dorm roomDorm rooms are often drab and monochromatic, the perfect canvas for a creative soul. But stylish decor doesn’t have to break the bank — in this series, we’ll be helping you decorate your dorm room for less than $100. This week, we’re focusing on the feminine and floral style of classic romantic. Not only will we highlight affordable choices, but we’ll tell you where to get them!

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auto mechanic handsMillions of people rely on their cars on a daily basis. Many people are able to utilize alternatives like bicycles or public transportation, which is great, but the rest of us need a car to get around. Seeing that a car is such an important asset, and a necessity for many, it can be devastating when it’s out of commission. We all want to keep our cars on the road, and people on a budget need to do so while keeping the costs as low as possible. Here’s how to save money on auto repairs.

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Eat Your Way to Debt Relief: Bag Lunch Upgrades

August 27, 2014
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Summer is just about over, and it’s time for the kids to go back to school. Instead of purchasing school lunch, which can be loaded with sodium and preservatives, you can pack a nutritious and affordable lunch for your favorite students. Try these money-saving upgrades to bag lunch and bring a little bit of fun [...]

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Tuesday Tip: Free Furniture on College Move Day

August 26, 2014
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Around this time of year (late August – early September), college towns and cities across the country will see a huge shift in their population. College students will be moving in and out of their respective dorms and apartments, and those moving out will typically leave behind a bevvy of used furniture. So, grab your [...]

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Money 101: What Every College Student Needs to Know

August 25, 2014
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It’s just about time for the fall semester to begin, and a number of students are heading off to college for the first time. For many of these students, financial education is something that was not a priority. It’s never too late to learn about budgeting and credit card debt, however. We’ve put together a list of [...]

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How to Recover Financially from a Divorce: Ask Talking Cents Guy

August 22, 2014
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DEAR TALKING CENTS GUY, I am recently divorced after ten years of marriage. We luckily do not have children, and though the split was amicable, I am realizing that being single is a lot scarier than I thought it would be. We got married so young (at 22) that I never had to live on [...]

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Poll Results Infographic: What Does it Cost to Support Adult Children or Elderly Parents?

August 21, 2014
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Every month ACCC holds a poll question over at ConsumerCredit.com.  In July we asked: What is it costing you to support your adult children or elderly parents? With the current state of the economy and many consumers struggling with debt, it’s hard enough to support yourself let alone someone else. However, 56 percent of poll respondents are [...]

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Eat Your Way to Debt Relief: Favorite Summer Recipes

August 20, 2014
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Summer is not over yet! August is winding down and the kids are getting ready to go back to school, but we’ve still got wonderful produce that we can use to craft nutritious and affordable meals. Summer is time for fresh flavors and healthy eating, so grab the kids and head to the nearest farmer’s [...]

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Tuesday Tip: Reevaluate Your Cable Service

August 19, 2014
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It happens all the time. You enter a deal with your local cable provider and lock in a price for one or two years. It’s usually a pretty good deal for a while. Maybe you get some free movie channels thrown in. Then, down the line, the day comes and your bill makes a sudden [...]

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Budget-Friendly Kid Activities: Beat the Heat

August 18, 2014
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The dog days of summer are officially here. You’ve probably spent all summer long trying to find creative ways to entertain your kids without breaking your budget or boring them. But when the temperature starts to rise, finding ways to keep your kids busy can be tricky especially if it’s too hot to be outside. [...]

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