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Get Fed for Your Feedback

Fast food is a staple of American life. While some of us find it harder to resist than others, we all succumb to the convenience of fast food every once in a while. Which is fine, everything in moderation. As a result of this ongoing losing battle, I couldn’t help but notice the damage I was doing to something I hold sacred: my budget.

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Chris Dato October 20, 2014

Dressing Up Your Daily Savings

Whether you are jumping on the tulle skirt bandwagon this fall or you are looking to make your own Halloween costume, you are going to want to prepare the fabric so that it is easy to work with. Tulle is not expensive and can be used for a variety of projects, making it ideal for budget conscious individuals.

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Shannon Hanrahan October 17, 2014

Get a New TV for Turkey Day

We are half way through October and it is almost that time of year again… Television buying season! According to, the next 3 months are the primetime for purchasing a television. So how do you find a great deal on a television without losing your mind? Don’t stress, we are here to help.

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Chris Dato October 16, 2014

Worthwhile One-for-Ones

As consumers, we are more informed than we have ever been. With this newfound knowledge, we have become more aware of both the impact we have on the planet, as well as the business practices of companies we patronize.

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Chris Dato October 15, 2014

How Not to Be Poor In College- Part 2

Part of what will make your newly devised college budget more workable is finding ways to save money on the things you need. You know what you have to spend money on, but you might not be aware of all the ways around paying full price, or even paying at all. For me, saving money is all about establishing priorities and allocating your resources in the most efficient way possible. With that in mind, I’ll share some good and bad ideas for saving money in college.

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Sofia Passik October 14, 2014

Essentials for Every Man Cave

Fall is like swimsuit season for man caves, and you have to make sure yours is looking its best before you show it off. As the football season picks up momentum, it will soon be your turn to host the gang for Sunday Night Football.

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Chris Dato October 13, 2014

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Happy Friday Everyone! After a long week, I hope that you all have something fun or at the very least productive to do this weekend. I hope that you all have something fun or at the very least productive to do this weekend. With Halloween only a few weeks away, this is the perfect weekend to get a head start on your decorating, costume making, and party planning. Be sure to check out this week's Tip Jars to save time and money!

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Shannon Hanrahan October 10, 2014

Seasonal Sales to Fall For

Whether you live in a climate as moderate as Santa Monica or in a place that has seasons of biblical proportions, you are familiar with the excitement of dawning your cold weather apparel. The patterns, colors, and layers allow you a lot more wardrobe options than just a tank and trunks. There is just one problem: how do you find quality, brag-worthy outerwear without freezing your bank accounts? No need to worry, we has got your back.

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Chris Dato October 08, 2014

Spooktacular Ways to Save on Halloween

Halloween is almost here and between the costume picking and party planning, who has time to think about Halloween savings? This is a great DIY holiday that brings together families and friends for some scares and sweets. Instead of blowing through your budget, only to be left with stress for Black Friday, check out our spooktacular tricks to Halloween savings this year.

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Shannon Hanrahan October 07, 2014