7 Halloween Hacks You Don't Want To Miss

7 Halloween Hacks You Don't Want To Miss

Halloween is coming – and so is the fun! Everyone wants to win the prize for creepiest costume and the most frightening yard décor in the neighborhood.

But all that spookiness comes with a scary price tag. The average American will spend $169 on Halloween costs this year. And, if that’s not enough to terrify you, consider this: Most people spend close to $70 just on their

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Do I Still Need A Landline?

Do I Still Need A Landline?

Q: My landline barely gets any use. Every family member has their own cellphone and it feels like I’m throwing out money each month when I pay the bill. Should I get rid of my landline? 

A: Phone lines that need to be plugged into the wall are quite outdated. And, if you’re feeling like your landline has gotta go, you’re not alone. In fact, the

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8 Steps To An Energy Smart Home

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7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Making A Large Purchase

7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Making A Large Purchase

You’re convinced: You really want that Coach handbag. Or you need that genuine Armani tie. Or maybe you know that gigantic, high-res entertainment center will transform your weekends. So you swipe your card and the dream item becomes yours. Of course, you’re absolutely thrilled. 

That’s until, a few weeks down the line, when you’re staring a huge

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How To Save For A Boat In 8 Easy Steps

How To Buy A Boat In 8 Easy Steps

Are you ready to make waves with a new boat? That’s great, but don’t let your budget sink in the process! Save up for the boat of your dreams with our handy guide. We’ll have you ripping across those foaming waves sooner than you ever thought possible! 

 

1.) Do your research 

You don’t need to choose the exact make and model you’ll want to purchase

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5 Ways To Budget For Your Wedding

5 Ways To Budget For Your Wedding

Q: I’m ready to tie the knot, but I don’t know if I can afford to have a wedding! Between the flowers, gown and venue, it’s thousands and thousands of dollars. How can I cut costs without compromising on my special day?

A: If you’re finding the costs of your wedding to be prohibitive, you’re not alone.

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What To Grab and What To Skip In June

What to Grab and What to Skip In June

June is the month of sun-kissed beaches, dripping ice cream cones, backyard BBQs … and spectacular sales. 

There’s lots to celebrate this month, but June sales aren’t just for “dads and grads.” If you know what to look for, you can find great deals on all kinds of stuff during the first month of summer. Use this handy list to see what to grab and what to skip this June

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Tags: june, sales, tips, shopping

Don't Drink Your Wallet Dry!

Don't Drink Your Wallet Dry

It’s hot out, so make sure you’re drinking up! In fact, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that adult males drink at least 11 cups of fluid a day and females drink 9. 

What’s in your glass today?  You might be a true coffee-crazy, cola-loving American, but water is your best beverage choice for your health and for your money. 

However, did you know

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Tags: saving, water, summer, tips

7 Ways To Spring Clean For Extra Cash

7 Ways To Spring Clean For Extra Cash

When that first delightful spring breeze starts blowing, you know it’s time to get your house in shape.

The warmer weather and the brilliant sunshine pouring through your windows can fill you with boundless energy. You’re going to banish those dust bunnies! Every piece of useless clutter must go! You are on a mission to turn your home into a sparkling palace that is

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Saving On Home Renovations

Saving On Home Renovations

Is your kitchen in desperate need of a facelift? Bathrooms haven’t been remodeled since Bush was in the White House? (And we’re not saying which one!)


With the warmer weather approaching, many homeowners are thinking of making minor and major household improvements. And for most, the cost will be prohibitive: The average kitchen remodel tops $60,000 and a bathroom overhaul

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