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Skinny Science: Weight-loss fads that lighten your wallet

By Stephen Ullmer on February 1st, 2009 • Budgeting, Health Care, Managing your money, Life

All too often we see expansive marketing campaigns for diet pills and celebrity diet crazes that rarely emphasize a balanced diet and regular exercise.

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Why I Traded Four Wheels for Two

By on December 28th, 2015 • biking, Budgeting, Commuting, Managing your money, Owning a car

After graduating college it became pretty clear that the "real world" is an expensive place to be (especially if you have student loans to pay back). Even with a job this realization hit me hard. I was quickly forced to do some critical thinking about how I was spending my money and what my budget needed to look like.

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How to Tackle Your Holiday Shopping This Season

The holidays are an exciting time of year. The good food and even better company make the anticipation for the holiday season all the more worthwhile. That is, until you open your wallet.

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How to Avoid Wasting Your Travel Budget on Food

One of the best parts of traveling is getting to experience all sorts of new cuisine. This especially holds true if you're visiting a city known for its fine dining and unique culinary offerings.

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How We Afforded a Road Trip to Eight MLB Games in Nine Days

By on November 4th, 2015 • Budgeting, College, Life, Managing your money, road trip, Savings

After going to my first baseball game at Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Mich., I was hooked. I told my father that I wanted to visit other stadiums to really get a feel for the game, and he provided me with the challenge of a lifetime: Visit all 30 Major League Baseball (MLB) stadiums in the United States and Canada.

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10 Tips for Traveling on a Tight Budget

Are you dreaming of sandy beaches and blue waters, but your bank account balance is holding you back? You shouldn't need to save for centuries to have the time of your life. Here are 10 tips for traveling on a tight budget.

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How to Avoid Wasting Money on Groceries

Last month when I reached into the back of my pantry in search of something that might qualify as dinner, I found several cans of food with expiration dates somewhere in the mid-2013 range. I had an epiphany: I was throwing money away -- month after month -- by letting food go bad in my own kitchen.

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Should You Stay at an All-Inclusive Resort?

You've worked hard all year, whether at school or on the job, and you're finally in the process of planning a much-deserved vacation. If your idea of a good time involves sun and sand, figuring out where to go is easier said than done. With all the resort options out there, pinpointing your ideal vacation spot can be dizzying.

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Fashion Cents: Look your best on a budget

Looking like a million bucks doesn't have to cost, well, a million bucks.

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Crash Budgets Can Lead to Financial Burns

Summer is coming. The threat of swimsuit season can push people toward a number of trendy crash diets out there on the internet. But don't forget about your financial waistline. If you've gotten lazy over the past few months and want to tighten up your finances in order to ensure a care-free summer, avoid simply slashing your budget to get your accounts back into shape.

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