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5 Money Saving Tips for Thanksgiving

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This year, we’re having Thanksgiving dinner with family at our house, and before that, a group of our friends are coming over for a pre-Thanksgiving celebration. We look forward to enjoying scrumptious meals with loved ones but don’t want to be stuck with a crazy grocery bill, so I’ve come up with 5 simple ways to save money this holiday.

1. Don’t buy too much. Every year, people cook or buy elaborate ...

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Consumer Confidence Leads to Overspending

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With the holiday season hot on our tails, consumers across the country are gearing up for their annual shopping binge. Now that the government shutdown is over and a debt deal has been struck between opposing parties, economists have already surmised that the two events have collided to give consumers that extra confidence boost necessary to fully engage in holiday shopping warfare: envision a cloud of smoke rising after the extra ...

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Save Money on Halloween

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Can you believe it’s already October? Halloween is fast approaching, and the neighborhood is becoming more and more ghoulish as each night passes. For many families, this holiday means spooky fun but also additional spending. Costumes, candy, and decorations can really add up, but it’s doesn’t have to be that way.

If you’re currently trying to reduce your debt or just want to save money, it doesn’t mean you have to forgo ...

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Cost of Owning a Dog

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Have you ever thought about how much your dog is costing you? Obviously the number varies – depending on your pet’s size, age, physical health, etc. There are dog owners who treat their dogs as just pets, giving them the bare necessities and not too much beyond that. Then, there are people at the other end of the spectrum, who lavish their fur babies with things that would even make humans ...

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Budgeting for Back to School

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Summer is quickly coming to an end. Students are going back to school, and for many, that means it’s time for some back-to-school shopping. As a kid growing up, I remember how much I loved the shopping part of “going back to school”. I wanted to buy the coolest gear, mainly so that I could show off to my friends. Those pencils and folders from last season just wouldn’t cut it ...

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