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Jun 23, 2020
There’s no doubt that taking some time off to have fun and relax close to home can be just as rewarding as going away for vacation, and it’s certainly thriftier. When you vacation close to home, you can eliminate a load of stress and expense. Consider that when you go on vacation, you have to . . .
Getting a new job can be exciting! It’s a chance to further your career, make new contacts, and improve your financial life. New jobs also come along with a lot of economic considerations that are easy to overlook in the excitement of starting with a new employer. After all, you have to ramp up in . . .
Jun 18, 2020
School is out, temperatures are rising, and for most of us, this means one thing: It’s vacation time! Are you dreaming of white beaches and emerald green waves? Or maybe fresh mountain streams and picnicking under a canopy of trees are more your speed. Perhaps you’ve got your eye on some major landmarks instead. But . . .
Jun 15, 2020
A December 2019 USDA report estimated that the cost of food prepared at home for a typical adult couple in the continental United States ranges from $89.10 for thrifty people all the way to $766.80 for more free-spending types. Does your budget cry out for you to follow the thrifty plan, but your food receipts look more . . .
Jun 11, 2020
Road trips are a quintessentially American way to travel. The vastness of the country, the ease of our interstate system (well, except at rush hour), and a great park system make a road trip vacation feasible for families across the country. The ease of throwing a few things in the car, loading the family up, . . .
Jun 01, 2020
Looking to save money? Shopping at thrift stores is a time-honored way to score great merchandise and a great bargain. Furniture, home goods, kids clothes, and books are excellent items to focus on as you begin thrifting. But does it feel like when you go into thrift stores, either everything is overpriced or the merchandise . . .
May 21, 2020
With summer approaching, many people will start dreaming about an American tradition: the road trip. Who doesn’t want to see new sights, create the perfect mix of music, pack a cooler full of snacks, and start driving? Whether you have no destination in mind or the ultimate dream vacation plotted out, there’s no resisting the . . .
May 15, 2020
You may think that when you rent your house or apartment, your home renovation options are limited, but don’t despair over that “Dream Space” Pinterest board just yet. There are a surprising number of things you can do to your space that are landlord & budget friendly. Just because you don’t own your home doesn’t . . .
May 12, 2020
Remember back in school when you would misbehave and teachers would threaten that the incident would go on your permanent record? Naturally, no one in your adult life cares if you got into a screaming match on the playground over which baseball team or band was the best. But there is a permanent record that . . .
May 05, 2020
Everyone has to eat, and buying groceries is a fact of life. Although stocking a kitchen with food for meals and snacks is a part of most monthly budgets, these expenditures don’t have to break the bank. Instead of spending a sizable chunk of your take-home pay at the grocery store or spending hours couponing, . . .