more about: money

Coupons Help Feed the Hungry

We cook a lot in my household, so a large portion of our monthly budget goes towards groceries. As a result, I’m always looking for ways to save on my next trip to the supermarket. While there are a lot of online coupon sites out there, CouponsForChange.org really stood out to me. Not only does it offer hundreds of discounts […]

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Being Sad Can Cost You

The classic carol claims that “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” But for some, the holidays are a time of melanholly, a.k.a. the holiday-season blues (as dubbed by last week’s issue of the New York Times magazine). And those moody feelings could end up costing you more than a gift-buying spree at the mall. New data from Harvard and […]

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Have You Tried It? Target’s Electronics Trade-in Program

So what happens when you decide it’s time to upgrade to a new gadget—moving from the original iPad to a newer version, or switching systems and going to an Android tablet? What do you do with the device that you’re replacing? You could sell it on eBay or Craigslist, gift it to a family member, or reach out to your […]

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Tight Holiday Budget? Try Homemade Gifts

With news about going over the fiscal cliff dominating the headlines and e-mails proclaiming “Sale extended!” popping up in my inbox, I wasn’t too surprised to hear that the majority of consumers are cutting back on their holiday spending. A recent poll hosted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling found that half of shoppers plan to spend less this year […]

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What to Do If Organic Produce is Out of Your Price Range

Yes, we know that there are certain foods that you should always try to buy organic. But those foods can get quite pricey, and can make a huge impact on your budget. So, if you can’t afford to buy these 10 organic foods experts recommend, here’s one thing you can do to make the conventional versions a bit healthier—peel off the […]

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It’s Time to Buy: Christmas Morning Pajamas

Did you know that November is the best time to buy new PJs and slippers? Well, it is. Because retailers know that pajamas and slippers make great holiday gifts, and thus use discounts on these items to lure shoppers with well-priced sets. So, if you have a tradition of getting new pajamas for Christmas Eve/Christmas morning, now is the time […]

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Give Back by Grocery Shopping

‘Tis the season for giving. And ’tis the season for eating, too. So what’s better than to combine the two? Shoparoo is a secure, free mobile app for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets that allows you to raise money for your child’s school simply while food shopping. All you have to do is buy groceries and take a photo […]

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Prepping for Cyber Monday’s Shop-a-Thon

Your legs may get a workout walking around the mall on Black Friday, but it’s unlikely that your wallet will. A recent survey by CouponCabin found that almost half of Cyber Monday shoppers plan to spend more money buying gifts online on November 26 than they will in-store the entire holiday season. Those online shoppers plan to drop a chunk of […]

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The Results Are In: How You Shop for the Holidays

Earlier this fall we asked you to take a survey about your holiday shopping habits, and now we’re pleased to share some of the results with you. Turns out, you buy more gifts than you would like, but you do get your shopping done early. How do you compare to other readers? Are you pretty much on par? Get more […]

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Check Out Your Charity: The #1 Thing to Look For

Before you write a check to a charity this fall, there’s one thing you should verify. Make sure that your organization of choice has 501(c)(3) tax status from the IRS. Having this status means that they donations are used for charitable purposes; your gifts are tax-deductible; that they make their financial information public; and that there are rules governing how […]

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