stretch your food budget with a garden

Stretch Your Food Budget by Planting a Garden

You probably already know that cooking your meals at home is one of the best ways to save money. But did you know you could save even more by growing some of your own produce? Planting and maintaining a garden is a great way to stretch your food budget. Plus, tending a garden is relaxing and you’ll love the feeling of accomplishment that comes fr...


The Best Things to Buy from Presidents Day Sales

Whether or not you get the day off, the Presidents Day weekend is always full of money-saving offers on a wide range of consumer goods. It’s a great time to shop and save money on both small and big-ticket items. But remember, nothing is a good deal unless it’s something you really need and were going to purchase anyway. With that in mind, let...


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6 Bills You Didn’t Know You Could Negotiate

We love a good side hustle for making some extra cash. But did you know there might be extra money to add back into your budget hiding in plain sight? It might not be common knowledge, but many routine bills are up for negotiation. In many cases, all it takes is a few minutes of research and a phone call to cut your monthly bills or achieve a lower...


an organized pantry helps minimize food waste

5 Ways to Minimize Food Waste and Save Money

If you feel like you end up throwing away more food than you eat, you’re not alone. Worldwide, more than one-third of all food produced ends up spoiled or thrown away. As Americans, we throw away as much as 40% of the food we buy. This ultimately ends up in landfills, producing methane emissions, which contribute to climate change — yikes! So n...


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6 Ways to Save Money on a Rental Car

Renting a car is a travel detail that often gets overlooked until the last minute, which can leave you paying far more than necessary. Fortunately, with just a little research and planning, you can save money on a rental car and get around town in style and comfort. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to save money on a rental car:    ...


tips for a profitable garage sale

7 Tips for a Profitable Garage Sale

There are now more ways than ever to get cash for your unwanted stuff. You can take things to consignment stores, sell on eBay or Craigslist or use any number of direct selling apps on your phone. But when you want to sell a lot of diverse items quickly, you still can’t beat a good old-fashioned garage or yard sale. And if you’re going to go th...


easy ways to save money on Halloween costumes

5 Ways to Save on Halloween Costumes

With Halloween just weeks away, it’s time to get serious about this year’s costumes. Whether you’re the one getting dressed up or you have to outfit your kids, buying costumes can be really expensive — nearly $40 per costume on average. That’s a good chunk of change, especially since most costumes will only be worn once. Fortunately, ther...


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Tips to Manage Your Digital Wants and Needs

Technology has changed the way we listen to music, watch movies and TV, go shopping and keep ourselves informed, occupied and entertained from the moment we wake up in the morning until we go to sleep at night. With that shift in lifestyle, you’ve probably also noticed some changes in your spending habits. It’s all too easy to spend much more t...