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Don’t Let Retail Therapy Derail Your Finances

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shutterstock_69682981Many people spend money based on their emotions or how they are feeling that day. This could be a major threat to your budget and jeopardize your financial goals. Have you ever purchased something because if felt good, boosted your self-esteem or helped you feel better after a bad day? Check out the following behaviors to see if they could be affecting how you spend.

Emotional Spending. Depending on whether ...

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Tools To Help You Save – PassionForSavings.com

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Couponing can help reach your financial goals, so this month we’re reviewing PassionForCoupons.com. Here’s the breakdown: 

Pros:

  • While the site offers some information on extreme couponing, it’s geared more towards casual couponers looking to trim their budget
  • Weekly blog posts list all the freebies available that week including groceries, personal care items, cleaning supplies, and more
  • Thousands of coupons are organized by brand, store, and item so you can find exactly what you ...
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Halloween On A Hella-weenie Budget

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Check out these tips to maximize your Halloween festivities with little investment.

Not-So-Costly Costumes
Getting dressed up is one of the best things about Halloween, but with costumes costing upwards of $50, it can also be expensive. Instead of a buying a costume, try making your own using sources like Pinterest and YouTube for inspiration. You can also host a family costume swap. Every year before the big night, get ...

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Tools to Help You Save – TheKrazyCouponLady.com

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When you’re struggling with debt, managing your money effectively can be a huge challenge. To help, we’re reviewing popular couponing sites that can help you clip unnecessary spending out of your budget. This month we’re looking at a site that bills itself as the world’s #1 coupon site: TheKrazyCouponLady.com.

Pros:

  • The site is easy to navigate, which is great considering there are over 2,000 coupons to sift through at any given time
  • Features ...
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Avoid Holiday Budget Strain by Shopping Early

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Here’s how you can enjoy the holidays without putting your graduation date in jeopardy.

Get organized. Make a list of everyone you’re shopping for in advance and set a budget so you avoid unnecessary purchases. If you need help keeping track of everything, create a spreadsheet so you have all the information you need at a glance. Make columns for who you’re buying for, your budget for each person, and ...

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