Do You Know What ATM Skimming Is?

Posted by Don on June 24, 2013

Previously I wrote about identity theft, both ways to protect yourself along with ways to recover from identity theft. Next I’m going to talk about a certain type of identity theft that is growing in popularity all over the United States. It’s called ATM skimming and it is very easy to fall victim to it. […]

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Grocery Budget Challenge Results

Posted by Madison on June 18, 2013

Did you take the Grocery Budget Challenge to Trim Your Grocery Budget By 15% last month? How did you do? If you remember, some of my friends felt like their grocery budgets were out of control. Both families of 5, they shared that their grocery budgets were $800 and well over $1,200 each month. I […]

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7 Frugal Alternatives to Home Security Systems

Posted by Amanda on June 4, 2013

One thing that my husband and I did not do much of after purchasing our first home together in 2009 is survey the property for any security weaknesses and address them. We know that we do not want to purchase a security system, but there are still frugal alternatives that we can do in order […]

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8 Ways to Stop Wasting Food

Posted by Kristen on June 3, 2013

Food is a huge part of everyone’s monthly budget. But what’s great for those of us who are saving and watching our spending, is that we can control how much we spend on food. Unlike many of our bills, we are able to set our monthly total cost. Even if you already know how to […]

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5 Things You Should Always Buy New

Posted by Don on May 28, 2013

Previously, I wrote about 7 Things You Should Buy Used to save yourself money. Today, I am going to write about 5 things you should buy new, regardless of the price. We all like to save money, but sometimes, that savings ends up costing us more in the long run. For example, when I first […]

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Are You Interested in Mystery Shopping?

Posted by Amanda on May 20, 2013

My friend Helen introduced me to Mystery Shopping about two years ago. I had heard about it, and was very curious (if not a little skeptical) about its potential in my money-saving toolbox. She mentioned in a conversation that she had not paid for an oil change in over three years. Boy did that pique […]

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26 Simple Ways to Save Money

Posted by Kristen on May 13, 2013

Saving money doesn’t have to be hard. When you start saving money, you’ll be able to put that money towards any debt you may have or be able to save for the future. Here are simple ways to save money. Photo Courtesy: Kristen Simple Ways to Save Money Be light conscious. Use daylight as much […]

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10 Free Smartphone Apps to Save You Money

Posted by Amanda on April 29, 2013

I purchased a smartphone for the first time a year and a half ago after attending a personal financial conference where all of the other writers were running circles around me on social media and the like. As a writer myself, I realized that having one could be very helpful for me as well. However, […]

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Afraid of a Spending Fast? Tips for Success

Posted by Kristen on April 25, 2013

I first heard about a spending fast a few years back while watching an episode in Oprah’s money class series. The couple stopped spending money on anything they didn’t need, and because of their sacrifice, they were able to save more than $10,000 for the year. In a nutshell, a spending fast or a spending […]

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Challenge: Can You Trim Your Grocery Budget By 15%?

Posted by Madison on April 24, 2013

I recently discovered that some of my friends feel like their grocery budget is out of control. We went around the room and shared our monthly grocery budget. We are all families of 5. Their monthly grocery budgets are $800, and well over $1,200. I shared that ours on average is $585 a month, but […]

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