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Do These “Frugal” Habits Really Save Money?

Everyone loves to save money and get more bang for their buck. There are countless money-saving tips that can help you do just that. But there are some so-called frugal habits that seem to make sense until you dig a little deeper and realize they probably aren’t saving you money. And in some cases, they […]

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How to Adjust Your Budget for Rising Prices

If it seems like you’re spending more lately on food, clothing, gas, and other essentials, you’re not imagining it. The Consumer Price Index, which measures the average price of goods in the U.S., rose by 5.4% from June 2020 to June 2021 — the most rapid rise since 2008. That means just about everything you’re […]

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How to Find Free Summer Lunch Programs for Kids

Families who rely on free or reduced school lunch programs during the year often worry about what’s going to happen during the summer when school is out. Fortunately, there are several ways kids under 18 can enjoy free summer lunch programs, provided you know where to look. Let’s review the details. What are these programs […]

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6 Tips to Rent an Apartment with Bad Credit

Your credit score is about more than obtaining credit at reasonable rates. It can also affect your ability to do other things such as get a job and rent a place to live. Having bad credit makes it more challenging — but not impossible — to rent an apartment. Let’s review some tips on how […]

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Start Planning Your Post-Pandemic Finances

Although the pandemic isn’t over, the percentage of vaccinated adults is increasing by the day, which brings us closer to the end of it than we have been up to now. The thought of getting back to normal is exciting, but what will that do for your budget? Let’s take a look at preparing for […]

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Save Money with These Multitasking Products

If spending much more time at home over the past year has given you the urge to declutter your space in a big way, you’re not alone. The movement to streamline and simplify is more than trendy. It can actually make you feel happier in your home and help you save money. Let’s take a […]

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5 Smart Ways to Use the Latest Stimulus Payment

On Thursday, March 12, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan to help Americans manage the financial implications and many other aspects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A major part of this legislation calls for Americans to receive a third round of stimulus funds directly from the government. Individuals earning up to $75,000 […]

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Are You Making These Online Shopping Mistakes?

From groceries to gifts to household essentials, many of us have shopped online more in the past year than we ever have before. It’s safer, easier and more convenient than going into stores. Unfortunately, it can also be more expensive. And there are several common online shopping mistakes that cause people to spend more than […]

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The Most Important Financial Lessons of 2020

As we bid farewell to 2020 (not a moment too soon), one thing is sure: it was a year filled with learning experiences. And many of those lessons were financial in nature. Let’s take a look at the biggest financial lessons of 2020, and how we can use what we’ve learned in 2021 and beyond. […]

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Financial Considerations When Renting an Apartment

Choosing a new apartment is not as big as a commitment as buying a house, but it’s still an important financial decision that determines the place you will call “home.” Here are the financial considerations you’ll want to take into account when renting an apartment.                 Length of […]

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