Saving money does not mean always buying the cheapest product. The quality of the product you are buying matters, too. Sometimes, something that costs a little more money will last longer. That might make it a better value! 

Recession Fears: How to Brace Yourself

After almost a decade of steady economic growth, Americans are starting to worry that we may be headed for a recession. The economy has been on the rise since the Great Recession which ended in 2009, the expansion can’t go on forever. Are you ready to withstand the fallout from a crashing economy?

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Equifax Data Breach Settlement: How to Claim Your Benefits

The credit company Equifax has reached a 700 million dollar deal with the Federal Trade Commission over the data breach of nearly 147 million Americans. In September of 2017, information was stolen from Equifax’s servers, things like social security numbers, credit card numbers and other personal information

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Save Money on Food

Growing up in the rural part of North Carolina, having and being surrounded by gardens was a part of life. My family did not have to worry about recalls on food because when you grow your own food you know what you are putting in your body. My 100-year-old grandmother reminds me that she was eating “organic” before people start about eating organic.

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Frugal vs Cheap | What’s the Difference?

“Being frugal isn’t about being cheap, it’s about being resourceful”. That is the motto of this blog, but what is the difference between being cheap and being frugal anyways? There are a lot of people that associates being frugal with being cheap… and that is wrong!

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Money Talk: 100 Years of Financial Wisdom

This week I had the opportunity to interview Mrs. Corine Cannon who has nearly 100 years of living a frugal lifestyle. Mrs. Cannon had a lot of knowledge to share with me as it related to budgeting and setting goals. Mrs. Cannon also shared relationship advice and ways to avoid student loans.

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5 Ways to Cut Cooling Costs This Summer

Are you coming into a house that is hot in the summer? Did you know that turning the AC to a colder-than-normal setting won’t cool rooms any faster? It’s time take proactive measures to slash your cooling bill this summer. These 5 low-cost tips will ensure you won’t experience an over-priced energy bill this summer.

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Don’t Buy Stuff that You Can’t Afford

Do you get frustrated when doing your budget because the numbers don’t up? In America and in many other countries across the world, people are obsessed with materialism. Not only do we want all the stuff, we silently compete with each other to try and have the best, biggest and most stuff possible.

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