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The Pros and Cons of Meal Kit Delivery

It seems impossible to watch TV without seeing an ad for an all-inclusive meal kit delivery service. You know the ones with names like Hello Fresh, Blue Apron and Plated. You’ve probably wondered if these services are a good deal or a wasteful extravagance. The truth is, whether a meal delivery service is a smart way to spend your food budget rea...


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5 Ways to Take Your Social Life Outside

We all need to take time to relax and enjoy life with family and friends. But maintaining an active social life can be expensive. And when you’re doing your best to live on a budget and save money, spending money on leisure activities often takes a back seat to covering basic living expenses and paying down debt. Fortunately, the beautiful spring...


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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...


Baby nursery decorated in a money-saving minimalist style

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...