8 simple steps to stay out of debt this holiday season. The holidays may seem far away, but in a few short weeks (9 to be exact!), you’ll be sitting down to a Thanksgiving meal and browsing Black Friday deals. This is why it’s important to prep your budget now so you can avoid going…

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Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer and with that comes a bevy of Labor Day sales on end-of-season merchandise. But it’s not just summer clothing you can find at a steep discount during, there are several other categories worth keeping a watchful eye on for serious savings. Just keep in mind, not…

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Managing money.

I am all about easy budgeting tips that make saving money simple and effortless. And, I know this is something a lot of families need right now especially during this crisis. My practical savings tips can be put into action right away to help you stretch your budget and make your dollars go further. I…

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I’m all about saving money. In fact, I never pay for anything without searching for a coupon, comparing prices or haggling first. But, I don’t just focus my bargain hunting efforts on saving money–I also look for ways to make money when I shop, too. That’s right, there are several easy ways you can make…

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Shopping at big box store

Believe it or not, it’s easy to make mistakes when trying to save money. Especially when it comes to shopping for deals. One of the biggest areas you are likely making a shopping mistake is associating certain stores like Walmart, Target, Amazon and Costco for having the best prices. And, these misleading perceptions can fool…

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woman is stressed about money

I recently joined Cheddar to talk about how people can budget and manage their money during this pandemic (you can watch the segment by clicking the image above!). With businesses shutting down and workers losing their jobs, it’s more crucial than ever to understand your own financial situation and create as much wiggle room in…

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Following the hefty spending season, you may be feeling financially drained, especially when the credit card bills begin arriving in the mail. Didn’t realize just how much you spent? This can be a startling moment when you see the total dollar amount charged to each account. Now that the holidays are past, it’s a good…

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The holiday season puts people in the mood to spend, spend, spend, which usually results in debt, debt, debt. And, because you’re spending money on others rather than buying gifts for yourself, you may feel less guilty about it. At least that’s what one survey shows. According to a new CreditCards.com report, more than half…

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