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Techniques for Thrifty Home Transformation

Sometimes learning to love the home you already have can use a little help. Avoid the allure of ditching it for something different by transforming it. Breathe new life into your home for a fraction of the cost of going new and you won’t have to learn to love it because you simply won’t want […]

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Saving Money

Holiday gift shopping is likely the farthest thing from your mind as you soak up the sun’s rays this summer, but if you have children in your life than now’s exactly the right time to start thinking about it. Even as you read this article, stockrooms in the back of retailers everywhere are bursting at […]

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Become a Master of Invention and Transformation

Let’s face it, there’s nothing fun about being a “glass is half empty” person. Take control – especially when it comes to your finances – and stop looking for the silver lining. Instead, turn that cup into half or completely full by creating the silver lining it yourself. How? Instantly improve the quality of your […]

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The Upside of Downsizing

The economy being what it is and the real estate market being what it is, I’m stuck, literally stuck in a smallish condo raising two rambunctious boys. Granted, this wasn’t what I ever expected, or even (admittedly) what I initially wanted, but even more surprising has been the multitude of upsides to the situation. As […]

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Everyday Conveniences for Cheaper

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, convenience unfortunately isn’t cheap. Anytime you employ someone else to help you out in some way shape or form, you’ll likely pay for it. The good news is, however, that you can score some everyday conveniences to help make life easier for even cheaper than you […]

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Tools of the “Get More, Save More” Trade

It’s good, common sense that having the right tools makes any job easier. You don’t set out to bake a cake without, first, having the necessary ingredients. Likewise, in order to get the most for the least amount of money, it makes sense to review the tools of the money-saving trade. Coupons: Clip ‘em and […]

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An Insider’s Insight into Cutting the Cable Cord

A few weeks ago, my household joined the 800,000 others who have abandoned cable recently in favor of watching television shows for free over the internet. For me, that means a $70 monthly reduction in my cable bill. During these first few cable-free weeks we have had some fun, some frustration and, I’m not afraid […]

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Knowing When to Upgrade

A few weeks ago when we brought up the idea of household debt panels, we talked about the way that many people attempt to upgrade their appearance with expensive cars, clothes and other items even when they can’t afford to because their possessions act as a mask to their true financial identity. Believe it or not, […]

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