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How to Get All of Your Subscriptions Under Control

There’s a subscription for everything, from gaming to streaming to pre-packaged meals. And as convenient as all of these services may be, those “only $5/month” offers can quickly stack up and get out of control. In the video above, I share some of the techniques I use to keep my subscription budget in check.Read more… […]

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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

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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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