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Aug 12, 2020
There are so many things that vehicle owners value when choosing the perfect car. Some go for appearance, others for speed, and still others for gas mileage, but the most economical car owner will probably prize longevity. A long life for your vehicle can save you a lot of money over the years. And if . . .
Jul 24, 2020
Even when you’ve got tons of money, that doesn’t mean you can’t be thrifty. Just look at Veronica Mars and The Good Place star Kristen Bell, who tweets about her love of coupons and talks about buying secondhand clothes for her kids. And even Beyoncé has been spotted shopping at Target, just like the rest of us. Sure, some celebs go through money like . . .
Jul 17, 2020
America is home to some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in the world. From lush forests to tropical beaches, no matter what kind of environment you want to visit, you can find it here. We’ve compiled a list of the 15 most scenic drives in the country for anyone with the itch to . . .
Jul 16, 2020
College is great, but college is also hard. And in between juggling classes, homework, projects, internships, jobs, and activities, you’re also learning to take care of yourself for the first time. Most college students are learning to do this on a serious budget, too. The stereotypes of the broke college student surviving off of packets . . .
Jul 08, 2020
You want to save money. You want to serve healthy, tasty, exciting meals. And you would prefer not to spend your whole life either at the grocery store or in the kitchen. It’s a familiar story: After all, most of us are juggling work, family, friends, chores, pets, and other responsibilities, along with the daily . . .
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, . . .