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4 Ways to Stop Out of Control Spending

Spending

There are two sides to any budget – the revenues and the expenses. When you are talking about your own personal household budget, the revenues are what you bring in on a monthly or yearly basis. Expenses, obviously, are things like rent or mortgage payments, food, gas, insurance and on and on. Only when you can balance out your revenues and ... Read More »

3 Reasons Why Black Friday Won’t Save You Money

Black Friday

As a frugal person, you probably have become quite adept at looking for sales – and there is certainly nothing wrong with that. There is no reason to pay full price when you could possibly shop around and find the same item on sale. Consistently shopping sales can save you money both in the short-term and over the long run. ... Read More »

4 Non-Traditional Ways to Get More Coupons

Coupons

Are you a big fan using coupons to save on groceries and other items, but struggling to find ones for products you’ll actually use? I used to have the same problem. I’d guess that most people tend to think of the Sunday newspaper as the best place to get coupons for groceries and household products, but sadly in my hometown ... Read More »

5 Ways to Save Money On Christmas Shopping

Christmas shopping

Christmas is a great time of year to celebrate with family and friends, but it can also be downright expensive. If you aren’t well prepared before the holiday season arrives, you could quickly find yourself blowing through your budget as the big day approaches. With plenty of presents to buy in a short period of time, Christmas can be challenging ... Read More »

Great DIY Gift Ideas That Will Please Anyone

diy gift ideas

Christmas is coming and that means it’s time to go hog wild with shopping for gifts, right? Not if you’re on a budget! After all, the holidays are expensive enough as it is. Giving DIY gifts is a great way to show someone that you care without spending a lot of money. At least, that’s the idea. But often DIY ... Read More »