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Make More Money #1 – What You Should Know About Freelancing

By on September 13, 2013

Getting out of debt requires a lot of discipline. Frequently the advice you hear is to cut spending, cut expenses, cut your lifestyle. What most people ignore is the possibility of just making more money. Sure you can stop buying cappuccinos and cancel your top-tier cable package, but if you could earn an extra $500,…

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Frugal Dating Without The Embarassment

By on September 9, 2013

Whether you are in a long-term relationship or are just getting started with someone new, dating can unfortunately take a large toll on your wallet. The last thing you want to do is be cheap on a date, but that doesn’t mean you should go further into debt just to impress someone. Finding budget-friendly activities…

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How to Shop Healthy on a Budget (Part 1)

By on September 4, 2013

Having to manage a tight budget may make eating healthy seem like an impossible thing to do. With the cost of organic food more than double the standard, it may make the world of healthy eating seem too far beyond what is affordable. Luckily, though, there is an entire world out there waiting for you…

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Looking for Frugal Hobbies?

By on August 30, 2013

You know being in debt is incredibly stressful. While you’re doing everything you can to get out, it’s important to stay healthy and active. Adopting a hobby is an excellent way to stay socially active and learn new skills. Even if you’re struggling with debt, there are many hobbies out there that can be affordable…

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Understanding Compound Interest

By on June 18, 2013

If you feel like your debt is spiralling out of control, it is important to understand the basics of compound interest and the risks of unpaid debt. If you feel overwhelmed by your debt, don’t worry – it is fully within your reach to get a handle on your debt and put a plan in…

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Four Ways to Build Great Credit Without Taking on Debt

By on June 12, 2013

Credit is vital to your financial life. If you manage it well, credit can help you secure financing for a new house, a car, or a business venture. It’s never too early in life to learn about how to manage credit properly; the earlier a person learns how, the more successful his financial life will…

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Starting from Scratch: Learn the Basics of Personal and Family Budgeting

By on June 4, 2013

The word “budget” can make even the most easygoing person cringe. But budgeting doesn’t have to be scary! A budget is the first step toward taking control of your finances, and it is the foundation of a good financial plan. If you’re just starting to budget, it can be a little overwhelming, so take it…

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Managing Your Grocery Spending By “Shopping The Perimeter”

By on May 27, 2013

It’s easy to plan healthy meals, but it can be another story entirely when you walk into the grocery store. Walking down the center aisles, it’s incredibly easy to forget about fresh food and instead be enticed by prepackaged snacks and ready-to-go meals. While these products might seem like a great deal because they’re fast…

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Three Reasons Why Payday Loans Are an Awful Borrowing Choice

By on May 22, 2013

If you’re struggling to pay your bills each month, you might have considered taking out a payday loan. These are short-term loans – usually between $100 and $1,500 – that some individuals take out in order to meet an unexpected payment. However, payday loans should not be your first option if you’re short on cash….

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Here’s How To Save Money While Dining Out With The Family

By on May 17, 2013

If you’re trying to save money but you still want to be able to take your family out for a meal once and a while, your choices aren’t just limited to fast food joints. If you take the time to change some of your habits and become more intentional about the way you eat, then…

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