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Frugality Boot Camp: 5 Training Tips for Thrifty Living

As a child, we all have a tendency to imagine the fabulous life we will live as adults. You probably never thought you’d have to delve into the realm of living on a budget, but real life and adult responsibilities can work together to burst your bubble. Don’t fret if you have to make some [...]

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Looking For Cheap Plane Tickets?

Are you looking for cheap plane tickets? Recently, American Airlines and United Airlines joined Delta Airlines to offer a new option for budget travelers —  “basic economy” tickets. Just the name of those tickets, “basic economy,” may sound like music to the ears of budget travelers everywhere. United announced the fare category for travelers in [...]

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5 Money Mistakes You Might Be Making

Being an adult is hard work. Being an adult without making money mistakes is even harder work, especially if you are just starting out as a young adult working on your career and learning how to handle financial responsibilities,  We’ve all done it a few times — you are likely to make money mistakes at [...]

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Savings vs. Money Market Account – Which is Best?

Building a plan to save your hard-earned money is essential for good financial health. And, once you start saving that money — whether it’s $5 a week or $500 a month — that plan should include where exactly you’ll put all of that cash. For new savers, the options can be confusing, especially as you [...]

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Five Easy Ways to Save Money (Without Skipping Anything)

When people think about saving money, they usually think about cost-cutting measures that involve going without things they would have spent money on. Although this is one way to cut back on spending, it can also be an unpleasant process. If your need to save money is not too critical, there are several ways to [...]

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5 Ways Teens Can Earn Money This Summer

As we enter summer vacation season, a lot of high school students or their parents are looking for ways teens can earn money. They’ve got free time on their hands and are looking for cash. There’s good news on the youth employment front: It’s trending upward. Nearly 50 percent of teens and young adults, ages [...]

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How Much Should I Budget For Food?

Deciding how much money to budget for food is a personal decision, but there are some guidelines you can follow to help you in making a decision about your own budget. Before getting started, you may find it helpful to gather some historical information, including receipts or credit card statements showing food purchases over the [...]

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Could Relocation Boost Your Income?

Four things to consider before making a big move Finding a new job — or second or third gig — is one way to boost your income. Another option, for some, might just be finding a more affordable community to live in. There are countless articles online with lists of “where your salary will stretch [...]

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Should You Loan Money to a Family Member?

Should you loan money to a family member? Lending money to a member of your family is tricky at best, and a terrible idea at worst. At some point in your life, you are likely to find that someone you are close to falls upon hard times. It’s possible that they might ask for some [...]

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Dollar Dinners: Five Healthy Meals on a Budget

The grocery store bill can add up quickly, especially for families with growing and hungry children. Even when you take advantage of sales; cut coupons; buy frozen produce instead of fresh, and sort through the “manager’s special” shelves, it’s still easy to go over budget. And, for some, that means empty cupboards and hungry bellies [...]

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