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Fun and Easy Breakfasts Kids Can Make

Are you pressed for time on school mornings and looking for a breakfast kids can make? Challenge them to create these healthy and affordable breakfasts to fuel their day.…

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How to Save for a Down Payment on a House

We all know that a larger down payment will reduce your monthly mortgage. Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to start saving for a house.…

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Money-Saving Packing Tips for Flying

Sticking to your travel budget is easy if you can pick up a couple of packing hacks that you didn’t know about before. We’re giving you our best suggestions in the list below.…

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Car Maintenance Tips to Save Money

When it comes to your car, you can often save money by doing basic car care and maintenance yourself with a few easy car maintenance tips.…

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How to Lower Your Summer Electric Bill

Summer is here, which means heatwaves are too. Whether you have central air conditioning or not, you are likely wondering how to keep your electric bill down and stay cool. Check out our seven tips to save money and energy this season.…

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Budget-Friendly Summer Fun for Families

Sunshine, warm weather and long days are here. Summer is a great time to get outside and have some fun with low-cost or free summer activities for you and the family.…

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Camping on a Budget

Who doesn’t love the great outdoors? Camping is one of the best summer activities out there—and it’s even better when you can do it on a budget. …

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Kitchen Deep Cleaning Checklist

When was the last time you thoroughly cleaned your kitchen? If you are unsure how to deep clean a kitchen, follow the tips below.…

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Make the Most of Your Home's Equity

One of the great benefits of buying a home is building equity and using that equity as a financial tool to accomplish your goals.…

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What is the 50/30/20 Rule?

One of the most effective budgeting plans is the 50/30/20 budget method. By tracking and categorizing your purchases, you can trim expenses and reach your savings goals.…

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