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Dear 3Rivers: Help! I Can’t Stop Overspending

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015

Dear 3Rivers, I'm lucky. I'm a 27-year-old college graduate and I landed a well-paying gig right out of school. I'm making $50,000 a year in the finance industry, and have a…

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Watch-it-Wednesday: Minimalist Budget Tips for Saving Time + Money

Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

We came across Exploring Alternatives' channel on YouTube and could not stop watching! This couple has some incredibly useful advice - and even though much of it we've heard before,…

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How-Tuesday: How to Prevent Impulse Buying

Posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2015

You've created an incredibly thorough budget. You're making all the smart moves, like couponing, eating at home, and even making your own cleaning products to save money. Yet,…

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Money Monday: Keep Your Budget in Check This Summer

Posted on Monday, June 1, 2015

This article originally appeared on LearnVest, authored by Sheryl Nance-Nash. There’s something about warm weather that makes frivolity fashionable and having a good time priority…

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How-Tuesday: How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Thirty-eight million households in the United States today live paycheck to paycheck. Sure, many of these households own their own home or contribute to their retirement savings, but…

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Quick Money Tip: Try a Spending Freeze

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015

If you follow many personal finance or frugal living blogs, you know that the term “spending freeze” has been hot in the blogosphere the last couple of years. But just…

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Thrifty Thursday: Free Budgeting Tools + Calculators

Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2015

We've spent a lot of time on the blog discussing the importance of creating a budget and how to create a budget as well as establish emergency savings before diving into the likes of…

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Money Monday: Managing Your Money as a Freelancer

Posted on Monday, May 4, 2015

So, you've decided - or are still deciding - to break away from the standard 9-to-5 cubicle job and enter the ever-growing world of freelance. Before you dive in fully, prepare to start…

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Budgeting: A Visual Guide to How Small Cutbacks Lead to Great Savings

Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2015

We're always on the lookout for tips and tricks, that are both realistic and simple, that can result in spending less and saving more. We think this infographic does a great job of…

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Throwback Thursday: 5 Old-School Money-Saving Tips That Still Work

Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2015

While ever-improving technology has brought about great convenience when it comes to our financial needs - like mobile and online banking, remote check deposits, and budgeting apps - …

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