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8 Commonly Overlooked Wedding Expenses

If you’re getting married, setting a budget is crucial in controlling your spending. Beyond the typical expenses like food and drinks, music, invites and flowers, there are lots of hidden costs that can blow your budget if you aren’t prepared. Take a look at these commonly overlooked wedding expenses and plan ahead to avoid going into debt.

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12 Ways to Go Green and Save Money

Adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to give up your frugal ways. In fact, being kind to Mother Earth and saving money go hand in hand. Here are 12 ways you can go green and save money this Earth Day.

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Hunt Down These 8 Financial Easter Eggs in Your Budget

With Easter around the corner, many families are eyeing places to hide plastic eggs, candy and toys for kids to discover on Sunday morning. Anyone can relate to the  elation of finding goodies in unexpected places, but few of us take the time to seek them out. Now that spring is upon us, there’s no…

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Mail Theft: How to Protect Your Mail

Mail theft is a serious issue that shouldn’t be taken lightly. A thief who intercepts bank statements or bill payments can steal your identity, take over your credit cards, make counterfeit checks and more. Don’t be a victim! Learn how to protect your mail with these tips.

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Black Friday Do’s and Don’ts

Recent reports suggest Black Friday weekend will be more popular than ever this year. Find out how to spot misleading discount claims and hunt down the best bargains with these shopping Do’s and Don’ts.

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Best Mobile Apps For A Better Black Friday

As the countdown to Black Friday begins, many consumers are eagerly preparing for the most anticipated shopping day of the year. With holiday spending estimated to reach a whopping $655.8 billion this year, shoppers will need a little extra help to score the best deals during a notoriously spendy weekend. Use these seven apps to make your Black Friday shopping experience run smoothly and have money leftover for the rest of the season!

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