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Is IBotta Legit? A Thorough Review + $10 Bonus Code

Ever try a new cashback app only to find out you have to bend over backward while juggling plates and singing the Star Spangled Banner to average making about…4 cents? Yeah, no thanks. So when I mention Ibotta to my friends, most ask – is Ibotta legit? Or am I gonna have to start stretching…

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Secrets to where I change coins for cash - for free! Hands holding coins

Secrets to Where I Change My Coins for Cash for Free

If you’re getting ready for vacation, the holidays, or want to splurge without breaking your budget, the perfect go-to is to cash in those coins you’ve been saving. Which means you’re wondering, where can I change my coins for cash – and do it for free? There are plenty of options to try to get your…

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Free stuff on your birthday: How to cash in on 170+ deals!

Free Stuff on Your Birthday: How to Cash In 170+ Deals

Birthdays only come once a year – so why not take advantage of some freebies while you’re celebrating? There’s so much free stuff on your birthday that you can grab that it’d be crazy not to jump on these offers. While I’m not suggesting you run out and buy everything you get a 15% off…

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How to make money on eBay: A step-by-step guide

How to Make Money on eBay: The Ultimate Guide

Learning how to make money on eBay was a personal goal that I decided to try at the beginning of the year. With so much stuff lying around that needed to get Marie Kondo’d, I decided to give eBay a shot. And thankfully, it did not disappoint! I am still looking for stuff around the…

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The best cheap places to eat when you don't feel like cooking

The Best Cheap Places to Eat when You Don’t Want to Cook

Having a handy list of cheap places to eat might not sound like a frugal hack at first. But being prepared for those days when you can’t stand to cook can be a great way to avoid blowing your food budget for the month. Meal planning is a great way to save money, but sometimes,…

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50+ Crazy Fun & Cheap Date Night Ideas to Fit Your Budget

50+ Cheap Date Night Ideas to Fit Your Budget

Date nights can be a great way to reconnect with your partner when overwhelmed with all the tasks of daily life. It can also be a not-so-great way to reconnect with your wallet or credit card once you pay the babysitter, eat a fancy dinner, and catch a show. Choosing cheap date night ideas over…

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Finding the best cable alternatives: A step-by-step guide to cutting the cord

How to cut the cord: Finding the best cable alternatives

For a lot of folks, the idea of cutting the cord on your cable tv can feel a lot like deprivation. Who doesn’t need a little mindless escape at the end of a long and tiring workday? Unfortunately, as much as we feel like we deserve the break, the cost of cable can be a…

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14 simple ways to save on monthly expenses

14 Simple Ways to Cut Monthly Expenses and Save Money Now

During the past two years of budgeting, we’ve found a lot of ways to trim down our monthly expenses list. There’s no lack of ways to save money on a tight budget. Finding smart money saving tips is the easy part. The hard part about budgeting is really about making the mental adjustment to changing…

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35 Stupid-Simple Ways to Travel on a Budget

35 Stupid-Simple Ways to Travel on a Budget

It’s estimated that 42 million Americans traveled last summer. At an average cost of $1200 per person, that’s a whole lotta dough. Traveling with a family or even friends can add up quick, making a family vacation cost about as much as your health insurance deductible. Ouch. And that’s just for a summer vacation. What…

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Cheap dinner ideas for when you're broke

Cheap Dinner Ideas for When You’re Broke

fWhen it comes to budgeting, one of the easiest places to overspend is the food category. We’re so busy running from work to picking up kids to extracurricular activities, it’s almost impossible to find the will or energy to cook dinner every night. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average household spent…

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