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Don't Let Back to School Shopping Bust Your Budget

 

I know what you're thinking. The kids just got out for the summer. You have several weeks before you have to think about shopping for back to school. But it's never too early to get a start on it. Your wallet and sanity will thank you for it!

Just to remind you, these are the typical back to...

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Five Ways to Kick Debt and Do the Holidays Different

I love Christmas and the holiday season. I love everything about it—the food, the cookies, the holiday movies, gift giving, and don’t forget about the Brandy Slush in the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation moose mugs! Ah, the holidays are so much fun!

There's something I hate...

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Conquer Back to School Shopping Like a Boss!

Summer is coming to an end. And if you have children, that means back to school. You also know that your children can be some of your biggest budget busters. But we're here to help you get them ready for school without hurting your wallet or pulling your hair out.

Some schools are already back in...

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Four Tips To Quick Impulse Spending – Cold Turkey

Impulse spending is very common today. At every turn there are temptations. We live in a "gotta have it" society. When you're trying to get out of debt, impulse spending can be detrimental to your finances. You have to start planning for every penny you earn. Here are some steps to help you in...

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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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"I Need This!" – This Will Empty Your Bank Account

This is what gets us into trouble. Too often we confuse what we need with what we want and before long, we have copious amounts of stuff and no money.

Before spending money on things you don't need, figure out what your necessities are. These are usually groceries, gas, clothing, electricity,...

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Are You Making This Mistake With Credit Cards?

So the other day I was in line at Victoria's Secret with my wife. We were checking out and there was a young couple that was next to me who was also checking out. I overheard the cashier selling them a store credit card and she had me hooked. Wait, to be clear it wasn’t on the store credit...

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