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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 . . .
POSTOct 26, 2020
By now, you’re surely aware of some of the aspects of a frugal lifestyle. You pack your lunch, turn out the lights in empty rooms, meal-plan, cut coupons, have given up buying coffee … so what’s next? Now, you start to accumulate the benefits of your frugality! Sure, the main benefit is a healthy bank account, but it’s not just your bank account that’s about to . . .
POSTOct 23, 2020
Everyone is talking about the environment. Many people want to make changes in their everyday lives to support the health of our planet, but they don’t know where to start. Others worry that going green is going to cost a lot of green: In fact, one study showed that 4 in 5 consumers think going green will cost them . . .
POSTSep 16, 2020
At some point, you may have looked back at your monthly budget and noticed a huge spending black hole draining your wallet of hard-earned cash: your food budget. Most of us lead busy lives, and though we’d love daily time to cook delicious and nutritious meals, it’s just not possible. It’s true that time is . . .
POSTSep 03, 2020
According to the USDA, as of May 2019, a family of four typically spent between $567.80 and $1,296.30 on food a month. Yikes! Trying to eat healthily? Organic food costs up to 25% more than conventionally grown food. Even if you skip organic products, Harvard University says a healthy diet typically costs more than an unhealthy diet. So if you . . .
POSTJun 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 . . .
POSTMay 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 . . .