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Build Your Social Budget Like a Financial Budget

Do you feel like your social life is out of control? Maybe you (or your kids) have events every evening, when all you want to do is spend a quiet night at home. Maybe you feel like you’re spending too much time “touching base” and “picking brains” with people you aren’t close to, and not […]

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How to Quickly Figure Out How Much Spending Money You’ll Have for the Year

A lot of us budget month-to-month, which means we often spend a little extra one month and tell ourselves that we’ll make it up the next month. (Then the next month arrives and we tell ourselves we’ll make it up the month after that, and so on.)Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How Single People Can Avoid Going Broke Over the Holidays

The holidays are an expensive time for everyone—holiday travel, gifts, food, booze and festive clothes can break the bank for even the most frugal. But December can be especially financially brutal for single people, says Carey Purcell, writing for the Washington Post. This is in large part because single people are…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Why You Should Give Your Kids a Budget for Gift-Giving 

The holidays cause some anxiety in my house: My husband and I are both somewhat undisciplined in our spending, and previous Januaries have arrived with credit-card bills so disturbingly large that I’ve wondered if we were in the grip of some kind of eggnog-induced mania. This holiday season is different, however: Last…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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10 Black Friday steals for the budget raver

 110 Black Friday steals for the budget raver2017 seems to have flown by in an instant. The holidays are officially underway, and festive vibes are unavoidable as the year comes to a close. Just in time for Black Friday, we here at Dancing Astronaut thought it appropriate to compile a little list of key items […]

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Don’t Forget to Budget for These Expenses When Buying a Car

Cars are expensive, and their massive price tag goes beyond the sticker price you see in the window at your local dealership. Drivers pay for a number of ongoing costs, so if you’re in the market for a car, don’t forget to budget for these.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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President Trump Announces Order For Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars Worth Of Invisible F-35s

After distastefully joking to a crowd of Puerto Ricans devastated by Hurricane Maria that they were taking up too much of the budget, Trump later proudly announced in a military briefing that he would be rewarding the armed forces for their relief efforts on the island by ordering “hundreds of millions of dollars” in…Read more… […]

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Trump’s $668 Billion Defense Budget Still Doesn’t Match His Campaign Promises 

President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget is here and he isn’t being stingy with the defense spending. The controversial plan calls for $668 billion in spending, a $52 billion increase overall from last year. But Trump’s bill is still not the military-grower he said it would be.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Republicans Vow to Kill Their Own Bipartisan Budget Because They’re Functionally Insane

For the last couple of weeks Republicans in search of a win have been working in good faith with Democrats (no, seriously) to put together a spending bill they could all sign off on. It does some of what Republicans want and some of what Democrats want. In other words, it’s a normal piece of …Continue […]

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