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Planning Your Budget Summer Vacation Now

Planning Your Budget Summer Vacation Now

In the middle of February, it’s fun to imagine yourself somewhere warmer and more tropical. However, it’s also very practical to begin planning your budget summer vacation now. Starting your travel planning early will give you more time to get the best prices on airfare, lodging, and activities, and may even mean you can afford to do more because you’ll have more time to save. In this article, we share some tips for saving on your summer vacation.

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How to Recover from a Blown Holiday Budget

How to Recover from a Blown Holiday Budget

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the holidays and overspend. However, blowing your budget for holiday gifts, parties, and dinners can leave you without the money you need to pay your regular bills in January, only adding to the post-holiday blues. The situation can feel even more hopeless if you racked up debt by buying items during the holidays that you couldn’t afford, taking out a payment plan or buying them on credit. Keep reading for tips on how you can recover from a blown holiday budget and pay back holiday debt.

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Giving Back: How You Can Help for Free

Giving Back: How You Can Help for Free

During the holidays, it’s easy to remember how fortunate we are and how many every-day blessings we have. However, not everyone is so lucky. The holiday season is a great time to give back and help those in need. This might seem impossible if you’re operating on a tight budget, but there are ways you can help for free.

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Smart Shopping: How to Save on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Smart Shopping: How to Save on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the biggest shopping days of the year. They fall conveniently after Thanksgiving to help you with your holiday gift shopping. However, they’re also great opportunities to buy items that you’ve been saving up for at a much lower cost than normal. However, be wary of overspending on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Use the tips in this article to shop smart and avoid blowing your holiday budget.

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Homeowners: Keeping Heating and Electric Costs Down

Homeowners: Keeping Heating and Electric Costs Down

With holiday lights and decorations, parties that require lots of baking and cooking, and colder temperatures trying to pull the heat from your home, it’s no wonder that heating and electricity bills increase during the holiday months. If you’re living paycheck to paycheck or stretching an already tight budget this holiday season, increased heating and electric costs could break the bank. Using the tips in this article and a little creativity, you can still have a holiday season that’s festive and bright, without blasting your budget.

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