09.30.16
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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.

09.11.16
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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

07.17.16
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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

07.15.16
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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

07.10.16
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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

06.08.16
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Eight Free Things to Do with Dad This Father’s Day

With Father’s Day coming up on June 19, it’s time to start thinking of ways to recognize the special man in your life. From home beer brewing kits

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Why Shopping Is the Enemy of Your Wallet … and Eight Strategies for Reducing Your Shopping Trips

Once a week, I go to a community board game night held in an open meeting room that’s conveniently next door to a local board game

05.23.16
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Why You Should Worship Your Old Computer

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of reading Holly Johnson’s insightful post on why you should not just tolerate, but downright love

05.05.16
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Eight Ways to Make the Most of a Farmers Market

My passion for farmers markets is part of my identity. I mean that literally: I used to fill out online dating profiles that asked me

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Four Best Credit Cards to Take to the Grocery Store

You may not care much about credit card rewards or think you spend enough to justify using them, but the truth is most people could

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The New Costco Credit Card: Is It Worth It?

After a 16-year partnership, Costco announced the end of its relationship with American Express late last year. Sadly, this news also served as the death

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