Blue toothbrush and paste

Balancing Your Budget with… Toothpaste?

The creative use of ordinary items you already have in your home can save you money. Consider, for example, plain white toothpaste. It’s cheap, especially if purchased in a clearance bin or dollar store. In addition to keeping your pearly whites shining and healthy, the humble tube of toothpaste can do the following for you at a fraction of the cost of buying a cartload of specialized products.

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6 Tips for Budget-Friendly Shopping at Yard Sales

If you’ve set up a budget, you know how hard it can be to keep on track. We all have times when our expenses are bigger than we thought. Shopping at yard sales can balance your budget again in a hurry. Put aside your biases (“new” is not always better than “used”), grab the classified section of your local newspaper, and start saving!

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Money Saving Tips for Pet Lovers

Money-Saving Tips for Pet Lovers

Americans keep 71 million dogs and 81 million cats as pets. The pet industry is huge, and filling a shopping cart in a pet store can ruin a budget. You pay attention to the big picture like your credit score, budget planning, and great deals on home loans. If your pets deserve a good budget checkup too, try these tips.

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Money Saving Tips for Pet Health Care

6 Ways to Save Money on Pet Health Care

Healthy personal finance means paying attention to your credit rating, watching your spending habits, creating a budget, and sticking to it. If you’re a pet owner, Fido or Fluffy is a family member – but also a line item in the monthly budget. You can save money while pampering your furry family member with these budget-smart tips.

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Does Bulk Buying Save Money?

To Buy… or Not to Buy in Bulk

Sometimes we make financial decisions on the “bigger is better” principle. Buying a new home can mean more square footage for a growing family. A higher credit score is always a good thing. But what about shopping at supermarkets, discount department stores, or member warehouses? Is bigger always better? If you’re prone to pushing that oversized shopping cart up and down the concrete aisles, you owe it to yourself – and your budget – to think about bulk buying

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5 Tips for Money-Smart Car Care

So you got a fantastic deal on that car. You made the tough choices: new or used? Lease or buy? You’ve been careful about your credit, so you found a car loan that fits your budget. You’re off to a great start. Here are some tips for keeping your wheels on the smart-money highway.

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Farm-Fresh Food that's Easy on the Budget, Photo Courtesy of @LiveSimply2LifeWell on Flickr

6 Tips for Budget-Friendly Farm-Fresh Food

Building financial security means taking care of the big things. Fortunately, there are a lot of helpful personal finance sites available that dispense great advice on “big picture” elements of financial health. But what about that day-in, day-out food budget? It’s part of your financial health, too. Here are six tips for getting the most out of your food budget and enjoying the most nutritious, freshest food imaginable.

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