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5 Cheap or Free Ways to Get Fit

If getting in shape or exercising more are among your personal goals for 2016, good news! You don’t have to spend a lot on gear, equipment, gym memberships, or personal trainers to get started. Chec...


Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

One of the most common goals for the New Year is to adopt healthier eating habits, which is great. What isn’t great is that transitioning to a healthier diet can be more expensive and strain your fo...


The Cure for your Holiday Debt Hangover

The celebrations have come and gone, the gifts have been opened, and now it’s time to think about how you’re going to pay off that holiday debt as quickly as possible. In a perfect world, you’d ...

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How to Deal with Boomerang Kids

Mounting student loan and credit card debt, combined with a less than optimum job market for young adults, has created an increase in adult children returning home to live with their parents. Often re...

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5 Things to Do if You Lose Your Job

Unexpected job loss is a huge blow. In addition to the immediate financial impact, it can also lead to feelings of depression and low self-esteem. But losing a job doesn’t mean losing everything. On...

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Tips to Save on Winter Clothes

With many parts of the country already digging out from their first snowfall, and a colder-than-average winter predicted for warm-weather states — it’s time to start bundling up. Shopping for wint...

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How to Save on Cell Phone Plans

For most of us, it’s nearly impossible to imagine life without a cell phone tucked in our pocket or purse at all times. But this new necessity can be a costly addition to anyone’s budget (more tha...

Surprising Ways to Save

Try These 5 Crazy Ways to Save

Sometimes, it pays to go a little crazy to save some money. If you have tried everything you can think of to save and still can’t make ends meet, or you’d just like to challenge yourself to save a...