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Why You Should Stop Spending Money to Impress People

When you’re a teenager with little life experience, it’s easy to build your entire life around what other people think. It can feel normal to

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Outdated Financial Advice

By now, you may have heard about the famed “Good Wife’s Guide” – a list of 10 steps that 1950’s women could embrace to become the

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Five Monthly Bills You Could Live Without

When people finally decide they want to get ahead financially, most choose one of two strategies: They either look for ways to earn more money, or they

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When Thrifty Met Spendy: Love, Money, and Financial Compatibility

If you’re fighting with your sweetie, there’s a good chance it’s about money. A study by SunTrust found that more than a third of couples

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Eight Common Myths About the FAFSA, Busted

Whether you’re heading off to college straight from high school or you’re a nontraditional student getting a new degree, it’s time to think about filling

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Six Awkward Money Moments and How to Prevent Them

If you’ve endured adulthood long enough, chances are you’ve experienced at least one awkward money moment. My life is no exception, as I’ve been left with


How Much Does it Cost to Have a Baby?

The decision to have a baby is a big one, and one of the least understood aspects of child-rearing is “how much will it cost?”

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Why I’ll Never Feel Bad About My Vacation Spending

A few weeks ago, I spent seven nights in Cancun with my little family of four. It was a fairly inexpensive trip, largely paid for

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How to Find Affordable Bridesmaid Dresses

The average bridesmaid dress in the United States costs $150 before alterations. Since I just dropped $300 on a bridesmaid dress for a December wedding I

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An Experienced Frugal Parent’s Guide to Child Care

Child care. It’s one of the biggest expenses out there for most new parents. Like it or not, it’s something you’re going to have to

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Should You Co-Sign a Credit Card for a Family Member or Friend?

No matter who you are, chances are good someone has asked you for a financial favor at some point. Maybe it was a small loan to

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The Real Gift of the Holidays

Tomorrow, a lot of people all around the world will be celebrating Christmas. Many other people celebrate other holidays around this time of the year

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How Much Should You Spend on Your Pet?

Fluffy and Fido cost a pretty penny, according to a recent report from the American Pet Products Association (APPA). After crunching the numbers, the APPA projected


The Cost of Christmas 2015

Imagine you’re a family of four who just bought their first house, and you’re getting ready to celebrate your first Christmas in your new home. You’re planning to pick

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15 DIY Holiday Gifts Under $15

The average adult will spend a whopping $882 on gifts this holiday season, according to estimates by the American Research Group. Don’t make the same

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More Millennials Are Living at Home – and That’s Not a Bad Thing

A recent article over at Elite Daily, titled “Nearly Half of All 25-Year-Olds Are Living at Home With Their Parents,” starts like this: Think your

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Eight Gifts People Don’t Throw Away

When it comes to giving and receiving gifts, they say it’s the thought that counts. Unfortunately, good intentions can’t drown out the silence that fills


Life Insurance for Children

Most people know they need the protection of life insurance during their working years, but did you know some parents buy life insurance for their children,

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