Category Archives: Saving Money

10 Ways to Save Money on Gluten Free Products

Anyone who is on a gluten free diet because of medical issues such as celiac disease or gluten intolerance knows how expensive grocery shopping for these products can be. Unfortunately, gluten free products are sometimes twice as expensive as products … Continue reading

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25 Things That Hold Your Money and Your Dreams Hostage

We all have things that we’d like to do in life. Have kids, travel, get married, buy a new home, start our own business, or simply retire well (and maybe early). You probably have your own dreams that aren’t on … Continue reading

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25 Ways to Discover and Reach Your Financial Goals

By Kimberly Foss, CFP, FCWA, and author of Wealthy by Design: A Five Step Plan for Financial Security. A friend of mine recently shared the story of an unsettling trip to the supermarket. Her husband was out of town and … Continue reading

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10 Autumn Chores that Will Save Money

Autumn can be a great time of year. The weather starts to get a little bit cooler, the leaves start to change color, and the holidays are just around the corner. However, autumn is also a great time to get … Continue reading

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Money Management from A to Z

By Jamie Englert Managing your finances may seem like a dizzying mass of numbers. But you can also think of personal finance in terms of letters, as in the initials of some important personal finance terms to know. From bonds … Continue reading

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10 Celebrity Money Mistakes to Avoid

Most celebrities have more money in their bank accounts than many of us will ever see in one lifetime. The thing to remember is that having a lot of money doesn’t mean that you are necessarily financially savvy. In fact, … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Find a Money Mentor

Financial education tends to be done through books, online or through some type of course. While these can be valuable tools to get your finances in order, one of the best resources is often not even considered — finding a … Continue reading

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Alternative Ways to Get Your Kicks: Fun Money Friday

We all have things that we enjoy doing. Maybe you love to read, buy shoes or handbags, visit amusement parks, ski, travel, scuba dive, or any of a thousand other things. Chances are that most of your fun activities cost … Continue reading

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The $500 Mistake

We all have different personalities and things that we find fun. For many years, I’ve known that I am not the sort of person who enjoys going out to crowded places and doing the “typical” Friday and Saturday night activities … Continue reading

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21 Reasons Dave Ramsey Sucks at Giving Credit Score Advice

There are huge disadvantages of having no credit score. I actually know this better than most. After living over ten years in Japan, I came back to the US naively assuming that the credit history I had built over there … Continue reading

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50 Ways to Entertain Your Kids for Free

By Blake Sanders When you have children, they become a huge part of your life and large amounts of your time and money are spent ensuring their joy. Rightfully so, they are your kids after all. However, one thing that … Continue reading

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52 Week Money Challenge for Kids

At the beginning of the year, the 52 Week Dollar a Week Challenge was making the rounds with a lot of people deciding to give it a try. We took that and adapted it into a 52 week savings challenge … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Vacation for Free (or Nearly So)

Many people think that vacations, particularly to far flung destinations, are out of their financial reach. But this isn’t always the case. While travel can be expensive, there are ways to travel for free or at deeply discounted rates. These … Continue reading

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25 Fun and Interesting Things You Can Do with a Dollar Bill

“What can I do with a dollar?” Many people don’t think a dollar is worth all that much these days, but that doesn’t mean that it’s worthless. In fact, there are a lot of things that you can do with … Continue reading

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Challenge Yourself: Fun Money Friday

Saving money (and spending it wisely) can get boring. It’s hard to deny yourself all of your wants and to consistently focus on “good” financial behavior. You can spice things up, though, by challenging yourself to improve in any area … Continue reading

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Bank Failures: 25 Things Everyone with a Bank Account Needs to Know

By Patrick Russo A bank failure regularly occurs when a bank’s assets become less valuable than its liabilities. The value of an institution’s assets can diminish for a number of reasons, including an increase of noncurrent loans, a decrease in … Continue reading

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How to Make Money with Box Tops for Education

I always find it interesting when I come across things that can be sold that the vast majority of people would never even consider selling. I discovered the other day that there is a robust market for selling Box Tops … Continue reading

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10 Ways Getting Out of Debt is Like Running a Marathon

Getting out of debt is an exhausting process that often requires a well thought out plan which needs to be accomplished step-by-step over a long period of time. When you’re buried under piles of dept, sometimes it feels as though … Continue reading

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Start a Swap: Fun Money Friday

If you’ve got stuff you no longer want or love, one of the best ways to get new stuff is to swap with someone else. They probably have stuff they no longer want, too, so a swap works for both … Continue reading

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Buying Stuff Isn’t Saving Money

Ah, well. I knew it was too good to last. A couple of months ago, I wrote a piece about how Fidelity’s latest ad campaign about managing your personal economy impressed me with its common sense message. Well, here we … Continue reading

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