Tagged saving money

6 Ways to Save Money When Filing Your Taxes

Americans spend $140 billion per year to comply with the tax code – that’s a lot of money. And, although that figure may be enough to tempt you to look for ways to cut back on tax prep services, H&R Block reports that consumers who prepare their returns themselves leave $1 billion dollars in unrealized tax savings on the …

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How the Little Things Really Do Add Up

Stefanie over at The Broke and Beautiful Life was fortunate enough to be featured in this WSJ article, where the author talked about the dangers of wasting your money away on little things.   Some of the commenters ridiculed Stefanie for insisting that grabbing a taco a few times a week could damage her budget, but …

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12 Apps That Will Help You Save More Money

Your smartphone can be your best friend when it comes to saving money. I am never without mine when I’m shopping! Here are some free apps and features that can help you find deals and save money: Shopkick: Turn this app on when you’re about to walk into a store and earn points for walking …

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Have Trouble Saving Money? Try One Bank Account

Are you one of those who has trouble saving money? Or, want to do better at saving more? Well, you’re not alone. Right now, the national savings rate stands at about 5%. This is pretty weak considering other countries. France has a savings rate of almost 16% and Spain, nearly 14%. So what’s this all …

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Top 10 Sub-Reddits for the Frugal-Minded

This post is inspired by The Art of Manliness post on How to Use Reddit to Become a Better Man. As an avid redditor and long time frugal person – I thought it would be a good idea to write a post on the various subreddits that help me save even more, learn new ways …

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How to Teach Kids About Saving Money

For parents, the greatest responsibility (besides leading them to Christ) we have is showing our kids how to manage their money. With how much our world is centered around money, and the trials and tribulations that are associated with money, we owe it to our kids to teach them for 18 years of their life …

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How to Make Swiffer Wet Jet Refill

About three years ago I was sick of paying $4.99 for the Swiffer Wet Jet Refills, and wanted a cheaper solution. I could have gone with the classical mop and bucket route, but I liked the design and functionality of the Swiffer Wet Jets. So I started playing around with refill bottles and started looking …

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Do You Use Coupons for Work-related Expenses?

A lot of times for my job, I’ll need to purchase items for various projects using my own credit card. These work-related expenses are typically then reimbursed in the next paycheck. It’s really not a big deal – but it got me to thinking, “shouldn’t you always use coupons and look for the best deal …

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Top 10 thrifty websites

As I’ve started to amass a large collection of coupons I’ve also found a ton of great sites that help me in being notified of deals, coupons, or upcoming ads. Here is my list of the top 10 coupons sites everyone should have handy when trying to get a thrifty deal. Money Saving Mom.com (probably …

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6 things you can do now to cut your bills

Here’s a few down-and-dirty, quick and easy things you can do right now to cut down on some of your bills. Bundle your services. Start with the phone, internet and cable provider if you have them. Typically they offer bundling packages. It’s probably cheaper if you bundle. Ask them if they are also running any …

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