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America Saves Week 2019: Saving for the Unexpected

Well it’s America Saves week and today’s post is going to talk about one of the most crucial actions to take: saving for the unexpected. What is the unexpected? It might sound simple, but just to clarify, you want to

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Twitter Thursday: Strategize to Save on Holiday Parties and Gifts

The holidays are often riddled with expensive parties and endless gift opportunities. We joined Experian’s weekly Twitter Chat once again to discuss our strategies to save a little cash during this often financially stressful time of the year. Strategize to

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Posted in Being Frugal, Budgeting, Entertainment, Events, Holiday Shopping, Overspending, Savings, Shopping

Buying vs. Leasing a Vehicle: The Eternal Battle

New Vehicle

I’m going to break down leasing a car versus buying a new vehicle. Let’s use, for example, a $300/month lease at 12,000 miles/year for 36 months – over the life of three cars. (That is 108 total months or 9

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Posted in Debt, Shopping

Ideas for Free Activities in Duluth this Summer

Happy Friday! We’re flashing back to this post about budget-friendly activities to do in Duluth. I’ve lived in Duluth/the Duluth area for about 13 years now. I never thought I’d live here and when it’s freezing cold or foggy and

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Posted in Being Frugal, Entertainment

Don’t Let The Allures of Summer Bust Your Budget

We’re flashing back this Friday to Dan’s post about keeping summer affordable… Up here in Duluth, MN, it’s basically summer (or at least an approximation of what summer generally looks like in this part of the country.  It’s a bit

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Posted in Budgeting, Overspending
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