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5 Ways to Save on Childcare Costs

Any working parent will tell you that childcare is expensive. But even they might not realize the true cost. A recent study by Child Care Aware revealed that in 31 states, the annual cost of childcare...


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5 Little-known Facts About Credit Cards

Living a cash-only lifestyle is one of the best ways to avoid overspending and staying out of debt. But to do things such as purchasing airline tickets or renting a car, having at least one credit car...


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Stock Your Pantry to Save Money on Food

March is National Nutrition Month, which makes it the perfect time to talk about eating well on a budget. There’s a persistent myth that healthful eating is too expensive or time-consuming. Many ass...


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5 Smart Things to do with Your Tax Refund

It’s always tempting to see a tax refund as a windfall to be used for something fun and frivolous, like a shopping spree or throwing a big party. But remember, the government isn’t giving you an...


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How to Shop Smart at Warehouse Clubs

Shopping at warehouse clubs such as Costco, Sam’s Club and BJ’s can be a great way to save money. Maintaining a well-stocked pantry and keeping household basics on hand can help reduce those in-be...


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Emergency Savings and Peace of Mind

Next week is America Saves Week, sponsored by our friends at America Saves. Their goal is to get people to take the Savings Pledge and start saving a little bit at a time with their eye on a bigger go...


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Valentine’s Day DIYs from the Heart

Valentine's Day is just a few days away, but it's not too late to get started on some heartfelt DIY projects for the ones you love. There's no need to overspend for flowers, chocolate, jewelry or othe...


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Easy Tips for Getting Organized on a Budget

If you find yourself spending too much time looking for car keys, the right sweater, your cell phone or other necessities, it’s time to get organized. A disorganized home doesn’t just cost you tim...


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Get a Side Job to Make Extra Money

Finding extra money in your budget to pay down debt, contribute to emergency savings account take a vacation can be difficult. But if you think a surprise inheritance from a long-lost wealthy relative...


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