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Hold a Garage Sale and Say Goodbye to Clutter

January 3rd, 2013

You might think of garage sales as being relegated to spring and summer, but just because it's autumn doesn't mean you can't put one together. In fact, it may prove to be an advantage in some ways, since there won't be very many houses to compete with. If you've recently cleaned up your basement or attic, a garage sale is a great way to get rid of all that clutter once and for...

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How to Save on Your Utility Bill

January 3rd, 2013

Cutting down on gas, electric and water use in your house can not only help you save money, but it can help the environment too. Use some of these tips to keep your utility bill at a manageable level. 1. Watch your water. Saving money on water is pretty easy as long as you don't mind making a few changes to your routine. In the bathroom, try to minimize the number of showers...

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Easy Accessory Fixes

January 3rd, 2013

You don't always need a professional to fix accessories like glasses and jewelry. There are plenty of ways you can repair your own items. The best part? You can save money! Glasses Wear and tear can leave these vision correcting pieces prone to damage, but it's not hard to fix a couple of common occurrences. If you have a pair of plastic sunglasses that have stretched into...

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How To Deal With Debt When the Bills Are Piling Up

January 3rd, 2013

In the harsh economic climate, many people have creditors knocking on their doors as their debts increase and their bank account balances dwindle. While pricey purchases and mounting bills make for a dire situation, you can get yourself out of debt. Here are a few tips to help get you back on the path of financial stability. Don't panic When it first becomes apparent that...

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How To Cut Down On The Cost of Crayons

January 3rd, 2013

Crayons are practically a staple of any child's toy chest. Unfortunately, they also have to be replaced somewhat regularly. Crayons get broken, worn down and lost pretty easily, after all. However, you can actually do quite a bit with those extra scraps of wax. If you'd like to save a bit of money, here's a simple guide on what to do with your leftover crayon stuff, courtesy...

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How To Save Money on Back-To-School Supplies

August 20th, 2012

As your kids get ready to go back to school, they'll need the proper supplies to succeed - whether it's a new calculator, writing utensils or a fresh lunchbox. Unfortunately, preparing your little ones for their scholastic pursuits can take a toll on your bank account, so you may want to take a few of these tips into consideration to save some money. Buy in bulk...

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Tips for Scoring Cheap Flights

July 24th, 2012

Traveling can be an expensive venture, what with the overnight accommodations, shopping and food. Unfortunately, one of the greatest costs comes before you even get there - the flight. While air travel is the perfect way to get to your vacation destination quickly and conveniently, it can really lighten your wallet. Here are a few tricks for getting the best deals on your...

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How To Teach Your Child to Stay Thrifty with College Finances

January 3rd, 2013

While the "poor college student" trope isn't true for everyone, the fact is many undergraduate students struggle to stay on top of their finances. Beyond the potentially exorbitant cost of tuition and mastering basic life skills, your child will have to manage paying for a place to live, food, school supplies, transportation and going out among other regular bills. Even if he...

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How To Set Up a Trust Fund

January 3rd, 2013

There are plenty of great reasons to think about opening a trust fund - if you have grandchildren on the horizon, it's an excellent way to ensure that they have some financial stability as they get older. Trust funds can be put toward education, living expenses or to help ease the monetary burden of a parent's death. They also minimize the amount of inheritance taxes that the...

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Summer Job Ideas for Teenagers

January 3rd, 2013

As a parent, you know how important it is to teach your kids about responsibility and how to handle money. It can be difficult to figure out effective ways to do this, but luckily you don't have to worry about it as much if you encourage your teens to get a summer job. They'll learn the value of money and what it takes to be a reliable employee, not to mention they'll be able...

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