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Special occasions and holidays should never break the bank, no matter how much you love a person. Valentine’s Day is no exception. Being thoughtful scores way more points in my book than any material gift or elaborate activity. So if you are still in fact trying to figure out something special to do this Valentine’s Day, here is a [...]

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It seems nowadays everyone’s eyes are glued to their phone. Technology has become increasingly mobile friendly and will continue to do so at a rapid pace. Applications have made it easy to pay bills, monitor accounts, receive coupons and buy items directly from your phone. So with all of your favorites, why not add a budgeting [...]

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cost of groceries

With many Americans vowing to pay off credit card debt as well as shedding some pounds, sometimes it seems impossible to do both. There are plenty of healthy, cost effective ways to make sure you’re getting the right kind of nutrients while saving a few bucks. People often affiliate eating healthy with spending more money, [...]

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How to Make Money as a Kid

by Michelle on November 7, 2014

BERENSTAIN BEARS

The lemonade stand is one of the quintessential images of kids trying to earn money. Many youngsters want money beyond their allowance to buy goodies, see a movie and even to feel grown-up. Making money and reaching a goal is a great experience to have as a kid. Financial lessons as a kid can be a [...]

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Save money with weatherization

Your home and your wallet will thank you immensely for taking the time for weatherization this season. There may be some upfront costs, but you will reap the benefits of possible energy savings, lower utility bills and avoiding costly repairs come spring. This series is for homeowners, landlords and renters, the young and the old. In Part [...]

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Growing up, I never would have thought that Scrooge McDuck would be a good role model. His cantankerous nature didn’t seem appealing; he just seemed greedy and mean. While it looks like Scrooge is sitting idly by on his money, his wealth is actually circulating in the economy and growing. His giant pile of money [...]

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We’ve always meant to do a post on what to do with “free money,” but after searching the archives of Talking Cents Blog, I’ve realized that we’ve never touched on the topic.  Back when I did the Cash-Only Christmas Challenge, I talked about using sites like Ebates.com or the new-to-me TopCashBack.com to earn cash back [...]

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food in trash

It’s such a waste to throw away food.  The average American throws out 14 to 25 percent of their groceries, which is essentially just burning money. But is that item you’re about to throw out safe to eat? We take a look at some of the most commonly thrown away foods and whether or not [...]

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frozen spinach

March is National Frozen Food month, and though frozen foods get a bad name, there are some great frozen fruits and vegetables that are just as good (or even better) than the fresh stuff. Frozen spinach, for example, is a great value – fresh spinach cooks down so much that a bag ends up cooking [...]

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bananas

It always seems to happen – you buy a bunch of bananas, and before you know it, they’re brown and overripe. But don’t throw them out! According to a report from the Natural Resources Defense Council, Americans throw out between 14 and 25 percent of the groceries they purchase, costing the average family anywhere from [...]

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