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Going Green on a Budget

Going green typically means a higher price tag. If you are on a tight budget, going green may seem completely impossible. However there are a few ways that you can go green without breaking the bank....(more)

How to Shop Smart Online

Online shopping has quickly become the most popular way to shop. Shopping online offers convenience for the busy parent or for those that live in rural areas. However, online shopping can cause you to spend more money than you originally planned with steep shipping costs and the plethora of online retailers to browse. There are ways to save time and money while shopping online that will make the experience even better....(more)

Ways to Save on Halloween

Fall is here and soon it will be Halloween. If you are a parent, you know how quickly Halloween can become expensive. There are costumes, candy, decorations, and parties that you have to buy for. If you find yourself going over your Halloween budget year after year, try a few of these tips to see if they can help you stay in line with your spending....(more)

Simple Ways to Save on Baby Items

The stress of soon becoming a new parent can leave you feeling overwhelmed. A new baby means new expenses but with a little planning you can reduce those expenses. These five simple tips will help to alleviate some of the cost of preparing for a new baby....(more)

Auto

How to Increase Your Vehicle's Gas Mileage

If you will take a few simple steps you will increase the gas mileage of your vehicle. Getting more miles per gallon ensures that you spend less money at the gas station. These simple steps can easily be completed at home. For the most part you will not even need any tools in order to increase your gas mileage....(more)

Entertainment

How to Legally Get Free Music Online

Over the years, pirating music has become a crime that is prosecuted thoroughly, and almost all of the original file sharing programs that once existed have been shut down. The positive to this is that there are now services offered online for free music that are fully legal. Some services offer radio capability, many of which are customizable to your tastes, and a few of them allow you to have access to almost any music you could possibly want from home or on your mobile device. Most of these services are free with paid upgrades being available for ad-free streaming or mobile access. Perhaps the best part, however, is that these are all legal, and many of them pay the rights holders of the music from the funds from premium accounts. With that in mind, the following sites are some of the best places to get free music online....(more)

Budget Friendly Fun

Maintaining a tight budget has become more important than ever today. With gas prices sky rocketing, the recession still in swing, and the job market at a crawl, times are tough. With that being said, the frugal can do a variety of activities for entertainment without blowing the budget. Next time you sit down with your friends and family to plan an adventure, consider some of the following frugal living fun ideas....(more)

Beach Fun on a Budget

For many people throughout the world, summertime means going to the beach, and there are countless fun activities on the beach to enjoy. Some of these activities, however, incur charges, some of which can actually be quite expensive. However, there are some beach activities that are free or are at least very budget-friendly. As such, the following information will explore a number of these budget-friendly beach activities....(more)

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Jessi Fearon

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Jessi is a wife, mother, and avid budget fanatic. She graduated from Kennesaw State University in May of 2012 with a B.B.A in Accounting. Before becoming a stay-at-home mom to two boys under the age of two, she was a project manager for an engineering firm in Atlanta. She is... Read More

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