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Five Stores With the Best Return Policies for Holiday Shopping

While finding the best price on holiday gifts is always a smart idea, there are times when paying bottom dollar can actually cost you money. Sticker

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How to Save Money with a Home Brewing Hobby

About a week ago, I posted an article on how to save money with a board and card gaming hobby. That article came pretty directly

12.03.15
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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Frugal People in Your Life

Mary writes in with a great question: I am a 29-year-old single female with a good income and have become very interested in personal finance

12.03.15
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Eight Gifts That Literally Keep on Giving

When the vast majority of your family members already “have it all,” finding thoughtful and useful gifts for the holidays can seem almost impossible. And

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How to Get 10% Cash Back on All Your Holiday Shopping

The bedlam of Black Friday is behind us, Cyber Monday is here, and the holiday shopping crunch is officially on. The average American plans to spend

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Unnecessary Necessities

As I do most years, I spent some time looking at Black Friday flyers for a number of stores in my area, just to see

11.17.15
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Secrets of ‘Supersavers’

Yesterday, I found this great article from the New York Times entitled ‘Supersavers’ Focus on the Goal. The article focuses on people like me and

11.14.15
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Check Out These 10 Stunning, Affordable Wedding Dresses

Like anything with the word “wedding” attached, it can be tough to find a cheap wedding dress. The average wedding gown in the U.S. cost about $1,357

11.14.15
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The Freezer and Slow Cooker Connection: How to Easily Prepare a Bunch of Slow Cooker Recipes in Advance to Save Tons of Money

Recently, I’ve made a few mentions of the fact that Sarah and I (honestly, mostly Sarah, as she has really jumped on board with this

11.13.15
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Using a Kitchen Whiteboard to Minimize Food Expenses and Maximize Meal Efficiency

Right now, in the entryway right next to our kitchen, a giant whiteboard hangs on the wall. On that whiteboard, you will find several different

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Negative Feelings About Cheap Things (and How to Overcome Them)

A few days ago, I came across this great video from The School of Life. It’s well worth watching: From the description: In assessing what

11.03.15
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REI to Customers: We’ll Be Closed on Black Friday, Go Outside

While most retailers are pulling out all the stops to prepare for the biggest shopping day of the year – Black Friday — outdoor and

10.29.15
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The Delicious Dozen: 12 Strategies for Eating Healthy and Cheap

We have five people living in our home – two adults and three children. With that many mouths to feed, a large monthly food budget

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How to Save Money on Black Friday 2015 — in 10 GIFs

As Black Friday approaches, you’re probably wondering how to maximize your savings – without camping outside Best Buy for three days or getting into a

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The Best Price Trackers to Beat Black Friday

Every year, throngs of shoppers flood the nation’s leading retailers on the day after Thanksgiving, eager to seize their deeply discounted Black Friday haul. And

10.22.15
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10 Surprisingly Simple Strategies for Saving Money on Food

The big strategies are useful to think about, but it’s often the little specific tactics that you add to your routines that make a big

10.21.15
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Five Better Ways to Spend Your Halloween Dollars

Americans love Halloween. We’re probably going to spend about $7 billion on candy, costumes, and parties this year. That breaks down to the average American spending $75

10.13.15
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Finding Affordable Wedding Rings

Ah, the wedding ring. It’s the one piece of jewelry that’s supposed to encompass all the feelings you have for the person you love most

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