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How does your garden (or patio or deck or sunroom) grow?

There’s nothing wrong with scrimping and saving for that home improvement project or tractor mower…

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ADULT PIGGY BANK

If you have a jar, give it a new purpose. Toss spare change into it until it’s full. Give it time, but you’ll end up with hundreds of dollars for a vacation or another prized purchase.

Fight Against Credit Card Skimming and Fraudulent Transactions

The risk of being compromised by a credit and debit card skimmer has significantly increased…

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2019 Financial Resolutions

Resolution-making is in full force for 2019. Resolution-keeping? Well, you’ll have to wait until the…

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Give the gift of you

Instead of buying a gift, offer your help instead. You can mow the lawn, baby or pet sit, wash the car, run errands, etc., and it doesn’t cost you anything but your time.

Beeep…

Using your microwave can reduce your cooking energy costs by as much as 80%. Cooking times are shorter and your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard during the summer.

Do a closet dive

Do you really need a new wardrobe? Go through everything you’ve got and revive the buried outfits to feel fresh again.

Flip the switch

Turn off lights when you’re not in the house or in the room. Leaving 10 incandescent bulbs on for an hour a day adds about $24 to your annual electric bill.

Travel local

There are exotic places you could go, but how well do you even know the place you live? Save money by staying home and really explore your town or a neighboring community like a visitor would.

How does your garden (or patio or deck or sunroom) grow?

There’s nothing wrong with scrimping and saving for that home improvement project or tractor mower…

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Hang in instead of out

You can be social without ever leaving your home. Invite friends or family over instead of blowing your entertainment budget on a night out on the town.

Patience pays off

When you really want to buy something, just wait. Putting some time between you and the item gives you a better perspective on whether you really need it.