Category Archives: Budgeting

14 Money Lessons from Benjamin Franklin

Long before the financial gurus with their TV shows and persona finance books to sell were around, Benjamin Franklin was giving down-to-earth, sound money advice to anyone who would listen. The advice was so sound that it’s still relevant and … Continue reading

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Consumer Borrowing Increase Verifies Consumers Still Stink at Finances

If there was any ray of hope that US consumers could learn the lesson that consumer debt was not their friend, and try to part ways with it, the latest numbers suggest that consumers have no intention of breaking up … Continue reading

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Learnvest Features Review

LearnVest is a personal finance company that helps with financial planning, management, and investments. It has several different features that allow you to budget and manage your money and has become a very well-known and widely used website. Below is … Continue reading

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25 Fruits and Vegetables that Contain the Most Pesticides

Nobody wants to buy fruits and vegetables that are covered in pesticides. Trying to eat healthier is part of the reason why organic produce has become so popular in recent years. The problem for many families is the cost that … Continue reading

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Do You Need Sewer Line Insurance?

A lot of home owners don’t realize that they are responsible for the water and sewer pipes that lead from their home to the utility pipes on the street. This has created an opportunity for a variety of businesses to … Continue reading

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Your Thirties Can Kill Your Finances

When it comes to living dangerously with your finances, it seems as though your thirties are the most dangerous decade. Obviously you have to be mindful of your money habits throughout your life because it’s possible to screw up with … Continue reading

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Costco Gas Calculator: Will I Save Money Buying a Membership if All I Buy is Fuel?

For those who don’t shop at Costco regularly enough to make a membership worthwhile, it might be worth getting one if your Costco has a gas station, and you fill up your vehicle on a regular basis. The question you … Continue reading

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Don’t Expect a Big Raise This Year: Ask for These Perks Instead

Getting a raise at work continues to be difficult, and it doesn’t appear that it’s going to be any easier in the next few years. According to the April edition of the quarterly survey from the National Association of Business … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save Money on Easter

Like most holidays, preparing for Easter can put a dent into your budget if you aren’t careful. If you have children, you probably know that buying new clothes, gifts, or other Easter accessories adds up very quickly, and can cause … Continue reading

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Gas Prices Continue to Climb toward $4 a Gallon: Ways to Save Money

The price of gasoline continues to rise, reaching an average of $3.61 a gallon this week, up almost 5 cents from last week according to the most recent gas survey from Lundberg Survey Inc. This is the highest that gas … Continue reading

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Spring Gas Prices Rising toward $4 a Gallon: Steps to Save Money

Spring is in the air, but that also brings about the unwelcome news that gasoline prices are making their annual Spring climb toward the $4.00 a gallon mark. While this is happening all over the country, those in California are … Continue reading

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Your Child Could Be Heading Toward Financial Failure If…

By Gregg Murset If you haven’t heard the famous stand-up comedy routine of Jeff Foxworthy I would suggest taking a few minutes to pull some one-liners up on the Internet before reading the rest of this piece. Foxworthy has worked … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Save Money on a Super Bowl Party

It’s that time of year when millions of people start to talk about the Super Bowl. Aside from the game itself, Super Bowl parties are pretty big events. If you’re trying to keep to a budget this year and not … Continue reading

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14 “Impossible” Money Goals That Aren’t

Whenever you bring up a large or extreme financial/frugal goal (particularly if you bring it up at a party populated by spendy people, as I once did and will never do again), the first response is often a dismissive snort … Continue reading

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Why Teens Fail at Finances

A lot of people are guilty of making financial mistakes, but teenagers are often guilty of making mistakes with money because they don’t know any better. While many adults are guilty of making similar financial mistakes, most adults quickly learn … Continue reading

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Lean Body Fat Wallet: How to be Physically and Fiscally Healthier

By Ellie Kay If you are like most people, those two goals are on the top of your list each New Year and the source of your frustration at year’s end as you fail to permanently realize your objectives. Why … Continue reading

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Build Your Own 52 Week Money Challenge Chart

It seems that the more 52 week money challenge charts that I create, the more requests that I get for variations that meet the specific needs of the person who requests it. This makes perfect sense. If you decide to … Continue reading

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The Importance of a Financial Journal

Sometimes it’s the simplest of things that can help you stay motivated and get your finances to a place that you want them. While there are all kinds of theories and devices that you can use, simply taking the time … Continue reading

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