money management tips

Americans are getting better at making ends meet, according to the 2013 National Financial Capability Study, but they are lacking in savings and debt management skills. Less than half of Americans surveyed had emergency savings of three months’ income, and only a quarter said they were happy with their finances. … Continue reading The 4 Cardinal Rules of Smart Money Management

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bereavement fares from airlines

There are three major airlines that offer bereavement fares to travelers. Those that do offer discounts typically limit them to the airfares only; baggage handling and other costs remain the same for all passengers. Airlines That Offer Bereavement Fares Airlines that offer discounted fares for medical emergencies and deaths require … Continue reading Few Airlines Offer Bereavement Fares

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According to an analysis conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spend an average of $1,700 a year on clothing and accessories. If you want to bring that number down, but still dress stylishly, we offer the following suggestions: Buy generic basics – You don't need t-shirts and sweatpants … Continue reading Tips for saving money on clothing

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It seems like every year when temperatures begin to cool, we hear the same discouraging news: Home heating costs are rising. This may not seem important for individuals who live in warm climates year round, but for folks in places that have long winters, this means more money out of their … Continue reading Money saving tips: Keeping your heating costs down

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The most common answer people get when they ask how to reduce their car-related expenses usually involves less driving and more public transportation use. While keeping your car at home is probably the best way to keep gas money in your wallet, this is not a feasible or practical option for … Continue reading Cut your gas costs with these money-saving tips

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Most people want to save money, but when thinking about how they'll cut costs, many only focus on large expenses such as housing and transportation. It is important to remember, however, that items that you spend a few dollars on once or twice a week may make a huge dent in … Continue reading Avoid these money-wasting vices

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One of the easiest ways to save money on items you buy every day is to use coupons for your purchases. No, you don't have to engage in any "extreme couponing" to cut back on your expenses, and we offer the following tips and suggestions to help you incorporate coupons into … Continue reading Money-saving tips: Effectively using coupons

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save as you get in shape

You’ve always wanted to get in shape, but have no idea where to begin. It’s simple: Start running. It’s one of the few activities in which you don’t need any fancy equipment to be proficient. If you want to be fit, forget the gym membership, expensive workout clothing and exercise … Continue reading Running: A money-saving habit

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There's no way around it: You need to buy food. However, your entire paycheck doesn't have to go to the grocery store. These tips and suggestions can help you reduce the amount you spend on food without sacrificing nutrition. You should: Plan ahead Going to the grocery store with no clue of … Continue reading Tips to save money on your grocery bill

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You don't have to buy pricey health foods or pay for an expensive gym membership to lose weight. Today, we offer some suggestions to help you slim down while keeping money in your wallet.  1. Drink more water. Unlike soda, juices and sports drinks, water is free and doesn't contain … Continue reading Four money-saving ways to lose weight

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