From the monthly archives:

May 2012

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I’ve read hundreds of stories about people who have made money while seeing all that the world has to offer while still making enough money to pay their bills. These people do not have to rely on a steady diet of ramen noodles, and they are able to take advantage of all that the world […]

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Frugal Memorial Day Party Ideas

by Mike on May 23, 2012

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If you are on a budget and want to have a Memorial Day weekend party with family and friends, don’t worry. It’s easy to have a party on the cheap! So skip the payday loan and try some of these money-saving tips… Have a potluck party. Offer to provide the main course such as hamburgers, […]


How to Avoid Wasting Money on Clothing

by Mike on May 21, 2012

clothing in closet

We live a fashion conscious society. From name brand, designer clothes for babies to moms who are willing to pay $100 or more for jeans or have a pair of boots for every day of the week, we often have more clothes than we need (or can afford sometimes). Recently, I read that, “Only about […]

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Do You Give Giftcards As Presents?

by Mike on May 15, 2012

Gift Cards

So many gifts to give, and so little time to go and shop for them! Doesn’t that seem like the mantra these days? I know that I sometimes feel overwhelmed when having to shop for gifts for friends and family, and I (while not sounding like a jerk) wished there was another way to go […]


Emergency Fund

Saving for retirement can be difficult. With the recent increases in the cost of gas and groceries and other basics combined with a loss of income because of the economy (or a lack of raises over the last few years), saving for retirement can seem like a goal that is out of reach. Retirement can […]


Easy Energy Saving Tips…

by Mike on May 13, 2012

Save Money on Energy

Energy costs seem to rise almost every day, and it can be hard to keep pace with them, especially if you find yourself on a tight budget. While it might be something that some people can just about cope with, for others, simply meeting the cost of their basic energy needs can be awfully difficult. […]


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Mother’s Day is right around the corner, which means it is time to start thinking about Mother’s Day gifts. While moms frequently get a meal in bed, dinner out and flowers for Mother’s Day, maybe this year you could give her something different that she will remember for years to come. Experience gifts are a […]

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In this troubled economic slump we find ourselves in, it’s not uncommon to feel ambivalent or confused about how to best handle a savings, no matter how big or small. Fear of losing what we’ve worked so hard to save is often a sure cause for static immobility, and a failure to take beneficial and […]

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Credit Card

Are you in debt (besides the mortgage)? Do you have thousands of dollars worth of student loan debt and/or credit card debt? If you are struggling to make your payments, one of the best things you can do is to stop using credit and begin to use cash. I know, I know, in today’s world, […]