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Fashion Cents: Look your best on a budget

By Janaye Everitt on August 1st, 2015

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

By on May 25th, 2015

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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Cooking with Kristen: How to save at restaurants

By on May 18th, 2015

If you're trying to save money, a good place to start is by cutting back on dining out. Americans spend at least $1,000 per year on lunch alone, according to Forbes. But you don't have to cut it out completely just because you're on a budget. Here are some tips for saving money at restaurants:

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Shopping and Stress: Why retail therapy shouldn't always be the answer

By on May 11th, 2015

As I stood staring at the expensive handbag that I didn't need, but purchased anyway, I tried to remember how I got to this point. It had been a crazy week. School, two jobs, little sleep and attempting to move to a new city had taken an emotional toll, and I only know of one full-proof way to blow off some steam: shopping.

Why is it that when emotions take over, we turn to spending our hard-earned cash on items we may not need or even necessarily want?

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Spring 2015 Crossword Answers

By on April 22nd, 2015

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Defeat Budget Spoilers By Mastering Irregular Expenses

By Erin Pittman on February 12th, 2015

Irregular expenses are bills you know are coming but may not have a fixed amount and don’t occur monthly. However, there is a way to prepare for them without relying on your emergency fund every time something comes up.

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Care and Feeding

By Maurie Backman on February 9th, 2015

There are three main types of tools to consider for tracking and maintaining your budget. 

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Groundwork

By Andrew Bolsinger on February 9th, 2015

Budgeting your money is a have-to with real consequences. Luckily, it isn’t that complicated.

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Four Budgeting Myths: Busted

By Jane Long on February 9th, 2015

Think you know all about budgeting? Think again. We're here to debunk a few myths. 

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Budgeters Anonymous

By Jane Long on February 9th, 2015

Check out what four young adults think about budgeting. Check out what four young adults think about budgeting.

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