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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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Keeping Your Car Tip-Top on a Budget

January 3rd, 2013

Cutting down on your automotive tasks is more than buying the least expensive fuel and trying to maximize your mileage. Though these two things certainly play a large part in how much money you end up spending on your vehicle, there are a lot of small things you can do that can help bring down the bottom line. It takes a bit of elbow grease and a willingness to get your hands...

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How to Save Money By Bringing Lunch to Work

January 3rd, 2013

If you've been trying to cut down on unnecessary spending lately, examining your food budget may be a good idea. You'd be surprised how much money you spend on your meals - this is especially true if you're going out for lunch every afternoon at work. Though five dollars here and there doesn't seem like much at the time, it starts to add up! You could be spending between 100...

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How to Buy a Memorable Wedding Gift That Won't Cost an Arm and Leg

January 3rd, 2013

Is a close friend or family member about to tie the knot? If you're attending a wedding in the near future, you may be scratching your head trying to figure out what gift to buy the happy couple. Unfortunately, that present may put a rather large dent in your wallet, depending on where the bride and groom are registered. However, just because you don't have an overabundance of...

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