101 Days of Christmas eBook $0.99 for Kindle!

Amazon has launched a new promotion called the Kindle Countdown Deal, where books are deeply discounted and then the price increases gradually over time. As part of this promotion, 101 Days of Christmas is on sale for $0.99 through Cyber Monday, and then the price will increase by $1 each day until it's back to…

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Saving Money for College with the Upromise RewardsU Toolbar

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Upromise by Sallie Mae for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. It's been a long time since I've looked into the tools that Upromise offers families who are looking to save money for college through cash back programs, but there are really so many…

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How to Deal with Distractions that Cost You Money

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: Do you suffer from shiny object syndrome?  Do  you start one project only to flit to the next?  Get sidetracked by some great new thing (shiny object)? All of those little distractions can cost you money.  While daydreaming, you get into a fender bender with your…

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Simple Ways to Get in the Habit of Saving

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: As my husband and I dug our way out of debt, we often reminded ourselves that getting to debt-free was a marathon, not a sprint.  While it was easy to get into debt, it takes an incredible amount of time, energy, and determination to get rid…

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8 Ways to Start Saving Money for Christmas Now

The following post is from Tiffany of Mommy Goes Green: Every year my husband and I write a budget saving a little each month for Christmas and when November comes around, there is nothing in the Christmas coffer. There is always a need that ranks much higher now than the ones waiting for us come…

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How to Turn Your Excess Stuff Into Extra Cash

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: We all have stuff.  It's filling our closets, hiding under our beds, tucked into cabinets and lurking in attics.  Rather than clutter up our homes, why not turn that stuff into cold hard cash?   Here are some ways to tidy up and make a tidy profit,…

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FREE Budget Worksheet Printable!

I've gotten quite a few requests for a budget printable since I first created the Life Your Way printables more than 3 years ago, and I kept putting it off because I just wasn't sure how to make one that would work for everybody. However, last week I got two requests from readers within hours…

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5 Smart Things to Do with Your Tax Refund

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: I remember seeing those digits at the bottom of my tax return.  The dollar signs danced in my eyes as I dreamed of all of the fun things we could do with our income tax refund. I felt a little twinge of guilt as a I…

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Better Personal Finance with the Personal Capital App

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Personal Capital for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Today, you can do almost everything from your mobile phone -- create a shopping list, email for business, connect with friends, read your favorite blogs or magazines, etc. You should be able to manage your…

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Couples and Money: How to Have a Healthy Relationship

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: One of the biggest sources of stress in a relationship is money.  From how it's spent to how much is saved, there are hundreds of decisions to be made.  And when you have two people who are trying to make the decisions together, it's even more…

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