Live Simply, Save Money

Want to Save Money? Live like a College Student

Many recent college graduates fall into a financial trap of immediately upgrading their lifestyles once they get a job. They get a nice apartment (or buy a house) and buy or lease a new car. They buy a lot of expensive clothes and start eating at restaurants every day. As tempting as it may be to start living a more lavish lifestyle once you’re out of college and finally have a “grown-up” paycheck, that first paycheck often doesn’t stretch as far as you might expect.

Here are a few easy ways for new college grads (or people of any age) to save money by “living like a college student.”

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Budget-Friendly Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

7 Inexpensive Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

Summer is here, and it is a scorcher! So much so in many areas that you might just be tempted to hide in your house and crank up the A/C… until you realize how much that’s actually going to cost you. But fear not! In the hot summer months, there are other ways to avoid burning to a crisp or melting away without your bank account melting away as well.

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Money Saving Tips for College Students

8 Money-Saving Tips for College Students

For most college students, this is the first time you are managing a budget and incurring debt. Developing cost-saving habits will allow you to live more comfortably as you pursue your degree and help you continue to live well after you graduate. So whether you’re saving up to throw a killer tailgate party for Homecoming or just paying tuition for next semester, here are a few tips for keeping your budget under control.

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Skip the Spa! 7 Inexpensive Ways to Reduce Stress

A trip to the spa can be a welcome break from the distractions of everyday life and a wonderful way to get away from it all, but there’s one part of the experience that can actually cause stress: the bill! So before you book your next day trip, consider other, less expensive ways that you can relax, refresh and rejuvenate.

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How to Make Valentine’s Day Special on a Budget

Valentine’s Day is about showing you care, not who can spend the most money, so when you’re brainstorming ways to celebrate, go back to the basics. What can you do to make the day special for the one you love? Here are a few low-cost ideas.

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5 Ways to Save Money at the Movies

There are few things more fun than going to the movies for a showing of the hottest new film, bucket of popcorn in your lap and cold soda at your side. There are also few things more expensive than a night at the movies. Nowadays, a ticket can cost you upwards of 10 bucks a pop, and that’s before you even get to the concession stand, where you’re sure to drop another 20 big ones. Don’t let the hefty price tag keep you from enjoying the latest flick. Here’s how you can save some cash at the movies.

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9 Top Money Saving Tips for a Night on the Town

When you’re living on a tight budget, going out for a night on the town can seem like an extravagant expense, but it doesn’t have to be. There are many ways to cut back your spending but still enjoy a night of good food, drinks and dancing. So get ready to paint the town red while you save some green!

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