There is a sharing economy out there that is quite helpful in saving money. I’ve detailed before my own family’s circle of savings in which things like OTC medicines, shampoo, and chicken breasts have crossed state lines in order to save each of us money. When my grandmother flew down to visit us and we [...]

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I am not a Costco member. Nor do I hold a membership at any of the other warehouse clubs. We used to shop at them when I was a kid, and I loved the products that they had. In my early 20s I went ahead and signed up for a membership, but since it was [...]

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For so many people who are dealing with debt, having a savings account may seem like an unrealistic goal. Regardless of your income and what your current financial situation is, having a savings account is vital for your financial health. If you think having a savings account is out of your reach or you are [...]

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At every new year, I like to look back on everything I did the previous year. I like to remember all of the fun times I’ve had, everything I’ve accomplished, and mistakes I may have made so I can learn how to improve myself for the next year. With that being said, I decided to [...]

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When the topic turns to saving money, people often have a reason why they are not saving. They may be true or they may just be excuses, but the fact is there is usually an explanation of why it truly isn’t a valid reason. Here are some common reasons people give for not saving. Photo [...]

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99 Easy Money Saving Tips

Posted by Madison

We love easy money saving tips! To help you save some extra money I asked readers to share their favorite money saving (or money making) tip in the $100 Cash Holiday Giveaway. My Dollar Plan readers put together a fantastic list of money saving tips! Most of the money saving tips are easy to implement [...]

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Here’s a fun free money exercise… it’s time to find your missing money… again! Over five years ago, I wrote about how to find unclaimed money. I found my missing money, submitted my claim for the money and got a check in the mail. If you haven’t been a reader for over five years (which [...]

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Some of us may be sad to see summer go while others are ready to embrace fall. Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I love the cooler temperatures, the changing leaves, and all of those pumpkin flavored delights that appear in the fall. Here are some of my favorite money saving activities to celebrate [...]

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I recently got a new phone and have been trying to find the best apps that make life a little simpler and get the most out of my newly purchased device. And since I’m always trying to find ways to save money and improve my finances, I started searching for great money saving apps (for [...]

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This will be the first of an occasional column devoted to relationship advice around money. No stock tips, no tax advice, just relationship advice as it relates to finances. When Spouses Have Unequal Pay A reader recently asked: What percentage should I pay if I make 400 more than my spouse? There are a lot [...]

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