Comments

My wife and I were talking recently about a June 5, 2015, New York Times article that described the lifestyle of “Millionaires Who Are Frugal When They Don’t Have to Be.” It got me thinking about the word “frugal.” It will probably never be a sexy concept, but neither does it have to seem like […]

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Published on June 30th, 2015
Modified on June 15th, 2015 - 9 Comments
Filed under: Frugality,House & Home,Planning,Real Estate,Retirement,Travel
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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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