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The Lost Art of Making Do

These days, anything we need (or think we need), is only a few taps of an app away. It’s certainly convenient, but that convenience comes with a price in the form of overspending and impulse buying. It might be hard to remember, but in the days before online shopping and instant everything, we took more time pondering our purchases and often disc...


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How to Save on Spring Gardening

March is National Nutrition Month, which means it’s a perfect time to talk about saving money on healthy eating. One way to do that is by planting your own garden. The National Gardening Association says gardeners who grow their own vegetables can save hundreds on their annual food costs. Plus, there’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of gro...


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How to Save on Spring Cleaning

No matter the weather where you are, there’s one sign of spring that’s the same everywhere — spring cleaning. It’s an age-old ritual that serves as a marker of a fresh start. But it can also be costly – in terms of both money and time. Take a look at these ways you can save effort, time and money on your spring cleaning projects. Take In...


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5 Cheap & Easy Natural Beauty Tricks

Shiny hair, soft, smooth skin, a bright white smile, they’re all as close as your … kitchen? That’s right! Many of the things we use to create healthy meals can also be used to replace expensive — and often chemical-laden — beauty and personal care products. Here are just a few of the money-saving ways you can turn your kitchen staples in...


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5 Tips for Saving on Refurbished Electronics

If you’ve purchased a new computer, tablet, smart phone, TV, or any other electronics recently, there’s a good chance you had the chance to save money on a refurbished version. You’ve also probably wondered what, exactly, does “refurbished” mean? And whether it's worth the risk Surprisingly, refurbished doesn’t necessarily mean an it...


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Are You Up for a Savings Challenge?

How are you doing on that goal of spending less and saving more? It’s tricky, right? Goals are great, but without a plan to reach them, they can get lost in the daily shuffle. A savings challenge is a fun way to jumpstart working toward your goal while achieving tangible results. Here are several ideas for savings challenges. Give one of them a t...


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5 Cheap or Free Ways to Get Fit

If getting in shape or exercising more are among your personal goals for the New Year, good news! You don’t have to spend a lot on gear, equipment, gym memberships, or personal trainers to get started. Check out these cheap or free ways to get moving and shape up. Get Up & Walk It’s not trendy or groundbreaking, but it’s easy, effective...


How to Avoid Financial Disputes with Roommates

Living with roommates isn’t just for college students anymore. There are plenty of reasons to split the costs of housing and living expenses at any age. But anytime two or more people are involved in a financial transaction, problems and misunderstandings can arise. Here are some ways you can avoid getting into financial conflicts with roommates....


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6 Easy Ways to Save Money on Winter Clothes

With many parts of the country already digging out from their first snowfall, and a colder-than-average winter predicted for warm-weather states — it’s time to start bundling up. Shopping for winter clothing can take a big bite out of your budget, especially if the whole family needs new coats or boots at the same time. Here are six ways you ca...