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Who Pays for the Bridal Shower?

Planning a Bridal Shower on a Budget Hooray! Your close friend is getting married and you couldn’t be happier for her. As her Maid of Honor, you dream of wowing her by planning a bridal shower and executing it as perfectly as you've seen on Pinterest, but you find costs add up quickly. As part...

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Travel On A Budget

Have more fun and less stress when you travel on a budget! Whether you’re planning your family’s summer vacation or you’re looking to get out of the house after a long winter’s hibernation you’ll want to stretch...

Improving Your Credit Score

How To Improve Your Credit Score This guide will help you know what a credit report and score is, how to review your credit report, tips on how you can improve your score and information regarding how to dispute discrepancies you...

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15 Tips to Help You Make the Most of Your Budget

Are you finding that at the end of the month, there is no money left over to save, much less enjoy? It might be time to get creative, find hidden savings, and dial back some household expenses so you can make your budget work for you. Here are some tips to help you get started:...

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Protecting Your Identity

Identity Theft Protection “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” If more consumers made this their mantra when faced with online identity concerns or financial decisions, there would be very few successful scams and rip-offs in this world. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Thanks to the Internet and quick and...

Cost of Groceries per Person per Month

How Much Should Groceries Cost? I have received many, much-appreciated emails from readers and educators alike wondering about my suggestion from as far back as our 2011 budgeting presentation and a 2010 blog that households should try to spend between...

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May is Military Appreciation Month

Reminder: May is Military Appreciation Month! In 1999, Congress designated the month of May as the National Military Appreciation Month as a gesture of providing a period of time to reflect on US Military achievements and educate new generations of the history of ...

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10 Tips to Strengthening Your Credit Score

The Guiding Principle behind each of the following tips is to manage and use your credit wisely: pay your debts according to the terms you have signed and avoid excessive debt. Read through the following tips for ideas on how you can personally increase your credit score and better your overall credit standing. <p style="text-align:...