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Learn these DIY Skills to Save Big

How are you doing on that New Year’s resolution to save more money? If your savings balance isn’t growing as quickly as you’d like, it’s time to buckle down and get serious. Not sure what more you can do to save? You will see your savings start to add up when you stop spending money to have others do things you can easily do yourself. If yo...


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How to Set Up a Nursery on a Budget

Welcoming a new baby into your home is one of the most exciting — and expensive — things you will ever do. You wouldn’t dream of skimping on your new baby’s needs, but the cost of furnishing and decorating a nursery can easily climb into the thousands of dollars if you get carried away. Luckily, it’s possible to put together a beautifully...


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Save Money on Caring for a New Pet

Having a new pet join the family is always exciting. If you recently had a new cat or dog come into your household, you’re probably figuring out they can be expensive additions to the budget. After all, as members of the family, you want to provide the best in care and comfort to your new friend. But you don’t have to bust your budget to keep y...


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Set Up a Home Gym on a Budget

If you’re among the millions of Americans who have resolved to get fit in the New Year, you might be thinking you need to join a gym to meet that goal. It’s a strategy that can work, but that monthly charge can put a strain on your budget. Plus, making the time to actually get to the gym can be challenging when life is already so busy. Fortunat...


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Guide to Creative Gift Giving

The countdown to the holidays is on, and with it the promise of food, family and celebration. Yet it’s also the time of year when spending hits a peak, creating stress for those who haven’t budgeted for the season. It’s hard to enjoy the holidays when financial worries are constantly nagging at you, but there are plenty of ways to celebrate o...


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How to Save Money During Cold and Flu Season

There are plenty of good reasons to love fall — cooler weather, fun outdoor activities and pumpkin spice everything — but there’s one thing fall brings that no one loves: cold and flu season. Coming down with a nasty bug is not anyone’s idea of a good time, and to make matters worse, being sick can be expensive, too. But it doesn’t have t...


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Get Moving — How to Save When Relocating

Whether you are moving across town or across the country, relocating can be an expensive undertaking. From moving your belongings, to traveling, to setting up your new home once you get there, there are plenty of opportunities to overspend along the way. These tips will help you save when relocating.         Do Your Research Spend some time r...