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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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Tips on Saving Money for College

January 27th, 2012

It's no secret that the cost of a college education is rising each year. More parents and students are struggling to come up with the funds necessary to pay for higher education by turning to loans and scholarships for help. While these financial aid options are great, it's a good idea to start saving for college in advance so you don't have to worry about accumulating debt or...

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How to Save Money on a Cell Phone Plan

January 3rd, 2013

If you're not pleased with the amount you're paying each month for cell phone service, it may be time to see if you can cut down costs on your next contract. It can be easy to overestimate how much you use your phone, and you may even find features that you don't need that can be weeded out. However, if you still aren't sure where you can cut back, take a few of these tips...

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How to Save Money When Purchasing Electronics

January 3rd, 2013

If you consider yourself tech-savvy, you may be aware of the fact that new electronics cost quite a pretty penny. Who knew living on the cutting edge could be so expensive? Unfortunately, as desirable as the newest and flashiest devices may be, the price tags are frequently enough to keep people away until they go on sale. However, Consumer Reports has provided a few...

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How to Cut Back on Weekend Expenditures

January 3rd, 2013

Saving money and maintaining an active social life can feel like polar opposites when Friday night rolls around. It can be difficult to say no when your friends are begging you to come out to the movies or have dinner with them. However, just because you're saving money doesn't mean you have to sacrifice time with your friends - it just takes a little bit of creative thinking...

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Tips for Lending and Borrowing Money

January 4th, 2013

In tough economic times, you may find yourself in a situation where you need to give money to or receive money from a family member or friend. Despite your personal feelings toward each other, lending and borrowing funds is a serious transaction that shouldn't be handled lightly. To avoid ruining any relationships, here are some important tips to use next time you're thinking...

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How to Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck at a Yard Sale

January 3rd, 2013

Yard sales can be a great way to find unique items for dirt-cheap prices. When the warm weather rolls around, expect an influx of announcements in the local paper, online and posted around your neighborhood. If you'd like to join the ranks of yard sale hunters, it's a good idea to employ a few techniques to help ensure you're getting the best value. Here are some tips for...

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Using Customer Reward Programs to Save Money

January 18th, 2012

Though you may think of customer rewards programs as a waste of time, you might be surprised at the great deals you're able to find for just a minute or two of your time. If you shop online somewhat frequently, the savings can quickly add up. Generally, if you think there's a chance you'll return to a store, it may not hurt to sign up for a customer rewards program. Here's how...

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