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    13 Ways to Save $500 this Month

    13 Ways to Save $500 this Month
    Everyone can learn to adjust to cutting back, be it through a local ski trip instead of Vail or the Alps, waiting for the Black Friday sale to buy that flat screen TV for 30 percent off, or opting for a classic purse you can coordinate with year-round instead of a seasonal designer bag. But real savings don’t start with the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +17
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    4 Things That May Trigger Your Spending

    4 Things That May Trigger Your Spending
    Overspending is easy to do. Everyone falls for it every now and again because sometimes you just feel the need to spend. However, there may be things that trigger our overspending even when we know that we are on a budget and cannot really afford to spend money. 1) Stress – Work, family, friends, sickness, money…all these things (and many more) ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Tax Day Deals: Freebies and Discounts

    Tax Day Deals: Freebies and Discounts
    To help lighten the blow of Tax Day across the nation, various dining establishments and retailers are offering consumers freebies, deals and discounts — just for today!Here are a few we dug up, but be on the look out for local deals in your area! • Chick-fil-A is offering a “Tax Relief Day Special” that, according to a SmartMoney.com article, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The ABCs of Managing Money

    Budgeting isn't always easy - but it doesn't have to be impossible. And it's worth it. You'll live with less worry now, and endure less headache later on. Luckily, the Geezeo blog has come up with some basic money management strategies that are as simple as ABC. Follow their guidelines to squash your debt, start saving, and stop wasting money. ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    What Every Woman Should Know About Money

    What Every Woman Should Know About Money
    If you could ask ten wise women for advice on what to do (and what not to do) with your money, what would they say? They might offer the ten financial tips below, culled from our wise and money-smart contributors. 1. Saving For Retirement Is a Must Unless you don’t mind eating cat food in your old age, you have to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Budget Your Bonus

    Budget Your Bonus
    Memo to Americans: As a group, for every $1,000 we bring in after taxes, we are saving $7, according to the Commerce Department. Why bring this up? Because if you're anticipating an annual bonus this year, you should probably skip the cruise. Considering salary increases are barely keeping pace with inflation, no wonder white-collar workers are coveting those bonuses to help ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    How Much Should You Save?

    How Much Should You Save?
    If you're 40 or younger, it's tough to predict how much money you might need when retirement is decades away. A few key calculations, however, can help you make sure your savings plan is on track. h4. Saving Depends on Life Stage Rebecca Pace, a Cincinnati-based financial planner and CPA, recommends putting aside at least 10 percent of your income when ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Life-Long Lessons on Spending Money

    Life-Long Lessons on Spending Money
    Over my lifetime, I have come to recognize that my understanding of personal finance was greatly impacted by the attitudes and practices of my parents. It is impossible to overestimate the influence this lifelong home economics course had on me. My parents truly left their imprint on the psychic money manager toiling inside my head. So let's talk about spending money. ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +10
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    I Cut Office Costs by $500 Per Month

    I Cut Office Costs by $500 Per Month
    Learn how one business saved this amount each month by cutting back on non-essentials. Your business can use these methods to decrease expenses, too. There's no escaping it: The economy is officially dismal. Many companies are being forced to increase sales and/or decrease costs in order to remain competitive or, in some cases, survive. That's why we decided to do ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Ditch the Budget and Automate Your Money

    Ditch the Budget and Automate Your Money
    by Nicole Crimaldi, founder of MsCareerGirl.com It’s a Friday afternoon and you are walking home from work. You’ve had a super stressful week at work. Not only are your superiors on you about a plethora of issues at work, your best friend cancelled on your girls night and you are in a fight with your boyfriend. Enter . You walk past ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Supercharge Your Raise or Bonus

    Supercharge Your Raise or Bonus
    It's always great to get a raise or bonus. But it's even better when you use the extra cash to make smart financial moves that can increase its value exponentially over time. "A bonus or raise is cause to celebrate, and the lucky recipient can certainly spend a small amount of that bonus or raise on a special meal or new ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    7 Ways to Lower Your Utility Bill

    7 Ways to Lower Your Utility Bill
    The average American home will spend $990 on heating this year, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Add that to the rising costs of food, clothing, and travel, and almost every individual and family will feel the pinch. Fortunately, you can make your utility bills more manageable. Many steps to reducing your bills apply to everyone, even those living in ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +20
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    How Would You Spend a Raise or Bonus?

    How Would You Spend a Raise or Bonus?
    When we asked Monster readers what they’d be most likely to splurge on if they got a big salary bump — a new car, wardrobe or home entertainment technology — the car topped the list with 51 percent of the votes, followed by the wardrobe with 30 percent and the home entertainment center at 18 percent. But quite a few readers ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Steps to Maximizing Your Retirement Savings

    5 Steps to Maximizing Your Retirement Savings
    First, the reality: There are no magic bullets that can restore your retirement account to where it was before the current economic crisis. “What it’s worth now is what it’s worth,” says Harold Evensky, a certified financial planner and president of Evensky & Katz, a financial advisory firm in Coral Gables, Fla. “There’s no guarantee you’re going to bounce back.” Evensky ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Save a “Latte” Money

    Save a “Latte” Money
    I happened to catch a news segment about how Starbucks is being affected by the recession and it got me thinking. First, I love Starbucks and if I could have a dream office, I’d place a desk in the middle of my Starbucks and work happily. Second, I admire their business model and branding (my favorite book about this is The ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    9 Ways to Give Your Spending a Reality Check

    9 Ways to Give Your Spending a Reality Check
    We’re a nation of spenders and we spend unconsciously for all kinds of reasons. But, with the price of gas going up daily and food prices escalating, most of us are struggling to make ends meet. How can we survive the tough economic times? Begin by tracking your spending for at least two weeks. Try not to spend any differently, just ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Shrink Your Bills and Still Have Fun

    Shrink Your Bills and Still Have Fun
    “The problem with saving,” the woman on the elliptical next to me at the gym the other day told me upon learning that I am a financial planner, “is that it’s so boring. I feel like I can never do anything fun.” This, fortunately, couldn’t be less true. Try the tips below to save tons without missing out on a thing. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    More Companies Cut or End 401(k) Plan Matches

    More Companies Cut or End 401(k) Plan Matches
    The battle for a secure retirement is about to get even tougher. Several new surveys of company executives show that they plan to reduce or suspend their company's retirement-plan contributions this year. Dozens of employers in the past year have already slashed such costs. The trend means one important thing for workers: smaller nest eggs, unless they save enough to make ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Five Ways to Cut Your Commuting Costs

    Five Ways to Cut Your Commuting Costs
    Ever wonder how much money you can save by cutting your commuting costs? How about enough to pay for two trips to Ireland plus several major home improvements? As chief of marketing for the Maryland Transit Administration, Buddy Alves set out to see how much money he and his wife could save on their commute from the Baltimore suburbs to their ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Big Bills You Can Cut Fast

    5 Big Bills You Can Cut Fast
    As the economy weakens and prices soar on everything from gas to groceries, Americans are looking for quick ways to cut their expenses and hold on to more cash. Fortunately there are plenty of ways to chop your spending without a lot of time or hassle. Some of these cuts will save you just a few dollars, while others can net ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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