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High Protein, Low Budget

Daniel writes in with one of those reader mailbag questions that had an answer that kept growing and growing and growing until it became clear

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Four Ways Holiday Shopping Can Crush Your Credit

The tradition of holiday overspending is as American as apple pie. Tradition or not, bad holiday spending habits can undoubtedly take a toll on your

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Addicted to Spending? Here’s How to Become a ‘Recovering Spender’

Imagine waking up every day with an insatiable urge to shop. The second you get a chance, you check the racks and sales, desperate for

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How to Ship Wine (Legally) Through the Mail

With the holidays fast approaching, many people aged 21 and older are getting ready to put down their kale smoothies and pick up the bottle of vino.

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How Much Could You Save for the Holidays if You Started Right Now?

It’s mid-October, which means it’s too early to break out the Christmas lights and holiday streamers. We’ve still got Halloween to get through, right? And

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Best EMV Chip Credit Cards

Chances are you’ve noticed a transition in the credit card industry from simple magnetic strips to cards with embedded microchips. The cause of this shift?

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Eight Discount Grocery Strategies That Will Keep Your Food and Household Prices Low

This week, we’ve taken a serious look at making your food cheap. We’ve looked at using a $1-per-meal strategy and then some ideas for implementing

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Does Sam’s Club Take Visa Credit Cards?

If you’re a big-box store enthusiast, you’ll want to hear this. As of Feb. 1, 2016, Sam’s Club began to accept Visa credit cards as payment

Best Ways to Use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points in 2016

There’s a reason why so many fans of credit card rewards go out of their way to get a card to earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points.

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Avoiding Fashion Trends Might Be the Hottest Look of 2016

Earlier this year, I spent $400 on dresses from a womenswear company called Soma. The magnitude of this purchase hit my husband hard. “You spent

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Should You Get the Amazon Store Card?

If you’re a faithful Amazon.com shopper, you’ve probably at least considered the Amazon Store Card. Created for Amazon Prime shoppers, this card makes it easy

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Some Thoughts on Conspicuous Consumption – and Less Expensive Ways to Show Your Status

A few days ago, I commented on a friend’s wristwatch. I happened to notice it because the face of the watch was black, which actually

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Instant Gratification: Why 76% of Americans Live Paycheck to Paycheck and How You Can Beat That Cycle with 12 Simple Strategies

It’s a statistic that I just can’t get over: 76% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. That just simply blows my mind every time I

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10 Questions to Ask Yourself About Any Purchase

For me, and for a lot of other people, shopping can be a very impulsive exercise. When something you want is on your radar, you’re

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10 Purchases You’ll Probably Regret

Sometimes it’s the thrill of a sale that lures us into buying something we don’t really need and can’t afford. Other times, it’s the urging of

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The Ginger Principle: When Buying in Bulk Is a Mistake

Sarah and I are adventurous amateur chefs. We love trying all kinds of things in the kitchen with fresh ingredients and interesting flavor combinations. Like

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Control Yourself: 11 Ways to Stop a Splurge Purchase

With retailers and advertisers practically begging you to spend your money at every turn, it’s inevitable that most of us will give into a splurge

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Two Rewards Cards Every Amazon Prime Member Needs

The internet has transformed the way many of us shop and stock our homes with food and other supplies (just ask any brick-and-mortar small business

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