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Couponing the Right Way

03/31/2015
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While couponing has definitely been quite trendy in the last few years, it’s certainly not new. Coupons have been around nearly as long as newspapers, and that’s a long time. That being said, there’s certainly a lot more to couponing than simply clipping coupons out of your local newspaper, magazines and flyers.  Also, just...

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Avoiding Wasteful Expenses

03/27/2015
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In America there are, unfortunately, millions of people living “paycheck to paycheck”. Even many that aren’t  in this financial predicament are still having problems making ends meet. One of the reasons is that, here in the States more than almost any other country, we tend to spend on frivolous, unneeded or unnecessary items, even...

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Are You Putting Enough Away for Retirement?

03/23/2015
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Okay, let’s be honest, the vast majority of Americans haven’t or aren’t saving nearly enough for retirement. On the other hand, there are people out there (and hopefully you’re one of them) that are stashing away as much money for retirement as possible, and diligently working to make sure that, when their “golden years”...

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Are you Broke as a Joke?

03/19/2015
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Yes, the economy has “gotten better” since the recent great recession but, unfortunately, it never really ended for the vast majority of Americans. Indeed, American households all over the country are still struggling with stagnant wages, a labor market that’s sluggish and cost of living expenses that keep on going up. Even worse is...

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Do You Have Too Many Credit Cards?

03/15/2015
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Many consumers, when ordering their free annual credit report for the first time, are surprised by the long list of credit accounts that they have. For example, they might have long ago forgotten about the credit card they used to get a great discount on new set of tires, or from Home Depot when...

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Don’t Think You’re Wasting Money Every Week? Think Again

03/11/2015
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If you ask 1000 people the question “what would you like to have more of?”, 999 of them would answer “money”. Everyone wants extra money and, one would think, would do everything in their power to get that extra money somehow. The fact is however that the vast majority of Americans waste money every...

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Use the 50/20/30 Rule to Help You Budget

03/07/2015
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If you’ve been reading our blog for any amount of time  you know that we’re very big on budgets and budgeting. Now, if you’re just getting used to the thought of creating a budget, maybe because you just graduated from college or just had your 1st child and your feeling the money pinch, there’s...

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Scottish Parents Financially Helping Oldest Grown Children

03/07/2015
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A recent study has shown that in Scotland, the average age of grown children receiving financial help from their parents is 29.15. This is almost three years above the average age in the UK. The fact is that nowadays more and more parents have to give their children money long after they have left...

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Saving in the Home

02/23/2015
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Every family would love to save some money, especially when on a tight budget. With energy costs on the rise, re-evaluating your family’s energy practices and making a plan to make your home more energy efficient should be at the top of your list. The following energy-saving tips will not only help you save...

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3 Inexpensive Ways to Communicate With Loved Ones Abroad

02/23/2015
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We all have friends and family members located in some far-flung corner of the globe. Whether it’s your teenager on a horizon broadening gap year in Asia or a former colleague who’s upped sticks to start a new life down under, it seems barely a day goes by without someone you know jetting off...

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