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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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  • Holidays

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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Halloween Party DIYs

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  • Holidays

The decorations you set up play a huge role in the ambience and spookiness of your Halloween party, and it's possible to unleash the Halloween spirit without breaking your budget. These Halloween DIY projects and cheap Halloween d├ęcor ideas make it easy and affordable to prepare for a fun get-together.

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Money-Saving Wedding DIYs

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The average cost of a wedding in the United States in 2017 was over $33,000, according to Business Insider. If that seems like an insurmountable mountain of cash, don't abandon the dream of your fairy-tale wedding just yet. It's possible to save enough money to have your special day sooner than you think, thanks to these five ideas for a cost-effective wedding that looks anything but cheap.

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Funding Their Wedding Day

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Your child is in love and ready to make a commitment — congratulations! It's a big step, and it's also normal if you're a little confused about who pays for what on the big day. You're not alone. The wedding budget can be a source of stress and puzzlement for everyone involved. While some couples pay for their weddings on their own, many rely on their families to help make their dream day a reality. Everyone divvies expenses up the way that works best for them, especially in this modern age filled with innovative ideas. That said, here's a breakdown of the traditional wedding day funding to let you know what you might expect to pay.

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Funding Your Wedding Fun

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Congratulations on planning a wedding! There's a ton of fun ahead. But first, it's time to create a wedding budget. Unless you've done a little research, you might be in for a surprise because weddings are more expensive than you think, especially when you factor in unexpected costs like these.

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Awesome DIY Ideas for July 4th

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  • Holidays

Saving money on your holiday decor doesn't mean you have to settle for anything less than fabulous. Fourth of July is a time for fireworks, family and fun. Hang your flag, plan your menu and get ready to celebrate America with a few creative DIY ideas that you can whip up quickly — and for budget-friendly prices.
 

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