How often do you find yourself at the end of the month pondering how you didn’t meet your savings goal? Ideally, this would never happen but life is often unpredictable and more expensive than what you had budgeted for. Below are some items that you may want to think twice before reaching for that...

Things That Are Worth Spending Extra On

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Things That Are Worth Spending Extra On

 

Your Bed, Pillows, Bed Sheets


    If you are like most hard-working individuals, you at least attempt to get 8 hours of sleep each night in order to recharge to tackle the challenges that you face when the sun rises each morning. Even if you aren...

Saving Money on International Phone Plans


Cell phones have become a necessity for both your leisure and professional life—but sometimes, phone contracts can be overwhelmingly expensive. This challenge is only amplified if you’re traveling, or even temporarily living, in another country...

Cheapest Cities in Europe

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Looking for a cool trip, but don’t want to spend too much? These cities make it easy to stick to your budget without missing out. 1. Budapest, Hungary Currency: Hungarian Forint (1 Forint = $0.0035 USD) Main Attractions: Budapest is known for being a “spa city,” so be sure to take advantage of the...

What started with Birchbox has expanded into an empire of monthly “box” services—some category of products mailed to your door every month in exchange for a monthly subscription fee. These range from programs sending out razors, to fine wines, to not-so-fine wines, to old comic book paraphernalia...

Summer is over, and football season is upon us. That means it’s time to set up your fantasy league, secure the best spot on the couch, and start watching—and then it’s time to manage your finances. It might not seem like a logical part of the list, but if you can follow the rules of football, you...

Couponing 101

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Breaking News: Being an underemployed, loafer-sporting middle aged woman is no longer a prerequisite for using coupons.
We’ve all watched our mothers trifle through their “pocketbooks” at the checkout counter searching for that coupon they cut out of a magazine at home. No offense to your mom, but...

How to Follow a Monthly Budget

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Step 1: Keep Track of Expenses


Start by keeping a “Money Diary”. This doesn’t even necessarily require you to meticulously keep track of all your checks and receipts; just carry around a little notebook and write it down every time you make a purchase. It should look like this:
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Save Money on Grocery Shopping

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Groceries are a necessity, and food shopping is an inevitable expense for all of us. It’s never the most exciting part of your day (or maybe it is, but in that case you might want to seriously reconsider some of your life choices), but it can be a great opportunity to save money without making any...

Is Netflix Really Worth It?

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Once upon a time Netflix was a small company that (barely) made money off of mailing DVDs to customers’ homes. Today, Netflix is measured to be worth $32.9 billion, and it’s become a somewhat necessary service, an acceptable social activity, and even its own verb (“Netflix and Chill”). But is...

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