14 simple ways to save on monthly expenses

With the hot mess that is 2020, we’re all looking for more frugal living tips. Whether you’ve lost your job, need to stretch your paycheck, or are building an emergency fund, these thrifty tips and tricks will help. Frugal living in 2020 doesn’t mean giving up everything you love. It’s just learning to trim your…

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Hands pulling money out of wallet with text that reads How to Slam Dunk Getting Approved for Any Loan Immediately

Are you considering getting a house, car, or personal loan this year (or in the next 2 – 3)? If so, you’re going to need to know about the 4 c’s of credit. No, they’re not horsemen bringing the apocalypse or the top cuss words your kids will spout out in front of their kindergarten…

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Woman's hand on shopping cart with text

Ever try a new cashback app only to find out you have to bend over backward while juggling plates and singing the Star Spangled Banner to average making about…4 cents? Yeah, no thanks. So when I mention Ibotta to my friends, most ask – is Ibotta legit? Or am I gonna have to start stretching…

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Secrets to where I change coins for cash - for free! Hands holding coins

If you’re getting ready for vacation, the holidays, or want to splurge without breaking your budget, the perfect go-to is to cash in coins you’ve been saving. Which means you’re wondering, where can I change my coins for cash for free? There are plenty of options to try to cash in coins for free without…

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Free stuff on your birthday: How to cash in on 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…

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The best cheap places to eat when you don't feel like cooking

Having a handy list of cheap places to eat might not sound like a frugal hack at first. But being prepared for those days when you can’t stand to cook can be a great way to avoid blowing your food budget for the month. Meal planning is a great way to save money, but sometimes,…

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50+ Crazy Fun & Cheap Date Night Ideas to Fit Your Budget

Date nights can be a great way to reconnect with your partner when overwhelmed with all the tasks of daily life. It can also be a not-so-great way to reconnect with your wallet or credit card once you pay the babysitter, eat a fancy dinner, and catch a show. Choosing cheap date night ideas over…

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Finding the best cable alternatives: A step-by-step guide to cutting the cord

For a lot of folks, the idea of cutting the cord on your cable tv can feel a lot like deprivation. Who doesn’t need a little mindless escape at the end of a long and tiring workday? Unfortunately, as much as we feel like we deserve the break, the cost of cable can be a…

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35 Stupid-Simple Ways to Travel on a Budget

It’s estimated that 42 million Americans traveled last summer. At an average cost of $1200 per person, that’s a whole lotta dough. Traveling with a family or even friends can add up quick, making a family vacation cost about as much as your health insurance deductible. Ouch. And that’s just for a summer vacation. What…

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Cheap dinner ideas for when you're broke

When it comes to budgeting, one of the easiest places to overspend is the food category. We’re so busy running from work to picking up kids to extracurricular activities, it’s almost impossible to find the will or energy to cook dinner every night. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average household spent…

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