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Smart Shopping: How to Save on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the biggest shopping days of the year. They fall conveniently after Thanksgiving to help you with your holiday gift shopping. However, they’re also great opportunities to buy items that you’ve been saving up for at a much lower cost than normal. However, be wary of overspending on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Use the tips in this article to shop smart and avoid blowing your holiday budget.

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Budget Holiday: Halloween Costumes on a Budget

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One of the most fun parts of fall is getting to dress up in a costume for Halloween. However, between the makeup, wigs, and fancy clothes you might need for your Halloween costume, costs can get out of hand quickly. If you’re working with a tight budget, you can still put together a killer costume on the cheap. Read below to find out how. 

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Getting Back in the Gym on the Cheap

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The best way to save money at the gym is to avoid a gym membership altogether and work out outside. However, as the weather cools and snow starts to fall, working out outdoors becomes impractical, if not impossible. Getting back in the gym doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and the tips below will help you save money on a new gym membership.

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Fall Travel: 5 Most Affordable U.S. Cities to Vacation In

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If you’ve got the travel itch, but you’ve also got a small travel budget, don’t give up. There are plenty of ways you can stretch your budget to make your getaway the best yet. Whether you’re going on a quick weekend getaway, opting for a staycation, or going on a big family vacation, creativity is the key to having a great time without breaking the bank. To help you plan, we’ve got 5 of the most affordable U.S. cities to vacation in below.

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Budget Hack: DIY Fall Décor

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As we work our way through August, summer is slowly fading into fall. Temperatures are cooling and it’s almost time to start drinking cider, carving pumpkins, and raking leaves. During autumn, it’s fun to make the inside of your home feel as festive as the leaves outside, and decorating your house doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of money. You can save cash by getting creative making your own Fall d├ęcor this year. We’ve got some ideas below to help get your creativity going!

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Budget Holiday: Labor Day Grill Out

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Labor Day is usually viewed as the last hurrah of the summer, and a grill-out is the perfect way to celebrate the transition between seasons. If you’re planning to use your three day weekend to host a party, follow the tips in this article to make sure you don’t go over-budget. You can throw an awesome Labor Day grill out without breaking the bank or overspending.

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10 Easy Ways to Save Money Today

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Are you saving money up for a big vacation? Do you want to build your savings account but don’t feel you have extra money? Saving money seems a lot less daunting when you do it just a little bit at a time – and even small amounts will add up before you know it. You can make these ten simple changes in your life to start saving money today. 

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Back to School: Saving on School Supplies

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Temperatures are still warm, but summer is drawing to a close, and that means it’s just about back to school time again. If you have kids, this can be an expensive time of year, as back to school often demands all new school supplies, school uniforms, sports fees, field trip costs, and another year of tuition. However, using the simple tips in this article, you can save money this back to school season and focus less on your finances and more on the excitement of the new school year.

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Summer Activities for the Family on a Budget

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Summer is in full swing and that means most kids are out of school. If they’re not at summer camp or enrolled in daycare, chances are they’re looking for something to do. However, entertaining a family can get expensive if you’re going to the movies, putt putt golfing, or out to eat. In this article, we’ve got a list of unique summer activities for kids that you and your family can enjoy together without overspending.

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7 Ways to Stay Fit without the Gym

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After a long, cold winter, it’s time to eat healthy, shed extra weight, and get back in shape for swimsuit season.  Although many gyms offer deals and promotions for summer memberships, you don’t need to spend money to get a good workout. Warmer temperatures and longer days mean you have more options for how and when to workout. We’ve got 7 ways to get fit without buying a gym membership.
 

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