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Learn the Unbreakable Rules of Regifting

If your gift-buying budget is running short and the list of gifts you need is running long, it might be time to consider regifting. But we’ve all heard the horror stories about someone giving a gift...


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Opt Out of the Black Friday Madness

As the ‘official’ start of the holiday shopping season, Black Friday has almost become a holiday in and of itself. And with many stores opening as early as 4 pm on Thanksgiving, it’s making th...


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Winterize Your Home to Save on Heating Costs

With much of the country already experiencing lower than average temperatures and early snowfall, now is the time to make sure your home is ready for winter. Winterizing your home not only keeps you c...


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Cheap & Cheerful Holiday Party Ideas

If you think being on a budget means you can’t throw a great holiday party, think again. As long as you plan ahead and think outside the traditional party box, you can host a memorable holiday bash ...


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Top Tips for Thanksgiving on a Budget

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends to enjoy a wonderful meal and create lasting memories. Unfortunately, it can also be an opportunity to create lasting debt. The pressure to put...


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Save Money in Unexpected Ways

Are you in a savings rut? Or worse yet, have you just stopped trying to save money because you got tired of thinking about it? Even when you have a clear savings goal in mind, the process can become t...


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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 Money 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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