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Budget-Friendly Fun (Yes, It’s a Real Thing)

Whether you’re working on a big savings goal or just trying to cut down on your expenses, you’ve probably felt that budgeting belt growing tight. We’re proud of you for getting serious about your finances—but you can stick to your budget and still have fun. After all, fun isn’t a four-letter word. Debt is.

As a starting point, we want to give you a big list of inexpensive adventures to enjoy alone, as a couple, with friends, or as a family. Get ready to stretch your entertainment budget line, because we’re about to have some seriously budget-friendly fun.

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Spring Cleaning Tips to Save You Money

Spring Cleaning Tips to Save You Money

Spring is the time of year when you feel revitalized and ready to weed, dust and generally take on the world.

But before you start doing all that manual labor, we have a few low-impact projects that can pay off just as big. Take this month’s challenge and add these nine money-saving solutions to your spring-cleaning list:

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How to Save Money Fast

How to Save Money Fast

Want to take control of your money for good?

You already know this advice: Get out of debt. And we’re totally on board with this plan. But first, you need a starter emergency fund. Just $1,000 in the bank provides you with all kinds of financial protection.

When you’re holding $1,000 before getting out of debt, you can avoid taking on new debt. So when life tries to mess with you—your tire goes flat, your kid gets sick, the pipe under your sink bursts—you’re ready. You can easily pay what you owe and move on to more important things like knocking out that debt.

Of course, maybe you’re wondering, How on earth am I going to make $1,000?Don’t worry. We’ve got plenty of ideas. If you’re willing to get a bit radical, you’ll not only make $1,000, but you’ll make it fast!

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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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