Back to School: School Supplies for Less

It doesn’t take much for those back-to-school shopping trips to really add up. In 2013, the National Retail Federation estimated that families with K–12 kids spent an average of $634 when stocking up their families for the trip back to school. While you can’t ignore the teacher’s supply list, you […]

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4 Essential Tips to Get a Great Deal at a Thrift Store

Bargain-hunters, take note! August 17 is National Thrift Store Day. While thrift stores can offer some great second-hand bargains, it’s very easy to spend more than you anticipated — especially if a purchase backfires. We spoke with thrift store enthusiasts, experts and seasoned bargain hunters to get their recommendations to […]

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The Lifespan of Common Items (& When You Should Replace Them)

No matter what your financial situation is, chances are you’re concerned with getting your money’s worth whenever you make a purchase. Unfortunately, ensuring that you get your money’s worth can often involve using an item long past its prime. We spoke with some experts to find out the lifespans of […]

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How to Fit in One Last Vacation Before School Starts

Summer is coming to a close, and most of your family’s getaway plans will have to be put on hold for another year…or will they? Believe it or not, it’s still possible to have one last family vacation before school starts and the craziness of the school year begins. We […]

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Financial Advice I Wish I Would've Known in My 20s

How many times have you caught yourself saying “If only I’d known then what I know now,” especially when it comes to financial matters? You’re not alone. Whether it pertains to debt, credit or savings, there’s always at least one piece of advice that you wish you’d known 10, 20 […]

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