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4 Ways Technology has Impacted the Personal Finance World

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Even though it’s not spring anymore, I’ve been working hard to clean out both my home office and my office at my full-time job. I find that I’m able to focus better and get more accomplished when I work in a clean and tidy space. While I was cleaning out some drawers in my home office, I came across a ... Read More »

3 Reasons Why It Makes Sense to Spend More

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When you are trying to save money and keep your budget under control as tightly as possible, it would seem the last thing you would want to do is spend more money than you have to on an item. Most thrifty shoppers just look around for the lowest possible price on what it is they want to purchase. However, if ... Read More »

Generic vs. Name Brand – What Will You Pay More For?

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Buying generic food and household products is just one way to save money at the grocery store. But unfortunately, there are plenty of people out there who won’t buy generic for various reasons, one of which is their perceived difference in quality. Marketing companies spend millions of dollars each year trying to convince consumers that certain brands of products are ... Read More »

3 Staycation Ideas That Don’t Suck

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In recent years, the idea of a ‘staycation’ is one that has gained more and more popularity. The concept is simple – instead of taking time off work and heading out of town for a few days, you take that time off and then stay home while doing fun things near where you live. This allows you to save money ... Read More »

Are You Cheap or Frugal? 2 Examples to Help You Decide

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Sometimes the words “frugal” and “cheap” are used interchangeably to describe people who don’t like to spend a lot of money. I have used them interchangeably in the past myself, but since then I’ve learned that frugal and cheap have vastly different meanings. According to Dictionary.com, frugal is an adjective which means “economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or ... Read More »