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Disney on a Budget: Managing the Magic for Less

I’ll admit it – I have a serious Disney addiction. Not as bad as some, it’s true. (I know a woman who logs in to

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Four Tips for Using FSA Money Before New Year’s

At the end of the year, we can all get a little scatterbrained. Between work deadlines, gift shopping, baking treats for the kids’ holiday parties, making travel

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What a Deal: Groupon for Essentials

It’s easy to dismiss Groupon as a service aimed at getting you to waste your hard-earned cash on frivolous splurges and bargains of questionable value. After all, some

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32 Simple (and Free) Ways to Entertain Your Kids

Winter break is upon us, so you know what that means: last-minute holiday shopping, travel preparations, and children bouncing off the walls awaiting the arrival of


Seven Practical Gifts for College Students

The holiday season is well under way. If you’ve got someone on your list who’s headed to college next semester or already there, here are


Five Family Vacation Spots on Sale for Winter Break

The holidays are rarely the cheapest time to travel, as airlines hike fares to make the most of increased demand and space sells out quickly to hordes of travelers visiting


Are You Spending Too Much on Groceries?

If there is such a thing as an average family of four, there’s nothing average about how much that family spends on groceries. According to

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Cheers to the Holidays: Food, Beer, and Wine Gift Guide

We’re in prime gift-buying season. Your list of who to buy for probably includes a foodie, beer lover, and/or wine enthusiast. This is a fun

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Dear Mom, You Were Right

Right after the first of the year, I’ll turn 35. And what a life it’s been so far. My childhood wasn’t perfect, but I was

Debt and Your Marriage

When you marry your spouse, you’re merging lives. You’ll need to make room in yours for their books and furniture, sure, but also their family, maybe


When Cheapness Goes Too Far in a Marriage

Sarah and I are frugal people. We like to cook at home. We fill our free time with lots of low-cost activities. Our social calendar

Should You Tell Your Kids About Your Debt?

Parenting is a no easy task, as you already know. There is no playbook or instruction manual to tell you the best way to handle

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How to Deal with the High Cost of Children’s Sports

After much thought and consideration, my husband and I decided that it is finally time to get our kids started in a few sports and


An Introduction to Geocaching, My Family’s Favorite Frugal Activity

On a hot August afternoon, the five of us found ourselves in the shade of an old wooden bridge. There was a wonderful cool breeze

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10 Heartfelt Holiday Gifts for People Who Don’t Need More Stuff

We’re all guilty of it: You put off buying a present for a loved one, and suddenly it’s too late — so you just throw

Dallas Farmers Market

12 Surprising Ways to Save on Groceries

If you’ve been trying to cut costs to stop living from paycheck to paycheck, the food category was probably one of the first to take


20 Financial ‘Rules’ I Hope to Instill in My Children

I relish being a parent. For me, it is deeply satisfying to see children develop from infancy to toddlerhood to childhood and onward through the


Ten Red Flags of Financial Infidelity and What to Do About It

Financial infidelity is one of the most dangerous things that can happen in a marriage. When one spouse is making significant financial moves without the

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