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You Just Need to Increase Your Savings By 1% a Year

One of the most common questions people have about getting their finances in order is how to possibly save enough for retirement when the numbers are so overwhelming. Life is expensive, and putting away 10 percent of your salary per year seems painful at best and impossible at worst.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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See How Much More You’ll Spend On Gas This Year Based On Your Vehicle

Current gas prices nationwide are the highest they’ve been since 2014, meaning you might want to re-calculate your gas budget. This tool tells you how much you’ll spend on gas over the next year based on your car’s model and how many miles you think you’ll be driving. It also can tell you how much […]

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To Travel Cheaply, Watch Currency Exchange Rates

Saving on travel is all about flexibility, says the anonymous editor-in-chief of the luxury travel site Andrew Harper. He told Lifehacker about a few reliable ways to watch for discounts on luxury travel, one of which will make you feel like a complete master of the universe, which you already know because we spoiled…Read more… […]

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Before You Buy Something New, Shop Your Own Stuff

Most of the time, saving money is more about knowing what not to buy then it is about squirreling cash away. If you’re an impulsive shopper like me, that can be a problem. That’s why I recommend you shop at one particular store before all the others: your own.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Save Big at Hotels by Booking Connecting Rooms Instead of Suites

A multi-room hotel suite gives your party a common area to hang out in, but also allows everyone the privacy of their own room. They’re great for family reunions, weddings, and bachelor or bachelorette parties. Trouble is, these types of suites are often staggeringly expensive. Here’s how you can get a suite-like…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What 20-Somethings Need to Know About Getting Their Financial Lives in Order

A new class of college graduates means millions of young people are entering the workforce for the first time. But between building your emergency fund, paying off student loan debt and investing for the first time, there’s still a lot more to learn. So what do you prioritize? That’s what we’re tackling this week.Read more… […]

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This Bus Route Gets You to Five Major Cities in the UK for Less Than $90

It’s easy to shrug off bus travel when you can fly, take trains, or rent cars, but bus travel almost always has one distinct advantage: it’s dirt cheap. If you’re traveling to the UK anytime soon, check out their bus routes. You can see a sizable portion of the country for less than $90 (not […]

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MoviePass Subscriptions Are Back Down to $6.95 If You Act Fast

MoviePass announced a new low price for their almost-all-you-can-watch movie subscription today. For a limited time, you can sign up for MoviePass for only $6.95 a month, a price they’ve only offered briefly once before. If you haven’t given in yet, now might be the time.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Cheapest Places to Stay in Japan

I keep telling people that traveling to Japan is way more affordable than they think, especially if you book the right accommodations. We’re talking as little as $20 to $50 a night if you know where to look! These obviously aren’t five-star resorts, but they’re worth it for the money you’ll save.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Please Don’t Use Cloth Toilet Paper

“The family cloth” is a reusable alternative to toilet paper, made of rags, old t-shirts, sewn fabric, or purchased cloth wipes. They are mostly used for wiping pee, but some families use them for poop and periods. The practice (common until the modern era) is now mostly featured in eco-conscious and “frugal” …Read more… Continue […]

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If You’re Visiting Japan, ‘Konbinis’ Are Your New Favorite Thing

Traveler, let me give you my most useful tip for visiting Japan: the “konbini” is life. It’s a one-stop shop for literally anything a wide-eyed tourist such as yourself may need while you explore the brightly lit corridors of Tokyo, or get swallowed by the serene silence of temples and shrines in Kyoto.Read more… Continue […]

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