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Anchor Prices and You

Lately, I’ve been thinking about sales and sale prices because of an epiphany I had in a store recently. Sarah and I were shopping for

How to Coupon at $50 an Hour

In the past, I’ve shared a ton of details on how we collect and use coupons. With that in mind, I thought it might be

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Is Financing Furniture With a Store Credit Card Ever a Good Idea?

For many Americans, summertime means big transitions: new jobs, new cities, and often even new homes. And as just about any homebuyer can attest, a

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How to Avoid Getting Cut by the Cutting Edge

When I graduated from college in 2002, smartphones were just beginning to become popular. There were several different types floating around out there, most with

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Why We’ve Given Up on Coupons

About a week ago, my parents came to visit us for a few days. During the visit, my mother gave Sarah and I an envelope

07.16.15
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Nine Fantastic and Inexpensive Summer Recipes Using Fresh Seasonal Foods

For me, the best part of summer is the seemingly endless variety of fresh produce. It’s everywhere, from gardens to CSA baskets, from farmers markets

07.15.15
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Six Simple Changes to Your Grocery Routine That Can Save You a Lot of Money

As I’ve alluded to a few times recently, a Fareway just opened in the small town in which my family lives (for those unfamiliar, Fareway

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10 Things You Should Never Buy Used

Whether you’re trying to save money or be less wasteful in general, shopping at secondhand stores, garage sales, and flea markets is a good strategy.

06.14.15
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The Best Used Cars for Simply Getting Around

It’s expensive to buy and own a car — the American Automobile Association (AAA) pegs the cost of owning a vehicle at a whopping $8,698 a year. But

06.07.15
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12 Items That Pay for Themselves Tenfold or More

When you’re trying to live a frugal lifestyle and save money, it can seem counterintuitive to buy anything new. Yet, that’s exactly what many money-conscious

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Finding Happiness for Free

A few weeks ago, I listened to a podcast episode – I’m truly sorry, I don’t know which episode or even which podcast it was,

05.27.15
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Money Management 101: Why You Should Track Your Spending

Do you ever wonder why you run out of money by the end of the month? Do you earn plenty but still live paycheck to

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Our Favorite Best Buy Deals

Shopping for electronics and appliances is quite an undertaking. For starters, they can be incredibly expensive. And with so many competing companies and similar models,

05.17.15
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Financial Advice That Needs to Die

Recently, one of my friends was curtain shopping when she received some pretty crazy advice from a friendly store employee. “You should expect to spend

The Ultimate Guide to Online Shopping

Over 190 million people in the United States use online shopping sites, and that number is expected to grow exponentially over the next decade. The total

05.16.15

The ‘Buy It for Life’ Compendium

Over the last several months, I’ve answered a big handful of “buy it for life” questions in the reader mailbag. Because the answers to those

05.13.15
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10 Smart Graduation Gifts for College-Bound Seniors

Summer is almost upon us, and with it a barrage of social events, from backyard barbecues to weddings to, of course, graduation parties. And while you can bring

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The Best Kohls Coupons and Deals

Finding high-quality items for affordable prices is a never-ending pursuit that can often fuel frustration. How do you know you’re getting the best price at

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