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POSTJun 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 . . .
POSTJun 22, 2020
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 . . .
POSTJun 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 . . .
POSTMay 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 . . .
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 . . .
POSTApr 29, 2020
Sometimes in life, you get lucky by getting an unexpected bonus at work, an incredibly generous birthday gift, an inheritance, or some other sort of monetary windfall. What should you do with it? Let’s be honest: If you put that $1,000 into your checking account without any plan, you’ll probably end up frittering it away . . .
POSTApr 28, 2020
Does it sometimes feel like your money flies away from you and you often don’t even remember how you spent it all? Same. It’s a common affliction! But most people tend to waste money on the same ten things, which should make it easier to figure out what’s killing your budget. Once you identify which . . .
POSTApr 02, 2020
Saving should be simple, but the truth is that for many of us, extra money can be difficult to find when expenses pile up. When you add in unexpected costs that may come up, saving money can seem impossible. A recent survey found that as many as 78% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Without . . .
POSTApr 01, 2020
One of the more daunting tasks of adulthood is dealing with taxes. After all, we pay a lot of taxes. There’s sales tax collected on most of our purchases, people in some states have to pay taxes on their personal property (like cars), and everyone who owns any real estate must pay property taxes. Yet . . .
POSTMar 31, 2020
Financial advice so often seems to be written for people who started saving for retirement at 15, attended college without accruing any debt, and bought their first house before they were old enough to drink. Good for them, but what about the rest of us? Much as we try, not all of us are on . . .