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Joanna B. -

Beginner’s Guide to Buying Secondhand

One of the best ways to save money on necessities is to buy secondhand. Clothes, housewares, tools, furniture, cars…the possibilities are endless. Here’s a quick guide to making it worth your time... More 
Joanna B. -
What if you’re having trouble finding money to put aside for a rainy day? Here are some ideas to help you think of new ways to bring in some cash for an emergency fund: One of the best ways to generate cash in a hurry is to sell something. Look around you. Someone (probably you) paid for what you are... More 
Heather M. -

Teaching Children To Save

Tax time is the perfect time to talk about saving money.  Everyone has big dreams for their refund checks--including children.  How do you begin to teach the little ones in your family the value... More 
Sheila D. -
“Without frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor.” – Samuel Johnson A frugal person might be named a penny pincher. Tightwad. Cheap. Non-indulgent. Spartan. Parsimonious, even! Yes, these are some of the less flattering terms used for those who are careful about money. This negative... More 
Joanna B. -
You probably already know you need to save for a rainy day. Problem is, there doesn’t seem to be enough money to put aside for that rainy day. All of your money seems to be going for today’s needs – and you’ll just have to worry about the future when you get there. Unfortunately, that is the financial equivalent... More 
Michelle D. -

Thrifting for a new wardrobe

I really don’t like to wear the same thing every week. I love to change things up a bit not only with different tops and bottoms but also different accessories. But I am on a strict budget. I very... More 
Amber C. -
In my early 20’s, I made a bucket list, and one of my goals was to own a home by my 25th birthday. Never mind that I had no savings, earned a meager salary after college, and no one else was going to help me accumulate that money (i.e. no husband on the horizon)! Unfortunately, there wasn’t much leeway in ye olde... More 
Todd B. -
You work to earn your money. My philosophy is your money should work for you. I don’t know about you but I am not able or willing to work 24/7….but your money can. Basically you want every penny you have to be earning interest for you. How can it do that? DO NOT KEEP WADS OF CASH My uncle... More 
Amber C. -

Stop Telling Me to Skip My Daily Latte!

I am not impressed by financial writers who advise readers to “stop going to Starbucks” or “pack your lunch every day” as a way to save money. For the beginning budgeter, those tips can be useful... More 


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