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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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5 Tips for Choosing the Best Vacation Reads

Bringing books to read on vacation can be a fun, inexpensive way to stay entertained — especially if you’re on an hours-long flight or soaking up the sun’s rays at the pool or beach. But unless you’re bringing a tablet or e-reader, you’ll most likely have to limit yourself to bringing just a few books, …

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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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Traveling with Kids: 5 Games to Make the Miles Fly

Do you have travel plans? If you’ll be taking a road trip with kids, cries of, “I’m bored!” or, “She’s touching me!” can make each mile feel like an eternity. Save your sanity and play some games. These games are super simple to learn, engaging for players of most ages, and will help the miles …

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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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5 Inexpensive Breakfasts that Don’t Come in a Box

We all know that breakfast is an important meal. But between getting ready for work and childcare, mornings can be crazy. Sometimes it’s hard to actually think about breakfast, let alone prepare it. Since boxed breakfasts can get boring, and they don’t always contain the healthiest ingredients for your family, here are some different and …