Month: May 2017

Money-saving tips for college students

College kids all over the country are graduating this weekend, and I know that at least a few of those bright-eyed newbies are looking toward the future: Getting jobs, renting apartments/buying condos, and thinking about their student loans coming due. (Sorry if I caused a mild panic attack for anyone.) Ah, those four (or five or six) years were worth it, though, right? However, I bet more than one of those students is thinking, “Man, oh, man, I shouldn’t have taken out that student loan to finance my spring break (or my beer belly).” Some of them have college...

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

So, Mother’s Day is right around the corner. You did get your mom a gift, right? No? Oh, well, I’m sure she’ll understand. I mean, it’s not like you owe her anything. She just gave you life. If you’re looking for a few great last minute gift ideas for mom, we’ve got you covered! Subscription Service Sign your mom up for one of the many subscription based “box” services that are out there. They’ve got everything from groceries, to make up, to candles – there’s literally something for every type of mom out there. You could also consider getting...

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5 Inexpensive iWatch Alternatives

Love it or hate it, the iWatch has become a popular accessory that is both fashionable (well, I’m sure that some people think that it’s fashionable…) and useful. But, with the cheapest model coming in at $269 from the Apple website, it’s a bit on the pricey side. We should note that it can be found for a bit less on Amazon, especially if you’re willing to go the refurbished route. So, what’s a frugal techno-trendsetter to do? Search for an inexpensive iWatch alternatives, of course! If you’re looking for an affordable smart watch, you may want to consider one...

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What’s your Latte Factor?

Save for retirement. Save for an emergency fund. Save for your kids’ college educations. Pay your bills.    Exhausting, isn’t it? Yes. That overwhelming list makes it so easy to say, “There are too many buckets and not enough money to fill them all!” What if you could find your extra money and stuff all it into your vacation fund, or your rainy day fund, or invest it, for heaven’s sake? You may be thinking, “But I don’t have any extra!” Oh, but you do. David Bach, author of the book The Automatic Millionaire, coined and trademarked the term...

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15 Surprising Uses for White Vinegar

If there is one thing you always need to have in your pantry – it’s white vinegar. For years, white vinegar has been used for things other than just cooking. It’s a household essential. Here are 15 reasons to stock up on white vinegar the next time it goes on sale. Restore used paint brushes: Soak used paint brushes in a pot of vinegar for an hour or two. After they’ve had time to soak, turn the stove on and let the vinegar come to a boil. Drain and rinse them right off. Kill weeds: Drench the roots of the...

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