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4 Common Reasons You Spend Beyond Your Budget

budget

This month has been a tough one for my budget. I got a little too carried away with going out to eat and spending money on things I don’t really need. After a little self-reflection, I realized that the reasons I tend to over-spend my budget are probably the same as the reasons other people do as well. Next time ... Read More »

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 »

4 Ways to Save Money on Back to School Costs

back to school

Even though it feels like the summer just started a few days ago, it’s almost time for back to school shopping. As a kid, I LOVED back to school shopping. There’s something about the new notebooks, binders, pens, and pencils that almost made the beginning of the school year feel more like a fresh start than spring or even New ... Read More »