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4 Ways to Make Summer Travel More Affordable

With summer travel season right around the corner, many families are busy planning where to visit or making air and lodging reservations.  We have put together a few easy ways you can cut the cost of any summer vacation.   Try Out a Vacation Rental Renting a vacation property can be an excellent way to […]

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The Frugal Art of Showing Appreciation

Showing loved ones and friends that you care about them is important for the relationship to grow and strengthen. Here are a few suggestions for showing appreciation that are not only inexpensive but easy.   Send a Text Message with a Special Photo Life is full of moments. The terrific thing about digital photography is […]

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Expensive Taste? 6 Keys to Reign In Splurging on Luxury Items

For most people, sticking to a budget or trying to save money are difficult chores — as is evidenced by the credit card debt that exists in the United States — but if you’re someone with expensive taste, it can be especially hard. Whether you prefer the best in wine, shoes, or jewelry, having an […]

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5 Ways to Go Green and Save Money on Earth Day

Earth Day is a great time to take a look at ways you can reduce waste and save resources.  You don’t need to wait until Earth Day to take these simple steps to go green and save a little money at the same time.   Go Paperless! Going paperless is not only a great way […]

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BillSnap by Cinch Financial – Saving Money the Easy Way

Knowing whether you have made the right decision in choosing which bank or mortgage company you should do business with is a challenge at best and can cost you thousands of dollars if you made the wrong choice. Wouldn’t it be great if there was an easy way to know for sure if you are […]

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Frugal Living Tips – 10 Easy Ways to Save $100 or More

Let’s face it, we all would like to be able to save money and reduce the amount we pay on monthly bills. It can take some time and effort to find the best deals and it can simply be a pain in the neck to comparison shop.  Here are 10 painless and easy ways to save money:   […]

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Jordan Spieth, Success and Having Passion for What You Do

Jordan Spieth recently won The Masters Golf Tournament, a remarkable accomplishment in and of itself except Jordan is just 21 years young.  Jordan didn’t do so bad last year as well, making 24 out of 27 cuts, played in his first Ryder Cup and finished 11th on the money list.  Did I forget to mention […]

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Millennials Spending Tax Refunds on Dream Vacation

Starting April 15th 3-Day Special Tax Day Travel Sale!   According to a recent survey by Travelocity, dream vacations top the list of “wouldn’t it be nice to splurge” uses of tax refunds. When taxpayers were asked if they would rather use their tax refund on something like repairing the family automobile or splurge on […]

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Millennials and Money – Managing Financial Stress

Money tops the list for causing stress among Americans and especially Millennials according to a new report from the American Psychological Association. Millennials lead all age groups when it comes to money worries edging out Gen Xers (5.5 on a 10 point scale vs 5.4 for Gen Xers, Boomers 4.5 and Matures 3.5). In fact, […]

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Money Saving Tips – Avoid These Impulse Buying Triggers

Have you ever made a purchase without really thinking about it?  Why do you think retail stores place all those items just before you get to the checkout register? They know this is the last opportunity they have to get you to spend more money! Because It’s On Sale! 88% of all impulse buying is […]

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