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Free stuff on your birthday: How to cash in on 170+ deals!

Free Stuff on Your Birthday: How to Cash In 170+ Deals

Birthdays only come once a year – so why not take advantage of some freebies while you’re celebrating? There’s so much free stuff on your birthday that you can grab that it’d be crazy not to jump on these offers. While I’m not suggesting you run out and buy everything you get a 15% off…

How to get out of debt

How to Get Out of Debt: We Paid Off $26,619 in 17 Months

Racking up debt can happen for a variety of reasons: overspending, medical issues, a car accident, a layoff. Often it can take just one or two unplanned instances to end up neck deep and struggling – especially if you’re already living paycheck to paycheck. Millions of Americans are one paycheck away from accuring more debt,…

The 18 best cash back apps that will save you thousands!

The 18 Best Cash Back Apps that will Save You Thousands

Everybody I know loves to bring home the spoils of a great sale, if only to brag about how much they saved on their score. And with the holidays quickly approaching, the sales are really ramping up. So now is the time to double down on those bragging rights and start using cash back apps…

How to get out of debt: the exact steps we took to pay off $26,619 in 17 months

How to Get Out of Debt: The Exact Steps We Took to Pay Off $26,619 in 17 Months

If you’re wondering how to get out of debt, look no further. Using the following get out of debt plan, we paid off over $26,619 in debt in 17 months and raised our net worth by almost $50,000. These debt repayment steps will help you to organize your finances and learn how to get out…

How to Fight and Conquer Discrepancies in Medical Bills

Medical bills are unfortunately a part of our life, no matter your plan, coverage or deductible. Whether you’ve just had a checkup, a baby – or something in between – chances are you’re going to end up with a medical bill. But what do you do if those services are incorrectly billed and processed? Here’s…

Student Loan Debt: How to get rid of them quickly and painlessly

Anyone with student loan debt will tell you just how tiring, worrisome and stressful it can be. It’s easy to panic or avoid them altogether. But really, the best (and only) way to deal with them is like ripping a band-aid off – you just have to get a firm grip and face them head…

How to Pay Off Credit Card Debt Quickly

The average American has over $7,000 just in credit card debt. Ouch. Add to that student loans, car loans, medical debt and mortgages, and you’ve got a ton of stress and quite possibly a less than stellar credit score. The average APR on credit cards is 15%. If you take a year to pay off…

Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest? Practical Tips to Decide

It’s the age-old question about which comes first. (No, not the chicken or the egg. Well, maybe – it IS about your nest egg, anyway.) Should you pay off your mortgage or invest first? While both are very tempting options, there are some major considerations to think over before making this decision. You don’t want…

Amazingly Simple Cleaning Tips that’ll Save You Tons of Money

Every spring I feel the need for a refresh. There’s just something about the fresh air and sunshine that makes me want to review our budget, get rid of clutter, and do a deep spring clean. So why not bust open the windows and start your spring with my favorite frugal cleaning tips that’ll help…