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Preparing for Back to School on a Tight Budget

Preparing for Back to School on a Tight Budget

Who doesn’t have a tight budget when getting ready for school? The schools expect you to whip out supplies, clothes and shoes are needed, and it all seems to add up very quickly. It is possible to prepare for school on a tight budget and here’s how you do it.

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6 Tips for Looking Good When You’re on a Budget

6 Tips for Looking Good When You’re on a Budget

Who says that just because you’re on a budget you can’t look good? I know plenty of people who are on a budget, but they still look their best. You don’t need a designer purse to look your best. Check out some of these tips for looking good when you’re on a budget.

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6 Tips to Trim Your Household Budget

6 Tips to Trim Your Household Budget

Running a household is expensive business but the good news is that you can make some relatively painless cuts to keep more of your hard earned cash in your pocket, or preferably your bank account. Here are some ways to minimize your expenses and trim down your monthly household budget in the process:

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How to Take a Cruise on a Budget

How to Take a Cruise on a Budget

Taking a cruise is something many people dream of doing someday. What stops most people is the old ideas that going on a cruise is only for those that have a lot of money. The simple truth is, cruises can be very affordable vacation options for many different budgets and in most cases, there are customization options for your particular budget. If you are dreaming of sailing away on a cruise, here are some tips on how to take a cruise on a budget.

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5 Things You Can Cut from Your Monthly Budget

5 Things You Can Cut from Your Monthly Budget

Have you been looking for ways to beef up your savings account? Take a good look at your monthly budget and you’re bound to come across several things that you might be able to do without. Here are some suggestions on ways to reduce certain monthly expenses or take them off your budget completely:

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10 Tips to Help You Have a Wonderful New Year’s Eve on a Budget

 10 Tips to Help You Have a Wonderful New Year's Eve on a Budget

New Year’s Eve is such a fun night! But whether you’re hosting a party or not, it can be costly. If you’d rather not start the new year having just spent a small fortune, you’ll have to stick to a budget. But how do you have a fun New Year’s Eve without spending a lot? Take a look at these 10 Tips to Help You Have a Wonderful New Year’s Eve on a Budget!

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Cut Your Budget with Plan Ahead Weekday Dinner Prep

Cut your Budget with Plan Ahead Weekly Meal PrepWe all know how easy it is to get sucked into the drive-through or to pick up that takeout menu and order dinner, but it’s hard on our wallets. With a little planning, we can avoid those traps.

1) Make a Plan

I like to cook on Sundays, and have meals ready to go for Monday through Wednesday. Thursday then becomes “leftover day.” You choose what works best for you and your schedule.

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5 Ways to Save Big on Your Wedding Budget

5 Ways to Save Big on Your Wedding BudgetWeddings can be very expensive celebrations— most married couples will agree. The great news is that it doesn’t have to be so costly. We have previously discussed several ways to trim your wedding budget, and here are some more ways you might be able to save big on your big day:

1) The wedding dress

As a little girl, you may have already dreamed of the perfect wedding gown to wear down the aisle. However, you should avoid overspending on just one piece of clothing—even if it is your wedding dress. With a little patience, you’re bound to find a wedding dress you love within practically any price range. Shop around and you may just find the dress of your dreams at last-season sales or on the Internet. You may also want to consider purchasing a floor sample or even wearing a used dress! Check eBay and Craigslist or ask your family members if they have a dress that might work for you.

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5 Budget-Busting Mistakes You Should Avoid

5 Budget-Busting Mistakes You Should Avoid

As you probably know, sticking to a strict household budget can definitely help you financially speaking. However, there are some costly mistakes and traps that can quickly break your budget—no matter how great your intentions may be. These are some mistakes you definitely want to avoid:

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How to Budget with the Envelope System

How to Budget with the Envelope System

Creating a household budget may seem like a simple enough task—but sticking to a budget is definitely no joke. If you’re one of those people who have a hard time keeping within budget, then the envelope system might be just what you need.  Here’s how to budget with the envelope system:

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