Monthly Archives: April 2012

Ten Tips For Saving Money On Food

For most people who would be considered middle-income earners, food costs comprise a substantial percentage of our total budgetary spending. Between feeding the kids, eating three meals daily, insuring proper nutritional intake, and treating ourselves to the occasional night out, there’s no question that our food expenses are necessary ones – but that they also add up quickly. Fortunately, even though food is clearly a necessity, there is a wide range of spending that such a necessity may entail. According … Continue reading

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15 Ways To Cut Down On Your Transportation Expenses This Summer

By Samantha Peters If you’ve filled up your tank or watched the news recently, you’re probably well aware that gas prices have been skyrocketing over the past couple months – and this rise is only expected to increase through the summer, during which gas may hit new record highs. The increased gas expense makes commuting and traveling more costly and it poses a burden on families that are struggling in a stagnant economy. What to do? Fortunately, although it’s impossible … Continue reading

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How To Save $1,000 A Year On Television And Never Miss Your Favorite Shows

By Jay S. Fleischman I may be dating myself, but I remember when television was free. True, we had only a few channels to flip through but it was unheard of to write a check for something as basic as TV. Then came the cable revolution, followed by satellite and services run by your telephone company. Each year, what was once a free service has become steadily more expensive. I just never realized it until I was going through the … Continue reading

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Ten Tips For Living On A Shoestring Budget

By Rachel Singer Gordon We all need to do more with less these days. As the Great Recession drags on, and the price of everything from gas to groceries continues to rise, here are the top ten tips to help you live on a shoestring budget. Plan Your Purchases Plan your purchases of everything from groceries to diapers to personal care items. Don’t shop for what you run out of, what looks tasty, or what you feel like eating this … Continue reading

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10 Tips to a Smooth Checkout (with 2 Restless Kids)

By Shannen Bayless It’s Wednesday afternoon (because your local supermarket ads come out on Wednesday), and you pick up your kids from school and head to the supermarkets (which is my case are 30 minutes away) to do some quick coupon shopping before your husband gets home from work. You manage to make it through the store and get everything on your list (thanks to 2 very cooperative boys who got to ride in the fire truck shopping cart and … Continue reading

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Nine Money-Saving Companies

By Emilie McDonough “We are facing a revolution in the way we think about ownership,” according to Rachel Botsman, author of the influential book What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption. We currently live in an ownership society. The majority of Americans have a car (or two or three) in the driveway, a garage full of tools, and a closet stuffed with clothes. It is expensive to buy, insure, maintain a fleet of things, and with the rise … Continue reading

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