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Ebates—an Awesome Way to Build a Cash Stash

I could teach you how to be an extreme couponer. I’ve had a lot of experience including the time I

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Cheap, Yes, But Not at the Expense of Others

Living below your means requires a good bit of creativity from time to time. You have to get pretty clever

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How to Take the Pain Out of Saving Loose Change

I am not one to spend coins. I prefer to save my pocket change. In fact, I go out of

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This Is What Happens When Financially Immature Students Get a Credit Card

Our kids are fortunate to be growing up in the most progressive and exciting time in history. Sadly, the very culture that

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With My Sincere Apologies to Pawn Shops Everywhere

In the wake of America’s big economic wake-up call back in 2008, dollar stores and thrift stores saw, and continue

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The Truth About Joy and Living Well, Below Your Means

Even the mention of words like frugality and thrift send some people over the edge because, for them, those words

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No More Car Payments: How to Buy the Car of Your Dreams with All Cash

Let’s say that tomorrow morning you wake up to discover that overnight—gulp!—your car was destroyed beyond repair. You’re not covered

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How to Automate Your Finances

I once flew in a chartered jet, not exactly like a rockstar, but I did feel quite pampered. The flight

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Zero-Interest Balance Transfer Has Its Reward but Riddled with Risks

Paying off credit-card debt is an uphill battle. If the majority of your minimum monthly payment is going toward interest,

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Your Best Money Year Ever

For years (and years), I lived under a dark cloud of worry that I would end up financially destitute—a bag

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8 Easy Ways to Grow a Cash Stash in 2019

Saving money is a curious term with two meanings: 1) To spend less, as in “I buy things on sale

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The 1% New Year’s Solution

Want a simple, pain-free plan to increase your savings this year? CPA, author, and blogger Mike Piper

Eight Little Words That Can Change Your Life

You hear it all the time, but do you know what it means to live below your means? Have you

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How to Stay on Track with a Rollercoaster Income

If you are among the millions of people in this country who don’t really know how or when they will

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19 Hobby Lobby Money-Saving Hacks, Tips, and Tricks

I was late to the party but somehow managed to catch up quickly. While Hobby Lobby has now expanded to

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My Favorite Kitchen Money-Savers

I’m crazy about gadgets—everything from quirky can openers to smartphones. Hand me a Swiss Army knife and I’m in heaven—the

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Greed? Not Good

When Gordon Gekko, the main antagonist in the 1987 film, Wall Street declared in no uncertain terms that “Greed is

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A Wedding from HEL

Did you happen to catch the episode of The Dr. Phil Show on weddings? One couple was having a major

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Give Yourself a Raise

Is money a little tight? Hoping a raise will come through soon? I hate to burst your bubble, but even

The Secret for a Debt-Free Holiday Season in One Word

It’s not exactly a new word to me. But I’m pretty sure I’d never actually used the word predetermine in a sentence until