Category Archives: Budgeting

Back to School Savings in September

Back to school shopping is traditionally a big event, but more families are saying, “Meh,” to it. According to a Deloitte study, 38 percent of K-12 parents say they don’t care so much about back-to-school shopping because they get what … Continue reading

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Verizon FiOS Promotion Codes Don’t Exist – Here’s How to Get the Best Deals

Verizon is always offering some sort of deal on FiOS service, but you don’t need promotion codes to get them. You can save on bundles or get introductory rates if you’re new to FiOS. Sites like Retailmenot.com and Coupons.com can … Continue reading

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HMO vs PPO and Why the Difference Matters

Choosing between a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) is not always an easy decision. One may save you money but limit your options or add inconvenient steps to getting health care for you or your family. … Continue reading

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7 Inventive Ways to Save on Back to School Shopping

It’s that time of year again! The kids are exchanging their baseball bats for number 2 pencils. College students are setting up their dorm rooms. With these transitions comes added costs. Everyone needs the proper gear for getting started for a … Continue reading

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Women’s Equality Day – Earning, Saving, and Investing Challenges for Women

Money and success – just how far have women come? Women’s Equality Day is celebrated every August 26th. Starting in 1971, it’s meant to observe the certification of the 19th Amendment, passed on August 26, 1920. The Amendment gave women the right … Continue reading

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Your Free One-Day Pass to Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club is a US retail chain owned by Walmart. It serves 47 million Americans, making it the country’s 8th largest retailer. Its closest rival is Costco. However, even if you prefer Costco, Sam’s Club has more locations (about 600). This … Continue reading

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4 Money Saving Tips for Senior Citizens Day

Senior Citizen’s Day is coming! It’s August 21st. The observance was established as a way of honoring the senior citizens of our communities. The day also brings awareness to social, health, and economic issues facing the elderly. This post is geared … Continue reading

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Ways to Save Money on Air Travel in Celebration of National Aviation Day

National Aviation Day is Wednesday, August 19th, 2015. It’s coming up fast! But even if you’re not flying in celebration of the day, let’s just celebrate saving money on flights any old day. Here are ways to save in honor … Continue reading

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10 Money Saving Efforts That Actually Lead to Increased Spending

You want to save money but you enjoy spending money. The solution? Buy stuff that will save you money! It actually can work. But most of the time… it does not. The following post calls out some of the ways … Continue reading

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Is Amazon Prime Worth It?

Amazon Prime had a price hike awhile back making it $99/year ($49 for students). One thing to note is that an account holder may invite 1 adult household member and up to 4 children (children do not get free 2-day shipping … Continue reading

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10 Daily Purchases That Hurt Your Budget as Much as Morning Coffee

You’ve probably heard people talk about how buying a daily cup of coffee can drastically hurt your finances. Some refer to this as the latte effect. A daily cup of coffee would cost you anywhere between $15 and $25 a week. … Continue reading

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Drawbacks of Tiny House Living

Buying a tiny may be financially wise. A tiny house usually results in tiny house payments – or even no payments at all. But what about the drawbacks? According to CNN Money, the average house size in America is growing rapidly. … Continue reading

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The Mango Visa Prepaid Debit Card… Which Offers 6% Interest!

Yes, the Mango Prepaid Debit Card gives 6% interest for funds held in the complimentary savings account (at First Bank & Trust). This high interest rate pales in comparison to traditional savings accounts. 6% is completely outrageous for 2015! It’s definitely … Continue reading

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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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