How to Get Into Couponing

Couponing is a hobby to some and a necessity for many. There’s even an entire TV show devoted to the concept. Extreme Couponing aside, there’s no one “correct” way to coupon—you might be more interested in an app-based approach, or you might be fully on board with setting up your couponing binder. With so many resources available to people new …

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The Best Mobile Apps to Set a Budget

Managing your personal finances can seem like a daunting task, especially if you’re self-employed or trying to get back on track with your credit score (or even just your checking account). Luckily, there are plenty of resources and budgeting software available that will help you keep an eye on your expenses and savings, and help you plan for a more …

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5 Easy Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

Summer is suddenly here, and with it the heat and humidity. Increased daylight hours and consistent heat waves mean that it might be time to find new ways to keep yourself cool, but staying cool isn’t always necessarily budget-friendly, even if you’re not paying for air conditioning (those fans eat up a lot of energy, too). Here are a few …

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7 Tips to Improve Your Credit Score

Your credit score is one of the earliest hurdles adult life can throw up in your path. A lackluster credit score can impact a lot of your big life decisions, from paying off student loans to buying a first home. Improving your score takes time and research, and often some aspects of your credit score can feel out of your …

Cord Cutting Guide: What You Can Do

Cable TV is increasingly something that people rely on less and less for entertainment. Your favorite movies, shows, and documentaries aren’t necessarily over-the-air on network television—instead, companies like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video are creating amazing content at low subscription costs. While many younger people aren’t going in for cable, those who do have it are finding it difficult …

How to Save Money on Your Car Insurance

We’re always on the lookout for ways to save money. One of the best places to cut costs is with your monthly expenses—such as car insurance. In the United States, the average car insurance cost is $1,674 per year for full coverage, or about $139.50 per month, according to Bankrate. For many, (ourselves included) paying that regular insurance bill is like …

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7 Affordable Ways to Reduce Your Heating Bills

Winter is here (for most of us, depending on where you live). If you’re in a cold-weather place, you know how painful heating bills can be. It can cost a lot to keep your home warm, and it’s not something you want to go without for very long. The good news is that there are plenty of ways you can …

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How to Throw a New Year’s Eve Party on a Budget

Hosting a NYE party (or any party for that matter) can be pretty expensive. The cost of invitations, decorations, and food can add up quickly. Some people spend hundreds of dollars on over-the-top New Year’s Eve parties, even after spending tons on recent holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. That doesn’t need to be you! Throwing an amazing low-cost family-friendly New …

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12 Smart Tips to Host Thanksgiving on a Budget

Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family, and giving back. It’s also time to stuff our faces and watch football. What isn’t it time for? Breaking the bank. That’s right—it’s possible to host Thanksgiving while on a budget. Just because this holiday is a major food holiday, and families spend all day (or week) prepping and cooking, doesn’t mean you …

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5 Money Management Tips for College Graduates

This is a guest post written my our Marketing Intern, Madison. Graduating from college is no small feat and what comes after can be a brand new challenge. For most, this is when they get their first full time job, become financially independent, gain new responsibilities, and much more. During this time, it can be challenging to manage your money …