Category: save money

5 Ways to be Financially Savvy in Summer

Ah summer.. I love it! Out comes the golf clubs, the grill and the summer wear! There isn’t too much to dislike about this time of year. There are also plenty of ways to stay financially savvy too! Here are 5 that can you help you jumpstart your finances and get you off to a …

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Can you live without cable?

To get out of debt you need to find every possible way to spend less money every month and use the savings to pay off debt. That means making sacrifices that you didn’t when you were piling on the debt. Unfortunately, in America we consider a high-def signal and 300 channels to be a right …

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Don’t forget to save

No matter how badly you want to get out of debt, not every extra penny you make should go towards paying off debt. Regardless of how much in hock you are to your credit card companies and student lenders, you need to have some of your income dedicated to savings in some form. Believe it or …

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Use Holidays to Buy Cheap Food

With Thanksgiving coming up next week and Christmas just around the corner, grocery stores are going out of their way to make sure that you set your holiday table from their shelves. That means steep discounts on everything from candied yams to figgy pudding. Well maybe not figgy pudding, but they are baiting shoppers with …

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Stay Away from Layaway

With the looming prospect of an even worsening economy, retailers are looking to take advantage of any opportunity to get shoppers to part with their money early and often. To that end, they’ve dusted off a blast from the past, the layaway plan. Simply put, a layaway program allows shoppers to pay for a purchase …

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Save Money by Getting a Jump on Christmas

Are you familiar with the term Christmas creep? This is the term used to describe the phenomenon in which retailers start putting out decorations and sale merchandise many months before the actual holiday season. Nowadays it’s not unusual to see Christmas wrapping paper in the same aisle as Halloween costumes. So while retailers are getting …

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