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How to Remodel on a Budget

By on Jan 6, 2015 in Budget, Saving Money | 0 comments

Home remodeling and improvement costs can be expensive, if you allow them to, but there are plenty of ways to remodel on a budget.  Whether your remodel or home improvement means re-doing a room, finishing off a basement, staging your home or simply updating and replacing worn items, there are several avenues available that will help you improve your home at...

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You Can Learn to Do it Yourself

By on Sep 9, 2014 in Saving Money | 14 comments

We all know that learning to do-it-yourself can save thousands of dollars in nearly any arena of life.  Whether it’s on home repairs, car repairs or nearly anything else, if you’re willing to take the time to learn how to DIY it, not only are you teaching yourself a valuable skill, but your bank account will show the rewards of your efforts in fine form....

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10 Cheap and Easy Meals

By on Aug 25, 2014 in Saving Money, Shopping | 7 comments

One of the ways individuals, couples and families waste the most money is on a bloated grocery budget. A lack of planning, a lack of creativity and no knowledge of what things cost at the grocery store can easily double the amount of money one spends on groceries each month. Before our family of six had a solid plan for grocery spending, and before we were tracking...

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Cheap Summer Vacation Ideas

By on Jul 7, 2014 in Saving Money, Travel | 3 comments

It’s that time of year again, when the daily drudgery of 9-5 becomes unbearable and you sit and stare at the inviting sun outside your office window fantasizing about getting some true R&R.  But let’s face it, most of those classic summer getaways don’t come cheap, especially when your savings have already been depleted by the endless slew of graduation parties,...

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Three Ways to Make Traveling on a Budget Possible

By on Jun 19, 2014 in Saving Money, Travel | 6 comments

Know Your Comfort Level What are you willing to do to make travel possible?  If your idea of holiday is limited to five star resorts and first class flights, you probably won’t be able to afford to go on vacation very long or very often.  But if you are willing to venture outside the box and crash on a couch or hitch a ride or volunteer your time for room and board,...

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10 Cheap Summer Activities

By on May 28, 2014 in Saving Money | 3 comments

What do you associate with summer? Parties? Vacations? Play time? There’s no shortage of things to enjoy in the warmer months, the tricky part is keeping it all within the budget. Here are some ways to enjoy the next few months without doing any serious spending damage. 1. Get Out! Sunshine, a light breeze, nature, it’s all free. Sit outside with a book or a glass...

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