Why You Need to Budget During the Holidays

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Generally, budgeting is not everyone’s favorite word or activity, especially during the holidays. But if there were one time you need to budget, it would be during the holiday season. You need to budget for several reasons, but the most glaring is the impulse factor, …

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American Workers Struggle to Save Money

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American workers are enjoying historically low unemployment rates. But just because they are working, that doesn’t mean they have enough money to save. It appears many American workers can’t do everything, like saving for emergencies, retirement, and meet their monthly bills. Nearly 40% of American …

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Travel Tips How To Save Money On A Family Vacation

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Do you need travel tips to keep your vacation on a budget? Traveling with your family can quickly become one of your most treasured memories. The new experiences, adventures, and bonding opportunities it brings can allow families to take a break from the everyday stresses …

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7 Money Savings Hacks for Apartment Renters

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Saving money is a good thing! It gives you options and frees you up from the endless cycle of living paycheck to paycheck. As an apartment renter, there are numerous easy ways to save money if you really put your mind to it. Check out …

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7 Ways to Save Money at Home

Who wouldn’t want to have a little more money at the end of every month? Unless you can simply walk into your boss’ office and demand a raise, one of the easiest ways to end up with more money in your bank every month is to make the most out of the funds that you’re already making.

For the vast majority of people, there are dozens and dozens of ways that they can save money, just by making a few simple changes. You won’t have to turn your life upside down just to get some extra cash in your pockets every month. Because every family is different, the money saving tips are going to change from person to person, but there are a few key ways that just about anyone can use.

Cut Cable

One of the recent trends in saving money is by cutting the cord. If you’re looking for an easy way to save hundreds of dollars, it’s time to end your relationship with the cable company.

Thanks to online streaming services like Netflix or Hulu, it’s never been more enjoyable to cut your cable bill and save hundreds of dollars. The average family cable bill is a little over $100 every month for their cable. If you were to cut the cord and replace it with Netflix or Hulu (which costs around $15 every month), you could enjoy an extra $1,1000 at the end of the year.

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5 Ways to save money in the next 30 days

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The majority of Americans find that there is just a little too much month at the end of their budget. Just about everyone could do with some more money in their pockets, but most of us can’t simply walk into the boss’ office and ask …

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I Can Do More to Save Money…And You Can Too!

Please welcome Jacob Merkley to the blog today.

My wife, daughter, and I spent the tail end of December and beginning part of January staying with my in-laws. It was great to spend the holidays with family and I walked away having learned a very valuable financial lesson, one that I most certainly wasn’t planning on learning.

My in-laws are very well off. And when I say “well off”, I mean that they live in the richest part of our city, have a mansion for a home, a $150,000 boat, a few cars that total over $200,000 combined, and an investment portfolio that I can only dream of. They definitely have a few million to their names.

Previous to this trip, I had never stayed with my in-laws before and I guess you could say that my eyes were opened as to how they got to where they are financially. I had always chalked it up to their ability to make money, but I learned that it had nothing to do with how much they made.

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