Need Some Preparation for This Holiday Shopping Season?

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Nov
19

Need Some Preparation for This Holiday Shopping Season?

  With the holiday season right around the corner, consumers are often unprepared for the additional expenses for those special presents and occasions and exit the holiday season with debt—a gift that unfortunately keeps on giving. According to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics, consumers expect to…

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Nov
12

Low/No Cost Tips to Help You Get Prepared for Winter

    There are many simple, low- or no-cost things you can do around your home that will help to reduce your energy usage and save on your electric bill. Unplugging underutilized appliances in your home can lead to big savings in your electricity usage. Chargers for phones still use electricity even when the phone…

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Oct
30

9 Holiday Shopping Tips Be Festive While Saving Big Bucks   What brightens up your holiday shopping season? You may prefer a quiet Christmas season at home, large family gatherings at the home of the relative who drew the short straw, or hand-to-hand combat on Black Friday at the mall. However, everyone agrees that saving…

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Oct
1

Fun Fall Activities to Try This Year

  Apple Picking – Lynd Fruit Farm in Pataskala has plenty of acreage and a great variety of fruits and gourds to pick. You can use what you pick to make apple pie, peach cobbler, or use the gourds as a fun fall decoration around the house. Pumpkin Carving Contest with Friends – Need plans…

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Sep
12

How to Save Money While You’re a Student

  Money might be tight when you’re in college, but it’s not impossible to find ways to save. Here are some simple ideas. Budget It’s smart to create a spending plan so you know where and how you’re spending your money. If you don’t know where your money is going, it’s impossible to know what…

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Aug
8

6 Tips for Managing Back-to-School Stress

  As the whole family makes the transition into back-to-school mode, there are a variety of stressors that plague both kids and parents alike—from difficult homework to a stricter bedtime. Denise Pope, a senior lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education and co-author of Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy,…

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Aug
1

Save on Your Vacation Lodgings

  Vacations are meant to give you some much needed rest and relaxation. Since lodging expenses can eat up a huge chunk of your vacation savings, you’ll want to make sure you find the best prices for them. Here are a few websites to help you find the best deals on lodgings. If you’re strictly…

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Jul
25

Summer Savings

  How to stay on budget and keep costs low during the summer Summer is here and that means increased expenses. As a study from LendEDU pointed out, Americans spend an average of $2,229 in the summer, making it the second-most expensive season (winter is in the lead, with a $2,314 average spend). Looking to cut back…

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Jul
25

Summer Slim Down

  Some ideas on budget-friendly summer fun Now that summer has arrived, chances are you’re considering all the entertainment options laid out before you. While spending a week on a remote island might be ideal, it’s not exactly budget-friendly. Here are some more affordable summer-fun options. Park Party Many local parks host free or affordable…

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