4 Budget-Friendly Health Tips

May 20, 2015
Budget-Friendly Health Tips

In 2003, six in 10 Americans were estimated to spend their working days sitting in front of a computer, according to a study by the Mayo Clinic. At home, people spend about four hours per day watching TV plus additional time on their smartphones. This sedentary lifestyle comes at a huge cost. Sedentary people have […]

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5 Simple Ways to Secure Your Home on a Budget

April 3, 2015
Secure your home on a budget

Your home is the safest place in the world. Or it can be. But many home security systems are expensive and have a monthly subscription that can simply cost more than your budget allows. So how do you keep the most important things safe on a budget? Here are 5 simple and inexpensive ways to […]

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Saving Money: Small Changes for Big Results

February 27, 2015
Saving Money

We all know that we need to save money but, for those of us who have been playing the savings game, sometimes cutting out our daily latte and making our own lunches, just won’t cut it anymore. The good news is that there are things you can do now that will help save money later. […]

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Frugal Valentine’s Day: Mind Your Budget

February 9, 2015
Frugal Valentine

The National Retail Federation reports that, in 2014, the average American spent a whopping $133.91 on Valentine’s Day cards, dinners out, candy and flowers. While you might want to treat your sweetheart to a fancy meal or bouquet of long-stem roses, you’re not made of money. You have a significant other, but you also have […]

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Three Tips on Budgeting for a New Vehicle

September 15, 2014
Budgeting for a new vehicle

Although you might not want to admit it, your car is starting to show signs of age. From mysterious creaks and oil leaks in the driveway to the odometer that is creeping up to 150,000 miles and beyond, your beloved car is probably getting ready to retire. While you know you need to purchase a […]

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Getting Your Budget Right: Personal Finance Ratios

February 28, 2014
Personal Finance Ratios

Household budgeting is an important part of managing finances. Without a budget, it can be hard to manage where your money is spent efficiently. The lack of a budget is one of the main reasons why many people struggle to live within their means. Beyond the lack of a budget, another potential mistake is to […]

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Experiences Alone Can Be Worth a Million Dollars

August 2, 2013
August Blog Giveaway

Life can sure be a interesting ride a lot of the time. Things don’t always go as you might have planned. You might remember a few months ago I told you a story about how  I was hit by a car as I walked across the street, when I was living in Chicago. That was […]

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