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Are You Committing Coupon Fraud?

The popularity of the television show ‘Extreme Couponing’ has created an unprecedented level of interest in using coupons to save money. Those highlighted on the show use extreme measures to save ...


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Stop Paying These 5 Fees

Looking for a way to earn a few extra dollars to put toward paying down debt or fattening up your emergency savings account? It can be as easy as eliminating unnecessary fees from your financial life....


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Top 10 Credit Card Terms

Do you ever look at your credit card or bank statements and wonder what all the financial lingo means? It’s hard to manage your accounts if you don’t know what the words mean and how they will aff...


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Save Your Money – Plan A Spending Freeze

A spending freeze is just that —  not spending any disposable income for a day, a week, two weeks or longer. A spending freeze can help you learn how you’ve been spending (or wasting) money in th...


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Spring Cleaning for Your Finances

We’ve already talked about how certain spring cleaning tasks can help you save money. Now it’s time to give your finances the spring cleaning treatment, too. The change of seasons is always a good...


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Saving Money with Amazon Prime

Amazon’s Prime shopping service carries an annual fee I don’t mind paying, even after the recent increase. As of March 20, 2014, the price for Amazon Prime went up to $99.00 from $79.00. For me it...


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Don’t Just Accept Student Loan Debt

Acceptance into college means deciding how you will pay for it. For many students this means student loans. If you are considering loans to pay for college, you are certainly not alone. Currently, the...


5 Ways Spring Cleaning Helps You Save

With the last days of winter upon us (at least according to the calendar), it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning. The immediate benefits of cleaning and freshening your home after a long...


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