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February Sales

February Sales: Finding the Best Deals

February is a short month, but it’s jammed with great shopping opportunities. Maybe the sales are planned to pull everyone out of the winter doldrums. We’ve found some great deals during Valentine’s and President’s Day sales. Here are a few items to keep your eye on in February: Mattresses We can’t tell you why February …

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4 Items to Pick Up at the Dollar Store

With all merchandise costing only a dollar, you can really stretch your budget by shopping at a dollar store. Of course, not everything is worth a dollar, so you must use discernment when shopping. Here are four items that offer a huge savings by purchasing at the dollar store. They’re usually good quality, and ready …

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5 Essential Apps When Traveling Internationally

Is international travel on your to-do list in 2017? If you’re leaving the country, be sure to prepare for the trip by installing these five apps on your smartphone. They’ll help you be prepared for every leg of your journey. Google Translate If you’re heading to a country where English isn’t the main language, you’re …

Stretch Ground Beef

4 Ways to Stretch Ground Beef

There are plenty of recipes that use ground beef. But, with the price of meat creeping up, budget conscience shoppers are looking for ways to lower the grocery bill. You can always buy meat in bulk, but the best way to lower your meat budget is to use less. Here are four add-ins you can …

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5 Delicious Popcorn Variations

Whether you’re having a family movie night, or enjoying an inexpensive date night, popcorn is the perfect snack! It’s cheap, easy to prepare, and offers some nutrition. Stovetop Popcorn Directions To pop popcorn on the stove, you’ll need: A 2-quart pot with a lid 2 Tablespoons oil (canola, olive, coconut) ½ cup popcorn kernels 1 …

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How to Get the Best Live Sports Deals

It’s tough for a lot people to attend live sporting events these days. Most people are just trying to save money on everyday items. But every now and then, we all want to splurge for a special event. If sports are your thing, here are a few ways to find the best deals and save …

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Skiing Deals You Can Get Right Now

Some would say it’s never too early to think about skiing. In fact, Fall is the best time to hunt down those early bird ski deals. Sure, you may be taking a little risk with Mother Nature if you shell out for a season pass now. What if she decides to hold back on snowfall …

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Don’t Get Caught In These 5 Retail Tricks

Whether you’re shopping in-store or online, retailers put tons of effort into getting you to buy more. Some retailer tricks are based on human psychology and others are simply an effort to put as much product in front of your eyes as possible. Here are five ways that retailers try to increase the chances of …

hotel savings

10 Genius Ways to Rack up Hotel Savings

Hotel costs can be one of the greatest expenses when making vacation or traveling plans. If you want to stay at a nice hotel that offers plenty of great amenities, you could end up spending up to several hundred dollars per night, which can add up quickly. Fortunately, you can stay at your favorite hotels …

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