10.14.17
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13 Ways to Beat the Single-Person Penalty

Being single means never having money squabbles with a significant other. But it also tends to mean no one with whom to share financial goals.

10.09.17
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Start a Holiday Gift Closet Now So You Can Avoid Black Friday

Holiday shopping is projected to rise 3.6% this year, noticeably more than the average 2.5% gain of the past decade. According to the National Retail

09.20.17
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Frugal Flu Fighting: Affordable Ways to Avoid Influenza

The flu isn’t just a cold. It’s a serious health issue that can be fatal, especially if a secondary infection like pneumonia sets in. According

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Armageddon on a Shoestring: Prepare for Disasters Without Destroying Your Budget

Just before and right after every disaster, you see news coverage of crowded stores, depleted shelves, and interviews with people who don’t have enough (water,

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Seven Vital Money Moves to Make in Your 40s

Many people find their 40s to be the best decade yet. You’re in your peak earning years, and the kids, if not nearly launched or

09.04.17
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Why You Need a Cash Cache

These days you can live a pretty much cash-free life. But it’s smart to have at least some greenbacks on hand for emergencies – a

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The Painful Truth About Your Emergency Fund

Let me make this clear: I am a frugal person. I save vegetable scraps to make broth, and soap scraps to turn into lumpy new