From the category archives:

Budget

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We’ve all been there. You’re walking through a mall, and suddenly, you see it like a mirage in the desert, shining in the store window: the perfect bag. Then you look up and realize you’re standing in front of a Louis Vuitton store, and that bag is roughly one month’s rent and security deposit for [...]

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cauliflower

One of the easiest ways to reduce your grocery bill is to eat more fruits and vegetables. In addition to being cheaper than meats, produce is healthier, and a healthier diet can lead to lower medical expenses. One excellent meat substitute is the protein-packed cauliflower, thanks to its versatility, affordability, and nutritional content. A hearty [...]

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talking cents guy

I know how hard it is to manage personal finances and how appealing credit cards can be. I’ve been in debt myself, and though I managed to get out of debt, the urge to spend and turn to plastic is still something I deal with every day. But I’m here to help you live better [...]

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groceries

By purchasing your own food and cooking it at home instead of ordering takeout or going to a restaurant, you can save thousands of dollars a year while also getting healthier. However, part of the process is also shopping smart when at the grocery store. Grocery stores are gunning for profits just as much as [...]

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walk to work

The first Friday in April, Walk to Work Day encourages everyone to get some more steps into their routine and hoof it to work. Besides the great health benefits, walking to work can also save you money on transportation and travel costs, while also being better for the environment. The average American commutes 16 miles [...]

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National Library Week

Looking for something to do this weekend? Sure, you could go to the movies, or rent a movie, or buy a book. But there’s an untapped resource that many of us don’t think to consult for entertainment options – your local library. National Library Week is coming up, and we’d like to celebrate by letting [...]

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asparagus ACCC

In early spring, one of the best produce sales you’ll find will be on asparagus. A luxurious ingredient with lots of uses, asparagus is an excellent source of vitamin K, folate, copper, selenium, vitamin B2, vitamin C, and vitamin E. The more you save on fresh produce, the more you can put towards keeping your [...]

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financial spring cleaning

With spring upon us, it’s time to think about spring cleaning your finances. Take advantage of April being National Financial Literacy Month and make sure that you are literate and educated on your financial situation’s past, present, and future. How has your spending affected your current financial situation? Where do you hope to be financially [...]

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Extreme Cheapskates TLC

Some of the best financial tips we can get are from learning from others around us. TLC has taken that to the next level with the educational and sometimes cringe-inducing “Extreme Cheapskates,” where people save insane amounts of money in equally insane ways. In this clip, a gentleman shows us the way he “treats” his [...]

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frozen corn

In honor of National Frozen Food month, we’re celebrating some of the best frozen produce you can get. Frozen is not always inferior to fresh, especially since frozen veggies and fruit are flash-frozen at the peak of ripeness, preserving more of their nutrition and flavor. This week, we’ll be taking a look at frozen corn, [...]

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