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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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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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