18 Simple Ways to Lower Your Auto Insurance Costs

In the olden days, they used to call cars “lady killers” for two reasons: 1) Because of how stylish and cool they looked, and 2) because of how many accidents they caused. Hence, this is why we all are required to carry auto insurance.  You never know where and when something is going to happen to you out on the road.  It could be your fault, or it could be the other guy’s.  Regardless, there will always be a price

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9 Thoughtful Ways to Have a Great Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be a fun time to celebrate the ones you love.  But it can also come at a pretty steep price if you’re not careful.  Unlike when we were all small children and exchanged those chalky candy hearts, the expectations when you’re an adult can be quite a bit different.  But they also don’t necessarily have to be. If you’re stuck with what to do for your significant other this Valentine’s Day, then here are 9 tips that

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17 Tricks for Spending Less Money on Gas

It’s a fact that everyone who’s driven over the last 100 years knows: If you’re going to drive a car, you’re going to have to pay for gas! Until they perfect the electric vehicle, gas will just simply be one of those unavoidable expenses that comes along with being able to travel.  Next to the cost of the vehicle itself, gas will be the second most expensive part of owning and operating that vehicle with each mile you travel. Despite

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17 Smart Ways to Lower Your Mortgage Payments

Owning a house will be easily one of the biggest purchases of your life.  But that your mortgage payments have to stay gigantic for the rest of your life.  When the opportunity strikes, you can easily shave hundreds of dollars off your monthly payments which could translate into few years and thousands of dollars saved over the lifetime of your mortgage. Here are 17 clever ways how to save more money on your mortgage payments each month. 1. Don’t live

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19 Easy Ways to Slash Your Cell Phone Bill

Cell phones are a funny thing.  20 years ago, they barely existed.  Now we can’t seem to do anything without them.  In fact, in a recent Gallup poll, 46 percent of people agreed with the statement “I can’t imagine my life without my smartphone”.  Wow …. While cell phones arguably do a great deal to entertain us and make our lives easier, the price that comes along with owning one certainly does not.  Paying $100-$200 per month for a proper cell

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Cut Your Grocery Bill Using These 6 Amazing Techniques

Cut Your Grocery Bill Using These 6 Amazing Techniques

The following post is a contribution from Tina over at Pro Finance Blog. One of the most frequently asked questions about grocery shopping is “How can we stay healthy and fit without spending too much money on buying food items?” Although it can be tricky, you can have the best of both worlds.  The trick is to think healthy and stick mainly to the things you truly need to get.  Understanding how food fits into your monthly budget will help you minimize how much

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34 Helpful Ways to Save Money on Hotels

Hotels … Some of our best memories about going on vacation and places we’ve stayed have a lot to do with the hotel we were at. Hotels can offer us anything and everything we’re looking for in a vacation: A beautiful room with a view, a romantic getaway, pools that disappear into the sunset, and restaurants that serve food better than anything we’ve ever eaten. … or they can end up being a total bust – the equivalent to camping

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13 Ways You Can Spend Less When Buying Household Products

When you go to reach for something to use in your house, you just want it to be there.  Whether it’s the right size light-bulb, a bottle of laundry soap, or -worse- another roll of toilet paper. In order to do all of this, you have to keep it well stocked and supplied at all times.  Here are 13 great ways you can save more money when buying household products. 1. Get organized first.  Ask yourself this: How many times have

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24 Tips for Saving Money While Preparing Your Tax Return

Taxes … there’s nothing fun about them.  They are complicated, tedious, and can take up your time. But more importantly, they can also take up your money if you’re not careful.  On one hand they cost you way more than is necessary if you’ve got a pretty simple return to file.  Or on the other hand they can turn into a costly nightmare if you make a mistake or file them incorrectly.  It can be a scary fine line. Luckily,

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15 Tips for Spending Less on Fast Food

Ahh, fast food.  You taste you good!  But you’re SO bad.  Bad for both my health and my wallet. Seriously!  Have you seen the price of some combo-meals?  For our family of four, we can spend more at a Subway sometimes than we can for a nice sit-down meal, complete with a tip!  That’s crazy. While fast food can be useful when you’ve got about 30 seconds to find something to eat before your next kid’s soccer game, here are

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