Money

How to Take Advantage of Shoulder Seasons

Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Savings Experiment, Travel Industry, Did You Know Did you know: Booking your vacation in between high and low seasons can help you rake in the biggest savings? This timeframe is called the shoulder season, and it typically falls right before, or immediately after, the primetime vacation frenzy. According to travel analysts at Expedia, booking a U.S. ...

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Quick tricks that will rescue your ruined clothing

Filed under: Savings Experiment, Home & Garden The average American family spends $ 1,700 on clothes annually. With that kind of money going out the door, you want your apparel to last. Luckily, with just a few common household items, you can save your threads for another season. To get rid of underarm stains on your white shirts, just take ...

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The biggest retirement mistake you can make

Filed under: Savings Experiment, Finance If someone is going to make the biggest, most consequential retirement mistake possible, it’s usually going to be this: neglecting to create a vision of what they want from their retirement. Not having a plan for retirement is like launching an interplanetary space shuttle without having any regard for its destination. You’ll likely run out ...

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Pick the best travel credit card like a pro

Filed under: Travel Industry, Did You Know Travel rewards have become about much more than just earning airline miles, and if you’ve been carrying the same card for years, you might be missing out on better rewards for the same or lower fee as banks and airlines fight for your business. If you don’t want to think much, and just ...

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10 ways to become financially sexier

Filed under: Savings Experiment, Finance When it comes to the qualities it takes to become “financially sexy,” several personal finance bloggers have already weighed in. One example is a blog post written by Shannon of Financially Blonde. According to Shannon, a good credit score and a savings rate of at least 15 percent are the biggest indicators of a financially ...

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Save Loads with Homemade Laundry Detergent

Filed under: Savings Experiment, Home & Garden, Did You Know Did you know: You can make a year’s worth of laundry detergent for you and your family for under $ 20? An average family can spend over $ 70 on store-bought detergent per year. Making your own isn’t only better for the environment, it can save you over 80 percent ...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Saving with Bulk Bins

Filed under: Savings Experiment, Food & Beverage When we hear the phrase, “buy in bulk”, a lot of us think of warehouse clubs, where buying higher quantities gets you a lower bulk rate. But today, we’re going to talk about the bulk bin section of your grocery store – you know, that aisle with the clear bins filled with beans, ...

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Save on Back-to-School Lunches

Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Savings Experiment, Food & Beverage, Did You Know Did you know…Back-to-school lunches don’t always have to set your budget back as well? Let’s start with the big money-drainers…the pre-packaged snacks. Sure, they’re convenient, but those chips, pretzels and nuts can be marked up by as much as 50%! Instead, buy snacks in bulk or family size, ...

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Surprise Expenses That Can Tank Your Wedding Season Budget

Filed under: Savings Experiment, Finance We all know that planning a wedding can be expensive, but as a guest, things can get a little pricey too! Here are a few key expenses you should look out for: First things first…jump on that registry. While you may love the bride and groom, you don’t want to procrastinate too long and get ...

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Surprise Expenses That Can Tank Your Wedding Season Budget

Filed under: Savings Experiment, Finance We all know that planning a wedding can be expensive, but as a guest, things can get a little pricey too! Here are a few key expenses you should look out for: First things first…jump on that registry. While you may love the bride and groom, you don’t want to procrastinate too long and get ...

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