November Challenge: Give the Gift of Hope

November Challenge: Give the Gift of Hope

We all love gifts, don’t we? Giving them. Receiving them. It’s all fun! But the presents we remember most are the ones offered with thought and intention—the ones that immediately show us how well the giver knows us and how much they believe in our potential. We’re talking about the gift of hope.

When have you received the gift of hope? Maybe it was a book that really spoke to your situation—one you read cover to cover and inspired you to make a positive, hopeful change in your life. Or maybe it was the new pair of running shoes your parents surprised you with the week before your first marathon. And with every step you took when you wanted to quit, your new shoes gave you hope that you would cross the finish line. So you kept running.

Hope is a powerful thing.

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8 Inexpensive Ways to Decorate Your Home for Fall

8 Inexpensive Ways to Decorate Your Home for Fall

The temperature is dropping, the leaves are changing colors, and the pumpkin spice lattes are in full force. It can only mean one thing—fall has arrived.

It’s only natural to want to put away the reminders of summer and move on to things like pumpkins and mums. But before you start swiping your card and loading up on expensive fall décor, check out these DIY fall decorations to help you celebrate the season without breaking the bank.

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Save Money on Groceries This Fall With These 5 Budget Tips

Save Money on Groceries This Fall With These 5 Budget Tips

With the arrival of the brightly colored autumn leaves and cooler temperatures, it’s time to shake up your grocery list. Summer produce is coming to an end, and you can officially start eating all those pumpkin-flavored treats you’ve been dreaming about for weeks.

But before you dive headfirst into fall, check out these five coupon-free budget tips to save money on groceries—and keep your belly full.

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Budget-Friendly Fall Activities for the Whole Family

Budget-Friendly Fall Activities for the Whole Family

Autumn has arrived, and it’s brought cooler temperatures and changing leaves along with it. It’s the perfect time to be outside—which means there are a lot of free activities everywhere you look!

If you’re working toward a big money goal or hoping to get a head start on Christmas savings, now is the perfect time to take advantage of all the budget-friendly fall activities.

To give you some ideas, we’ve created an EveryDollar fall bucket list. How many of these activities can you and your family cross off before winter?

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9 Ways to Save Money on Your Summer Party

9 Ways to Save Money on Your Summer Party

Summertime is party time!

With the warm weather, patriotic holidays and aroma of backyard cookouts everywhere, it’s only natural to want to invite friends and family over for a get-together. After all, it’s the perfect time to be outside having fun. But that fun can often come with a big cost.

But does it have to?

You can have an awesome celebration by being creative and spending wisely. It just takes a little planning on your part. Check out these nine ways to keep your fun level up and your cost level down:

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