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This Chart Shows You How Much Fabric You Need to Reupholster Furniture

Reupholstering old furniture—whether it’s a sofa you’ve had for years, or a couch you rescued from the curb—can give a piece new lease on life. The problem is that it can be a challenge to figure out exactly how much fabric you need based on the type and shape of your item.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How Did You Do on the No-Credit-Card Challenge?

It’s almost time to flip the calendar page, which means it’s time to end our no-credit-card challenge. How did you do this month during Lifehacker’s most polarizing challenge ever? Did you find yourself planning to use cash instead of plastic? Did you cut down on spending altogether?Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Sane Person’s Guide to FIRE Savings

The concept of FIRE—Financial Independence, Retire Early— is pretty straightforward. If you can save up enough money when you’re young(er), you can have a ton more flexibility later in life. You might choose to quit your job and start a business, or unload your house to travel the world. If you can save, you can…Read […]

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Create a Personal Finance Balance Sheet to See Where You Stand

If you’re planning a financial overhaul in 2019, one of the first things you need to do is figure out where you stand. And as advised by Kiplinger, one of the easiest ways to do that—and potentially discover possible cracks in your foundation in the process—is to create a balance sheet.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Use DollarBird for Easy, Hands-On Budgeting

There’s no shortage of budgeting apps out there, but sometimes, rather than futzing with categories, charts, graphs and daily alerts that you’re over a pre-set budget or have “irregular spending” in a certain category (ahem, Mint), you just want something simple to track the money you’re spending.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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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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