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11 Ways to Save $1,000 this Summer

You know what’s better than a glowing tan at the end of the summer? A glowing savings account. Enter my summer savings strategies. Below you’ll find a variety of ways to save up to (and over) $1,000 by October. Let’s get started:   Control your...

5 Ways to Use Social Media to Save Money

If you’re active on social media, you’re constantly presented with opportunities to save, whether you've signed up for them or not. If you’re not careful, the exposure to deals and discounts — particularly those with rapidly closing windows — can...

Why ‘Double Dipping’ Is Great for Your Savings

George Costanza has nothing on me. Sure, the hapless “Seinfeld” character (played by Jason Alexander) may have gained a measure of fame — or infamy, depending on how you view it — for his “ double dipping.” But I’m a quadruple-down kinda guy...

How Saving $25,000 Ultimately Saved Me

A year ago, I landed my dream job and my husband and I were making plans to buy a house and start a family.  If you’d told me then that I’d be divorced and unemployed within a year, I would have been shocked. But the thing about life is that...

My Savings Changed My Life: 7 True Stories

We know you’ve probably heard this mantra drilled into your brain over and over: One of the smartest financial moves you can make is to save money in an emergency fund. But despite all the airplay, many people still aren’t on board. According to...

Don’t Fall For These 5 Pricing Tricks

Never underestimate the lengths retailers will go to to get you to spend more. Everything from product placement to music to scent can subconsciously coerce you into opening your wallet. But perhaps the most pervasive and effective strategy...

3 Ways to Beat the Odds and Save More Money

We’re supposedly in a new era of financial sobriety. Yet the evidence suggests otherwise. Amid the rubble of the 2008 financial crisis, there was talk of a return to thrift. For a brief period, it looked like it might happen. According to the...

Why Is It So Hard for Us to Save?

It is not okay that you (or we, a collective we) do not have an emergency savings fund. And yes, I know what you’re going to say because I used to say it too: It’s hard enough just trying to get by paycheck to paycheck. You’re not making nearly...

These Hidden Fees Are Costing You

Even the tightest budgets are rarely airtight. Maybe you don’t overspend on groceries or entertainment, but you do end up paying for fees you were never expecting. Consumers are dinged with hidden fees almost everywhere they turn — from bank fees...

I’ve Saved Enough for My Emergency Fund — Now What?

I’m two years out of college with a steady job and am trying to save for a down payment on a house in the next two years. Now that I'm producing income and am able to save, I'm transferring more money to my savings account (which only has a .01%...

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