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Save Money on Caring for a New Pet

Having a new pet join the family is always exciting. If you recently had a new cat or dog come into your household, you’re probably figuring out they can be expensive additions to the budget. After ...


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Set Up a Home Gym on a Budget

If you’re among the millions of Americans who have resolved to get fit in the New Year, you might be thinking you need to join a gym to meet that goal. It’s a strategy that can work, but that mont...


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Throw a New Year’s Eve Party on a Budget

Ringing in the New Year surrounded by family and friends is always a fun way to wrap up the holiday season. But by the time December 31 rolls around, most people’s holiday budgets are all but maxed ...


How Much Rent Can You Afford?

While choosing to rent where you live isn’t as significant a financial decision as buying a home, it’s certainly one that impacts your finances and quality of life. Renting is a great option if yo...


How to Save on Last-Minute Holiday Travel

Whether you’re being pressured by family to make it home for the holidays or you’re just burned out and need a change of scene, it’s not too late to save on holiday travel. The key is to be flex...


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How to Save on Holiday Baking

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, the holiday season officially begins. If one of your seasonal traditions includes baking delicious homemade treats to share with friends and family, you know h...


Tips for Smart Charitable Giving

Whether you’re planning to donate to charity in your name or make charity donations for others in lieu of gifts, holiday giving is a wonderful way to get in the spirit and focus on the greater good....


Guide to Creative Gift Giving

The countdown to the holidays is on, and with it the promise of food, family and celebration. Yet it’s also the time of year when spending hits a peak, creating stress for those who haven’t budget...


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How to Get Out of a Timeshare

Timeshares can be a convenient, cost-effective vacation option. But as your life changes, you may find yourself making payments on a timeshare you never use and you’d probably rather be rid of it. G...


Financial Resources for Veterans

As Americans, we owe the nation’s military veterans our respect and gratitude. Yet, despite the sacrifices they have made to protect us, many veterans and their families find themselves struggling t...