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5 Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings

5 Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings

5 Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings

Even if you haven’t yet entered the working world, you can probably assume you will want to retire and some point. While most Americans have similar goals for a debt-free, affordable post-working life, you might not realize how much work (outside the office) it takes to get there. You probably are not saving enough, or… Read More

7 Experts’ Favorite Tools for Managing Their Money

7 Experts’ Favorite Tools for Managing Their Money

7 Experts’ Favorite Tools for Managing Their Money

Those of us who produce Credit.com’s blog spend most of our week putting together the most helpful personal finance tips and information we can. Of course, then we go home and have our own personal finances to manage. We each have our own methods for staying on top of our budgets and credit — proof… Read More

25 Ways to Spend Less on Groceries

25 Ways to Spend Less on Groceries

25 Ways to Spend Less on Groceries

If you’re a family of four with pre-teens and consider yourself “thrifty,” you may have spent $654.90 on groceries last month. On the other hand, maybe you live large — or as the U.S. Department of Agriculture says, “liberal” — and spent $1,303.20 for the month. Those numbers come from the USDA estimates for the average cost of… Read More

17 Proven Ways to Save on Travel

17 Proven Ways to Save on Travel

17 Proven Ways to Save on Travel

Spring and summer vacations are lifesavers after a long, dark winter, though the cost of travel can make planning a trip stressful. But don’t let a tight budget keep you from having a getaway. There are ways to do it for less that won’t diminish your experience. In fact, some may enhance it. 1. Be Flexible on Travel Dates… Read More

I Spent $352 on the ‘Extra’ Costs of Being Sick

I Spent $352 on the ‘Extra’ Costs of Being Sick

I Spent $352 on the ‘Extra’ Costs of Being Sick

In early December 2014 I went to the doctor for a twinge. Fifty-six days, two surgeries and countless tests later I’ve been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. I could recount for you all the co-pay and medication costs, but let’s talk about all the things I bought that insurance doesn’t come close to covering: $99 –… Read More

8 Ways to Be a More Frugal Foodie

8 Ways to Be a More Frugal Foodie

8 Ways to Be a More Frugal Foodie

We all know that eating out can be expensive, but it turns out that cooking for yourself can also be costly. Since food is not an expense we can afford to cut out completely, it’s a good idea to consider cutting back — without sacrificing taste. Check out these tips to save money in your kitchen… Read More

8 Fun & Cheap Date Ideas

8 Fun & Cheap Date Ideas

8 Fun & Cheap Date Ideas

We all know that going out can be expensive, but it is possible to have a date on a budget. Whether you are meeting someone for the first time or looking for a new and different experience with an established partner, you are probably looking for an idea other than making dinner at home and… Read More

The 10 States With the Most Money Stress

The 10 States With the Most Money Stress

The 10 States With the Most Money Stress

Among the many reasons Hawaii would be a pleasant place to live, people there are pretty content with their financial situations. Living on the Hawaiian islands is by no means cheap — it costs a lot to import all the essentials — but in spite of that, Hawaiian residents feel the best about their ability… Read More

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