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The Smartest Ways To Save Money On A Car

Is it me or are car prices going nowhere but up? When I was shopping for a car a couple of years ago, I went at the end of the model year. I did this because car manufacturers and dealers tend to give good deals during this period so they can get rid...
by Penny Thots on May 24, 2016

8 Money Habits You Should Adopt Now

You can have the best intentions but, when it comes to saving, even the best of intentions can be swayed by poor money habits. Even if you have the most sophisticated budget in the world, it can be crushed if you don’t change the way you spend...
by Debt Free Living Guru on May 23, 2016

Frugal Tip: Homemade Carpet Powder

We have two dogs and a cat - but I don't like using chemical carpet cleaners and even the unscented ones smell too strong to me - so this is a great idea!Homemade Carpet Powder-- Mix baking soda and several drops orange essential oil (or any other es...
by Frugal Freebies on May 21, 2016

Go One Weekend a Month Without Spending

Budgeting and saving can be difficult. Even with the most sophisticated of budgets, it is hard to stick to a spending/savings plan. However, it doesn’t need to be so difficult. In fact, you can make minor changes to your schedule and lifestyle...
by Debt Free Living Guru on May 20, 2016

Create Your Own Money Saving Plan Using Pareto Charts

Article from MoneyAhoy.comAre you interested in saving money, but don’t know where to start?  Do you want to make sure you focus your money saving muscle in the area where you will actually see the most benefit?  Do you just love creating charts...
by MoneyAhoy on May 20, 2016

How to Make Motivational Chalkboard Art the Easy Way!

I learned in my garage organizing post Organize Your Garage in Three Simple Questions that hanging and storing items high on a wall doesn’t work well for a short person like me. If I can’t easily...
by Condo Blues on May 18, 2016

Exploring The Hidden Cost of Homeownership; Maintenance

One of the biggest expenses in homeownership is rarely considered before purchasing. Maintaining a home is handled a little differently when you own your home vs renting. The difference? You foot the bill and fix it all yourself! Fun! Who doesn’...
by See Debt Run on May 17, 2016

How to Make a Pallet Wood Clamp Storage Rack

The small downside to insulating the garage walls is I lost my free wood clamp storage organizer. I can’t store my clamps on wall stud like I used to now that they are filled with insulation....
by Condo Blues on May 15, 2016

How to make the most of your home decorating budget

Now that I actually have a home decorating budget…haha… I’ve been trying to make the absolute most out of it.  I know we all try to stretch that lovely dollar when it comes to our homes and families, and decorating can oftentimes t...
by The Bold Abode on May 12, 2016

Try the No Spending Challenge

Most Americans have less than $1,000 in a savings account right now and nearly 1 in 5 people aren’t saving any money at all. When people think of saving they think of what they will have to do without in order to save money. However, you may not ha...
by Debt Free Living Guru on May 11, 2016

How To Save Money On Clothes

Clothing. If you are like most, you have a closet and bureau full of clothes and you probably only end up wearing a small percentage of them. I am guilty of this. I have a ton of tee shirts but only wear a handful all of the time. When I think of the...
by Penny Thots on May 10, 2016

How to Childproof Your Home on a Budget

Article from MoneyAhoy.comIf you’re expecting a little one, you may be tempted to run out and baby-proof your home before he or she even arrives. Don’t feel like you need to do that just yet, but when your baby is beginning to learn how to crawl,...
by MoneyAhoy on May 10, 2016

How to go to Las Vegas on the Cheap

Sin City, the City of Lights, Glitter Gulch, the Entertainment Capital of the world, or whatever you may call Las Vegas, it is an item on many bucket lists. In 2015, over 42 million people visited the city. Groups of bachelor and bachelorette parties...
by Debt Free Living Guru on May 10, 2016

Alternative Uses for Baking Soda

Finding multiple uses for one product is an art form. There are multiple everyday items in your home that you could be using for more than the regular run-of-the-mill tasks. Baking soda is one of those items that has more than one use. Most people us...
by Debt Free Living Guru on May 10, 2016

Info about tips for saving money when traveling in Italy

(LAST EDITED/UPDATED: XX MONTH 2016)Here are some links about tips for saving money when traveling in Italy: INFORMATION Six great TIPS for Cheap Vacations to Italy – "Find out how from someone who has done it and all of her travels around the wor...
by Moving2Italy2 on May 9, 2016

Credit Card Hacks: Making the Most of Rewards Programs

About 33 percent of Americans have between one and four credit cards in their name, and approximately 167 million Americans are carrying a credit card at all times. However, are each of them reaping the benefits of swiping their cards? Credit card re...
by Debt Free Living Guru on May 9, 2016

Apple for Retirement Portfolios

Apple (AAPL) is down a crushing 30% from its peak. It has been a rough year for Apple investors. But there is good news in this serious decline; Apple’s dividend yield is now 2.4% Yes, Apple Does Pay A Dividend Most people forget that Apple is...
by Debt Free Living Guru on May 7, 2016

How Much Should You Spend on Mother’s Day?

Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and other special occasions often lead to spending of unnecessary money. Sunday, May 8 is Mother’s Day and many people are feeling the pressure of buying their mom a nice gift to celebrate. Approximately 84...
by Debt Free Living Guru on May 6, 2016

Things I Learned About Money From My Grandparents

There are many people that look upon their grandparents as secondary parental figures. Growing up, I was one of those kids who spent a ton of time with their grandparents (and still do when we can make time). The majority of my grandparents were born...
by Debt Free Living Guru on May 6, 2016

Mother’s Day 2016 Deals and Freebies

Mother’s Day is a day that many people go out to celebrate or spend money on a gift for their beloved mom. However, it doesn’t have to break the bank. Although Mother’s Day comes with a certain amount of spending, you can take advan...
by Debt Free Living Guru on May 6, 2016


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