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Save Money by Cleaning Green

With the availability of a different cleaning product for nearly every surface in the home, it’s no surprise Americans spend approximately $42 per month each on cleaning supplies. But it’s not jus...


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Is Financial Stress Affecting Your Health?

It’s no secret that excessive stress of any kind can take a toll on your health. But financial stress can be especially damaging as it can have a number of secondary effects across all facets of lif...


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How to Save When Dining Out

One of the most effective ways to save money and stick to your budget is cooking meals at home. But there will be times when you want to dine out to celebrate a special occasion, meet up with friends ...


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Have Fun with Cheap or Free Fall Activities

It seems like just yesterday kids were heading back to school and now it’s already time for fall break. If you’re looking for cheap – or free – ideas to keep kids occupied while they have a fe...


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Celebrate Halloween on a Budget

As the weather cools and giant bags of candy corn begin appearing in the stores, it can only mean one thing: Halloween is just around the corner. Once a holiday mostly focused on kids and candy, Hallo...


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7 Things That are Better to Buy Used

There was a time when buying items secondhand was strictly the domain of struggling college students or quirky, starving artists. But the Great Recession was also the great equalizer, and many people ...


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Uncovering the Hidden Costs of Weddings

No matter what size wedding you choose to have, there’s a good chance you’ll run over-budget to pull off your dream day. A 2013 survey conducted by theknot.com puts the average cost of a wedding i...


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Kids and Money — Start with the Basics

If there’s one constant in our rapidly changing world, it’s that every generation thinks the one coming up after it doesn’t understand the value of a dollar. And to a certain extent, that’s pr...


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How to Handle the Home Depot Data Breach

If news of the Home Depot data breach has you worried about the security of your personal and banking information, you're not alone. The nation's largest home improvement retailer estimates the accoun...


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Learn How to Haggle and Save Big

Whether referred to as haggling, bargaining or negotiating, there was a time when a buyer and a seller working out what both agreed was a fair price was commonplace in American commerce. But over time...