Category Archives: Budgeting

6 Reasons Why Buying Cheap Often Ends up Costing More

Have you ever gone to buy a new appliance or piece of furniture and immediately picked out the cheapest option? While sometimes buying the cheapest option can work out, many times it ends up costing more money. For instance, buying the cheapest … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save Money in Las Vegas!

Ah, Vegas! For many people, few other destinations offer so many opportunities for some good, old-fashioned adult fun. First-class accommodations, five-star restaurants, some of the world’s finest entertainment and the possibility of striking it rich… what more could you want? … Continue reading

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10 Ways Traveling Can Help Your Finances

While traveling can be fun, it also tends to be expensive. Whether you’re traveling for work, school, personal reasons, or vacation, you’re usually going to spend some money on your trip. However, you can learn some valuable financial lessons from … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save When You Barbeque

Hosting a barbecue can be a fun summer activity. Many people look forward to attending summer barbecues for the food, company, and atmosphere. However, sometimes hosting a barbecue can become expensive, especially when you’re shouldering most of the costs by … Continue reading

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What’s the Average Cost of Braces

For those still single, a 2013 survey of 5,500 unattached adults ages 21 and older found nearly 60 percent of men cared most about “good teeth in a potential date,” whereas 71 percent of women ranked “teeth” as essential to … Continue reading

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How Much Does the Average Wedding Cost? Over $30,000

If you search for “wedding television shows” on Wikipedia, there are 33 entries which range from “Bridezillas” to “Amazing Wedding Cakes,” along with several variations of “Say Yes to the Dress.” So, which came first? Were Americans so interested in … Continue reading

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30 Day Create a Money Saving Habit Challenge

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions and wanting to save more money, many people fail to take the first important step to making sure the resolution is accomplished. They don’t take the time to form a habit of saving … Continue reading

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How to Save $100 in One Month with Quarters

Many people are looking for ways to increase their savings or create an emergency fund as part of their New Year’s resolutions. The 52 week money saving challenge (along with all of its variations or even the 365 day penny … Continue reading

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Save Nearly $500 with the 30 Day Money Challenge

One of the main issues some people have with the 52 week money challenge is the length of time it takes to save the money. That challenge is a year long commitment, and there are some who would rather focus … Continue reading

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How to Create a Better 52 Week Money Saving Challenge

There are a lot of people who consider taking the 52 week money saving challenge as part of their desire to better their finances. It’s a great way to encourage yourself to save money, and it’s a worthwhile endeavor. There … Continue reading

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10 Great Alternatives to the Classic 52 Week Money Challenge

It’s that time of year when people are looking to better their finances as part of their New Year’s resolutions, and many decide one way to do this is through the 52 week money challenge. The challenge is a simple … Continue reading

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52 Week Money Challenge 2015 Edition

Click the above image to enlarge or print here (pdf)It’s that time of the year again when people will begin making their New Year’s resolutions, and look to save more money in 2015. For the last couple of years, the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Offers Surface Pro 3 to Students at a $150 Discount

As summer builds and many college students look toward a new semester, Microsoft has come to market with a decent new student and teacher discount on the the Surface Pro 3. The discount is $150 on all three models, making … Continue reading

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Google Mystery Barge One in Maine Gets Sold as Scrap Metal

In the last decade, the mighty Google has become more than the world’s favorite search giant. The company is also famously innovative and well-known for its original marketing ploys, its flamboyant work-place environments, and its sheer willingness to go the … Continue reading

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Congress Finally Compromises to Ease Veteran Healthcare Wait Times

There’s some good news out of Congress for Veterans and their health care needs. Tension was resolved over the weekend with a compromise reached between VA leaders, Bernie Sanders and Jeff Miller,on a bill to aid veterans faced with long … Continue reading

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Stay on Top of Your Home Improvements to Save Money and Time

Tracking home improvement projects can be a risky adventure if you are not managing the details of the project process and the budgets throughout the improvement process. These details include the items necessary for the project, the labor if any … Continue reading

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There Are Over 1 Million New US Millionaires. Why You Aren’t One of Them?

There are 1.1 new millionaires in the US according to a new report released by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) through their Global Wealth Report. This raises the number of US millionaires to 7.1 million. This is fewer than the … Continue reading

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Ten Financial Choices You Will Regret in 10 Years

A lot of people who worry about their financial decisions often frame that worry on how it will impact them in the present, and often forget that the decisions will likely have consequences in the future as well. While financial … Continue reading

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15 Terrible Excuses That Will Wreck Your Finances

We all tend to make excuses from time to time. It’s just human nature. But I’ve seen people rely too heavily on excuses when it comes to money. When they have too much debt or can’t seem to make ends … Continue reading

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Money Topics They Don’t Teach in High School, but Should

One of the biggest disgraces of the school system is that it often fails to teach basics that we all need for everyday life once we graduate. A prime example of this is basic personal finance. If we could get … Continue reading

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