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5 Cheap Valentine’s Day Ideas That Don’t Totally Suck

Valentine’s Day and debt. Debt and Valentine’s Day. If you’re in a relationship, then you know probably know how well these two terms go together. Last year, the average swooner spent over $130 on their beaux or beau. Maybe you spent more, maybe you spent less, but... read more

Spooktacular Halloween Savings Tips

(Pumpkin Bert and Ernie approve of this blog post) With Halloween just around the corner, people are predicted to spend a hair-raising $7 billion on this year’s festivities. Pumpkin carving, apple picking, and lots and lots of sweets are just the tip of the... read more

5 Simple Ways to Enjoy Your Vacation on a Budget

Planning a vacation but worried about overspending? While having fun and saving money aren’t two terms that necessarily go hand-in-hand, enjoying a much-needed vacation with the family while sticking to a set budget isn’t all that hard if you take the... read more

Top 5 Free Budgeting Apps for 2014 (and a Few from 2013 Too)

Looking for ways to help keep your budget in check? No problem. We scoured the Internet to help bring you our top five free budgeting apps! Take a look at our top five picks below. 1. Mint Just how fresh is this app? Mint(y) fresh! The Mint app both organizes and... read more

The Real Cost of Going to a Sporting Event

Taking the family to the game is a great way to have fun while spending some quality time together. However, while you go for the competition, camaraderie, and to root for your favorite team, you may not realize just how expensive sporting events can actually be. So,... read more

Single Mothers and Budgeting Advice (Part 2)

In a two-part series devoted to single mothers, we asked various mommy bloggers and financial experts to share their unique perspective on finances and how they found ways to save. If you haven’t yet, take a look at part 1 here. Then check out part 2 below: CG: Do you... read more

Single Mothers and Budgeting Advice (Part 1)

In a two-part series devoted to single mothers, we asked various mommy bloggers and financial experts to share their unique perspective on finances and how they found ways to save. Update: Check out Part 2 of this series here! Check out the interviews below:... read more

5 Everyday Things You Probably Spend Too Much On

In a society where consumption is king, it’s easy to get caught up in the habit of paying a lot for a little. However, some things—which we’ll dive into below—simply aren’t worth paying extra for. In simpler terms, they’re a complete waste of money. In an effort to... read more

What NASCAR Can Teach Us About Smart Budgeting

Though you may not realize it, speeding and spending are somewhat synonymous. Think about it: Some people spend recklessly, while other people drive recklessly. Both require little thought, and both can be incredibly detrimental to you and those around you. With... read more

6 Signs That You’re Living Beyond Your Means

Are you having trouble keeping up with all those overdue bills? Perhaps you’re using one credit card to pay off another. Whatever the case may be, living beyond your means is not only stressful, it’s exhausting. Because you may be living a lifestyle that exceeds your... read more

Infographic: Single Mothers on a Budget

Spread the word – share this infographic! Single mothers are an unmovable force—they are our caretakers, our doctors, our servers, our sisters and our daughters. They take care of us when we’re sick, and they pamper us when we’re down. They are the white-collar... read more

How Much Have You Spent on Coffee in Your Lifetime?

If you’re anything like us, then you like drinking coffee. A lot! It’s estimated that the average coffee drinker consumes three cups a day. And with coffee prices at over $2 a cup, that can be costly. So costly, in fact, that the amount the average American spends on... read more

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