5 Smart Ways to Save on School Supplies

5 Smart Ways to Save on School Supplies

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Sending the kids back to school is something most parents look forward to. But shelling out money for school supplies? Not so much. For the 2018-2019 school year, Huntington Bank’s Backpack Index estimated that the average cost of school…
9 Smart Secrets to Save Big on Back-to-School

9 Smart Secrets to Save Big on Back-to-School

Back-to-school shopping can be a huge expense for parents. According to a 2017 report, the average back-to-school tab for one student runs about the same as a mortgage payment – $1,000 for middle schoolers and $1500 for high school students.…
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Top 5 Reasons You Should Shop at a Thrift Store

Shopping at a thrift store (or “thrifting” as the experts say) isn’t for the faint of heart, but it can also be a great way to find great deals when you’re on a tight budget. Plus, you can have an adventure while you’re at it!Here…
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Best Time to Buy: Shop for These Items Now and Save

When it comes to getting a great deal, timing is everything. Thinking ahead and buying things when they’re about to go out of season are two ways to save money on items you’re looking to buy. To help you zero in on seasonal deals, we’ve…

6 Father’s Day Gift Ideas Under $30

Dads deserve their day in the sun. But how do you find a Father’s Day gift he’ll appreciate without spending more than you can afford? We’ve rounded up six affordable ideas, ranging from free to around $30.1. A day (or night) at the…
Don’t Waste Your Money On These Unnecessary Baby “Essentials”

Don’t Waste Your Money On These Unnecessary Baby “Essentials”

It’s no wonder many new parents-to-be are completely overwhelmed by the idea of preparing for a baby – just head to your local baby supply store and you’ll be floored by their exhaustive list of registry “essentials.” The truth is,…

Avoid Spending Too Much on Holiday Gift-Giving

The holiday season is meant to be a time of joy. But spending too much on gifts – and adding to debt – can leave you feeling down.One of the easiest ways to overspend during the holidays is gift shopping without a plan. Check out this…
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10 Ways to Save on Gift Giving

Being short on funds doesn’t mean you have to sit out on holiday shopping altogether. With ideas like the following, you can spare your finances, enjoy the giving spirit of the season and provide your friends and family gifts they’ll appreciate.…

7 ways to cash in on savings, reduce expenses and earn more this fall

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Goodbye, summer. Hello, savings! You may not like seeing summer come to an end. But you can make the best of it. Learn how to take advantage of the change of seasons to save money on things you need, reduce expenses and add to your income.1.…

Costumes: Tricks for Treating Yourself to a Budget-Friendly Halloween

So, you and your kids have a blast celebrating Halloween. But you need to control your spending? Well, this Halloween, you can have your fun and spare your budget, too. It just takes a little creativity, inspiration from online sources, a look…

Plan Ahead to Keep Your Holiday Spending on Budget

Want to lower the stress of holiday shopping – on your budget and yourself? Create a shopping plan before you step into a store or browse online. This way you’ll avoid impulse purchases and overspending. Here are tips to help:Start with…

Your 10-Point Plan for Saving on Back-to-School Shopping

Teachers have lesson plans. Coaches have game plans.Parents – here’s your 10-point plan to help you save money on back-to-school shopping:1. Before you start shopping, look around your house. Search for school supplies you might already…

Ready to Take a Holiday from Taxes?

Several States Offer Back-to-School Savings with Temporary Sales Tax ReliefUnlike other holidays, sales tax holidays can help you cut expenses. That’s the case for the back-to-school sales tax holidays scheduled in July and August in 15…

Dads, Grads, Weddings and More!

Graduations. Father’s Day. Showers and weddings galore, maybe with a few birthday parties thrown in for good measure. It seems like June is a never-ending parade of celebrations – and there are usually gifts or other expenses involved. If…

25 Tips To Save Money on Everyday Expenses

Looking for extra cash without digging under the couch cushions? Search your everyday spending and household routines. There, you’ll likely find plenty of ways to cut expenses.Here are 25 tips to save money:1. Make coffee at home. Say…

10 Ideas to Spend Less for Easter

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Easter is on its way, which can mean expensive candy, outfits, decorations and dinner. Here are ten ideas on how to spend less for Easter:1. Free Easter egg hunts Go to a free community Easter egg hunt rather than spending money to host…
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5 Easy Gift Ideas Under $10

It’s the third week in December. You’re sprinting down the aisle at the drug store, trying to find a small holiday gift for your child to give his teacher. Or you stop by the grocery store on your way home from work, looking for something…
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On Your Mark, Get Set, Shop!

We have a few holiday shopping tips if you’ve decided to brave the crowds and head out on Black Friday this year.Although it is easy to think that everything on sale on Black Friday is a good deal, that may not always be the case. It is…

November Is The Best Time To Save on Candy, Cookware, and Wedding Dresses

November is the Best Time To…Now that Halloween’s come and gone, the holidays are ready to shift into high gear. But before you start preparing for Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and beyond, you should know that there are plenty of other…

September Is The Best Time To Save on Memories, Coffee and More

Find out how to celebrate our nation’s favorite hot beverage, how to save your summer memories and more.September is the Best Time to…Create Low-Cost Summer Memorabilia.You probably have some cherished memories of how you spent your…

August is the Best Time to ...

August is a pick-up-the-pace kind of month. There are school supplies to buy, new schedules to keep and great deals to be had. We’ve rounded up a list of savings opportunities and handy reminders to help you start the transition to fall.1.…

Buy the right laptop for back to school and save

Buy the right laptop for back to school and saveFor many students, starting the school year with the latest electronics isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. The problem is, parents can blow their entire back-to-school budget by buying a computer…

Summer Sales: What You Need, What Can Wait

One of the last places you probably want to be during the summer is at the mall or a big-box retailer searching for bargains. But it turns out that summer is the right season to find deals on a number of consumer items – and maybe not the…

Best Grilling Tools for Your Money

Nothing says summer like a tasty backyard barbecue with friends and family. Besides being fun and delicious, grilling can also be an affordable way to eat – if you know what grilling tools to use. 1. Best Grilling Tools for Your Money: Stainless…