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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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Buying Used: How to Fill Your Home with Secondhand Stuff

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: I'll admit, I have a little bit of a problem - I love to buy other people's stuff. I mean like, pre-owned, secondhand, used stuff. Granted, it's not junk. On the contrary, I love to find stuff that's in great condition that people are selling because they…

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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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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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How to Have an All-Cash Christmas

The following is a guest post from Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom: Does the idea of paying cash for Christmas seem impossible to you? It’s not, if you’re willing to put forth some effort, plan ahead, and stick with it. Here are five tips to help you have an all-cash Christmas this year: 1.…

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