money-saving tips

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: 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

Smart Money-Saving Advice That’s Easy to Forget

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My hubby and I are considering buying an apartment, which is a pretty big undertaking in New York City. Whether we commit to a mortgage or decide to sign another lease will just depend on what we find within our budget. (Did I mention we also have a two-year-old son to consider?) Because... read more

Weekly Money Saver: Stuck In Debt? Snowball Your Payments

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Stuck in debt? Finance pro Dave Ramsey is a fan of the “snowballing” technique, which can help those who need to overcome the debt mindset-hurdle by paying off debts in order of the balance amount (smallest first) as opposed to paying on the highest interest debts first. Why? “Personal finance is 20 percent head knowledge... read more