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The Best Way to Budget for Home Improvements and Renovations

A lovely reader asked me recently how to best budget for a home improvement project. She is in the middle of dealing with the garage addition to her property she wanted to know if early financial surprises in the project would be an indication of later pocketbook misfortune. Well it turns out I happen to …

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Ways to be a Frugal Traveler

It is said that there are two types of travelers in the world: those who look for a deal and those who don’t. They could be on the same flight, staying at the same hotel, eating the same food, and taking the same excursions. But, they might be paying wildly different prices for the exact …

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9 Cheapest Pets to Own

Pets can bring love, companionship, stimulation, and fun into your life. But they can also bring a lot of added expenses. In fact, the lifetime cost of owning a dog is estimated to run around $15,000. Cats are not far behind, ringing up at roughly $12,000 over the course of their lives. If you’re yearning …

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5 Money Lessons That Xennials Can Learn From Boomers

Times have changed since baby boomers were young. Despite this, the money lessons they learned throughout the years still apply. Many xennials, on the cusp of Generation X and millennials, could improve their finances if they listened to the wisdom of baby boomers. Here are several of the most noteworthy money lessons xennials can learn from …

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8 Sites That Pay You Money (for things you’re already doing anyway)

An hour? (yeah right!) Two? Three? Five? If you’re using search engines, surfing the web, watching videos, playing games or doing one of a dozen other activities – you could be earning a little extra money for your time. I’ve looked through a lot of the sites, many of which are listed on our epic post …

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ConsumerCellular Targets Retired Citizens With Affordable Cell Phone Plans And Senior Friendly Telephones

A few weeks ago Steve came to me and said, “hey, do you think you could find the cheapest cell phone service for someone that talks less than 120 minutes a month using the site ConsumerCellular.com?” “Of course,” I thought. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! I started my search by heading over to ConsumerCellular.com where they provide a …

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