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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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December’s Money Challenge: Gift Yourself (With Savings)

All year long, we’ve challenged you to save more, cut impulsive spending, and even earn some extra cash by cleaning out your closets. For this year’s final Ultimate Money Challenge, we want you to gift yourself—with savings. In other words, save a portion of your holiday spending.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Make Some Extra Cash Over the Holidays 

The stretch from November to January is so festive, so cheerful—and so expensive. There are the gifts for your family and friends, new outfits for dinners and parties, booze and food for your own shindigs, airfare or gas, holiday cards…the list goes on. In my house, at least, the late-January credit bills always…Read more… Continue […]

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September’s Money Challenge: No Restaurant Spending

Believe it or not, it’s time to start saving for the holidays. Gifts, travel, parties—these expenses creep up on you fast, so you want to prepare as soon as you can (and that means now). To help you save, this month we’re challenging you to cut back on a common splurge: restaurants.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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July’s Money Challenge: Save Your Spare Change

It’s summertime, it’s hot, and I’m pretty sure that means the holidays are the last thing on your mind. However, now is the time to start saving up for all your inevitable holiday spending, and this month’s challenge encourages you to do just that. Let’s keep our change.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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