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Do You Find Saving Money Difficult?

For some, it seems like saving money comes naturally. With very little effort, they build up an emergency fund, college fund, retirement fund and vacation fund. For the rest of us, it’s not quite that easy. Saving money isn’t the easiest thing in the world to do. We have to spend a large portion of [...]

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Cost Comparison For Cloth Versus Disposable Diapers

One of the debates you will likely have when you have a baby is whether to use cloth or disposable diapers. Each of the options has a list of pros and cons. The ultimate decision, however, comes down to what is convenient for you as a parent. Read on for a comparison between the two [...]

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Five Tips for Reducing Your Winter Heating Costs

Heating your home in winter can be a major expense. Most homeowners in cold parts of the country end up spending hundreds of dollars – not just on necessary heating costs, but on energy waste as well. As much as 40% of your heating costs in winter could come from unnecessary expenses. How can you [...]

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10 Ways To Save Money On Winter Clothing

Winter clothing can be pricey and really add up, especially when you have growing children who need new clothes every year. Here are ten tips for saving on winter clothing you may want to use this winter. 1. Start in the closets. Go through each family member’s clothes including those in storage, find out what [...]

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8 Foods That Help To Stretch Your Grocery Budget

Whether you’re a parent or part of a couple stretching your food budget is a great way to make your money last longer. After all, everyone needs food. Some people are just better at getting more food for their money. While shopping sales and using coupons can allow you to get great buys on almost [...]

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Pack Your Lunch For Work and Save Money

Working outside of the home has its own advantages and disadvantages. One of the disadvantages is the cost of eating out. If you spend $6 a day on eating out, that means you’ll spend $30 or more each week. You could also pack your own lunch and save money. One of the simplest ways to [...]

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How To Eat Healthy Food On A Small Budget

They say you are what you eat, and that’s pretty much true. If you eat unhealthy foods that are loaded with fat and sugar, you will be unhealthy. If you eat fresh, unprocessed, nutritious foods, you will be healthy. But when you’re on a budget, that notion tends to be passed over in favor of [...]

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How To Save Money On Kid’s Books for This Summer

Reading is an important skill for everyone, and it’s one that benefits from being practised extensively in childhood. Kids who read often grow up to be better readers. This helps them do better in every aspect of life. Some kids have a natural love of reading. Others need a little encouragement. The best thing we [...]

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Inexpensive Summer Fun Ideas For Kids

Keeping your kids occupied for the summer can be a monumental task. And, keeping them occupied on a budget can seem to be impossible. How do you ensure that your children have a fun summer, without blowing your entire budget? Having a few tricks up your sleeve will keep you prepared when the kids seem [...]

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Save Money With These 5 Kitchen Staples

Ever wonder how our ancestors always seemed to have food on the table even in lean times? When we are visiting the grocery store every week to the tune of hundreds of dollars, we long to know their secret. In fact it isn’t a secret at all. It is actually good planning and preparation on [...]

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