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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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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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