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How to Throw a Memorable Birthday Party on a Budget

January 3rd, 2013

No matter how old you are, birthdays are a time for celebration - they're the perfect opportunity to gather with friends and family and enjoy one another's company. The presents are a nice bonus too! However, as with any celebration, birthday parties can become costly fairly quickly. If you're working on a budget, rest assured that you can throw a wonderful shindig without...

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How to Save on Holiday Decorations

January 3rd, 2013

Decorating for the holidays is a fun activity for the whole family, but if you buy tons of specialized decorations and jazzy lights, the costs can start to skyrocket. Next time you're looking to spruce up your house for a party or celebration this holiday season, keep a few of these money-saving tips in mind. 1. Go shopping for holiday items when they're on sale. Holiday gear...

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How to Save Money on Your Next Vacation

January 3rd, 2013

Your vacation should be a time to unwind and forget about all of the stresses that plague your everyday life. Unfortunately, it can be hard to relax when you're constantly worrying about how much your trip is going to cost. A 2008 survey conducted by AAA revealed that the average daily cost for two adults traveling in North America was $244, and that number can only go up when...

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Date Night on the Cheap

January 3rd, 2013

Going out on dates isn't just for young lovebirds - even couples who have been married for more than 20 years deserve an evening to themselves every once in a while. Due to the economic climate you may feel like you can't have a perfect date night, but that's where you're wrong! Remember back to when you were young and broke - people are very imaginative, and with a bit of...

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Tips for Selling Your Used Car

December 14th, 2011

If you're ready for an upgrade and want to sell your car yourself rather than trade it in, it's important to know what buyers expect from someone who is selling a used car. Here are a few tips to help you with the selling process, according to CarTalk.com and Edmunds. 1. Make sure you understand the market. This includes how easy it will be to sell your car based on its model...

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Save Money by Cleaining Your Leather Shoes Yourself

January 3rd, 2013

There are few things more satisfying than putting on a suit and looking down to at your shiny, jet black leather shoes. They practically tie the entire outfit together and can leave you feeling like a million bucks all day. Of course, leather is also pretty easy to scuff up, and having them shined by a professional can end up costing you a pretty penny. However, with a few...

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Tips for Buying a Used Car

January 4th, 2013

Oftentimes, used vehicles are the best deals available in the automobile world, especially more recent models. The prices and ownership expenses are generally lower, and you could get a huge deal on well-equipped vehicles that would be tough to pay for if they were new. Next time you're looking to buy a used car, consider these tips from the Federal Trade Commission, CNN and...

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Tips for Buying a New Car

January 4th, 2013

A new car is one of the most expensive purchases that people make in their lifetimes, which means it's important to get a good deal when you can by using the right buying strategies. If you arm yourself with information before you walk into a dealership, you should have no trouble negotiating with the dealer on a price that works for you. Here are some tips to consider next...

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Money Etiquette Tips

January 3rd, 2013

Many people think financial topics are their own personal business, while others believe talking about money is perfectly acceptable. Because of these wide discrepancies in tolerance, it's likely you may find yourself in a sticky situation when it comes to handling money-related issues. Here are a few tips to help you navigate the rocky terrain, according to Real Simple...

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Negotiating Your Way to a Better Deal

January 3rd, 2013

Believe it or not, not every price is set in stone. Whether you're paying for a new or used item or even taking care of a bill, there are actions, statements and gestures that can help you potentially score a bargain. Here's how to go about it, according to Real Simple magazine and Dr. Phil. The basics The first step to successful negotiating involves psyching yourself up...

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