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5 Frugal Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and it’s time to start making plans to celebrate. If your date night budget is somewhat meager, consider some less expensive options for your Valentine’s Day date. The following are some ideas you may want to try: Visit a Local Winery or Brewery Do you love wine and beer? If …

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5 Tips to Save Money on Groceries in a Small Town

When you live in the city, your grocery options usually are numerous. You may even have several large chains and local grocers to choose from. But when you live in a less populated area, your choices are limited. Some small towns have only one grocery store. Often prices are higher in smaller towns because there …

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9 Types of Fresh Produce that Will Last a Long Time

If you’re trying to head to the grocery store less frequently these days, it can be hard to ensure you’re eating enough produce. Here are nine options that will last a few weeks when properly stored. They’ll help make sure you can enjoy your fruits and vegetables until your next shopping trip. 1.      Carrots Whole …

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4 Ways to Source Used Auto Parts to Save Money

Auto parts are expensive! When you’re trying to repair your vehicle and get back on the road, here are four ways to source used parts. They’ll help you save money and recycle part of a vehicle. That’s good for your wallet and the environment! Local Junkyards Most cities have a junkyard or two. These house …

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 …

Save more in 2017

Resolve to Save More in 2017

I’ve never been a fan of New Year’s resolutions, but I can still plan to save more in 2017. Rather than making it a resolution, I’m just considering it my theme for the year: more savings. Here are some tips I’ve learned about new ways to get started. Keep an Eye on Expenses The best …

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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 …

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4 Ways to Save Money on College Textbooks

College is expensive! If you’re a student, looking for ways to cut your expenses is probably a priority. One way to save money is to not pay full price for your college textbooks. You need the books for your classes, but you don’t have to head to the college bookstore to purchase brand new books …

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6 Money Saving Tips for College Students

It may be a cliché that college students just don’t have any money, but especially today, it’s reality for many. Prices are high, wages are low, and the cost of attending college is stretching students thin financially. But, just because you are a student doesn’t mean you have to live like a monk. You just …

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