3 Steps: Don’t Sacrifice Retirement For College Savings
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3 Steps: Don’t Sacrifice Retirement For College Savings

Does your 12-year-old have a burgeoning desire to become a veterinarian? Do you have a four-year-old who wants to “build big things?” My kids are six and three. They’re already set on becoming a ballet teacher and a tractor driver (yes, a tractor driver!) and like many parents, I’ve taken a stab at saving for…

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Smart Money Tips for New Moms That You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Being a parent is expensive. Like, really expensive. In most families, you are going to be forced to live off a single salary – or at least a salary and a half, rather than the usual two. On top of this, you’ll have all the costs associated with a looking after baby. That means food,…

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7 Ways to Save Money on School Uniforms

The following post is from Tiffany of Mommy Goes Green: As the school year ends, I'm getting ready to pack up this year's uniforms and thinking about next year's purchases! With two kids in a school that require uniforms, I’ve found a few ways to save money on what could be an otherwise expensive new…

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10 Simple Ways Using the Library Can Save You Money

The following post is from Tiffany of Mommy Goes Green: I adore the library and think it's one of the most underutilized public programs we have available to us! Our local libraries offer so much more than just books, they have a wealth of material, programs and online resource available to save you money: Internet…

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The Financial Implications of Rural Living

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: Eight years ago, my husband and I made the decision to build a house in the woods on a lake.  We had a deal on some family lake property that we couldn't refuse, and we loved the idea of living in a rural setting. We both…

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How I Get Brand Name Clothes on a Not-So-Brand-Name Budget

The following post is from Tiffany of Mommy Goes Green: While I'm no fashion trendsetter, I have always been the type of girl that likes to be dressed up. You won't often find me in jeans and tennis shoes and my go-to winter outfit is skinnies paired with boots and layers up top - it's…

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How to Spring Clean Your Finances

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: There is something about spring that just makes you want to clean out your closets, scrub the house and tackle the garage mess.  But it's also a great time of year to spring clean your finances, too. Take an afternoon or two to do a little…

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Go Green AND Save Money!
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Go Green AND Save Money!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of White Cloud for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. One of the most frustrating aspects about "going green", at least to my cheap self, is the cost! You could easily  double your household budget on green changes, and so many of those expenses are…

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8 Ways to Get What You Need for Less

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: When the budget gets tight, it's time to get creative!  You don't have to pay full price at the store to get the things you need. Here are some simple ways to get what you need for less: 1. Cash in coupons and rebates. Sign up…

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8 Money-Saving Swap Ideas
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8 Money-Saving Swap Ideas

The following post is from Kristia of Family Balance Sheet. Would you like to have a date night with your spouse, but can’t afford a babysitter? Or maybe you want to add some new flowers to your landscape, but the cost is holding you back. Do you have closet full of clothes, but nothing to…

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