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Get the Party Started: Save on Kids’ Birthday Parties

If you have children, it seems to happen nearly every year as your child’s birthday approaches — the requests for an amazing birthday party. Birthday parties are expensive, and if you have a tight household budget, birthday parties may seem impossible to pull off.  When you consider venue, food, goody bags, cake, and presents, it’s […]

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Stop Paying ATM Fees

It happens to all of us. You stop at the sandwich shop for a quick bite and learn it’s cash only. Or you’re on vacation and you realize you’ll need some actual dollar bills to get that ice cream sandwich that your child is clamoring for from the beach vendor. So, you rush to the […]

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Save Money on Childcare with a Babysitting Co-Op

We all love our kids, but let’s face it, parents need time away from their kids to run errands, manage appointments, pursue hobbies or have an occasional date-night. So, time away is a good thing for parents, but what about the high cost of reliable and safe childcare? Babysitters aren’t easily affordable in every family […]

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Can You Save Time and Money Using Grocery Delivery Services?

If the aisles of your grocery store seem just a little bit less crowded these days, here’s why: More and more people are ordering their groceries online using Grocery Delivery Services. By 2022, the Food Marketing Institute says that consumers could be spending $100 billion a year on grocery delivery services. In fact, in the […]

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Tips to Save on Back To School Essentials

Parents with kids in grade school through high school will shell out an average of $684 to prepare for the 2018-19 back to school — the third highest total since the National Retail Federation has been tracking the amount in its annual back-to-school survey. Shoppers, according to the survey, plan to spend the most on […]

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Credit Cards and College Students

It’s seen as normal to carry debt in society today — everyone has debt, especially credit card debt. But what about credit cards and college students? Are young adults ready to handle the burden of credit card debt? A recent study reports that one in four college students leaves with more than $5,000 in debt,  and one […]

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Simple Tips for Dealing with Debt Collection

Hearing from debt collectors and dealing with debt collection can be an extremely stressful experience. Debt collection agencies use a variety of strategies to collect what they believe is owed to them. We understand that the tactics they use can be confusing and many are designed to confuse you into doing things you’re not actually […]

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Looking for a Bargain? 5 Things You Can Do at the Library for Free

Nearly half of U.S. adults, age 16 and older, visited a library or bookmobile in the past year, according to a study from the Pew Research Center. And while about 64 percent of them went there to check out a book or two, many visited for other reasons. Indeed, these days, you’ll find more in […]

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5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Saving Money

Saving money can feel difficult and sometimes even impossible. Many of us have admirable goals of getting out of debt and building our savings accounts, yet we struggle to make substantial progress.  If you are determined to change your financial habits and save money every month, we’ve gathered a few tips to trick yourself into […]

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Money Saving Tips to Protect Your Clothing

The average American spends about $150 a month — a total of $1,800 a year — on apparel, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It might seem like a lot of money, but once you factor in that suit for an all-important job interview, the new wardrobe your fast-growing toddler requires every few […]

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