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Mother's Day Gifting Revealed

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There's no better time than Mother's Day to show the woman who raised you just how much she means to you. But let's face it — it's not always the thought that counts. There are some presents for Mom you just shouldn't buy (or make), because they're probably going to end up in the back of a closet somewhere. Here are a few gifts you should avoid giving Mom on Mother’s Day.

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How to Save Energy at Home

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Air conditioning can be a lifesaver during summer, but it can also be expensive to run. One of the best ways to save money on electric bills — and go green — is to find ways to save energy at home. While turning the AC down at night might not be an option, taking steps to save energy during the day is a great way to get started. 

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Easter Baskets Done Right

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Easter baskets are part of a fun holiday tradition for many children, and it doesn't have to cost a lot to make these baskets into great gifts. There are some exciting Easter basket ideas from us at AmeriCash Loans that you can put together for the kids while still saving money. Things like picking up basket fixings at the dollar store and including some fun items that aren't Easter candy can help make the baskets you create more budget-friendly, so you can feel great about making these enjoyable Easter baskets for your kids.
 

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Green Garden, Green Wallet

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Want to save money, get some exercise, help the planet, and improve your diet all at once? Try planting a garden this spring. It's one of the healthiest things you can do for your body and your bank account. However, if you've never done it before, it's easy to fall prey to spending too much when all you basically need are seeds, dirt, and water. That's why we at AmeriCash Loans have come up with a few gardening tips to help you save big on your spring planting this year. 
 

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The Best Valentine's Day Gifts

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Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to show a special someone how much you care. A box of chocolates and a takeout meal is always appreciated, but there's so much more you can do without breaking the bank. From affordable flowers to handcrafted meaningful gifts, there are plenty of ways to make the day even more memorable.

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What You Need to Start Saving for Now

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Saving money is a handy skill to have. If you have some extra cash and you aren't sure what to do with it, consider opening a savings account. Learning how to save money and building up the amount you have stashed away can save you from some major headaches down the road, and even help improve your quality of life in the future. Sounds pretty good, right? If you're still not convinced you should be saving money, consider these reasons to get started.

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What to Cut Out of Your Budget to Save Money

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Taking that special vacation, having your dream wedding, buying your first house, getting a new car, paying off your credit card, picking out that designer purse you've been eyeing — chances are you have a big dream that requires a full bank account to achieve. The problem is, your bank account isn't quite that full, especially after the holidays. Don't get discouraged. Your dreams are closer than you think. As a matter of fact, you can begin cutting some items out of your budget and start saving money today to reach your financial goals with our money saving tips.

 

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Your Guide to Last-Minute Holiday Shopping

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It's the same thing every year: You promise you'll do your holiday shopping early, but you find yourself scurrying around town at the last minute by the time the holiday season rolls around. You're fighting crowds at the malls, sitting in traffic and shopping online at stores that don't offer expedited shipping or guarantee your gifts will arrive before Christmas Eve. Fortunately, shopping for last-minute gifts doesn't have to be unnecessarily stressful. If you have procrastinated once again this year, then follow these tips.

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How to Avoid Debt When Using Credit

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It might not be banned from everyday conversation, but sometimes it feels like "debt" is a taboo four-letter word — especially when you aren't careful about managing it. Using credit is an effective way to build your credit profile, but it can also become a problem if you're not careful. Check out these crucial tips for using credit wisely as you get started building your financial profile.

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How to Save on Your Heating Bill

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Whether you love or hate cold weather, one thing is certain: It can drive up the price of your electric bill and/or gas bill quickly. Many people are surprised to see just how much it costs to turn on the heat inside when Mother Nature turns on the AC outside. Fortunately, you don't have to choose between being warm and being broke. Here are some things you can do to save on your heating bills.

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