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Miscellaneous

The Extreme Cheapskates that we’ve featured in Talking Cents are, as the name suggests, extreme. They take savings and penny pinching to a point of sideshow attraction, but their hearts are in the right place (for the most part). There are lessons to be learned from their choices, even if they take it to the [...]

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talking cents guy

DEAR TALKING CENTS GUY: I’m in my late 20s, and it’s that time of year when I’m invited to a bunch of weddings. This summer alone, I have seven (yes, SEVEN) weddings, most of which require air travel and hotels. I am currently working, but I am very much underemployed and do not make enough [...]

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Car-Accident

There are several ways to minimize the costs of car ownership. Do your own repairs, drive an older car, haggle the sale price, gas-saving tips… the list goes on and on. One thing you can’t do without is automotive insurance. While it may be required (and rightfully so), that doesn’t mean you can’t find ways [...]

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online learning

If you are just starting out in your career and beginning a job search or maybe looking to switch fields, you are probably looking for ways to enhance your resume and to improve upon your professional experience and education to make yourself a more attractive job candidate. However, if you are trying to get out [...]

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babysitter

We all know that raising a child is very expensive, but do you just how costly it is? The average cost to raise a child born in 2012 is $241,080 (excluding the cost of college) compared to just $192,497 (adjusted for inflation) in 1960. As costs have increased, more than 8 million Americans are working [...]

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parfait

With the kids home from school, it’s probably pretty stressful to make sure that they are eating well, eating enough, and that they aren’t burning down the house. For the month of July, we’ll be focusing on affordable, healthy, and fun kid-friendly snacks that you can make for the little ones (and for yourself, of [...]

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tuesday tip

Home makeovers and redecorating can be both daunting and expensive. Whether it’s new paint, new furniture, new floors, or just some updated decor, a home makeover project can become expensive or time consuming or both. If you’re like many struggling consumers today,  you might need all of your extra money to pay off debts or other [...]

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world cup

World Cup fever is well underway, and nearly four million people have descended upon Brazil to paint their faces and cheer on their favorite teams. With the average tourist expected to spend about $2,500 during his or her trip to Brazil, the country’s Ministry of Tourism estimates a boost to their economy at a whopping [...]

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flag

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and celebrating the birth of our nation can become a costly three-day weekend. But there are ways to minimize costs and expenditures to ensure that everyone has a great time without incurring serious credit card debt.

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pineapple

Pineapples are a beautiful and versatile fruit that tastes best on a hot summer day. Packed with vitamin C and manganese, this affordable fruit can add a punch of nutrition as part of your lunch, dinner, or dessert.

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