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5 Great Reasons Why You Should Stay Home on Black Friday

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Black Friday – the day after Thanksgiving – has become incredibly popular for shoppers in recent years. For many people, Black Friday has become a bigger holiday than Thanksgiving. People plan all year long to head out at midnight, or earlier, to look for deals at stores. Recently, online retailers have gotten into the action as well. This means you ... Read More »

7 Ways to Stock Your Pantry on a Budget

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When you move into your own place for the very first time, filling your kitchen with food isn’t always the first thing on your mind. But, once you’re settled, it won’t take long for your stomach to remind you that your pantry shelves need to be filled, or you’ll be forced to spend money on eating out. But with all ... Read More »

3 Reasons You Need to Start Saving for Christmas Shopping Now

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It doesn’t take much imagination to figure out why most people feel that December is the most expensive month of the year. Depending on the size of your family and circle of friends, you may have to buy hundreds or even thousands of dollars in gifts each year, putting a major dent in your budget. Even if you do a ... Read More »

4 Ways to Stop Out of Control Spending

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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

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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 »