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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...

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8 Times It’s Better to Buy Used

By: Jackie Lam | Grow You’ve probably heard buying secondhand is a good way to save more money. And that’s true—if you know how to do it right. That’s because it’s not smart to buy everything used. For safety reasons, it’s wise to stick with brand-new mattresses, certain baby...

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5 Simple Ways To Save Money By Visiting Your Local Library

By: Aaron | PersonalFinanceForBeginners.com What do your gym membership and local library have in common? You’re paying for it… whether you choose to take advantage of the benefits or not. Take a moment to imagine your public library. You find yourself lost in a maze of endless aisles of books...

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The Many Ways Retailers Try to Entice You to Overspend—and How to Resist

By: Stacy Rapacon | Grow When it comes to spending, your subconscious may be your budget’s biggest enemy. “A huge portion of our decision-making processes as humans are non-conscious,” says Roger Dooley, author of “Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with...

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Meet the Economist Who’s Helped Millions Save More Money

By: Elyse Steinhaus | Grow As a behavioral economist, Shlomo Benartzi spends a lot of time thinking about what we’re thinking about—and researching ways to help us make smarter choices. Because, let’s face it, we don’t always make decisions that are good for us, whether it’s eating...

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Being Single is an Asset When Saving for Retirement

By: Jenny | GoodLifeBetter.com One of the reasons I started my blog was the negative headlines I kept coming across shouting that single women were behind in saving for retirement and that they faced a poverty-level existence in their old age if they didn’t take control of their finances very...

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Walking To Work For 4 Years – The Money, Health & Mind Benefits

By: Making Momentum I’ve been walking to work for 4 years straight. Every single day. Through snow, rain and Ontario humidity, it’s been my consistent mode of transportation day after day to and from the office. Based on a rough approximation of the actual days I’ve gone to work in that time...

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Exactly What to Say to Customer Service Reps to Save Thousands

By: Victori Media You guys, I love talking with customer service reps. Most people find that super weird. Why would you like to be put on hold? Why would you like battling with reps only to be told that “there’s nothing we can do?” Why do I love it? Because I understand how to do …...

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A (Nearly) Foolproof Way to Hit Your Savings Goals

By: Jennifer Barrett I’ll admit it: I hate budgets. I know they’re important. Tracking what you spend and save (or don’t) each month, and what you want to spend and save each month, is an essential exercise if you want to improve your money habits. I’ve created at least a...

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My Online Shopping Addiction Was Costing Me Hundreds a Month

By: Natasha Burton I am an admitted Amazon addict. As a freelance writer who works from home, I enjoy the convenience of not having to leave my desk, or get out of my sweats, to buy both essentials (toilet paper and dog food) and non-essentials (the Shonda Rhimes memoir). The mega online retailer...