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How Single-Item Shopping Trips Can Bust Your Budget

by Kevin Mercadante May 28, 2013

Keeping your spending under control isn’t always about the size of your expenses. It’s often about personal habits. One of those habits that can have a disproportionate effect on your budget are single-item shopping trips. Without you ever even noticing, these trips could be undermining the best planned budget that you can come up with. If [...]

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How to Get Free Medication Prescriptions

by Miranda Marquit May 24, 2013

Healthcare costs are among the biggest challenges facing many households today, and healthcare spending continues to rise. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2011, spending on healthcare amounted to between 6.8% and 8.1% of income, depending on which income quintile a “consumer unit” fell into. It’s clear that healthcare costs are taking an [...]

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Goodbye Plastic Jungle

by May 23, 2013

My inbox greeted me with some sad news this past week as I learned that Plastic Jungle was no longer buying and selling gift cards. I’ve been using Plastic Jungle for buying discounted gift cards for several years now, and it’s disappointing to learn they will no longer be offering this service. The site is [...]

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Frugal Tip: Replace Your Rented Cable Modem with Your Own

by May 21, 2013

When my wife and I moved to our current home we got a sweetheart deal on our Internet service for the first two years we lived here ($25 a month, plus a free cable modem for two years). Unfortunately, our two year intro period recently ended, leaving me with a higher monthly service fee, and [...]

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4 Creative Ways to Be Frugal

by Miranda Marquit May 20, 2013

I’m not really into frugal living. However, there are times when I want to save a little money – or at least get the best value for my dollar. While I don’t really consider myself overly frugal, I am careful not to spend money on things that aren’t important to me. If I think it’s [...]

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15 Inexpensive Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

by May 9, 2013

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and if you haven’t thought of a gift to give your mother, mother-in-law, or mother of your children, now is a great time to start thinking about what you will give that special lady in your life! These gift ideas are creative and inexpensive ways young children can [...]

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How to Save Money for a Car You’ll Love

by Emily Guy Birken May 8, 2013

For many Americans, it may seem as though living with a car payment is the only way to ensure that you have safe, reliable transportation. But you can save money and pay cash for a car you’ll love — and continue to remain debt-free. Here are some strategies for both finding an inexpensive, reliable car [...]

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