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Never Too Early: 4 Tips for a Budget Conscious Christmas 2021

With Christmas only recently behind us, you might be wondering, “Why plan for next year’s holiday?” But the truth is, there is a niche group of people that prepare for the next holiday season well in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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11 Underrated Ways to Get Your Finances Under Control

There are plenty of things that we need in order to be happy and fulfilled in life. Our health, some passions and hobbies, and friends and family all rank highly on the list. And then there’s the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Budget, Money, Saving Money, Parenting, Retirement, Finances, Money Management, Money Tips

How Often Should I Replace My Cell Phone?

We all know people who buy the new Android or iPhone as soon as it’s released. Some need to have the latest technology while others buy it as a new (very expensive) toy. But how often should you consider cell phone replacement? A multitude of things contribute to the decision of replacing a mobile device.  A few are listed below. Battery Life Battery life is already a major complaint of many phone users, so when it begins to degrade it becomes a major factor in wanting to ditch the current ph...
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6 Cheap Places to Find Appliances

6 Cheap Places to Find Appliances is a post originally published on: Everything Finance - Everything Finance - Its all about Money! Owning a home can be expensive sometimes. This is not only true when it comes to regular home maintenance, but also appliances. After all, appliances are only built to last so long. And when they decide to wheeze their last breath, we know we are going to end up spending some money. I don’t know about you, but I am not a huge fan of spending thousands of dollars on ...
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Top 9 Money Tips for 2021

A fresh calendar gives people a fresh slate. A new year to mold in any fashion. It’s a great time to evaluate where you’re at in life, including your finances. Here’s a list of the top 9 money tips for 2021 that can have a significant impact on your finances in the coming year. Evaluate Expenses Make a list of all your monthly expenses (if you don’t already have one) and evaluate each one for value against it’s cost. This should be done periodically, and the beginning of the year is a perfect...
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Save Money With the 52-Week Money Challenge

If your new year’s resolution includes a savings goal, consider the 52-week money challenge. The increments you save are meant to be so small that you barely notice you’ve been saving money. Is it a gimmick? Absolutely—but it works.Read more...
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7 Lessons My Kids’ Puzzles Taught Me About Financial Independence

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – ­Nelson Mandela That’s what I thought when my kids opened the gift they got this past Christmas. You see, my friend gave us two puzzles as presents. A 1,000 piece monster for my 11-year-old, and a 500 piece head-scratcher for my 8-year-old. My kids opened the boxes right away, spreading all 1,500 pieces all over the house. Meanwhile, I was at the back looking like Albert Einstein because my hair started graying out immediately from the thought o...
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Retirement 101 – Money Saving Hacks

If you are finding yourself heading ever closer to retirement or you fancy paying more attention to preparing for your twilight years, you need to think about your financial planning. Even if you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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10 Baby Items You Think You Need, But Really Don’t

Relatively speaking, babies don’t have a past or a future – they are always engrossed and engaged in the present moment. It’s the exact opposite for parents. New parents constantly think about the financial ease of their past and financial difficulties to come because of parenthood. A 2017 study by the United States Department of […] The post 10 Baby Items You Think You Need, But Really Don’t appeared first on Personal Finance Advice.
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Cheap Ways to Keep Kids Entertained During Holiday Break

Cheap Ways to Keep Kids Entertained During Holiday Break is a post originally published on: Everything Finance - Everything Finance - Its all about Money! During the winter, it can be difficult to keep our kids entertained. Depending upon where you live, it can be really hard to entice them to stay outside for any length of time. And during the holiday break, it seems to be even worse because they don’t have school work to keep them distracted. So, we have found some cheap ways to keep kids ente...
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Quick and Easy Financial Resolutions for 2021

New Year’s resolutions typically fail when they’re sweepingly ambitious—which can really hurt you when you’re focused on managing your money. Instead, focus on quick, easy-to-manage personal finance tasks that will put you in good shape for 2021—like the ones you’ll find below.Read more...
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21 insights from personal finance professionals to help you make a plan for your money in 2021

Investing can be right for anyone, not just the wealthy or finance-minded. Tim Robberts/DigitalVision/Getty Over the past year, dozens of financial professionals sat down with Business Insider to discuss millennials and their money. They've offered advice and inspiration on everything from setting goals to tackling student-loan debt to investing. Here are 21 of their best insights to help you make a plan for your money. This article is part of a series focused on millennial f...
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Why Doesn’t Costco Do Tire Alignments?

Costco seems to have just about everything a consumer would want. Food, appliances, computers, a pharmacy and even automotive services. Walking past the automotive center on a recent trip to Costco, I heard another customer discussing what kind of tires they should purchase for their vehicle. That customer certainly could buy their tires from Costco, but they couldn’t get a tire alignment to go along with them. For a  store that seemingly sells everything , why cant you get a Costco tire align...
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Top 7 Things to Buy in January for Maximum Savings

January is well known as the month consumers tighten their proverbial belts and go on spending freezes. But let’s face it: we still spend money. After all, who can resist 75% off Christmas decorations and wrapping paper for next year? Our family, for example, is planning to get a bigger Christmas tree when the holidays are over to use for the following year. And plus, this year is slightly different with Congress passing the stimulus bill and many people getting a few hundred or more sent their...
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How to Save Money on Food This Year

With the winter months comes less fresh fruits and veggies to choose from. And with that, food costs usually go up. But just because we don’t have as many great fresh options available to us, doesn’t mean that feeding our family has to be expensive. In fact, I have found a few great ways to help feed your family for less this winter. And the foods are not only budget-friendly but delicious and nutritious too! Use Everything You Have The first trick when it comes to saving money on food costs i...
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How to Get the Cheapest Disney+ Plan

Since Disney+ launched in 2019, the streaming service has acquired over 86 million paid subscribers, and this month at Disney’s Investors Day event they announced development on 100 new projects between 2021 and 2024. Out of those projects, 80% will be streaming on Disney+. So how will Disney keep up with their…Read more...
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Beer vs Liquor: An Alcohol Price Per Ounce Comparison

Deciding between beer or liquor when consuming adult beverages is something you may contemplate when socializing with friends. The answer may depend on the temperature outside, the setting, and even your mood. But has price ever entered your mind when deciding between beer and liquor? Is one cheaper per ounce of alcohol? I wanted to find out, so I did a beer vs liquor comparison. Beer and liquor are sold at varying price points and alcohol contents, but for a simple comparison let’s compare som...
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Why Credit Score Drops When Nothing Changed

Did you know that sometimes a credit score drops when nothing changed? Let me clarify; your credit score could drop just because you do the right things, like pay your bills off entirely. It’s odd when you think about it, but a credit score is an abstract conceptualization that controls so many aspects of your […] The post Why Credit Score Drops When Nothing Changed appeared first on Personal Finance Advice.
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Why Celebrating the Holidays During COVID-19 May Save You Some Money

Why Celebrating the Holidays During COVID-19 May Save You Some Money is a post originally published on: Everything Finance - Everything Finance - Its all about Money! This global pandemic has shaken up our entire universe. And it doesn’t look like things are going to go back to normal any time soon. If they ever do. But, the holidays are still right around the corner, pandemic or not. And they are a time to spend with friends and family and be grateful for everything you have. So, even though we...
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Get Guaranteed Price Matching at These Retailers for Your Holiday Shopping

Price matching is often overlooked as a way to get on-the-spot discounts when shopping in department stores. The savings can be generous, and hey, you’re already in the store—why not ask? Here’s a look at the price shopping policies at some of the biggest major retailers.Read more...
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Get Free Food From McDonald's, Now Through Christmas

Starting Monday, McDonald’s is offering free food each day until Christmas—menu items like Big Macs, six-piece McNuggets, Egg McMuffins and medium fries will be free as long as you spend at least $1 and make the order through their app. This isn’t a free lunch, but it’s pretty close.Read more...
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How To Choose The Right Savings Account

Thinking of opening a savings account? There are lots of different savers out there on the market to choose from, each with their own perks. Depending on how you plan to use your saver, you could... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Is The Fetch Rewards App Worth It?

The growing popularity of Fetch Rewards—often listed on newer best grocery rewards apps lists next to other longstanding, popular apps like Ibotta—might make you wonder if it’s worth downloading. Here’s a look at what it offers.Read more...
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How to Compare Prices Using Google Shopping

Online shopping has become a normal part of everyday life. I’m not sure I have enough fingers and toes to count the packages left on my front step this month. However, I found comparison shopping cumbersome because I had to open multiple browser tabs to research prices by different retailers. Comparison shopping became much easier once I learned how to compare prices using Google Shopping. What is Google Shopping? Google Shopping allows consumers to comparison shop for desired products betwee...
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I've followed the '30% rule' since renting my first apartment, and 5 years later I'm seeing the impact

I committed to the '30% rule' in my early 20s and have lived by it ever since (author not pictured). StockRocket/iStock/Getty Images Plus There's a rule of thumb that Americans should spend no more than 30% of their income on housing costs.I've followed this rule since renting my first apartment in New York City, and stuck to it when I moved to Los Angeles and ever since.I've had to make some concessions along the way, like living with multiple roommates and taking the "worst" bedro...
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A woman who married into 6-figure debt shares the strategies she and her husband have used to pay off $50,000 so far

Alli Williams is a financial coach. Anna Bargeron Photography Alli Williams, age 29, took on $154,000 of her husband's debt when they combined finances two years ago. Since then they've paid off $50,000 of the debt, including an auto loan, some student loans, and a credit card. They also paid for a wedding and college tuition and saved for a baby and a house. Williams doesn't believe in a bare-bones budget, but instead prioritizing expenses, such as bonding activities and sav...
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How Far Should You Go to Save a Few Bucks?

Here’s a life-saving tip for you – if you don’t want to die, don’t let your eyeglasses snap in half while you drive. And yes, this happened to me the other day. I drove my kids to school and my glasses just fell apart while I was still behind the wheel. The good news is that there were no damages and I still managed to hold my glasses up enough for me to see clearly and drive home safely. The bad news is that I now need a new pair of glasses. I joked to my wife that I could theoretically just t...
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How To Regain Control Over Your Family Finances

Taking good care of your family can often seem like an enormously expensive task, as there isn’t a day that goes by in which you don’t have to spend a single penny. Over time this can creep up to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Fall Yard Maintenance Tips to Save Time and Money Next Spring

Fall Yard Maintenance Tips to Save Time and Money Next Spring is a post originally published on: Everything Finance - Everything Finance - Its all about Money! When it comes to owning a house, the yard maintenance can be one of the most time consuming things. At least, I know it has been for us, no matter which house we have lived in. We continually get a lot of compliments on our yard, which is awesome! However, most people have no idea just how much time and money it costs to keep this yard up...
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A financial planner uses a 2-step exercise to help clients find the 'freedom' in getting a raise

Use this financial planner's quick exercise to combat lifestyle inflation. Westend61/Getty Pay raises can lead to lifestyle inflation: the tendency to spend more as you earn more. One financial expert asks clients to list their spending and compare it to their new income — oftentimes it results in a cash surplus.  This number represents a freedom of choice, he says, and helps people make a conscious budgeting decision, rather than an impulsive one. This article is part of...
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