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Eight Great Ways to Save Money

If you are constantly on a shoestring budget and are always out of cash, take a good look at your spending and lifestyle habits. You will find that by making a few minor changes, you can both fatten your wallet and have a savings account...

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How To Get More Than You Pay For

Do you always wish you could have more but spend less? Well, you may not be able to get that sports car for a steal, but there are ways to make your dollars go further and perhaps get some items you wouldn’t otherwise be able...

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The Basics of Retirement

We're all concerned about how to save money for the future. Whether you're a Baby Boomer who's been hit hard by the bear market or a young adult looking to retire in 35 years, there are simple ways to start organizing your ideal retirement plan. “Plan”...

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How To Avoid Financial Foibles

How to avoid financial foibles: Even if you think you are a careful spender, you could be making basic financial mistakes that are common to almost all of us. To steer clear of these mistakes, follow these simple steps and be in better control of...

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Family Financial Planning

Have you ever figured out how much money you will make in your lifetime? Looking at the total numbers can be both exciting and sobering. If you are 25 and make $40,000 a year, by the time you are 65, you could have earned over...

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Free-Up 10% to 15% of Your Income

Would you be interested in freeing up 10% to 15% of your current income? Just imagine what you could do with this money. You could pay down your debts, increase your savings, or work toward that next important purchase that you have in mind. Wouldn’t...

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Free Credit Reports

There's a new act in town! It's called the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act. This act, among other things, stipulates that each American consumer is entitled to a yearly review of their credit report, one provided by each of the three main credit bureaus:...

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Grocery Shopping as a Tactical Excursion

We all have to eat, and as they say, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. A large portion of our budget has to go towards food. But you don’t have to spend as much as you think. At the end of a long day...

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9 Money Saving Idea’s For Dining Out

Going out to dinner is a fun, relaxing, even exciting experience. It's a shame that it can be such a hardship on your pocketbook. But you can still enjoy all the perks and treats of being waited on at a nice restaurant while still being...

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