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Is there a college savings rule of thumb?

By: Lauren | WordsOnWealth.com Let’s talk about college savings. Just when you thought you were starting to get a handle on saving for...

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The Curse of Lifestyle Inflation: Why We Always Want More

By: Kong Template Inflation? You know. When that candy bar that always costed $0.50 is suddenly $1.00? When gas used to cost $20 to fill up a tank and now costs $50. Or how about when everything on the dollar menu at a fast food restaurant is now over a dollar (looking at you, McDonald’s)?...

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8 extremely frugal living ideas you probably haven’t considered

By: Melissa Blevins Extreme frugal living isn’t about cutting cable from your life or turning up the thermostat to 80 in the summer. Those are pretty easy ways to be more frugal. Today I’m talking about the extreme things the cheapest of the cheap do to save more money. I’m not a huge fan...

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Investment Fees Will Cost You Millions

By: Physician on Fire You don’t have to be a big shot for this to be true. In fact, someone investing $833 a month into his 401(k) can see an 8-figure sum (that’s $10 million) disappear over the course of a long lifespan. Today, we will pry into the finances of four people you may encounter...

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Food is Expensive! How We Survive on $60 a Week

By: MrJamieGriffin.com How much do you spend on food every week? Everyone needs to eat, but how much you spend and where you shop varies dramatically. Also, it seems like the prices of food are always going up and our dollars just don’t stretch as far as they used to. It might not actually be...

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I Spent $50 for a $10,000 First-Class Flight to Asia

By: Marianne Hayes | Grow I first got the travel bug as an 18-year-old college student, backpacking my way through eight European countries with my sister. The experience ignited a sense of wanderlust that inspired trips to more than 30 countries over the following decade. From diving in the...

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101 Super Clever Ways to Save More Money Now

By: Natasha Burton | Grow No matter what you’re saving money for—whether it’s to build up an emergency fund, pay off debt faster or plan ahead for a big vacation or first home—trimming expenses will help you get there faster. The good news is even small efforts can add up to big...

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Where is the line with paying your adult child’s expenses?

By: SuperSavingTips.com The old adage used to be that parents were financially responsible for their children up to the age of 18. After that, they became legal adults and financially responsible for themselves. Years ago, many teens couldn’t wait for their independence so they could move out and...

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Why I don’t consider myself frugal

By: Sarah | SmileAndConquer.com Frugal living is a trendy topic, especially if you linger around the personal finance community for any length of time. It’s promoted, judged, and debated on almost a daily basis. In the Rockstar Finance Directory alone there are almost 100 personal finance...

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This Couple Planned Three—Yes, Three—Weddings for Under $7K

By: Taylor Milam | Grow In April 2011, Bob Lai, then 28, got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend, Ayoe, at her 30th birthday party in front of their friends. Just a month later, the college lovebirds said “I do” at one of three wedding celebrations. The first, a legal ceremony...