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6 Tips for a More Affordable Wedding

6 Tips for a More Affordable Wedding

6 Tips for a More Affordable Wedding

You’ve heard the rumors about how expensive weddings can be — now you’re experiencing it firsthand. Whether you’re fortunate enough to have family members who are footing the bill or you’re scraping the cash together on your own, there are many ways to cut costs without feeling like you’ve made sacrifices. 1. The Venue If you... Read More

7 Social Security Tricks That Can Help You Adapt to New Rules

7 Social Security Tricks That Can Help You Adapt to New Rules

7 Social Security Tricks That Can Help You Adapt to New Rules

The Bipartisan Budget Act signed into law on November 2, 2015 effectively eliminated the File and Suspend and Restricted Application strategies for anyone younger than 66 and 62, respectively. These “unintended loopholes” were the product of three legislative changes that allowed for creativity, flexibility and pay raises for those who were well-informed. As of May... Read More

Watch a Bank Literally Shock People Who Overspend

Watch a Bank Literally Shock People Who Overspend

Watch a Bank Literally Shock People Who Overspend

If you’re a serial overspender, there’s a new bank out there that could quite literally shock you out of your bad money habits. U.K. firm Intelligent Environments, has integrated a Fitbit-style bracelet called Pavlok with customers’ bank accounts. Get close to a certain pre-set balance, and your bracelet buzzes a warning. Go below that limit, and you... Read More

8 Ways to Save at Walgreens

8 Ways to Save at Walgreens

8 Ways to Save at Walgreens

For more than a century — 115 years, to be exact — Walgreens has been helping Americans get the medicines they need. Established in Chicago in 1901, Walgreens is the nation’s biggest pharmacy chain, although relative upstart CVS is nipping at its heels. Walgreens has more than 8,000 locations and can be found in all 50 states.... Read More

10 Items You Should Never Buy Used

10 Items You Should Never Buy Used

10 Items You Should Never Buy Used

Buying used items is one of the top ways to consistently save money on everything you purchase. However, not every used item is a good value. Here are 10 things we think are better when bought new. 1. Cribs Back in 2011, the government changed safety standards for baby cribs in response to infant deaths related to... Read More

My Simple Trick for Always Staying on Budget

My Simple Trick for Always Staying on Budget

My Simple Trick for Always Staying on Budget

My husband and I have a budget (just like many of you do — and, if you don’t, you can get started here). We also use cash for most of our spending. We have it down to a science and our budget always works. However, that was not always the case. There was a time when my cash... Read More

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