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Decorating the Baby Nursery on a Budget

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Decorating Your Nursery Our next project to tackle for the baby’s arrival is getting the nursery ready. This morning it’s a bit like a construction zone as my husband is stalling a ceiling fan and light plus we have all these boxes fill with stuff that we’re donating or mailing to a relative. Preparing a nursery does involve getting some ... Read More »

    Professional and Industry Reading on a Budget

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    by Tamara Wilhite Need to keep current to keep your job? Here’s how to do it for less When you work in a niche industry or ever-changing profession, remaining in touch with the industry is essential. Medical professionals need to know about new laws and medical advances. Legal professionals must know about current case law and pending legal changes. Technology ... Read More »

      Online Shopping Tips For The Holiday Shopping On The Horizon

      I feel it’s safe to assume that since Halloween is now over we can officially label this time of the year as the Holiday Season! Which I am super excited about! I love Thanksgiving and December’s holidays – mostly for the food – but often find the obligation and burden of buying gifts a heavy strain on my wallet, as ... Read More »

        Save Money Buying Clothes at Thrifty Stores and Consignment Shops

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        Most women and even some men love to shop and love clothes. Women especially love their shoes, handbags, jewelry and other accessories. Given today’s economy you may have cut back your budget when it comes to shopping for clothing and accessories. Even with a smaller budget you can still find great finds at thrift stores and consignment stores and may ... Read More »

          Second Annual Small Business Saturday Could Mean Deal For American Express Cardholders

          November hosts Small Business Saturday! Never heard of it? Me either. But apparently in honor of the day which is dedicated to small businesses on the busiest shopping weekend of the year the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is urging consumers to support the day and attempting to spread awareness. “For the second year in a row, American Express OPEN has ... Read More »

            Saving on Pet Care

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            Taking Care of Your Pet Having a pet is not cheap, so if you’re struggling to make ends meet and want a pet, please wait. Even though there are ways to cut some of your expenses down, it takes money to take care of an animal. Being frugal doesn’t mean being skipping on vet visits and buying low quality food ... Read More »

              FTC Asks To Restrict Pay-For-Delay Deals To Lower Consumers’ Health Care Costs

              The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released a report of data pertaining to the 2011 fiscal year which showed that pharmaceutical companies continued an anticompetitive trend of paying potential generic rivals to delay the introduction of low-cost prescription drug alternatives for American consumers. If you’re like me, generic pharmaceutical drugs save my life, not only literally but fiscally as well. ... Read More »

                How Much Of My Annual Pay Should I Be Saving For Retirement?

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                Over the past few weeks I’ve been noticing quite a few searches coming to this site with people putting together their financial strategy for the new year, and asking one important question. How much annual pay should I be saving for retirement? It seems like a lot of folks are just unsure about how much they should be saving, and ... Read More »

                  Are you Sabotaging Your Financial Success? 7 Key Indicators.

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                  It’s not that you don’t care about your finances…it’s just that you can’t seem to get really get them reigned in, right? You start out with good intentions- †to start a budget, to start saving more, to stop the impulse shopping…but every month something seems to happen and your righteous path to financial freedom and independence is once again derailed.So, ... Read More »

                    When Do You Start Saving for Your Child’s College Fund?

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                    The following guest post was contributed by Elle from CoupleMoney If you would like to contribute a guest post, click here. Preparing for the Baby’s College Fund From time to time, I get feedback from Couple Money readers. It’s something that I enjoy and try to respond to. After my recent post on preparing the baby’s nursery, Becky emailed me ... Read More »

                      Google Flights. A Way Too Cool Way to Save Money.

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                      I almost never write money saving articles. I try to keep myself focused on just the get out of debt stuff, but I’ve got to make an exception this morning. You see yesterday Google announced the new flight section of their website where you can search and book for flights. While the usual collection of flight books sites like Kyak ... Read More »

                        Saving On The Go: YelpDeals

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                        It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Yelp.com (Source and Source). Yesterday, my love for the Yelp community and website grew a little bit fonder. Yesterday evening Yelp rolled out their latest mobile application update for iPhone and Android users to include their new feature: YelpDeals. These deals are not to be confused with Yelp’s Special Offers and ... Read More »

                          Are Penny Auctions Sites Worth It? RIP-OFF Alert!

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                          Penny auction sites are skyrocketing into the peripheral sites of digital users left and right. Steve recently wrote an article giving an inside look into one penny auction site: QuiBids.com. If you’ve never used or seen a penny auction site, let me break it down for you: there are various items, some big ticket and some small ticket, that are ... Read More »

                            American Express Targets Whippersnappers With FourSquare Credit Deals

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                            It was only a matter of time before credit card companies entered the location-based, social media scene. It was announced today that American Express and Foursquare have officially teamed up. I remember when Foursquare hit the scene back in 2009. “This is stupid” I said. “Why would I want anyone to know where I am? This won’t last” Wrong. A ... Read More »

                              How Your iPhone Can Save You Money

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                              If you’re like me you constantly have your smartphone attached to your hip. In my case, I have my trusty digital sidekick (my iPhone) and I’m still amazed how far we’ve come with technology and mobile phones. I remember my first brick-like phone and only imagined in my wildest dreams having a phone this, well, smart! I got to thinking ... Read More »

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