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DEAR TALKING CENTS GUY, I’m a little concerned about my parents. They’re getting on in age, and I worry that they haven’t prepared for their later years. They aren’t savvy with computers or technology, so I want to make sure that they are getting information from trustworthy sources. Do you have any recommendations? -Concerned Adult [...]

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How to Budget for Children’s Extracurricular Activities

The back-to-school season is not only a hectic time of year, but also an expensive one that should be budgeted for. Between buying school supplies, new clothing or school uniforms, and planning healthy and affordable lunches, the costs of sending your child to school can certainly add up quickly. Now that school is in full [...]

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Scholarships 101

by KatieG on September 11, 2014

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With college costs soaring and students headed back to campus this month, paying for college is a real concern for many people. As a result, more and more families are narrowing college choices because of financial limits. Whether you are a parent or a student, there are many options to consider when funding a college education [...]

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Student Discounts 101

by KatieG on September 5, 2014

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We all know college isn’t cheap. From the cost of annual tuition and books to small expenses like dorm decor or a night out with friends, it can add up quickly. As a college freshman, your student ID is one of the most important (and lucrative) things to have on you at all times. Not [...]

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Infographic: The Cost of Coffee

by Albie D on September 4, 2014

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Coffee fuels many people’s workdays, but isn’t always cheap. In this infographic we examine some coffee spending statistics, and do a little math to compare the costs of home-brewing vs. buying at the coffee shop. Which method is really more cost-effective? Let’s find out…

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Dorm 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 [...]

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Millions 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 [...]

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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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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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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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