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Getting To The Beach On A Budget

June 25th, 2013

A beach vacation is one of the most popular trips people plan - but jetting off to an exotic locale can cost a fortune. Luckily, you don't have to head to the tropics to have a fantastic beach experience. You can relax on the sand, splash in the water and work on your tan without ever hopping on an airplane. To pull off the perfect beach vacay without emptying your...

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Much Ado About Shopping At A Thrift Store

June 17th, 2013

It's a mistake to assume that thrift or second-hand stores are only for those who can't afford to buy new clothes and other items at ordinary retail stores. The fact that thrift stores are less expensive is only one of the many reasons why any avid shopper should visit them regularly. Oftentimes, thrift stores carry more eclectic, eccentric or vintage purchase options. In...

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Save Money at the Grocery Store with These Tips

June 10th, 2013

Since the summer's almost here, you and your family may have started saving some money to take a vacation before the warm weather disappears. If so, you've likely been looking for ways to cut back on other things you usually spend money on - like groceries. If you have kids, you know how pricey a trip to the grocery store can be. However, it doesn't have to be if...

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Inexpensive Ways to Update Your Wardrobe

June 4th, 2013

Trends change every year - but who can afford to keep up with them? Avoid getting tired of your clothing by implementing some of these cheap wardrobe changes. First, go through your entire wardrobe and decide what you love and need and what you don't. Expensive pieces, clothing that you already like and meaningful gifts should not be altered. You don't want...

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3 Ways to Put More Money into Savings

June 4th, 2013

You might not be the best at financial management, but even the least money-savvy people find ways to put cash into savings when necessary. That being said, there are a few ways you can improve your own situation and ensure that your bank account is always prepared for the worst. Here are some key tips to getting yourself out of debt, managing your money wisely and making sure...

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Tips for Saving for Retirement

June 4th, 2013

Whether retirement is far away or right around the corner, it's good to have an idea of just how much you should be saving. Advice differs from expert to expert but there are a few common goals and practices.Types of savings accounts  Most employers offer at least one type of retirement plan, but not all have the same kind. The following are a few of the more common...

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Use These Cooking Tips to Save Cash

June 4th, 2013

Do you love to cook, but sometimes feel as though it may be cheaper to pick up some fast food? Or, maybe you like to cook with expensive ingredients, but are having a hard time fitting your pricey habit into your budget. Either way, you may not realize that there are actually cooking strategies you can employ that will save you money in the long run. If you're smart...

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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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