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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

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Getting Organized will Put Money in Your Pocket and a Smile on Your Face

Has this ever happened to you—while searching for the Valentine’s centerpiece you stumble across the Christmas wrap you bought at

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First Rule of Borrowing Money: Don’t Be Stupid

It’s true that debt is a four-letter word. I can count the letters in the word to prove that, or

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You Need an Allowance

It used to be that when I felt broke, I used my bevy of credit cards to chase away the

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Parents: Stop Taking Parent Loans for Your Kids’ College Education

You’re a parent and you are responsible to take care of your child financially. But you are equally responsible to

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11 Money Savers That Will Pay for Themselves Over and Again

I have to admit to being a bit of a gadget freak. I’m drawn to tools and devices that do

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Extreme Bargain Hunting: The Best Time to Save on Everything

Over the years, I have learned an important lesson about getting the best deals on just about everything. Extreme bargain hunters

4 Strategies to Cut the Cost of Food for Every Lifestyle

Do you wonder why you never have enough money to save some? Why there’s always so much month left at the

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15 Minutes to Financial Freedom

The email message contained a single-word subject: Help! The sender, I’ll call her Emily, had been asked by

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How Not to Feel Poor on a Fixed Income

It’s no secret that more and more people—especially seniors on fixed incomes—are sinking deeper into