When the recession hit back in 2008, many people had to reassess their spending habits. Not only did the recession impact those who were laid off or who were facing foreclosures, it took its toll on most everyone. They had their eyes opened to how much things cost and what they really needed and valued [...]

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I posted an article on 10 TV Shows to Watch To Save Money on specific shows that seem to offer financial advice or other money saving tips. One of the shows I wrote about was Downsized, a reality show that featured a large blended family that is struggling financially. The family was quite comfortable financially [...]

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For many people (women especially) hair care can be a pretty big expense. Between the cuts, colors and special shampoo you can spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars a year caring for your hair. This is one category I’ve drastically reduced spending on without sacrificing any quality. Below is my super low cost hair [...]

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What do you have in your pantry right now? There are certain items that you always have on hand, right? Maybe it is canned soup, pasta, marinara sauce in a jar, or whatever other convenience products you like to turn to. Stop wasting food and turn those pantry items into a fun and inexpensive meal. [...]

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Are you ready to reduce debt or increase that savings account? The solution could be a spending fast. A spending fast is exactly what it sounds like – spending the least amount of money possible. We explored tips for a successful spending fast, but here is how to make a game plan for your fast. [...]

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How to Cut Your Cable Bill

Posted by Kristen

When you’re trying to get out of debt or increase your savings, the two ways to do both is by increasing your income and cutting your spending. On the list of items you could potentially cut, is your cable bill. If you’re spending $100 per month on your bill, imagine if that money was going [...]

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8 Free Ways to Watch Movies

Posted by Kristen

Whether you’re trying to get out of debt, you want to save more money, or you are trying to simplify your life, it doesn’t mean the fun needs to stop. Finding free things to do is the best way to still have fun while sticking to your budget and keeping your spending in check. In [...]

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Walmart is back again with a new savings program that will hopefully lower the prices for thousands of families. Well, sort of. It’s not that they are lowering their prices through the Saving’s Catcher Program, but rather they are willing to pay you the difference between their price and a lower competitor’s price in the [...]

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If you’ve read my article on 10 TV shows to watch to save money, you might have jumped on board with watching Extreme Couponing. The show is based on coupon lovers who don’t just save a few bucks, but they save hundreds with coupons. Even if you aren’t interested in going to the extreme, here [...]

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The funny thing about memories is that you don’t need to spend lots of money or go to lots of far places to make them. In fact, some of the best memories can be made right in your own backyard! The most important thing is to be fully engaged in any activity that you pursue, [...]

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