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Try These 7 Money-saving Camping Tips

Whether with a group of friends or as a family activity, camping can be a fun and frugal way to enjoy the great outdoors. But it can also be surprisingly expensive if you don’t shop smart and plan ahead. These 7 tips will help campers at all experience levels save money on camping.    Avoid Popular Holidays Everyone loves a long weekend campi...


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How to Make Appliances Last Longer

Chances are, you don’t give much thought to your appliances.  You just expect them to be there, working hard, whenever you need them. That is, until something goes wrong and they have to be repaired or replaced. When that happens, it’s likely all you can think about. Fortunately, most appliances are quite reliable when properly used and cared ...


5 Ways to Save Money as a Bridesmaid

Being a bridesmaid is an honor that comes with responsibilities beyond supporting the bride in the months leading up to her big day. More often than not, it can end up costing members of the bridal party hundreds—or even thousands— of dollars if it’s a destination wedding. And if you’re asked to be in multiple weddings in a season, those co...


5 Ways to Save Money with Subscription Boxes

The popularity of subscription boxes has exploded the past few years. Currently, there are more than 2,000 subscription boxes available offering everything from healthy snacks to sci-fi collectibles (and nearly anything else you can think of). Price points vary widely, too. You can find boxes that cost less than $10 a month to those upwards of $100...


Tips to Manage the Costs of Growing Kids

From the time they’re in diapers until they leave for college, managing the costs of growing kids can be challenging for any family. But with some planning, discipline and creativity, you can save money on many of the most expensive aspects of child rearing. Let’s take a look at some of them.    Reduce Child Care Costs If you’re fortunate...


Here’s What to Include in an Entertainment Budget

If you’re hesitant to start a budget because you think it means you can’t have any fun, think again. A budget is simply a tool to help you decide how to spend and save your hard-earned money. And that includes budgeting for fun stuff, such as dining out, going to the movies and seeing live concerts and shows. Here are five things you should inc...