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How to Save Money 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...


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Minimize Holiday Stress to Spend Less

At first glance, it may be hard to see the relationship between holiday stress and your spending. But the connection is definitely there. The pressure to do it all and do it well during the holidays c...


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6 Holiday Gifts that Don’t Cost Money

Maybe you’re dealing with an extremely tight budget. Or maybe you’d like to minimize the consumerism the holidays bring. Whatever your reasons, there are times when you need or want to give a gift...


a coffee maker is one of the small appliances that can help you save money

7 Small Appliances to Help You Save Money

Saving money on your household budget often starts in the kitchen. Any time you can prepare your own food and drinks, you’ll see savings. But with a busy schedule, the time, effort and creativity ne...


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Use the Holidays to Teach Kids About Money

With holiday ads already flooding the airwaves the seasonal madness has arrived. Whether you’re a can’t-get-enough-of-Christmas person or a dedicated Festivus fan, you might be surprised to learn ...


group of young adults celebrating Friendsgiving on a budget

How to Celebrate Friendsgiving on a Budget

The popularity of ‘Friendsgiving,’ a more relaxed alternative to a traditional Thanksgiving feast, shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, many Millennials say they prefer celebrating Friendsgivi...


financial FOMO can cause you to overspend

5 Easy Ways to Avoid Financial FOMO

“FOMO,” which is shorthand for Fear of Missing Out, can affect people of all ages. It happens when you try to keep up with what others are buying, where they’re traveling or what they’re doing...


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