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Teach Your Child To Curb Impulse Purchases It’s no secret that impulse buys can wreak havoc on even the most carefully constructed budget. And retailers know this all too well – that’s why the checkout counters in groceries, pharmacies and large shopping centers are packed with dozens of things you may not really need. And…

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Get more exercise. Lose weight. Quit smoking. These are the bold boasts of New Year’s resolutions. Folks commit themselves to radically changing their lives at the start of the calendar year. About 45% of people make New Year’s resolutions in the average year, and most have to do with health. But the same line of…

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Avoiding Appliance Drain

Lower your electricity bill this month by eliminating all vampire charges. The term, “vampire charges,” refers to all the electricity used by your appliances when they’re plugged in but not in use. This means that – even when your toaster and cellphone charger aren’t being used – they still drain electricity just by being plugged…

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Shop Safely On Black Friday!

The weekend that kicks off the pre-holiday shopping frenzy purportedly offers great savings. But, while many aren’t worth the trip to the mall and the crazy-long lines, you can sometimes find a legitimately fantastic bargain. However, Black Friday does pose some serious risks to shoppers, but with the proper safety measures, you can happily join the…

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Divvying up your kid’s allowance into different jars, each with a specific label and purpose, has become pretty standard. Your kids probably have one jar for savings, one for spending and maybe another for giving. (Look here for tips on how to start this with your kiddos!) What most parents and kids omit, though, is…

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Between your turkey, ingredients for the holiday meal and décor to set the ambiance, hosting a Thanksgiving dinner is not cheap. If you’re looking for ways to cut back without compromising on quality, read on for seven easy ways to save on Thanksgiving costs this year.    1.) Verify your guests’ attendance Get an accurate…

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Did you know that 73% of millennials questioned in a Bazaar Voice survey do all their shopping on their smartphones? It’s not surprising. Teach your kids to make the best of online shopping with this fun, educational activity. All you need is a computer! Sit down with your child to brief them on the ups…

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If you’ve just breathed a sigh of relief because the back-to-school shopping season is behind you, you’ve got another thing coming. The fun is just beginning! Your child may be outfitted for the new school year, but you probably need some warmer autumn clothing for yourself. Now that the leaves are starting to change colors,…

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DIY Costumes

It’s fun for the family when everyone dresses up on Halloween, but it can also get pricey. With a little bit of creativity, though, there are lots of exciting costumes you can put together at home. The grunge-style clothing you wore in college would look hilarious on your teenager. Have your kiddo step into a…

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