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Don't Let That Car Drain Your Wallet With These Great Tips!

Cars are expensive. If you don't properly maintain your car, it could cost you thousands to fix. And who has that kind of money? Well, hopefully, you do if you've been diligently building your emergency fund. If you're on a tight budget, you may be reluctant to take your car in for regular...

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Negotiate and SAVE!

Everything is up for negotiation. This is good to remember when you're trying to save money. You can make out with some good deals if you just ask. Before entering into negotiations, keep these things in mind:

  • Be patient and be on the look out for items you want to buy.
  • Have cash on hand and...
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How to Travel Without Busting Your Bank Account

Memorial Weekend is upon us. The unofficial start of summer kicks off the travel season. Just because you're paying down debt and saving money doesn't mean you can't enjoy a vacation or two. This is where your budget comes into play.

Your budget is basically you telling your money where to go. So...

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Do You Want To Be Wealthy? Do This!

"Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." ~Warren Buffett

Wealthy people like Warren Buffett planted several trees a long time ago. He didn't make his fortune by using credit cards or playing the lottery. He took calculated risks and saved his money.

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Show Mom You Care by Sticking To Your Budget

Mother's Day is Sunday. You've long outgrown your macaroni noodle masterpieces, so how do you express the immense gratitude for your mother without going over your budget?

Treat your mom to an experience this Mother's Day. Flowers die and jewelry tarnishes. Sites like Groupon and Living...

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Who's Going To Save You?

According to a NerdWallet survey, the average American is paying $555 a month in interest on their debts. That's more than $6,500 a year. In a recent article by CBS MoneyWatch, more than half of the population claims they can't handle a $500 emergency. It has also been reported that 70% of people...

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Coupon Your Way to Savings

You know we're all about saving money at Balanced Cents. Couponing is a popular topic when it comes to that. Have you ever been behind someone in the grocery checkout line who paid less than $20 for $200 worth of groceries? If so, then you know the power of couponing. 

I interviewed Alison...

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Are You Giving Your Children A Money Complex?

Think back to your childhood. How was money discussed in your household? Was it positive, negative, indifferent? Were you often told, "No, we can't afford it." when you asked for things? How did that make you feel? Did it influence how you deal with money today? How do you talk to your children...

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What's All the Hype About Direct Sales?

Why are so many people opting for direct sales? It seems like everywhere you turn there's someone selling LuLaRoe, Mary Kay, Pure Romance, Stella & Dot, or It Works! Direct sales companies have been around for decades—even more than a century. Avon takes that prize; it was founded...

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Meal Prep Your Way To Savings

I'm sure you've all heard of meal prepping by now. It's pretty big in the fitness community and definitely picking up steam with busy moms and professionals. 

So how does one meal prep? First, you plan your menu for the week. Next, prepare your grocery list. Then, pick a day of the...

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