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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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Frugality Isn’t Common Knowledge

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece about how eventually saving money becomes second nature. What used to seem hard or foreign suddenly becomes common and easy. I wrote this piece because I was frustrated with an acquaintance … Continue reading

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10 Warren Buffett Money Tips Everyone Should Follow

If you want to get the most out of your money, it makes sense to listen to people who know a thing or two about it. Finding a financial mentor is a great way of doing this, but if you … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save Money at National Parks

If you are planning to escape for a week or two this summer, one of the great deals out there is visiting our nation’s national parks. They offer some of the most beautiful scenery and outdoor experiences for families to … Continue reading

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Thank You For Saving Me Money

I stopped by Chick-Fil-A this week for dinner, only to discover that they’ve discontinued my favorite side dish, carrot and raisin salad. I was disappointed because I don’t eat fries and it was always nice to have one place that … Continue reading

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Eventually Saving Money is Easy

Recently, an acquaintance asked me for some financial advice. “Give me your easiest financial tips. You know, stuff that I don’t have to work too hard at. I’ve got to pay off some debt and save up some cash for … Continue reading

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Do You Want to Be The “Special Case” or The “Success Story?”

When it comes to doing the difficult things in life like saving money, losing weight, getting a better job or more education, creating an emergency fund, or engaging in almost any form of self-improvement, a lot of people claim to … Continue reading

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I’m An Idiot Home Exercise Room Edition: Days 122 – 130

As predicted, eight of the last nine days have been no-spend-days as I continue to house sit and work on my writing. This has been great news for the minimum wage challenge. As mentioned before, I had everything that I … Continue reading

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10 Laundry Gadgets That Save Money

When it comes to doing laundry, there are a lot of little things that you can do to save money. There are ways to save money while using both the washer and the dryer, and there are also a number … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save Money When Visiting the Beach

With summer just around the corner, one of the top priorities for a lot of people will be to take off to the beach for a day, or for an extended vacation, when the opportunity permits. One of great things … Continue reading

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10 Cleaning Gadgets That Save Money & Time

If you still haven’t started your spring cleaning, there’s a good chance that it’s because you simply don’t like to clean. This is nothing to be ashamed of. There are a lot of us who simply look upon cleaning as … Continue reading

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10 Common Excuses People Give for Not Saving Money

There are many people in this economy who have legitimate reasons for not saving money. But there are also a lot of other people who claim that they’re incapable of saving money when saving money would only require them to … Continue reading

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10 Travel Apps That Save Money

For those who enjoy traveling, one of the best tools that they have can often be found in their pocket. While your phone isn’t the first gadget that most people think about when planning a vacation, there are now plenty … Continue reading

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Don’t Fall For “The Advertising Will Save You” Money Gambit

Manufacturers, retailers, and advertisers love to tell us that advertising will save us money. They like to tell us that placing ads in and on everything from video games to toilet paper will save consumers money. The theory is that … Continue reading

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Save Money As Soon As You Wake Up

For those of us who aren’t morning people, the thought of actively saving money as soon as we wake up might seem like an impossible task. However, there are plenty of things you can do to save money that don’t … Continue reading

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Seeing Coupons as Money

Some people hate to use coupons. Some can’t be bothered, some don’t see that the time required is worth the savings, some are embarrassed, some figure coupons are only for junk food (they aren’t), and some are afraid of being … Continue reading

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10 Legitimate Reasons Not to Get Your Finances in Order

When it comes to putting in the time and effort to get personal finances in order, I have heard a lot of supposedly good reasons why people haven’t started. There is no doubt that there are a lot of sacrifices … Continue reading

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10 Reasons a Staycation Can Be Better Than a Vacation

In the past couple of years, the bad economy has forced many people to take a “staycation” instead of a vacation. A staycation means staying in your local area instead of traveling domestically or internationally. Of course, that doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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Cold Turkey vs. The Slow and Gradual Approach

When you’re ready to improve your financial life, how should you go about it? Do you immediately cease all unnecessary spending, slash expenses to the bone, and use all of your extra money to pay down debt? Or do you … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save Money Planting a Garden

Gardens can be a wonderful addition to your home. Not only do they provide you with fresh produce, but they can add a nice atmosphere to your back yard. Unfortunately, sometimes gardening can become expensive. Here are a few ways … Continue reading

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