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5 Super-Fun and Frugal Staycation Ideas

As we head into what’s shaping up to be a post-pandemic summer, you’re probably ready to take a break from the daily grind. But you might not be ready — or have the funds — to travel for a full vacation. The good news is, staying close to home doesn’t have to mean sticking to […]

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7 Tips for a Profitable Garage Sale

There are now more ways than ever to get cash for your unwanted stuff. You can take things to consignment stores, sell on eBay or Craigslist or use any number of direct selling apps on your phone. But when you want to sell a lot of diverse items quickly, you still can’t beat a good […]

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5 Smart Ways to Increase Your Earning Power

Whether you’re getting ready to ask for a raise or embarking on a job search, you want to make sure you’re getting paid what you’re worth. While a number of factors go into determining your earning power, there are several things you can do to boost it. Let’s take a look at these easy ways […]

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5 Ways to Save on Halloween Costumes

With Halloween just weeks away, it’s time to get serious about this year’s costumes. Whether you’re the one getting dressed up or you have to outfit your kids, buying costumes can be really expensive — nearly $40 per costume on average. That’s a good chunk of change, especially since most costumes will only be worn […]

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Tips to Manage Your Digital Wants and Needs

Technology has changed the way we listen to music, watch movies and TV, go shopping and keep ourselves informed, occupied and entertained from the moment we wake up in the morning until we go to sleep at night. With that shift in lifestyle, you’ve probably also noticed some changes in your spending habits. It’s all […]

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Be Prepared for Unexpected School Expenses

You’ve bought the new backpack, lunch box and school supplies. Your kids have new shoes, and a few new outfits or uniforms. School is back in session and your bank account can take a breather, right? Well, not exactly. While back-to-school shopping is a big expense that takes a bite out of the family budget, […]

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5 Ways to Save Money on Prescriptions

From commercials for the latest miracle drugs to politicians promising to lower prescription drug prices, there’s no escaping the fact that prescription drugs are big business. And sooner or later, we all need to pay for prescriptions. Whether it’s a one-off antibiotic or medications to treat a chronic condition, paying for prescriptions often stretches consumers’ […]

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Beyond Emergency Savings — Start Saving for These Priorities

By now, you’ve probably heard how 40% of Americans can’t afford to pay cash for a $400 emergency. That’s why having a fully-funded emergency savings account is so important. Opinions vary on what exactly fully-funded means, but most experts agree that saving 3-6 months of living expenses in an accessible savings account should be the […]

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5 Ways to Save Money on a New Hobby

Studies show that participating in hobbies can significantly reduce stress and boost self-esteem. Even spending just a few hours a week doing something you enjoy outside of work, school and family obligations can help you de-stress. However, most hobbies create an added expense that many people on a budget feel like they can’t afford. Fortunately, […]

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Save Money with a No-Spend Weekend

It’s easy to go off the rails and off your budget on the weekends. From impromptu socializing to late-night online shopping, it seems there are reasons to spend money that don’t come up during the week. When you need to rein in your spending and get your budget back on track, a no-spend weekend is […]

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