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Extreme Savings with Belated Holiday Scheduling

While walking through Target one fine September day, I came across aisles upon aisles of Halloween costumes and decorations.…

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How to Set Goals: The First Step to Financial Success is Knowing What You Want

If you don’t know where you’re going, who knows where you’ll end up? Whether you are trying to get…

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First Steps in Budget-Friendly and Stress-Free Vacation Planning

Everybody likes to take a vacation. Some people get away on a regular schedule and others only when they…

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Building of Banks

Despite the well-publicized bank failures and bankruptcies in recent weeks, I continue to see a huge number of consumer…

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Another Downside of Gift Cards

In my post, The Gift That Keeps on Taking, I described many of the negatives of gift cards. Recent…

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7 Steps to Survive Unemployment and Land the Job You’ve Always Wanted

Were you recently let go? Do you know someone who just lost their job? This past week my mother…

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Paying for Portraits

Having a young child, we take a ton of photographs at our house. A recent experience with a professional…

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Spend Your Emergency Fund Wisely

Creating an emergency fund is certainly important, but spending it wisely when the time comes may be even more…

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Is Shopping on Woot Financially Responsible?

Do I really need two sets of AM/FM walkie-talkies? I was approached by this conundrum out of the blue…

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Resisting Change May Save You Money

Change may be the only constant, but along with change, higher costs often come along for the ride. Resisting…

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