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Fun Gifts for Dad that Won’t Break the Bank

Every dad is different, and when Father's Day rolls around, you want to make sure that your gift for the old man is right on the money. Speaking of money, he taught you to be smart with yours, so don't blow your budget on the present! We've got an array of gift ideas for your dad. Continue reading
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What to Buy and What to Skip in February

Where can you find great deals in February? What should wait until later in the year to buy? Some of these choices might surprise you! Continue reading
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How to Save on Super Bowl Sunday

It’s Super Bowl time! If you, like me, agreed to host the big party this year, it might be looking like it’ll tackle your budget for a loss. Set up a strong defense by getting cheap décor in team colors. Dodge the pre-made Super Bowl trays and build your own to save big bucks. You can even go potluck! You’ll guarantee the celebration will be (pardon the football reference) a touchdown! Continue reading
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Save on Heating Costs

With inflation driving costs up everywhere, you might be dreading the bill for heating your home this winter. There are some simple changes you can make to help with lowering your heating costs. You won't heat your home for free, but at least you won't go broke! Continue reading
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Last Minute Shopping Hacks

So, in spite of all the cautions, you still waited until the last minute for your holiday shopping. Well, lucky for you, we’ve got some hacks to help. Shop early in the mornings, when the shelves are stocked, or browse online and order for store pickup. Shop your local small businesses to find great stuff and keep your money local. Remember that Dec. 14 is Free Shipping Day for those gifts you’re mailing! For fun stuff, hit the dollar store for stocking stuffers. And if all else fails, there’s always gift cards! Continue reading
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6 Reasons to Buy an RV or Campervan

Have you been considering an RV or campervan for your vacation trips? It’s a great idea, because you can pack up the family (and the pets) and go wherever, whenever you want! Go where YOU want to go instead of where the airlines will take you. Hit the road! Continue reading
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What to Buy and What to Skip in August

August is a big shopping season but not just for back-to-school supplies. What should you be buying and what should stay on the shelf until the prices come down? Check out my list of things to scoop up now at big savings and what you should wait a month or two to purchase. Spend wisely and save big! Continue reading
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Needs Vs. Wants: How to Tell the Difference

When it comes time to lay out your budget, one of the biggest divisions is between needs and wants. You might think you’ve got a handle on that, but it can be a little tricky. Here’s a tip: If you’re not sure which category something fits in, put off buying it for a while. Chances are, the drive to buy a need will increase, but the drive to buy a want will drop off. Continue reading
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Bring back the Brown Bag

We’ve all grown up hearing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but new findings are challenging that. Going out every day will cost you north of $2,000! By shopping carefully and doing your preparation and packing ahead of time, you can brown-bag it and save big bucks. Continue reading