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How To Take Advantage of Hand-Me-Downs

January 3rd, 2013

Chances are, you have a few friends who have children around the same age as yours. Even better is if they happen to be separated by two or three years. Given how quickly kids grow, you may find yourself heading out to buy them new clothing a lot more than you'd initially anticipated, which can cost quite a bit as time goes on. This is where your friends come into play!...

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Snacking On a Budget

January 3rd, 2013

We all enjoy a good snack every now and then - sometimes it's the perfect pick-me-up in the no-man's land in between lunch and dinner. Other times it's just what you need when watching a great movie at home. Whatever the case, if you love a good snack, you may be wondering how you can cut down on your budget without sacrificing flavor. Luckily, Money Crashers has got you...

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Save Money By Making Your Own Playdough

January 3rd, 2013

Many of us have fond memories of manipulating playdough as children. Unfortunately, we also remember how easy it was to let the stuff dry up and become useless. The cost of replacing playdough can start to add up over time. Why not cut out the middleman all together and make your own? Doing so will yield a product that's similar to what you can buy at the store, but at a...

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How To Balance a Checkbook

January 3rd, 2013

Being able to balance your checkbook is an important skill to have - it allows you to reconcile the amount of money on your bank statement with your personal records and ensures that you know exactly how much money you have available. However, many people aren't sure how to go about balancing a checkbook, especially in the age of the debit card. If you set aside about half an...

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Tracking Your Financial Progress

March 21st, 2012

Shoring up your finances is no small task, and the older you get, the more you have to keep track of. If you're trying to gain firm control of your spending, one of the most important things to do is carefully track every dollar you spend. It's easy to have an approximation of where your cash is going, but the more detailed an idea you have, the easier it will be to find areas...

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Simple Ways to Save Money on DVDs

January 3rd, 2013

Are you a huge movie buff? Although more and more people are content to rent movies or stream them on the internet, others prefer to own the movies they love. If you happen to fall in the latter camp, you may have noticed that buying DVDs frequently can quickly become an expensive habit. But there are ways you can easily cut down on the cost of your movie fixation right now!...

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How to Save the Most Money With Coupons

January 3rd, 2013

You probably use coupons every now and then, but if you look for coupons every week before you go grocery shopping and plan your meals accordingly, you could save hundreds of dollars a year on groceries. Be flexible about where you shop when you structure shopping around coupons. You may not find what you need at the grocery store you usually go to, but another local store...

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Tips on Saving Money Online Throughout the Year

February 17th, 2012

Retailers big and small have been making a concerted effort to increase their online presence these days, and for good reason! According to a study conducted by Reuters in 2008, the number of online shoppers increased by 40 percent in the two years prior. Buying online is easy, convenient and in many cases less expensive than heading to a brick and mortar store. If you've been...

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When to Find the Best Deals

February 17th, 2012

If you want to find the best deals on everything from clothing to electronics, it's important to know when the items typically go on sale. Because stores get new shipments and switch out their collections on a regular basis, it's easy to know when prices will be marked down. Here's when you should go shopping for some of the more common items, according to Real Simple...

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Save a Bunch of Money by Utilizing the Library

January 3rd, 2013

Are you trying to cut back on costs without having to sacrifice the books, music and movies you enjoy? This may seem like an impossible task, but believe it or not, there's a place where you can read, watch and listen to as much as your heart desires without having to pay a penny. Head to your local library and see what you can find - this is a great way to keep yourself...

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