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    How To Set Up a Home Bar on a Budget

    JamesBrey / You see entertaining in your future — inviting friends and family over for a game night, to watch the big game or maybe to gather around the bar and share stories. You’ve got the games. You’ve got the TV. What you don’t have is the bar. Learn: 9 Bills You Should Never […] More

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    Traveling on the Cheap? How To Score Free or Cheap Upgrades and Extras

    martinedoucet / Getty Images Now that pandemic-era travel restrictions are disappearing, you’re probably ready to book a summer vacation. But your wallet may not be. Skyrocketing gas prices have caused transportation costs to rise more than 30% year over year as of April. Higher demand for flights led to a 9.5% year-over-year increase in prices […] More

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    Budget Deals for Your Trip to Chicago

    Mlenny / Getty Images Chicago got one of its nicknames, “Second City,” in 1890 when the census showed it had passed Philadelphia as the nation’s second-largest city, the Chicago Reader once reported. The nickname has stuck through the years; but, when it comes to world-class lodging and things to do, Chicago is second to no […] More

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    SNAP Benefits: Can You Use EBT Card/Food Stamps To Purchase Energy Drinks?

    SolStock / SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, helps low-income households by sending monthly benefits to supplement food budgets. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered at the state level, SNAP benefits can only be used to purchase eligible items. Discover: Best States for Eviction AssistanceMore: 13 Best Items To Buy in […] More

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    5 Best Places To Travel on a $1,000 Budget

    KiskaMedia / Getty Images/iStockphoto As the travel industry recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, so has people’s desire to get out of town. “Revenge travel” is prompting Americans to make up for lost time and book dream vacations this summer. And that demand is quickly pushing up prices. See: States Whose Economies Are Failing vs. States […] More

  • The Complete Guide To Saving Money at Dollar Stores

    The Complete Guide To Saving Money at Dollar Stores

    Cassiohabib / For shoppers looking to make major savings and get everything they need in one trip, dollar stores have got you covered. While these stores offer shoppers great deals on everything from party supplies to baby clothes, it’s important to be aware of what items offer the best deals and how to score […] More

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    5 Quick & Easy Ways to Save On Gas as Prices Continue to Break Record Highs

    Saving Money / Savings Advice undefined undefined / Getty Images/iStockphoto With gasoline prices at record highs ahead of the summer travel season, many drivers appear to be finding other ways to get around instead of hopping in their cars and heading to the nearest fuel pump. POLL: Have Gas Prices Affected Your Driving Habits?Discover: The […] More

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    SNAP Schedule: Florida Food Assistance Benefits for June 2022

    monkeybusinessimages / Getty Images/iStockphoto Florida’s SNAP is administered by the Florida Department of Children and Families Office of Economic Self-Sufficiency, which is also responsible for determining eligibility for SNAP by using federal guidelines. SNAP provides food-purchasing assistance to low-income households by distributing monthly benefits to SNAP accounts linked to EBT cards. See: Surprising Things You […] More

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    How To Make the Most of Your Summer Vacation on a Tight Budget

    Boogich / Getty Images For many Americans, this will be the first summer that comes with vacation plans since before the pandemic started. Whether your idea of summer fun involves surf and sand, remote wilderness, the big city, or something in between, it’s probably safe to say that your budget will determine your itinerary.  Read […] More

  • 6 Overlooked & Budget-Friendly National Park Destinations

    6 Overlooked & Budget-Friendly National Park Destinations

    America’s national parks and recreation areas have been iconic destination spots for generations. In recent years they’ve only gained more popularity as both COVID-19 and jaw-dropping #nofilter Instagram feeds have driven more people to seek entertainment and solace outdoors.  Increased popularity has brought bigger crowds. Meanwhile, rising costs, for gas and food in particular, can […] More

  • 10 Ways To Save Money on Your Next Disneyland Trip

    10 Ways To Save Money on Your Next Disneyland Trip

    “You may only want to spend a single day at the park, but there’s no way you’ll be able to experience everything you want in just one day,” said Julie Ramhold, consumer analyst with “And if you plan to spend a ton of time in the parks and take your time, rather than trying […] More

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