Take Advantage of Your State’s Tax Free Shopping Days

Take Advantage of Your State’s Tax Free Shopping Days

Back to school shopping is my favorite shopping season of the year since I work on Christmas and birthday gifts all year long to make it less painful on the budget.  One of the best ways to save another 7% to 10% right off the top (depending on where you live) is to plan ahead and shop on your state’s tax free shopping days. Many states have tax-free shopping weekends in August, where customers don’t pay sales tax on items like school supplies, electronics and clothing.  Use the list below to find out if your state has a tax-free weekend and what items it exempts. Most of the information below is courtesy of TaxAdmin.org and I’d recommend verifying each state through the links provided.

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7 Great Tips to Get the Most Out of Amazon Prime Day!

7 Great Tips to Get the Most Out of Amazon Prime Day!

Every year on Prime Day Amazon brings us thousands of deals on all the stuff we’re into and it’s a great time to plan ahead so you can grab some things you want or need at fabulous prices. With a few simple tips you can score hot items on your gift list and even everyday items like books and groceries at prices you just can’t find elsewhere. If you aren’t already an Amazon Prime Member then go ahead and sign up for your free 30 day trial membership and follow the tips below so you’ll be ready to shop for 30 Hours of Deals on Prime Day Tuesday, July 11th! You’ll find Prime Day deals early this year starting at 6pm PT / 9pm ET on July 10th. New deals start as often as every 5 minutes for 30 hours straight.

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8 Ways to Save Money at the Ball Park

8 Ways to Save Money at the Ball Park

Are you a ball park parent that spends endless hours watching your child play baseball or softball? If so, you might have noticed how costly these weekends can be. Spending your weekends at the ball park often means enjoying your meals there, but the good news is there are ways you can save some cash. If you are a ball park parent and looking for ways to do it for less, look at these 8 ways to save money at the ball park and see how simple it can be.

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4 Overpriced Items to Avoid at the Grocery Store

4 Overpriced Items to Avoid at the Grocery Store

Your neighborhood grocery store is one of the best, most convenient places to shop, as almost everything you need for your home can be found in just one place. However, are you sure you’re paying the best possible price for all of your grocery items? These aisles can sometimes hold hidden expenses—and it’s best (for your budget) that you know what to watch out for.

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Seasonal Shopping – What to Buy this Memorial Day!

Seasonal Shopping - What to Buy this Memorial Day!

With Memorial Day coming up this weekend it’s a great time to take advantage of all the fabulous sales on appliances, mattresses and spring clothing. Due to the cyclical nature of retail sales, different things go on sale at different times of the year on a predictable basis.  Much like stockpiling your groceries, where you buy enough of what you need when it’s on sale to tide you over until the next sale, you can really take advantage of seasonal shopping to save some big bucks on your household expenditures!

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6 Tips for Shopping Farmers Markets

6 Tips for Shopping at the Farmer's Market

If you want to support your local economy AND get some fantastic fresh veggies, there is no place like the farmers market. When local farmers come together and offer their wares, you have the best local food selections right at your fingertips. Since this cuts out the middleman, you can often find some fantastic deals. To make your visit to the farmers market more enjoyable, here are a few tips:

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6 Ways to Save Money on Auto Maintenance

6 Ways to Save Money on Auto Maintenance

Saving money on auto maintenance can be hard. You want to take care of your vehicle, but you don’t want to spend a ton of money on auto maintenance. If you’re in the market to save money on auto maintenance, check out these tips.

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How to Save Money on Your Home Mortgage

How to Save Money on Your Home Mortgag

If you are looking to save money on your mortgage, you have come to the right place. Whether you have a mortgage or are looking to take one on, it can be intimidating. There is a lot that goes into a mortgage, so saving money where you can is important.

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10 Cheap Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

10 Cheap Date Ideas for Valentine's Day

For many February is still a time of recovery and rebuilding savings after the holidays, which can put a damper on Valentine’s Day for many couples. The good news is there are some great options for cheap dates for Valentine’s Day.

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Tips for Saving $5,000 in One Year

Tips for Saving $5,000 in One Year

When you think about trying to save $5,000 in one year, it gets overwhelming. I like to break my goals down so they’re much easier to achieve. This year, I have a goal of saving $5,000 in one year. Sounds like a lot, but I am up for the challenge. I wanted to share some of my tips for making this goal a reality.

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