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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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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...


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How to Save on Pet Care Costs

Our pets can be a source of great love, joy and companionship. They can also be a source of great expense. The National Pet Products Association estimates that Americans will spend more than $55 billi...


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Say No to these Unnecessary Upgrades

We all love a shiny, new gadget and having the latest and greatest thing, but do we really need something new when our old ‘something’ is still working and doing what we need it to? (Hint: the ans...


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Are You Financially Fragile?

Are you familiar with the phrase ‘financially fragile?’ It’s a phrase economists use to describe people who would not be able to pull together $2,000 in cash within 30 days. A study conducted by...


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Easy Ways to Save Money on Clothing

Whether you’re shopping only for yourself or outfitting a whole family, shopping for clothing can take a big bite out of your budget. It doesn’t have to, though. With a few smart shopping tips and...


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