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Recover From a Holiday Binge With a Spending Freeze

The holiday parties may be over but the financial hangover is just setting in. Holiday sales for 2016 were estimated to top $655 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. If you blew your holiday budget, don’t panic. A January … Continue reading →

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7 Smart Ways to Get Rid of Holiday Debt Fast

Many people overspend on their loved ones during the holidays, even going into “holiday debt” to do so. If that sounds like you, don’t worry – you’re not alone. In fact, a recent survey found Americans racked up an average of $1,054 in debt this past holiday season. We want to help, so here are seven […]

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13 Tips on How to Save Money on Groceries Before You Shop

Get the inside scoop from a grocery store veteran on how to save money on groceries before even stepping foot in a store! Everyone always wants to inside scoop, no matter what you’re talking about! Because let’s face it, us moms need all the tips, hacks, and genius ideas we can get! Doing things the […]

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What to Do With a Childhood Savings Bond

A savings bond used to be a common gift, though not always a welcome one. Well-meaning relatives gifted savings bonds for your birthday or the holidays. The goal was often to help you pay for college in the future. But for us kids, all we knew was it wasn’t the Pound Puppy or Care Bear… Read More

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My House Sold Faster Than Expected—Was It a Blessing or a Curse?

Our plan worked! And then we took a look at the timeline and freaked out just a bit. If all went well, we’d hand over the keys to our home in 28 to 30 days.

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What Do I Need to Know If I Haven’t Filed My Taxes Yet?

Like most people, I haven’t filed my taxes yet. I’m busy. I haven’t even started getting organized. If you’re like me, whatever your reason for not filing yet. It’s really not a big deal. We have until April 15 after all. But, waiting until the last minute to file our taxes means we might be rushed…. Read More

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Coronavirus travel tips: Holiday travel during the pandemic

Traveling during a pandemic is difficult, but not impossible. For those who still need to get from point A to point B, or want a change of scenery, here’s how to do it in the safest way.

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The Highest Paying Trade Jobs On the Market

Pursuing a four-year degree or higher isn’t for everyone. If you fall into that group, it doesn’t mean you can’t get a high-paying job. There are a surprising number of trade jobs that pay salaries at or above careers that require a four-year degree. They pay well because they’re in demand and are expected to […]

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Ask the Readers: What Are Your Holiday Shortcuts?

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The holidays can be a stressful time for many families — why spend more time and energy on the prep when you don’t need to? Holiday shortcuts like hosting a potluck (rather than making dinner all by yourself) and opting for Secret Santa (instead of buying gifts for everyone) can make things a lot easier — and cheaper.

What are your holiday shortcuts? How do they make things easier for you? What old traditions are you skipping altogether?

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What to do with Your Basement

Is your basement currently the deep, dark abyss where holiday decorations and outdated furniture get lost? It doesn’t have to be! Just because it is…

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