The Great Thanksgiving Giveaway – Win $125

Here’s how the giveaway works: $125 prize for one big winner, plus the charity pot of $125 that can also grow! If you’d like to be a sponsor in this giveaway, email Crystal at budgetingfunstuff *at* You can participate for $25 until November 20, 2014! Each participating sponsor gets to choose 3 ways that readers can [...]

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Starting a Business with Bad Credit? Why Common Financing Options Will Result in More Debt

When you hear success stories such as Mark Zuckerberg and the launch of Facebook, you can’t help but think, “If he can do it, so can I”. I mean who hasn’t thought at least once or twice about walking into their boss’s office and calling it quits? Being your own boss, calling all the shots, [...]

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Quick Fixes for a Dilapidating House

Is your house showing its age recently? Do you feel like you are constantly battling things that are wearing out or breaking in your home? I think we have all been there done that. The good news is that there are some quick and easy fixes for some of those common problems that arise in [...]

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Are you Guilty of These 5 Personal Finance Sins?

How are you doing with your personal finance goals? Making the progress you expected? Or are you wondering why you don’t seem to be getting ahead in terms of savings and debt reduction? If this sounds a little too familiar, check out the list below, where you’ll find a rundown of five personal finance sins [...]

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Are You Making These Top 4 Money Mistakes?

We all make mistakes and finances are no exception. In fact, most Americans typically struggle with personal finance due to a number of reasons chief among them a lack of personal finance education provided to school age children. Here are the top 4 money mistakes and some practical advice on how to avoid making them [...]

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Romantic Date Ideas – Fun and Cheap Dates

Are you tired of the standard dinner and a movie date night? Looking for a romantic date idea that won’t cost an arm and a leg?  Try one of these date ideas for a romantic evening the two of you will be sure to enjoy!   Wine & Cheese Under the Stars One of my [...]

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Ryder Cup: The Importance of Teamwork and Leadership

I was watching the first round of the Ryder Cup and was struck by how different the format is from the regular PGA Tour.  The PGA Tour is all about the individual, you are playing for yourself and yourself alone. The Ryder Cup is all about the team, country and your playing partner. The last [...]

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Deciphering Your Financial Award Letter [INFOGRAPHIC]

The financial aid process can be overwhelming before starting your first year of college, especially if you aren’t aware of how it works. After filling out the FAFSA and being accepted into a school, you will be presented with an award letter from your chosen school(s) with details around the different types of federal, state, [...]

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4 Things You Should Know About a Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a document that allows you (the principal) to appoint someone (the agent) to act on your behalf.  There are many reasons why you might want to appoint someone else to look after your financial affairs. For example, if you own a property in a different state you can give power [...]

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Sharm el Sheikh: Ten of the Best Sharm Activities

Pristine white-sand beaches, some of the best diving spots in the world and a wealth of unforgettable sightseeing options all make Sharm el Sheikh a consistently popular vacation option. Millions of lucky people take last minute holidays to this sun-drenched beauty spot every year and here are just a few of the highlights of Sharm. [...]

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