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  1. Watch Your Credit Score

    Watch Your Credit Score

    It's Frugal Friday and as the holiday shopping frenzy winds down, it's crucial to be mindful of the potential impact on your credit score. Holiday spending and how you repay it, can have a big impact on your credit score.

  2. Use Shopping Apps

    Use Shopping Apps

    These apps redefine the way you shop for household essentials, ensuring your money goes further. CreditSoup explores a selection of top frugal home shopping apps that promise not only savings but also a smarter approach to your purchases.

  3. 4 Top Cards You Need This Shopping Season

    4 Top Cards You Need This Shopping Season

    Get ready to conquer your holiday shopping list with the perfect lineup of credit cards. Whether you're a seasoned spender or a budget-conscious shopper, CreditSoup has you covered with these four credit cards!

  4. Thrifty Tips for Maximizing Free Shipping

    Thrifty Tips for Maximizing Free Shipping

    One often-overlooked gem that can significantly impact your overall cost when shopping online is the magic phrase: Free Shipping. CreditSoup's Thrifty Thursday tip this week talks about looking for retailers that offer free shipping to cut down on costs.

  5. 7 Ways to Save Money on Holiday Shopping

    7 Ways to Save Money on Holiday Shopping

    The holiday season is upon us, which means you’re likely shopping for gifts, decor, and other trimmings. The cost of holiday shopping can quickly cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars, derailing your financial goals and wrecking your budget.

  6. What to Avoid Buying on Black Friday

    What to Avoid Buying on Black Friday

    Retailers are desperate to make you part with your hard-earned money. They rely on retail tricks to convince you to open your wallet when you otherwise wouldn’t spend money. To avoid overspending, here are five Black Friday tricks you should know about.

  7. Shop Direct With Manufacturers

    Shop Direct With Manufacturers

    This Thrifty Thursday from CreditSoup urges you to consider bypassing the retailers and shopping directly with manufacturers. It's a savvy move to boost your savings and make the most of your credit card's benefits.

  8. Saving Money on Groceries

    Saving Money on Groceries

    All your trips to the grocery store can add up - check out these quick tips to help you save your dough during your next trip to the store!

  9. Join A Loyalty Program

    Join A Loyalty Program

    Everyone loves a good deal. Joining a loyalty program is a thrifty decision that offers a plethora of benefits. CreditSoup gives you a little insight on how they work.

  10. Shop Post-Holidays

    Shop Post-Holidays

    If you're looking to be thrifty this year, and the budget might be tight, consider purchasing such items either right after the holiday or out of season. CreditSoup has several ways this is a good idea.

  11. Christmas In July - Budget All Year Long!

    Christmas In July - Budget All Year Long!

    Yes, it's July. And yes, we're already thinking about Christmas! CreditSoup's Wise Spend Wednesday this week talks about saving money all year long for that holiday spending. It's hard enough paying bills around the holidays, only to add on the cost of meals, travel & gifts.

  12. 7 Dangerous Places to Carry a Debit Card

    7 Dangerous Places to Carry a Debit Card

    It’s important to know that you shouldn’t rely on a debit card for everything. In fact, using a debit card can sometimes be downright dangerous. Here are seven occasions when using a debit card just doesn’t make sense.

  13. Easiest Store Credit Cards to Get

    Easiest Store Credit Cards to Get

    If you’re just starting out and looking for ways to build a positive credit history, a store credit card may be exactly what you need. Store cards are much like regular credit cards, except that they are meant to be used with a single retailer — or a collection of partner retailers.

  14. 5 Back to School Savings Tips to Save

    5 Back to School Savings Tips to Save

    Although it seems like summer just started, back to school commercials are playing, school supply lists are being sent in the mail, and school items are making their way back to store shelves. Despite the denial of summer ending, it’s time to start thinking about backpacks, pencils, folders, and back-to-school shopping.

  15. How to Build a Work Wardrobe (When You’re Broke)

    How to Build a Work Wardrobe (When You’re Broke)

    When I accepted the offer for my first job, I only had about $100 to create an entire work wardrobe. And when I walked into stores, I quickly found that my $100 wouldn’t buy a single dress. I was frustrated and panicking because my start date was just a few days away. Thankfully, I did some research and talked to friends, and got some smart ideas to find cheap work clothes. I was able to start work with many office-worthy outfits that looked great, without overextending my budget.

  16. 5 Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping

    5 Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping

    To your kids, shopping for new clothes, gear and school supplies may be the only good thing about going back to school, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune every year. Check out these 5 tips on how to save.

  17. Back-to-School Savings Tips

    Back-to-School Savings Tips

    Did you procrastinate on your back-to-school shopping again? It is still possible to save - check out these tips for the upcoming school year!

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