Cheapest Cities in Europe

Looking for a cool trip, but don’t want to spend too much? These cities make it easy to stick to your budget without missing out. 1. Budapest, Hungary Currency: Hungarian Forint (1 Forint = $0.0035 USD) Main Attractions: Budapest is known for being a “spa city,” so be sure to take advantage of the natural…
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Monthly Boxes Probably Aren’t Worth It–But Not for the Reason You Think

What started with Birchbox has expanded into an empire of monthly “box” services—some category of products mailed to your door every month in exchange for a monthly subscription fee. These range from programs sending out razors, to fine wines, to not-so-fine wines, to old comic book paraphernalia, so there’s truly something for everyone. But is…
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Smart Money Management: Just like Football

Summer is over, and football season is upon us. That means it’s time to set up your fantasy league, secure the best spot on the couch, and start watching—and then it’s time to manage your finances. It might not seem like a logical part of the list, but if you can follow the rules of…
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Couponing 101

Breaking News: Being an underemployed, loafer-sporting middle aged woman is no longer a prerequisite for using coupons.We’ve all watched our mothers trifle through their “pocketbooks” at the checkout counter searching for that coupon they cut out of a magazine at home. No offense to your mom, but we promise there’s a better way. We found…
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How to Follow a Monthly Budget

Step 1: Keep Track of Expenses Start by keeping a “Money Diary”. This doesn’t even necessarily require you to meticulously keep track of all your checks and receipts; just carry around a little notebook and write it down every time you make a purchase. It should look like this:3/23/2016Coffee $4.76Food Shopping $68.79Pilates Class $50.00Dinner $47.83This…
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Save Money on Grocery Shopping

Groceries are a necessity, and food shopping is an inevitable expense for all of us. It’s never the most exciting part of your day (or maybe it is, but in that case you might want to seriously reconsider some of your life choices), but it can be a great opportunity to save money without making…
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Is Netflix Really Worth It?

Once upon a time Netflix was a small company that (barely) made money off of mailing DVDs to customers’ homes. Today, Netflix is measured to be worth $32.9 billion, and it’s become a somewhat necessary service, an acceptable social activity, and even its own verb (“Netflix and Chill”). But is Netflix worth your money? Are…
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How to Start Saving Money Now

It is no secret that everyone has trouble saving money. However, no matter how thin your budget is, anyone can save a bit of money that can start building up into that new car or house you always wanted. Here are five tips on how to get started. 1. Open a Savings Account Immediately To…
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Life Insurance After Cancer

Contrary to popular belief, life insurance after cancer is possible, and often at a more reasonable price than one would expect. Too many cancer survivors are living under the illusion that they’re uninsurable, so take the time to learn about your options.We’re not delusional—there are of course certain challenges associated with finding a life insurance…
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Use Education Savings Plans to Help Boost Your College Fund

A growing number of parents are becoming concerned over the limitations of their college savings options and the poor returns they’re generating. 529 college savings plans have been criticized for their anemic returns and high fees, and parents are often limited to plans available in their state. One option that is receiving much more attention…
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