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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 04, 2021
Taking your family to a game is expensive. According to the 2019 Fan Cost Index, which calculates the cost for a family of four to go to a game, park, eat, and buy souvenirs, the median cost to go to an NFL game is $540.42, the median cost for an MLS game is $250.42, and the . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 14, 2020
Living on a monthly budget typically means watching how and where you spend your hard-earned cash. Dining out may seem like a lavish treat, especially when you are trying to control your spending. While it’s understood that dining in is the most frugal option, there are ways to save money when you go out to eat. You don’t have to sacrifice . . .
POSTOct 11, 2020
The end of the calendar year means different things to different people. Some love autumn, some are enjoying football season, and others are looking forward to the holidays. For all of us, though, it means the year is ending, and that brings certain rituals and responsibilities. The end of the year is a great time to look back over . . .
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 . . .
POSTSep 01, 2020
If you want to save money, give up buying your morning coffee: Doesn’t that feel like the tagline of almost every personal finance article you read? What if you love your morning coffee, though? And what if you really and truly hate saving money? Are your finances forever doomed? No! You are in control of . . .
POSTJul 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 . . .