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5 Ways Gift Cards Help Stretch Your Budget

Gift cards are the ultimate go-to gifts when you aren’t quite sure what to buy friends and loved ones for holidays and special occasions. Gift cards can even prevent you from buying the “wrong” gift, and offers the recipient complete freedom to buy exactly what they want. Though gift cards are traditionally used for gift-giving, …

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7 Unique Ways to Save on Electricity Costs

Paying the electric bill can be a headache, especially during the summer and winter months when it seems as if you’re running the air conditioner and heater non-stop just to stay comfortable. Plus, if you’ve got faulty appliances, or electronics that lack energy efficiency, your bill can become quite unpredictable — and costly. Reducing the …

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How to Eat Healthy While Saving Money

Are you looking for some ways to help yourself and your family eat more healthily without breaking the bank? While healthy foods can sometimes be expensive, there are some ways you can have a great diet on a small budget. The following are some things you can do: Avoid Convenience Foods One of the first …

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Tips for Saving Money on Cleaning

Cleaning is essential. It’s how we keep our homes and cars from turning into utter chaos. In order to get everything spic and span, you can easily spend a bundle on cleaning products. Thankfully, there are ways to save money on cleaning without sacrificing cleaning power. Do a Little Each Day Your house won’t take …

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5 Tips for a Staycation You’ll Never Forget

Cashing in all your hard-earned money for a vacation to an exotic paradise or a popular destination isn’t the only way to build memories this summer. If a traditional vacation won’t work this year, don’t worry! You can have a fabulous time at home and keep money in your wallet. Staycations are increasing in popularity …

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Revisit Your New Year’s Resolutions to be the Best You

In case you hadn’t noticed, the calendar pages have flipped a few times since January. This year is flying by. Since we’re already halfway through 2016, it’s the perfect time to stop and revisit your New Year’s resolutions. What were yours? Did you want to lose weight? Or start eating better or exercise more? Perhaps …

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The Best Apps for Summer Learning

School’s out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean learning has to stop. Summer is the perfect season for a little play-based learning. Using technology certainly doesn’t feel like learning, but that makes it more fun. There are tons of apps out there. To help you sift through them, here are some top recommended apps …

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8 Ways to Nail the Paid Survey Gig

Doing paid online surveys can be a fun, easy way to make extra money and supplement your existing income. Paid surveys usually won’t replace a full-time job, but they will allow you to earn a few dollars by answering questions about products, services, websites and more. Interested in making supplemental income through paid surveys? Here …

Grocery savings

10 Easy Ways to Find Grocery Coupons

Using grocery coupons can save the average consumer up to hundreds or thousands of dollars per year based on the time and effort you’re willing to invest in coupon-collecting, or “extreme couponing,” as some may know it. Before your next major grocery shopping extravaganza, take a stab at finding grocery coupons using these 10 easy …