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19 Ways You Literally Throw Away Money Every Day

Everyone wants to spend their money wisely. However, a lot of us throw our money away every single day. Are you throwing away any of your

7 Ways to Make it Through Back-To-School Shopping

Even though it feels like we’re barely into summer, the truth is that a lot of kids will be going back to school in just about

Best Items to Buy in July

July is halfway over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still take advantage of some of the best monthly deals. What are the best items to

17 Ways to Avoid Overspending on Dates

Dating can get expensive quickly. From new outfits to movie tickets to ordering appetizers and dessert, the cost of going on a date can add up.

Save Money by Making These 5 Convenience Foods at Home

Convenience foods are practically a necessary part of life. They help you get through your day, whether you’re handing fruit pouches to kids in the back

6 Common Misconceptions About Coupons

Do you have any of these common coupon misconceptions? Is someone you know avoiding couponing because of one of these misconceptions? Read on to learn what

How to Throw a Kid’s Birthday Party Without the Presents

A birthday party without presents? Actually, it’s a pretty good idea. Of course you’re going to want to give your child a gift, and siblings and

How to Beat the Summer Heat (Without Cranking Up the Air Conditioner)

Just because it’s hot out doesn’t mean you need to turn on the AC. Cut your cooling bill by using these tips to beat the summer

How to Save Money on Your Fourth of July Feast

The Fourth of July is almost here, and with it comes barbecues, corn on the cob, and those delicious red, white, and blue frosted cupcakes. Whether

Healthy, Easy Dinners for the Hottest Days of Summer

When it’s hot out, it’s nice to eat something light and cool for dinner. These meals are easy to put together, don’t require a lot of

9 Educational Activities to Keep Your Kids Learning During the Summer

Learning is a year-round, every day activity. And yes, “summer brain drain” is a real thing — as the Washington Post notes, some kids lose as

How to Haggle for Lower Prices

There’s no reason why you need to pay full price on every item. There are many situations in which a pleasant negotiation — aka “haggling” —

The Best Home Improvement Jobs for Summer

Now that the weather’s warm, it’s time to tackle some of those home improvement jobs you’ve been putting off. Dreaming of an outdoor deck? Want the

7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Disneyland Vacation

If you’re planning a trip to Disneyland this year, you probably want to get the most out of your Disneyland vacation. This means trying to see

12 Healthy Summer Snacks You Can Make at Home

The weather’s getting warmer, which means it’s time for summer snacks! Yes, you can use coupons to buy boxes of fruit snacks or to stock up

Keep or Toss? How to Clean Out Your Closets

If you’re facing summer with a house full of overstuffed closets, it’s time to think seriously about a good old-fashioned closet cleaning. The hardest part about

Thrift Store Shopping: I Saved Over $100 This Weekend!

  A few weeks back, I mentioned a trip that I took to Goodwill and ended up buying my daughter a brand new swimsuit for just

Last Minute Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is this Sunday. If you haven’t yet gotten a gift, it’s time to act fast! Check out these gift selections and see if any

Save Money By Learning How to Do These 17 Jobs Yourself

A lot of us pay a lot of money for everyday tasks that we could easily learn how to do ourselves. Whether we’re paying extra cash

How to Be a Great Wedding Guest (and Save Money!)

It’s Wedding Season time! A lot of us will be invited to two or three different weddings this summer, which means we need to be prepared

Best Items to Buy in June

It’s a new month, so it’s time to take a look at the best items to buy in June. Some of these deals are better purchased