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Q: I love browsing my local dollar store, but I often end up spending more than I planned or regretting my purchases. Are dollar stores worth the price? A: Dollar stores can be tremendous spending traps, but they can also  be a great way to snag a bargain. It’s all in how you plan your visit. Read…

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Americans love eating out. According to the USDA’s food expenditure data, millennials spend more than 44% of their food budget on this meal option. In addition, other data proves that Americans spend a lot more on restaurants and bars ($54.86 billion) than they do on their groceries ($52.5 billion). We Americans really like our restaurants!…

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Talking to your kids about money is good. It’s important. If you’ve taught them enough so that they feel comfortable saving, investing and spending their money wisely, you’ve done an awesome job as a parent. Good for you. But there’s a limit, and kids are still kids. They should never be included in the family…

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Kids’ Summer Fun On A Budget

Keeping the kids entertained while on summer break can be an expensive endeavor. Registrations for summer camps, day care and recreation programs are only the tip of the iceberg. You also need to consider transportation costs to and from these programs that you don’t normally attend during the school year. But summer break doesn’t have…

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Whoa, Wait. Walmart?

I. 👏 Love. 👏Bargain. 👏 Shopping! 👏 I’m always the person who, when you compliment something I’m wearing, I just can’t WAIT to tell you how little I paid for it, and how you can get it too! (Some probably find this annoying.) And yet, apparently I am not alone. Because last week I discovered…

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I pride myself in being a really good gift giver. I will window shop Amazon all year long for birthday and Christmas gifts and recently have become addicted to “Amazon Haul” videos on YouTube. I also watch Dollar Tree Hauls, Target Hauls, and pretty much anything with the word haul in it. This is my…

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Oh Baby, Walmart Savings!

Baby Savings Day is this Saturday in stores from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm! All three Wichita Falls, TX locations are participating. Most of your favorite baby items are 30% off online at Walmart.com NOW. In store there will be hands-on opportunities to learn how to use the latest baby gear as well as baby experts…

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Last year was Teddy’s first year to exchange valentines with his classmates, and now I feel a year older, a year wiser, here’s what I’ve learned: I’m mailing it in this year. Literally and figuratively. Step 1: Defect From Homemade Land A year ago, one of Teddy’s classmates gave out these adorable dinosaur toys with…

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Family Finance Games For Kids

Usually, paying bills is one of those adult chores that takes time away from family time. It doesn’t have to be that way, though! Getting your kids involved in the family finances can let you take care of your responsibilities and spend time with your children at the same time. Making financial fitness a game…

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