Money Saving Articles

The Best Time to Plan a Trip

Spring Break is over, so that means it’s time to start thinking about summer vacations. The farther in advance you plan, the better the prices and availability will be. Last-minute trips can be fun, but I love anticipating a trip. So, right now is a great time to start thinking about summer travel.   How Long Do You Have? When I was a kid, my

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Moving Is Not for The Weak

It’s no secret I recently moved, and since it wasn’t a local move, I had to get it all done in one day. It has been several years since I did so, and I forgot how stressful and expensive it was. I learned a few new lessons this time, so I’m going to share them.   You Can’t Start Too Soon I knew my move-out

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Cooking to Relax and Save Money

Lately, a friend has visited a few times to help me around the house.  I keep offering to cook for us, but each time I offer she says, “Oh, don’t go to the trouble.” As one of those crazy people who finds the process relaxing and a good creative outlet, I also know that it’s far less expensive to cook at home than to eat

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Super Bowl of Savings

Over the past ten years, we have published 500+ blog entries, been on national news several times, featured in segments on several talk shows, and have been honored to be mentioned by many other bloggers and influencers. Our staff of writers over the years have put their own twist on topics, but our focus has always been on ways to make your life better. Here,

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Spring Is on Its Way…Get Rid of the Stuff You Don’t Need or Use

Unless you are living under a rock, you have probably heard of the KonMari method of decluttering. It’s either because of the Netflix show or the book that came out a few years ago. I’m going to write my own take on decluttering based on what I have found works well for me. In my defense, this topic has been on my list to write

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What is the Most Important Lesson You’ve Learned in Life?

Every so often someone will ask me about lessons I have learned, and I always ask for clarification. In my mind, lessons are either things a person has taught me, or things life has taught me, and they are very different from each other.   A Lesson from Mom My parents taught me so many things, some with intention, and some by example. The things

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Reasons to Be Kind to Yourself and How to Do It

Reasons to Be Kind to Yourself and How to Do It   I’ve heard people comment that we are kinder and politer to strangers than we are to our friends and family. To add to that statement, I think most people are kinder to others than they are to themselves. I spent some time thinking about this and it seems true. So why is it

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What’s on Your Bucket List?

What is it about the end of the year that makes us introspective? I tend to start thinking about what I have done in the year that is ending, and what I want to do in the coming year. It’s a great time to update my bucket list.   What is a Bucket List? This is one of those phrases that means something different to

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Retailer’s Tricks That Get You to Spend More

Back in the 80s, I got my first ‘real’ job at a big department store. The training was about an hour on how to run the cash register and an entire day on how to sell. Some of the techniques I learned were eye-opening, to say the least. The funniest part to me was realizing how I still got sucked in by them. My favorite

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7 Things to Give Up This Coming Year

Is it too early to be talking about New Year’s? I am already thinking about it and have my evening at home planned out. I will spend it looking back over the past year while I think about my plan for the upcoming one. It’s a low-key and relaxing way to transition to the next year with intention.    1. Overscheduling Why do we think that

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