Back in 2010 my family made the decision to cut the cord and cancel our cable. This is not because we weren’t watching TV. Although the kids have limits to their total screen time, every member of our family was watching some TV each day. Our initial motivation to cancel our cable was money. At [...]

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As part of our Black Friday shopping preparation, we need to know what time will stores open on Black Friday. However, the bigger question should really be: What time will stores open on Thanksgiving? Many stores are opening on Thursday night to kick off the holiday shopping season. I don’t plan to shop on Thanksgiving, [...]

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Dollar stores have become a great way to save money on items. They’ve been around for a long time; however, ever since the recession began in 2008, dollar stores have seen a surge in activity. In fact, many of the businesses that own dollar stores are expanding the number of store locations to take advantage [...]

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When you’re considering a home improvement, it’s important to determine how much of the cost you’ll recoup down the road. Which home improvements don’t pay off? And which home renovation projects do pay off? Chris Long, from Home Depot, shares exactly which home renovations work and which ones won’t. Home Renovations: What Pays Off and [...]

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If you are familiar with business finance at all, you know that a company’s balance sheet lists its assets and liabilities, for a point in time. It is basically a snapshot of the company on a given date. You as a consumer also have a balance sheet. Most people refer to their balance sheet as [...]

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When we think about how much we are worth in terms of dollars, most of us use our jobs as a reference. If you have a job that pays you $50,000 per year and you work 40 hours per week, you are worth roughly $24 per hour. This does not take into account bonuses or [...]

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16 Ways to Save on Gas

Posted by Kristen

Now that you know why gas prices rise and fall, it’s time to discuss how to save on gas. Whether you’re going on a road trip to save money on vacation or driving to work everyday, saving money on gas is on everyone’s mind. Nothing is more frustrating than stopping at the gas station, filling [...]

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When people talk about fuel efficiency the number most often used is mpg (miles per gallon). Though this is a good number to use it can be confusing when trying to compare two different cars. Why do I think it’s confusing you say? You’d think that if I say “this car gets 5 miles more [...]

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To get your finances in great shape and save more money, there are a lot of things you should start doing. For me, I started keeping better track of my spending, started clipping coupons and watching for deals, and started earning more than I spend. But with all of these things you can start doing, [...]

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I am in the market for a new car purchase. My current car is slowly preparing herself for the car graveyard and I have begun to do my research on what I want. I have narrowed my choices down to two cars: a diesel hatchback and a hybrid hatchback. While the sticker prices for both [...]

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