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Smart Shopping: How to Bargain-Shop for Clothes

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Clothing is more than just a thing that we wear daily. Clothing is the way we express ourselves and tell the world a little bit about us. For those who love shopping, being on a budget doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your style. Getting creative and bargain-hunting while you shop on a budget means you can have the closet you want without overspending.

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12 Budget-Friendly Ways to Save on Spring Break

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  • Vacation
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If you’re on a tight budget, planning a Spring Break vacation may seem impossible. However, using the 12 easy tips in this article, you can plan a budget Spring Break trip without worrying about overspending or breaking your financial plan for the rest of the year. Traveling doesn’t have to be expensive if you get creative, make a plan, and stick to your budget.

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4 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on a Budget

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Break out your green and gold – St. Patrick’s Day is almost here. On March 17th, you can celebrate in style even if you’re living on a budget. Check out these 4 ways to enjoy this month’s biggest Irish celebration for free or next to free.

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Valentine’s Day: Romantic Recipes to Make at Home

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Going out to eat is always more expensive than eating at home, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that we feel obligated to make a reservation at the fanciest restaurant in town, just to let that special someone know how much we care. Here at CreditBox, we think it means more to make a homemade Valentine’s Day meal, and it saves quite a bit of money, so it’s a win-win. 

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Budget Winter Outdoor Activities

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During wintertime, we traditionally head inside to stay warm, drink cider, and sit by the fire. Yet, by the time January rolls around, you might be feeling some pretty serious cabin fever. Don’t let the cold keep you inside. Check out these four free (or next to free) winter activities and you and your friends will be having fun in the snow in no time.

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So You Overspent This Holiday Season

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We’ve all done it; We’ve all gotten caught up in the excitement and magic of the holiday season and gone way over budget purchasing holiday gifts, attending holiday parties, or traveling to visit family and friends during October, November, and December. Even if you tried to be careful about spending, you may have found yourself with a mountain of holiday debt that completely broke your budget for the year. This January, you can start new and recover from your holiday overspending using the simple tips in this article.

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Plan Your Winter Getaway on a Budget!

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  • Vacation
  • Travel

With the holidays approaching, you may be thinking about planning a winter get away!  Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or a luxurious vacation you always want to make sure you are getting the best deal possible. CreditBox has a few tips to help you save big while enjoying some much-needed time off.

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Smart Shopping: 5 Post Holiday Don’ts to Avoid

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  • Shopping
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The holiday shopping season is almost over, but there’s one more big spending rush on the day after Christmas, December 26th. You can snag some amazing post-holiday deals, similar to Black Friday, if you go shopping on the day after Christmas. Before you get caught up in the rush of the sales, read these five don’ts to avoid overspending and blowing your holiday budget.

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5 Holiday Party Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

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The holidays are the most festive time of the year, full of parties and gatherings with friends and family that leave our spirits feeling bright. Hosting a holiday party can be a lot of fun, and doesn’t necessarily have to cost a lot of money. Check out the 5 cheap, fun-packed holiday parties below for ideas on how you can be the host or hostess with the mostess this holiday season.

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Spend Money on Unusual Gifts and Experiences This Year

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  • Holidays

Science has proven that experiences bring far more happiness than traditional gifts. So instead of buying a material gift, break the mold this holiday season and give experiences to your friends and family. CreditBox has some great experiential gifts that your love ones will not forget.

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