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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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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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Quit These Bad Habits to Save Money

There are hundreds of things we do every day without really thinking about them. These unconscious habits create routine and add rhythm to our daily lives. Unfortunately, some of them might be costing us a lot of money, too. If you're just squeaking by between paychecks or stuck with a stagnant savings balance, take a look at your daily habits to s...