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How To Turn Your Kid's Allowance Into a Learning Experience

January 3rd, 2013

At some point, most children start to receive an allowance. This may not be very much - perhaps it's their age in dollars every one or two weeks - but it's still the perfect opportunity to teach a young one how to spend money responsibly. After all, if your kid wants a new videogame, he or she is going to have to wait a while to earn the money for it! But you can take this one...

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How and Why You Should Start an Emergency Fund

January 3rd, 2013

Getting your finances under control is a task that requires constant attention. If you're not careful with your spending, your money could slip through your fingers fairly quickly. According to Get Rich Slowly, one of the most important things you can do after meeting your basic needs and cutting back on spending is setting up an emergency fund. There are many good reasons to...

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Finding the Right Accountant

January 3rd, 2013

When tax season starts to rear its ugly head, you may start to feel slightly overwhelmed at the prospect, especially if you don't have a lot of experience with filing then taxes on your own. Luckily, accountants are here to save the day - they'll help you prepare your taxes and can ensure that you receive the best possible refund. There are plenty of accountants out there, so...

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Take Advantage of Your Community Resources to Save Money

January 4th, 2013

Just because you're trying to lessen your spending doesn't mean you can't have a great time with your family. In fact, you may be surprised just how many family fun activities are available that won't cost you a dime. If you've been looking for something to do on a weekend afternoon, check your local newspaper or community website - there are plenty of great ways to keep you...

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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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