Why You Should Follow The Four Gift Christmas Rule

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If you feel like the holiday season is getting out of control or if you don’t have the money to spend, try the Four Gift Christmas Rule.

How To Actually Save Money on Christmas Gifts This Year

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Now that we’ve crossed the Halloween threshold, the Christmas season is fast upon us. Here are a few ways to save money on Christmas gifts.

15 Thoughtful DIY Holiday Gifts Ideas Anyone Would Love

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Spend less, and be more thoughtful by making holiday gifts yourself. These are some of our favorite ideas for DIY holiday gifts. 

The Pink Tax: The Cost of Being a Female Consumer

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Only about half of us pay the pink tax. It’s the extra amount women pay for goods and services that are almost identical to the lower-priced male version.

Cheap Date Night Ideas When You’re Trying to Stick to Your Budget

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Dating can be expensive. But only if you’re not creative. If you do the same old thing every Friday night, not only are your dates expensive, they’re probably boring too. But we’re here to save your wallet and your relationship with tons of cheap date night ideas. 

CIT Bank Review: Does Online Banking Mean You’ll Earn More?

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Gone are the days of little-to-no interest banking. Your money should earn for you, even the cash in your checking account. One way to do this is with CIT Bank. We’ll take a look at account offerings and interest potential in this CIT Bank review to determine whether it’s the right choice for you.

Job Loss: 22 Ways to Survive Unemployment This Year (Update)

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I had been with them for fourteen years. Then one day, I was let go like it was nothing. I had a 2-year-old and a newborn at home, and I was scared. After leaving the office, I drove to a nearby park, found an empty picnic table, and sat there in stunned silence. How was I going to tell my wife? How is this job loss going to affect our family?

YNAB Review and Chat with Founder Jesse Mecham

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The importance of budgeting can’t be overstated. Today we talk to the king of budgeting tools, Jesse Mecham of You Need a Budget.

What to Do with Your Tax Refund: 10 Smart Ways to Spend It

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Did you get a tax refund? Maybe you’re wondering what to do with that tax refund. Learn some smart ways to spend your tax return money.

Budgeting Systems: Design One That Sticks to Your Lifestyle This Year

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Budgeting sucks. No one really wants to do it. It’s hard to stick with, it’s a chore to review it every month and it makes you feel like crap when you spend way too much on lattes. But, you’re an adult so you need to do it. There are a few types of budgets, which one is right for you?

Your Complete Guide To Creating A Monthly Budget This Year

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Trying to take control of your spending? Need to start a monthly budget? This ultimate guide reveals a budget optimization strategy you can use right now.

Do You Need Help Paying Bills? Here’s What to Do This Year

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We are in an unprecedented situation. The coronavirus or COVID-19 is going to significantly impact the world economy, just how bad things are going to be, we can only speculate. But right now, things are already dire for some of you. If you need help paying bills or other forms of financial assistance, we’ve got a comprehensive list of resources.

Quicken Alternatives: 14 High-Caliber Money Management Tools

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Quicken is no longer the only game in town. This article uncovers 14 Quicken alternatives you can start using today. Simply put,  if you’re searching for exceptional accounting software that integrates into your money management system, you’ll enjoy this post.

10 Easy Ways to Stop Wasting Money Right Now This Year

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Money May continues. All of us have spending leaks, money we spend that we shouldn’t. Stop wasting money already!

Are Economic Boycotts a More Effective Way to Create Change?

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Now that your vote counts for so little, people are turning to economic boycotting to influence corporate and political policy. But does it work?

Lets Go Thrifting! The Ultimate Guide To Thrift Store Success

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I’m obsessed with thrift stores. Walking through one is like exploring a magical treasure trove. You never know what you’re going to find thrifting.

24 Financial Tips For Low-Income Earners

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Much financial advice is aimed at those making good money leaving the rest of us behind. We want to fix that with 24 financial tips for low-income earners.

Budget Categories: Setting Them Up Without Losing Your Sanity

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How detailed do you need to be with budget categories? Do you separate lunch from dinner or lump everything into a few areas? And which method is better?

What Is the 30 Day Rule (Stop Impulse Buying with This Simple Trick)?

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Do you tend to add things to your cart without thinking about it? We’re all guilty of it from time to time. Whether it’s at the grocery store check-out or surfing the web, it’s easier than ever to spend your money without batting an eye. These purchases have a particular name – impulse buys – and they could be dragging down your finances. If you’ve had a regrettable experience (or more than one), we recommend trying the 30 Day Rule to curb your spending.

Money Tips For Teenagers: Your Future Self Will Thank You

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If you’re a teenager, you are in a very powerful position. Starting good money habits now will put you ahead for the rest of your life. Here are 8 money tips for teenagers.

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