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Seeing the northern lights might seem out of your budget, but it's not. You can strategically plan a trip without breaking the bank so long as you play it smart. Where to stay That doesn't mean grab a telescope and fly to Paris. Nor does it mean you should shortchange yourself out of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. You'll still want to plan to stay in a...more
You can still go out to eat, even if you're on a budget. While dining is typically a major family expense, it doesn't have to be if you're careful about how you go about it. Follow these tips so you can reduce your dinner check and enjoy a nice meal out with loved ones.Know your options: Planning is everything when it comes to finances. Before you even step foot in...more
Follow these three tips to save money and eat healthy, delicious food.Plan for the week Making a shopping list is a great way to avoid impulse buys at the grocery store, which can end up being expensive and wasteful. Go one step further and plan your meals for the whole week to save even more money. Outlining a week's worth of breakfasts, lunches and dinners allows...more
The price of groceries can add up quickly, but not everyone has the time to sift through newspaper circulars looking for deals. Use these tips during your next trip to the supermarket and you'll cut costs without cutting coupons. 1. Choose cheaper grocery stores Saving big bucks can be as simple as re-evaluating where you are buying your food. Do some research about...more
Identity theft is when someone assumes your identity and uses your information to access your assets and take your finances. It can happen to anyone, especially in the digital age where delicate information is stored in cyberspace. The more you know about identity theft, the better you'll be at preventing it. Here's some valuable information regarding this treacherous...more
Traveling is a wonderful past time to take up. Journeying to foreign places is a great way to learn more about the world and about yourself. While you might be ready to jet-set at a moment's notice, chances are your wallet isn't. Between flights, rental cars, hotels and dining out, a typical getaway can come with a sky-high price. Check out these five handy...more
Ever since the recession of 2008 caused many Americans to reconsider how much of their budgets they were willing to spend on filling up their cars, the auto industry has been scrambling to provide new options that combine fuel efficiency with affordability. Despite promises that electric cars would be all over the roads in a few years time, the closest any major manufacturer...more
As the old saying goes, "There's no such thing as a free lunch." However, that hasn't stopped people from hoping that the next deal that seems too good to be true is actually real, only to be let down when they find there are catches and strings attached to the deal.The same kind of dynamic applies to free sample sites on the Internet. While it may seem easy...more
While many find enjoyment in the activities made possible by winter weather - skiing, sledding and building snowmen, for example - no homeowner likes the effect that this weather has on their energy bills. Fortunately, there are many simple steps that anyone can follow to reduce their winter energy costs.Here are a few things any homeowner can do to save money on energy...more
In a tight economy, families are looking for new ways to save money. While cable TV might have been a staple of suburban life for the past few decades, more people are wondering whether they really need to pay ever-increasing fees for the hundreds of channels that they never watch.However, live TV offers certain entertainment like sports and breaking news that you can't...more