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4 Budget-Friendly Gift Ideas for Father's Day

June 3rd, 2013

By the time you've exhausted all of your gift ideas for Mother's Day, you're going to need to start thinking about what you can get your pop for Father's Day! You'll have about a month to do so, but it doesn't hurt to start brainstorming sooner rather than later. Gift-giving can be dreadful if you have a limited amount of cash to spend, but the good...

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How to Choose Your Ideal Wedding Location

May 30th, 2013

There are several factors that go into choosing your wedding location - convenience, appearance, and theme, for example. Since it's important to take these points into account - here are some tips for getting started! Convenience First, think about how many guests you plan on accommodating. A big part of finding a wedding venue is whether or not you want the ceremony to take...

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3 Ways to Stop Impulse Shopping

May 29th, 2013

When was the last time you could look at your bank account statement without cringing? If you just can't help yourself the moment you step into the supermarket or the mall, you might have a spending problem. In turn, this can negatively influence everything from your finances to your marriage."It takes some discipline to avoid impulse buying," David Aron, associate professor...

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Simple Ways to Reduce Your Energy Bills This Spring and Summer

May 28th, 2013

While the gorgeous weather of spring and summer will soon be upon us, one thing that most homeowners don't look forward to in the new seasons is a higher electric bill. Whether your air conditioner is running non-stop, you're taking longer showers or running fans throughout the day, you may begin to notice a major spike in your utility bills. Luckily, there are a...

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5 Tips for Recovering From Credit Card Debt

May 23rd, 2013

If you aren't exactly money savvy, you might be one of the many people who has to live with credit card debt on a daily basis. There's a certain amount of appeal that comes with credit cards - you can spend now and pay later. However, it's not uncommon for account holders to slip up and fall behind when it comes to making up for the cash they spend. Over time, credit card...

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Are You Ready for Tax Season?

March 21st, 2013

Tax season is here, so you might want to get started now, rather than wait till the last minute. The tax process can be frustrating and time-consuming, but it doesn't have to be if you know what you're doing. Even if you're an old pro at doing your taxes, there were changes made during 2013 that may require you to do a few things differently. Here are some tips that you should...

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Tackling Student Debt

January 4th, 2013

Do you or a loved one have a lot of student debt to contend with? It can be a daunting prospect, depending on how much money you owe. However, bringing your debts down to zero doesn't have to be such a difficult task. With the right know-how and efficient financial planning, you could be well on your way to a debt-free life! First, you'll need to find out exactly how much...

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Fuel Efficiency Myths on the Road

January 3rd, 2013

In today's environmentally-aware culture, it seems like everyone is looking for ways to cut down on their daily energy usage. Whether it's finding new methods of recycling or installing green improvements in the home, these initiatives reduce energy consumption while also helping people save more money. In particular, practicing fuel efficient driving on the road is a major...

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Questions to Ask When Buying a Home

January 3rd, 2013

Buying a house is a big investment, and while you may be eager to start your new life and establish your roots, there are a few key questions that you should ask before making the financial leap. How much did the previous owner pay? Hribar.com suggests asking the seller how much he or she paid for it. The original price is on public record, and knowing the cost will allow...

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How to Save Money on a New Computer

January 3rd, 2013

After a few years, you may be starting to notice the age of your computer - even the most well-kept systems can slow down and lose battery life fairly quickly once they reach a certain age. If you're fed up with slow browsing or frequent crashes, it may be time to invest in a new desktop or laptop computer. Prices have gone down over the past several years, so you may be able...

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