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POSTJan 19, 2021
Planning on moving soon? Moving a three-bedroom house typically costs between $600 and $1,000 for a local move. If you’re planning a long-distance move, be prepared to spend between $3,400 and $4,100. Ouch. And while it’s easy to foresee a lot of the expenses you’ll encounter, like hiring a truck or shelling out for a full-service . . .
POSTJan 11, 2021
Choosing foods that are healthy for the family while staying on budget may seem like a difficult combination. The good news is that a well-balanced diet that’s full of whole nutrients doesn’t have to be boring or unaffordable. Planning a menu and cooking as a family can be surprisingly cost-efficient, and it’s a great way to spend time . . .
POSTDec 29, 2020
New year, new you? Many people take the turning of the calendar page as an opportunity to reevaluate their priorities and make resolutions to improve themselves or their circumstances in the new year. According to Psychology Today, 41% of Americans make resolutions. Unfortunately, 88% of resolutions fail. Financial resolutions are in the top five of all . . .
POSTDec 22, 2020
Do you need more money? What a silly question: Just about everyone could use more money, right? Maybe you’re trying to beef up your emergency fund or pay off debt. Or perhaps you’re saving for a particular goal, like a vacation, a new car, or a home renovation project. Maybe you’ve carefully budgeted your income but it’s . . .
POSTDec 14, 2020
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are a time to get together with loved ones, eat favorite foods, and enjoy family traditions. For many of us, it also means figuring out how to get home for the holidays, though some might instead focus on traveling to a popular vacation spot to . . .
POSTNov 20, 2020
Most of us don’t start thinking about the holidays until the Christmas decorations start showing up in stores and holiday advertisements dominate television. With all of the expenses, there’s a reason so many people say the holidays are the most stressful time of the year. But why stress out when it should be a time for fun and for visiting family? There’s something . . .
POSTNov 05, 2020
Cars manufactured before 1980 required intense preparation to get them ready for winter. Luckily, modern vehicles don’t need the same elaborate winterization, but low temperatures, snow, rain, and road salt can still cause problems with newer cars. Completing a few simple tasks before the worst of winter sets in will help protect your vehicle and make navigating . . .
POSTJul 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 . . .
POSTMay 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, . . .
POSTApr 30, 2020
The average American spent $183.79 on cleaning and laundry supplies in 2018, up from $139.99 in 2007. Of course, if you have a large family, a large home, kids, or pets or need unique products due to allergies or other sensitivities, you’re going to spend more money than the average. You can search for coupons . . .