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New Year’s Resolution: Save Money

  • Bills
  • Budget
  • "Save Money"
  • Holidays

The New Year is just around the corner and so is the dread of sticking to your New Year’s resolutions. Everyone is excited for the New Year but is afraid of the pressure of actually completing a New Year’s resolution. If you’re going to pick one resolution to stick to, make it about saving your money and organizing your expenses.

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8 Toys You’ll Remember, at Prices you May Not

  • Budget
  • Shopping
  • Community

On average, American’s spent about $940 on holiday gifts in 2017 and it is expected to rise for 2018. The highest ever spending was in 2001 with Americans spending $1,052 on Christmas gifts. The price of Christmas has changed throughout the years, but how much exactly? We put together a list of popular Christmas gifts and items that have dramatically changed in price over the years.  

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Spread Holiday Cheer without Spending!

  • "Giving Back to the Community"
  • "Save Money"
  • Holidays

The holidays are generally a time to spend money and time with your closest friends and family. Thought it should be a happy time, it can be very stressful for those who are short on cash and aren’t able to buy the gifts they would like to for their loved ones. This year, instead of spending money on material gifts, volunteer or donate your time to spread the holiday cheer and make a difference in someone’s life. 

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Affordable Winter Vacation Destinations

  • Illinois
  • "New Mexico"
  • Vacation
  • Travel

If you live in an area in America where the winter weather is bleak and gloomy, you are probably thinking of a warm winter vacation destination you can escape to right about now. Maybe you enjoy winter weather and want to find some affordable skiing destinations. While some locations may be a bit pricey based on demand, there are still ways you can take a cheap vacation without breaking your budget. If you still need extra funds to get away this winter, take out a cash advance. 

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Holiday Shopping: Black Friday Vs. Cyber Monday

  • Shopping
  • Holidays

‘Tis the season to go shopping! That’s how the song goes, right? The days following Thanksgiving are the biggest shopping days of the year; Black Friday and Cyber Monday. They are both great times to do your holiday shopping, but which one is best? Whether you choose to participate in both or one or the other, they both have pros and cons.   

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How to Throw a Frugal Friendsgiving Feast

  • Budget
  • "Save Money"
  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Holidays

Considering most of your friends are also probably trying to be frugal, have them chip in! This can mean having everyone bring a different side dish for Thanksgiving dinner, or it can mean you put together a money pool and have one person do all of the shopping. It can also just be a BYOB event, since alcohol can quickly become the most expensive part of your Friendsgiving. No matter what you choose, everyone will save money in the long run if everyone contributes. 

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Preparing your Budget for the Holidays

  • Budget
  • Shopping
  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Holidays

It may seem crazy, but the holidays are already here! For most, it can be a time of overindulging. Whether it is on food, or holiday spending, most of us do it to some degree. While we would rather just focus on family time, good food and singing Christmas carols, the reality is that we stress about gift-giving and all the funds needed for holiday parties. Instead of going into debt this year, save money and stay within your holiday budget by using these tips.

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Save Money this Halloween by Throwing a Halloween Party on the Cheap

  • Budget
  • "Save Money"
  • Holidays

Halloween is one of the most fun holidays to celebrate, but can get a little pricey. Especially with Thanksgiving and Christmas following so closely after, October is prime time to be saving money for those holidays. Have fun this year by throwing your own cheap Halloween party with our tips below!

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The Best Places in the US to See the Changing Leaves this Fall

  • "New Mexico"
  • Travel

One of the best parts about fall is seeing all of the magnificent colors of the changing leaves before they shrivel up and give way to winter. No matter where you live in the US, there is a fall travel destination where you can see the spectacle without breaking your budget. After all, enjoying nature is pretty much free! Keep reading for our list of the best places in the US to see the changing leaves. 

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Bargain Shop for New Clothes this Fall

  • Budget
  • Refer-A-Friend
  • "Save Money"
  • Community

Fall has always been a time that your parents buy you new clothes for back to school shopping. As adults, the urge to buy new clothes in the fall is still programmed into our brains. The bad news is that now we are supposed to pay for it ourselves. Not fair. The good news is that we found tips and tricks for you to be the ultimate bargain shopper this season! Stick to your budget while still keeping up with fashion trends. 

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