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12 Steps to Prepare Yourself Financially For a Baby

Parents say that having kids is one of the most rewarding experiences but they also say that preparing for a baby can be stressful. Numbers vary, but the cost of raising a child from birth through college is about $250,000. This includes things like housing, food, transportation, healthcare, education, childcare, clothing, personal care items, and entertainment.  We put together 12 steps …

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14 Different Ways to Make Extra Cash With Your Car

Cars can quickly get you from point A to point B, but they also are expensive.¬†According to AAA, the average cost of owning and operating a new car per year was $9,561 per year. This is for 15,000 miles driven and rounds out to about $800 a month.¬† Here are 14 options to earn extra cash by using your vehicle, …

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11 Tips for Saving Money on Your Next Vacation

This is a guest post from one of our Bees, Dale Calaway.   Vacations are a great way to spend time exploring, relaxing, and rejuvenating. But that does not mean you have to go broke in the process. Check out these 11 tips to get the most out of your vacation without spending a fortune. No. 1: Pack Light. Depending on …

Our Ultimate Guide: 13 Tips to Save Money on Car Rentals

Renting cars is fun but can be an expensive confusing process. To help you save money, we put together 13 tips about car rentals for you. No. 1: Sign up for AAA Insurance AAA offers roadside assistance and discounts on various services to its members. One partnership they have allows you to save up to 20 percent on Hertz rentals. They also …

10 Budget-Friendly Spring Activities

There’s nothing better than getting to enjoy spring, especially after a long winter. While there are so many activities that you are itching to do, it can be hard to find ones that don’t break the bank. To help you enjoy spring on a budget, here are 10 budget-friendly spring activities. No. 1: Go Fishing Fishing is a great way …

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8 Different Ways to Save Money on Gas

Gas is one of those sleeper expenses that can creep up on you. Especially if you haven’t been driving much this year and out of the blue realize that your tank is low. If you dread every trip to the gas station to fill up, consider checking out a few of these tips to help you save money.  No. 1: Avoid Accelerating …

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5 Ways to save Money While Living in a City

Big cities like New York and Chicago are incredible, vibrant places to live. Rent might be higher, but in exchange, you have access to art, culture, music, food, and more.   The cost of rent and other small expenses from living in a big city can rack up fast. So planning and finding small ways to save money can help make big city living …

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5 Ways to Save Money on Moving Costs

Moving costs can sometimes prevent people from living somewhere they’ve always wanted to. Especially when the move is cross-country, or you don’t have a vehicle that can carry your things.  Are you looking to save a bit of cash on hauling your stuff, or avoid paying overtime fees for getting your stuff around sharp corners? If so, here a few …

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How to Save Money on Groceries

Going to the grocery store is one of life’s little pleasures. Wandering the aisles, or browsing for the things you want can be joyful. But grocery visits can also get expensive. From coupons to cash-back, here are a few simple ways you can start saving money on your grocery shopping trips.  Start a Budget If you’re not already budgeting, keeping …

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6 Ways to Save Money on Pet Expenses

Pets are one of those sleeper expenses that never cross your mind. That is until you’re confronted with a large bill you didn’t expect. The costs of owning a pet–from food buying to surprise injuries–can create a bit of a financial burden if you’re not prepared. In this blog, we list a few ways to save money on pet expenses.  …