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Profitable Ideas: The Cost of “Free,” How to Raise Money-Wise Kids, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. Low cost is better than free (Daniel Egan). “Free” appeals to our senses, but it usually comes with hidden costs. How to make up lost ground if you got a late start saving for retirement (A Wealth of Common Sense). It isn’t […]

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Profitable Ideas: Financial Happiness In a Tough Season, What You Give Up For a Coupon, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. All the happiness money can buy in the winter of Covid-19 (MSN). With our freedom to do stuff still very restricted, some good reminders about the most satisfying uses of money. Kristina Ellis won $500,000 in scholarships and graduated without student […]

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The Three Expenses You Have to Get Right

Financially, I’m all about sweating the small stuff. Even though I don’t like the word “frugal,”  if you followed me around for a week you might describe me that way. I bring my lunch to work almost every day, reuse plastic bags, and almost always order water in restaurants. However, I’m also all about sweating […]

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Profitable Ideas: Overcoming the Single Greatest Financial Fear, 3 Ways to Keep Identity Thieves at Bay, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. This is Americans’ greatest financial fear (USA TODAY). Do YOU share this concern? If so, get in the habit of paying yourself second. Yes, second. 3 sneaky ways identity thieves can access your data (Time). Recovering from an […]

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How to Be a Smart Organic Food Shopper

One of the key challenges to eating healthy is doing so without breaking the household bank. That’s because eating healthy means not only eating plenty of fruit and vegetables, it means choosing organic food.  Add food inflation to the mix and it’s easy to conclude that you can either spend smart or eat healthy – […]

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Picking A Fight With Food Inflation

For many families, food is one of their largest expense categories.  And you’ve no doubt noticed that food prices have been on the rise. It’s obvious to me that there are fewer discounted items at the grocery store these days.  And, when I reached for a can of one of my favorite brands of coffee […]

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Are You a Two-List Shopper?

You’ve heard it for years: Never go grocery shopping without a list.  But did you know that even list users typically have two lists?  There’s the list in their hand and the list in their head.  As reported on MSN.com, a new study found that 75 percent of shoppers entered the store knowing they were […]

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More Amazing Tales From Super Couponers

If couponing were a sport, Jill Cataldo and Nathan Engels would be Olympic champions.  As reported by ABCNews.com, Cataldo’s weekly grocery bill runs between $40 and $60, and that’s to feed a family of five.  Engels spends almost no money on groceries; he hasn’t had to buy toilet paper since 2007 thanks to the three-year […]

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Smart Shopping at the Grocery Store

For most families, the grocery store is one of the most frequently visited retail stores. That’s why it’s so important to be proactive in spending wisely when doing what can feel like a routine chore. As pointed out on MSNBC recently, “Marketers have put more thought into grocery stores than any other type of store […]

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Is Frugality Fading?

Frugality has been all the rage during the recession. But now there’s some evidence that our money-saving ways may be going by the wayside. A CNN.com story noted that the personal savings rate dipped in June after several months of strong growth. And, while an HSBC survey found that 85 percent of people have modified […]

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