12.06.17
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Uber Visa Card Review: Up to 4% Back and No Annual Fee

If you’re looking for a new cash-back card that offers more bang for your buck than other cards on the market, you should check out

11.30.17
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Not Saving Enough? The Reasons Why Might Surprise You

Year after year, studies shows that Americans are on the struggle bus when it comes to saving for, well, anything. With 2018 on the way,

11.29.17
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Five Ways the Holidays Can Burn Your Budget (and How to Avoid It)

The holidays may be a wondrous and exciting time of the year, but that doesn’t mean they’re free from pitfalls. Not only do Americans tend

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Seven Cheap Romantic Getaways

With the thick of winter upon us and Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you might be dreaming of an impromptu getaway with the one

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What I Wish I Knew Before Buying Rental Property

In early 2006, my husband and I decided to purchase our first home in my hometown of Greenfield, Indiana. After shopping around for a few

11.30.17
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10 Real Work-From-Home Jobs for 2018

Just a few decades ago, the vast majority of work-at-home job opportunities were far from profitable. And before the dawning of the Internet, it was

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Last-Minute Rewards Cards to Snag for Holiday Spending

With the holiday shopping season ready to wreak havoc on your budget, it’s only natural to look for new or different ways to save. Chances are,

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Money Mindsets to Help You Get Out of Debt

The formula for getting out of debt isn’t rocket science, right? Cut your discretionary spending, throw your newfound cash toward your debts, and slowly whittle your

10.25.17
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Four Reasons I Would Never Buy Whole Life Insurance

Earlier this year, I did something I should have done years before – I bought another term life insurance policy to add to the coverage

11.09.17
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Five Chronic Financial Problems That Money Won’t Solve

If the world and the people in it were simple and sensible, hardly anyone would struggle with money. Families with debt would take rational steps

11.04.17
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Why a High Income Doesn’t Guarantee You’ll Retire Rich

No matter how much you earn, it’s easy to assume having more money would solve your economic woes. If you could just bring home a bigger paycheck,

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Under the Covers: Nine Money Books to Curl Up With This Fall

Now that it’s getting colder outside, you’re probably looking for some frugal ways to fill your time indoors. One of my favorite ways to kill an afternoon

10.31.17
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What I Miss Most About Overspending (and What I Don’t)

It almost seems like, overnight, I transformed from a fun 20-something to a middle-aged mom pushing 40 years old. I’m not sure I’m any more mature than

10.24.17
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How to Handle People Who Hate Your Frugal Lifestyle

While frugal people often get a bad rap for being “cheap,” it’s usually due to misunderstanding more than anything else. Oftentimes, non-frugal folks assume those who are

10.23.17
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We Booked a Mediterranean Cruise — and It’s a Better Value Than You Might Think

Earlier this year, my husband and I took our two kids – ages 6 and 8 – for an extended trip through Germany, Italy, and

10.19.17
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The Miracle Money Cure: Six Common Financial Problems a Budget Can Fix

Only a third of Americans bother to create a written or computerized budget each month, according to a 2013 Gallup poll on budgeting, the most recent

10.17.17
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Nine Easy Bean Recipes to Save Time and Money

When it comes to cheap meal staples that work for nearly any budget and dining style, it’s hard to beat beans. Whether you crave comfort

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Five Reasons I Love Living in Flyover Country

In February of 2015, my husband left his demanding job in a mortuary to work with me on our home-based business. All of a sudden,