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Four Reasons to Budget

by on November 16, 2011

When it comes to managing your money, there are lots of reasons you should create a budget.  Budgeting doesn’t just mean setting aside a specific amount of money for each expense each month, but really means learning, analyzing and improving your finances each month.  The majority of people that think they are budgeting aren’t really […]

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Ways to Save Money on a Wedding

by on October 24, 2011

Most people are shocked when they find out how much their dream wedding will cost.  In some parts of country, a standard wedding can cost $50,000, and an extravagant wedding can cost more than double that.  How does it all get out of control?  We’re guessing because of all the emotions involved.  Most women dream […]

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A Unique Way to Save Money

by on September 30, 2011

Today, I feel enlightened.  For months I’ve been visiting the websites of every catalog I recieve in the mail and either opting out of future catalogs (if its an option on their website) or contacting them to ask for removal from their mailing list.  Today, I discovered that their is a national do not mail […]

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Ways to Save Money on Food

by on September 19, 2011

Grocery and restaurant bills can really become a large chunk of your monthly budget, especially if you have a large family or dine out often.  Here are some tips on how to save money on your food costs, both dining out and at home. Dining Out.  It is usually more expensive to dine out than […]

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Landscaping costs can be downright outrageous!  We got a quote for a 40 foot retaining wall and it was over $9,000, and that didn’t include getting permits.  For our house, we hit the 10 year old mark and the landscaping started to look kind of dated.  Here are some tricks we learned to help us […]

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Need some money saving ideas?  We’ve compiled a list of 100 ways to save money.  For this list, we’ve started with the biggest ways to save money at the top of the list and then worked out way down to some small but still useful ways to save even more money.  Not all tips will apply to everyone […]

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Watch Your Savings Grow

by on August 1, 2011

Need motivation to save and invest?  Here are some charts that can help you find that motivation. Do you put money into your savings / investment account every month?  Good for you!  Do you ever wonder if it’s worth it?  After all, month by month it doesn’t seem to make much difference right?  Well, you’re wrong!  It […]

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There are thousands of ways to save money, but there are only a few ways to save a lot of money.  Here, we’ll cover the three biggest ways to save money.  Logically, they are by reducing your three biggest expenses – your home, your car, and your insurance. First, look at your home expenses.  Whether you […]

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It’s All About The Money

by on July 27, 2011

Why not launch our money blog with a quick article about why we are writing about money?  While we know money isn’t everything and that it can’t buy you happiness, it sure comes in a close second.  On the reverse side, look at all of the problems caused by not having money.  Many marriages are […]

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