Should You Join a Members-Only Warehouse Club?

For some people, the only way to shop is big. There are stores that cater only to people who want to buy big and store big without spending big. Called warehouse clubs, wholesale clubs, or members-only clubs, the three major American stores that sell wholesale to regular people are BJ's, Costco, and Sam's Club. All three offer similar products, atmosphere, and prices. All come with upsides as well as negatives, and all three have loyal customer bases that wouldn't shop anywhere else. Here's ...
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Top 8 Inexpensive Ideas of What to Bring to a Potluck

A potluck dinner is an old, familial tradition where people gather to eat, talk, socialize - and secretly compete to outdo each other with the food dishes they prepare and bring. At your next potluck, reserve your place in covered-dish legend - all while saving money - with these eight inexpensive ideas. Save Some Bread - Pudding Bread pudding is not only delicious, but it gives you a reason to show off how cultured and knowledgeable you are by explaining to the other potluck guests that t...
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Save Money On Your Dream Home Through DIY

Are you the sort of person who is always dreaming about that new extension, mulling over a new kitchen and generally tweaking and perfecting your home until it's 'just so'? The pursuit of your dream home is an addictive activity, and one that can be pretty hard on your wallet too. So next time you think of a new addition to your home that you just have to have, why not stop and think if you can do it yourself before heading straight to the professionals? It's amazing how much stuff we buy new...
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Baby Goods: What Can You Buy Used?

Babies are great. They're cute, they represent the infinite possibilities of humanity, and they give us our only and best chance at immortality. They're also expensive. Really, really, expensive. Like cash your paycheck, take the pile of money, set two-thirds of it on fire, and use the rest to dry your tears expensive. Saving money is always great, but unless you're independently wealthy, the benefits of frugality take on a whole new meaning after you and your other decide to duplicate yours...
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Save Money (and Be Healthier!) By Making Your Own Baby Food

It's no longer just "crunchy" moms that are making their own baby food - all types of mothers are realizing that the process of making meals for their little one is easier, healthier, and cheaper than they ever realized. These days, moms worry about everything from the background of the daycare provider to the safety of cribs - so why worry about the ingredients in the food your baby eats? Benefits of making your own baby food range from health to cost to variation. Jarred baby food is c...
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Going Back to School? Follow These Tips for Saving Money on Tuition

There are a lot of reasons to choose to go back to school. Maybe you're ready for a career change. Perhaps you've been forced into having a career change (quite common given the economy). Maybe you're finally ready to finish your degree. Whatever the reason, one thing is universal: College is expensive, and figuring out how to afford it is a challenge. Most people approach college tuition the same: They focus on trying to earn or save money to help them afford the astronomical cost of sch...
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9 Pointers for Building Up Your Savings Account

In an uncertain economy, having a meaty savings account is critically important. You never know when you might lose your job or when some other economically taxing situation will befall you, so you want to be prepared for such times. Fortunately, there are many simple methods that can be employed in order to build up a savings account. Here, we'll discuss the top nine ways to do so. Make a budget and stick to it. Identify how much money you need every month for basic living expenses -...
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Saving Money on Diapers: Should You Switch to Cloth?

So, you've got a baby on the way. Congratulations! Your life will never be the same again -- soon it will be nothing short of amazing. Once you get used to the sleepless nights and seemingly endless feedings, you'll be captivated by the tiny miracle snuggled up in your arms. Right now you probably feel overwhelmed. There are so many decisions to make. Everything from binkies to bottles to bathing. While the internet is a great source of information, the wide range of opinions can be confusing...
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Repurposing Household Items: Minimizing Waste

In the present economic environment, in which the savvy person needs to do everything they can in order to get ahead, one effective wealth accumulation strategy to consider is repurposing your household items to minimize waste and maximize cash flow. In other words, there are effective ways you can take a common item everyone has at home and creatively use it for another purpose. Some of these items are things that might be at the end of their useful life but can live on in a few form. The p...
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Couponing: An Easy Way to Save Money

Saving money on purchases by finding and using coupons is something that many people don't do at all because they think it's for old ladies. A small minority turn it into a fanatical obsession. In reality, unless you have money to burn, it's foolish not to spend a comparatively small amount of time to save what may accumulate into a sizable amount of money later. Couponing can be tedious, but it's rarely fruitless if it's done right. Follow this guide to spending less and eating better. L...
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