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Jul 7th, 2015

Picnic Plans Perfected [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you have a picnic on the 4th of July? You aren’t alone. The Independence Day holiday ranks as the most popular for picnics in the U.S., and July is National Picnic Month, overall. If you’re looking to celebrate with a fantastic picnic, here’s an inside look at some of the best locations, food and […]

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Jun 29th, 2015

7 Easy and Inexpensive Hobbies You Aren’t too Old For

Ed note: Feel like you have no free time? List your hobbies as “sleeping” or “watching TV”? I completely relate. Kelly Whalen has some great ideas for adding activities to your life that are enriching, don’t require a huge time commitment and are affordable. We often think of hobbies as a childish thing or equate […]

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Jun 17th, 2015

3 Ways to Have Frugal Fun in the Sun

Ed note: Stretching a tight budget can be particularly challenging in the summer. With kids home – and complaining about boredom – you might be searching for fun things to do on the cheap. Tracie Fobes is here with some great ideas. When you think of summer, you often recall lazy days, sleeping late, hitting […]

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Jun 8th, 2015

Smart Ways to Throw a Wedding for $6,300

Ed note: Budget weddings are actually pretty trendy. Besides saving money (which is always cool), they force you to make more inventive and unique choices, as Dana LaRue outlines below. So, you’re engaged! Yay! Aside from the lovey, giddy feelings, you’re now staring down some major benefits of the betrothed. Namely, you get to file […]

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Jun 2nd, 2015

Is a Garage Sale Worth It?

The days are longer. The flowers have bloomed. Spring cleaning is done. And you can’t drive a mile without seeing a sign for a garage sale. Leer en Español. Whether you call it a garage sale, yard sale, tag sale, lawn sale, rummage sale or something else entirely, they are frequently an annual sign of […]

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Jun 1st, 2015

Buying and Selling Secondhand: A Guide to Making and Saving Money

Ed note: Summer is a great time to get deals, especially at local sales. It’s also an ideal time to sell your extra stuff! Save some time and headaches by learning from Christina Brown’s experience and pinpoint what to buy and sell this year. When money is tight, there are two things you can do: […]