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Creative Ways to Save $500 or More a Month

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With the cost of living steadily increasing, it’s time for us to take control of our spending. It’s so easy to go with the flow and not look at the options available if we don’t have to. With high unemployment, single parent households and more, there are people looking for ways to save because its become a necessity. With a little digging into your circumstances, you’ll be surprised to discover ways you can either cut back spending or actively put money towards savings. It’s not easy but it’s worth a sacrifice or two to stay in the black.

Here are creative ways to help you keep more money in your pocket every month. What tricks have worked for you in the past? Please share in the comments.

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5 Tips For Raising Kids to be Smart With Money

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Just like any other lesson our children have to learn as they grow up, lessons about money start at home.  While the approach will be different across different age groups, this is a guide on how best to handle general everyday situations and discussions.  While it’s never too late to teach children about money, starting early is key, if possible.  Having a clear understanding of where money comes from, saving for a big purchase, and understanding the consequences of their purchases will ultimately boost their confidence and go a long way to ensuring that they make wise decisions in the future.  Chances are many of us have made money mistakes in the past (who out there can relate to a closet full of shoes that you really don’t need? I know I can!) but teaching our children will hopefully lead to fewer mistakes and a greater appreciation for planning ahead.

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