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Pumpkin Savings

Waiting until Oct. 30 or a few days before Halloween to buy pumpkins could help you save. Many stores sell pumpkins at deep discounts right around Halloween to decrease their inventory before the big post-Halloween price drop. You can plan on carving the pumpkins on Halloween instead of earlier in the season when the pumpkins…

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Shopkick: Earn While You Shop!

Do you love to shop? Even if you don’t have extra spending money, do you still enjoy walking through stores and browsing? Well, now there’s an app where you can actually earn rewards for just walking through a store! Yes, you read correctly. You can get paid for simply visiting a store and not purchasing…

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Time Your Purchases

Do you have a friend who is always gloating about the amazing bargains she found throughout the year? Do you wish you could be that person who somehow knows exactly when to buy everything? With this money hack, you can! Everything has a season for markdowns, either because its real season has just passed, stores…

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In a recently revealed breach, 143 million Americans may have had their personal information exposed. Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies, reported a massive data breach lasting several months. Hackers were able to access people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers. They also stole credit card…

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How Low Can You Go?

Give Your Child The Grocery Challenge Do you ever feel like all your money goes toward groceries? Out of all the non-fixed expenses a household can have, food costs take the biggest bite out of the average monthly budget. Understandably, trying to trim the family’s grocery bill is an ongoing battle for most of us.…

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Take The No-Spend Challenge!

Does your money burn a hole in your pocket? Find yourself spending more than you’d anticipated … again? Did you find out last week that you might be a shopaholic? (Don’t worry your not alone!) If this sounds like you, take the no-spend challenge! Designate one day a week where you won’t spend a penny.…

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Am I a Shopaholic?

It is estimated that up to 12% of Americans suffer from a shopping compulsion. You may be a shopaholic if this checklist describes you: You have unopened items in your closet You shop beyond your means You purchase items for which you have no use Disappointments trigger shopping trips You feel a thrill when you…

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Portion it Yourself!

Grocery shopping is fourth on the list of five things Americans spend most of their money on. There’s no need to make your bills even higher by purchasing pre-portioned foods for a quick-packed lunch. Buying small bags of chips instead of one family-sized bag, or a single-portion bag of baby carrots instead of a larger…

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Most parents regard back-to-school time with a mix of emotions. On one hand, you’re sorry to see your kids go. On the other hand, it’ll be nice to have the whole house awake and moving before noon again! Regardless, there’s time for one more shared experience before school starts and summer ends: back-to-school shopping! While…

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Back-To-School Savings

Q: Is there any way to get through the back-to-school season without spending a small fortune? A: Back-to-school time is the second largest shopping season of the year. If all that spending makes your head pound, take heart. We’ll help you navigate it with your budget and sanity intact. Read on for 12 back-to-school saving tips. 1.) Do…

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