5 Practical Wedding Tips from the Tightwad Gazette

Posted by Amanda on July 21, 2014

Amy Dacyczyn allowed her creative juices to flow when it came to frugal living. She began a newsletter, called The Tightwad Gazette, in 1990 and ran it until late December 1996. Her name became synonymous with frugality, cheap living, and being a tightwad, and her books have lived on (and probably will continue to do […]

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Amazon Store Card $10-$20 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on July 18, 2014

We have covered the Amazon Visa credit card $30 Sign Up Bonus before. I just noticed an alternative, the Amazon Store card with its own sign up bonus. The bonus is our Free Money Friday offer this week. How to Get Your $10 Sign Up Bonus Open a new Amazon Store card. A $10 Amazon.com […]

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How to Rehabilitate a Federal Student Loan

Posted by Amanda on July 17, 2014

In life, there are few do-overs. Most of the time when you mess something up, it is what it is and you have to move on. But sometimes – and these times are wonderful – there is a way to sort of erase the bad that happened because of a mistake you knowingly or unknowingly […]

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How to Get a Free Trial from Netflix

Posted by Madison on July 16, 2014

Adrienne mentioned in How to Get Rid of Cable and Still Watch TV that they picked up a subscription to Netflix. Meanwhile I’ve heard from countless friends that their new favorite shows are House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. However, since they are Netflix original series you can’t watch them without a […]

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Investing in mutual funds can be a challenge when you take into account the fees that are associated with them. As time has passed, some mutual funds have become very sneaky in how they charge you fees. I say sneaky for two reasons: First, they will claim that the fund doesn’t charge a fee when […]

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5 More Tips To Save At The Grocery Store

Posted by Kristen on July 14, 2014

Saving money on food is a tough task since it’s a huge part of each day. While you may have reduced going out to eat at restaurants or stopped or limited fast food to save money, there is still the grocery bill to battle. Grocery bills can add up fast and be quite large, but […]

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The Triple Benefit of Municipal Bonds

Posted by Don on July 10, 2014

With the volatility of the stock market and low interest rates, many investors are looking for ways to earn a decent return on their money and also keep their principal safe. While it is common knowledge that you cannot earn a high return unless you take on a higher risk, you can still earn a […]

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5 Overlooked Low Cost Vacation Ideas

Posted by Don on July 9, 2014

Summer is here and for many, that means getting away for a week and going on vacation. But let’s face it, vacations can cost a lot of money. What if you are living on a budget and don’t want to hand over all of your hard earned money just to get away? You could save […]

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You’ve probably heard it said a million times before that your student loans cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. Everyone is basically stuck with them no matter what happens later in your life (which is ample motivation to pay them off as quickly as possible). In fact, I paid off my student loans just five years […]

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9 Frugal Ideas to Keep Kids Busy This Summer

Posted by Amanda on July 7, 2014

Summer is here. Kids are out of school, and you’re bound to hear a few “we’re boreds” (or a few hundred) over the next several months. As a child, I can remember what a thrilling experience it was feeling the temperatures warm up, having exciting end-of-school-year dances and activities to go to, and fantasizing about […]

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