Where Should I Put My Savings?

We stress over and over again how important it is to save money for a number of reasons, but where is the best place to stash your cash? There are different options to consider when saving money depending on what your goals are.

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Wedding Bells and Budgets

Wedding season is upon us! We’re getting ready to attend our first one of the year in a few weeks. This year’s agenda is considerably smaller than last year’s – we only have two as of now, but last year we attended NINE (in addition to our own), a majority of which were out of town. I really love going to weddings… free food & drinks, dancing, and family & friends, what’s not to like?

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Spending Less vs. Saving More

I decided to take a trip to our nearest factory outlet stores last weekend to pick up a few warmer weather items for my upcoming vacation (Goodbye, Pittsburgh. Hello, Los Angeles!). They’re typically known for having cheaper prices than you’d normally find in the stores at the mall, so this is usually the first place I think of going when my wardrobe needs a major overhaul every few years.

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Thrifty Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday. Have you planned anything special? Like many holidays, you can celebrate without spending a small fortune and still brighten your mom’s day. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

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What Are You Saving For?

Budget and save, save and budget – two very common goals that come up frequently here. We talk about why it’s important and some ways to get there, but what are these things we’re actually saving for? Here’s a list of 5 common things that you should be thinking about setting aside some money for:

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Secondhand Savings

While shopping can be fun, buying brand new isn’t always cost-effective or budget-friendly. The next time you’re looking to make a purchase, consider buying used items to save some cash, or think about renting or borrowing when you can. Check out some of the most common items that are bought secondhand:

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Saving Money – How Much and Where to Start

Every budgeting website will tell you over and over again to save money for emergencies, and this post will be no different. Having a savings account is crucial for your future, to say the least. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I regret not learning to manage my money until I was in my 20s, and how I wish I would have put more effort into saving more of what I was making when I was in high school and college.

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To Coupon or Not To Coupon – Are You Really Saving Money?

“Extreme Couponing” has been a fairly popular craze over the past few years, but I can’t say I’ve ever bought into it. It just seemed so time-consuming and tedious. It made me wonder if it was worth it, if there was some trick to it that I didn’t know about that would magically result in tons of savings on every trip to the store. I’ve given it a shot, and while I may have saved a buck or two, I felt my time was worth more than I was saving. Consider the following before you jump on the coupon-clipping bandwagon:

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