Weekly Money Saver: Emergency Funds

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You and your partner can plan ahead as much as you please, but face it -- neither of you can foresee the future. When it comes to emergency funds, it's always best to save and prepare so if an emergency does strike, both of you aren't left with a dwindling bank... read more

Weekly Money Saver: Cut Out The Cable

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Okay, okay -- we're just as addicted to Mad Men as the next girl; but when it comes to maintaining a budget, cable seems to constantly get in the way. For creative tips on saving cash (without sacrificing Dexter re-runs), we got the lowdown from the Learnvest staff on read more

Would You Make a Bedroom Floor Using 59,670 Pennies? Meet the Couple Who Did.

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A penny saved is a penny earned, but if you're anything like Chicago couple Ryan Lange and Emily Belden, you've turned that coin into some serious creative design. The seemingly frugal duo lined their 234-square-foot bedroom floor with nearly 59,670 pennies -- a renovation project that took four long months to complete. "We... read more

Weekly Money Saver: Work Out for Less

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Getting in shape was one of your New Year’s resolutions...but so was saving dough. Here’s how to actually stick with both this year. To start, see what other gyms in your area are offering and then ask your gym to match the lowest monthly fee you find. If it won’t, then switch gyms (duh!). Got... read more

Weekly Money Saver: Secret Ways to Save While Shopping

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For this week's money-saving tip, our friends at LearnVest shared their insight into the inner workings of department stores: (Below is just a snippet of their findings -- for the full article, click here.) Love to shop? Join the club; in 2011 we spent about $4.7 trillion (yes, trillon!) in retail sales, according... read more

Selling Gift Cards for Cash: Rude or Resourceful?

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The holidays are a time for giving -- and a time for accepting gifts you'd rather not receive. Although you know in your heart that your great aunt Mildred meant well with that gift card to the restaurant you've never heard of (and will definitely never go to), you're now stuck with a present that's... read more

Weekly Money Saver: Reduce Your Grocery Bill

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Overwhelmed with card bills from the holidays? Free up some cash for paying off that debt by reducing your grocery store bill. Read on for expert advice on how to start saving this week. This Week's Tip: Avoid products placed at eye level. Companies often pay extra to have their products placed at eye level... read more

Weekly Money Saver: No-Brainer Tip for Tracking Your Spending

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Tis the season for spending money! When you're out and about holiday shopping, it's easy to spend $1o on a taxi and $5 on that latte and cookie without even thinking about it. How to be more mindful of where your money is going? Read on for expert advice. Today's Tip: To help keep your... read more

Weekly Money Saver: Saving Money vs. Paying Off Debt?

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You're still paying off your student loans, but you are also saving in case of an emergency. Should you focus on getting rid of your debt as quickly as possible, and then think about your savings? Or is there a better way to do it? Read on for expert advice. Today's Tip: In these tough... read more

Weekly Money Saver: Creating a Realistic Holiday Budget

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Holiday shopping season is in full swing, and it can be tempting to put items on your credit card that you can't really afford: that LBD for your best friend's holiday party, that pricey watch for your hubby, the cozy little hoodie your dog just has to have. But a charge here and there that... read more