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  1. 9 Ways to Get Married for Less

    9 Ways to Get Married for Less

    If you’re someone who isn’t too keen on spending money you don’t have (or borrowing money) for your wedding day, it’s smart to look for ways to whittle down costs. Here are nine ways to get married for less.

  2. Negotiate Your Bills

    Negotiate Your Bills

    Believe it or not, many bills aren't set in stone. With a little research and some polite persistence, you can shave money off your monthly expenses. CreditSoup explains how!

  3. Discover Your Lucky Pot of Savings!

    Discover Your Lucky Pot of Savings!

    St. Patrick's Day is about celebrating Irish culture and having fun. By planning ahead and getting creative, you can enjoy the holiday without pinching your pennies green. CreditSoup has the details.

  4. 5 Simple Tips to Budget For Tax Season

    5 Simple Tips to Budget For Tax Season

    CreditSoup's Wise Spend Wednesday has 5 simple tips to budget like a pro, this tax season. Learn expert tips to budget effectively for tax season, minimize tax liability and stay financially organized year-round.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Create a No-Spend Holiday

    Create a No-Spend Holiday

    Choosing one or two days out of the month to not spend a dime can make a significant impact on your budget. No-Spend Days are a simple but effective way to improve your savings and build financial discipline. You'll not only see a positive impact on your budget but also gain a deeper appreciation for the value of money.

  8. Fall Decor Without The Price Tag

    Fall Decor Without The Price Tag

    Create your fall decor without the hefty price tag. From shopping your local Dollar Tree, to repurposing items found in your yard, DIY-ing your fall decor is a wise spend.

  9. Preserve Your Own Food

    Preserve Your Own Food

    There's just something flavorful about home preserved foods. CreditSoup breaks down the cost of canning in this week's edition of Frugal Friday.

  10. Go Meatless For A Day

    Go Meatless For A Day

    CreditSoup's bit of frugality this week just happens to be a HUGE money saver. The cost of meat, in general, is on the rise. Consider preparing a meatless meal one day out of the week. Here are 10 ways to save on meals!

  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. The Ultimate Frugal Tip: Save Loose Change

    The Ultimate Frugal Tip: Save Loose Change

    The ultimate way to remain frugal and SAVE money, is to penny pinch and save every last bit of loose change. Saving loose change is a great way to build up savings over time! CreditSoup has 15 Creative Ways to Save Change.

  13. Spend Wisely - Buy A Car You Can Afford

    Spend Wisely - Buy A Car You Can Afford

    We know the fancy car with all the bells & whistles is nice to have. However, when you take a quick peek at your bank account, that idea may differ. Wise Spend Wednesday this week talks about buying an affordable car.

  14. Make Gifts Instead of Buying Them

    Make Gifts Instead of Buying Them

    Money's tight. I get it. However, it's birthday & wedding season. Why not make gifts instead of buying them? This week's Frugal Friday touches on gift giving and how to save money doing so.

  15. Wise Spend Tip: Shop Around For Insurance

    Wise Spend Tip: Shop Around For Insurance

    Shopping around for insurance should be done periodically to get the best deals on premiums. Don't be afraid to explore other options. Our Wise Spend Wednesday discusses the importance of purchasing insurance, and why it doesn't hurt to shop around. Here are 4 key point as to why you should.

  16. 8 Cheap Summer Vacation Ideas with Kids

    8 Cheap Summer Vacation Ideas with Kids

    There are plenty of ways to make family memories without spending a bundle. If you’re angling for a summer vacation with kids that won’t blow your budget out the window, consider these low-cost and mid-tier vacation ideas.

  17. Summer Vacation Options that Won’t Break Your Budget

    Summer Vacation Options that Won’t Break Your Budget

    Summer will soon be in full swing, and the long sunny days are likely making you long for some fun time away. There’s no better time to soak up all this world has to offer than during the warm summer months. There’s just one problem: How can you take a vacation when you’re on a budget?

  18. Buy Clothes at End of Season

    Buy Clothes at End of Season

    If your size doesn't change much, stocking up on clothes at the end of the season is a great way to save money, and have a good supply of new clothes for next year. Thrifty Thursday talks about diving into those deep discounts of shopping for new clothes!

  19. Remove Shopping Apps

    Remove Shopping Apps

    You know those apps on your phone that you're urged to download in the department stores at the checkout to "save" you money? CreditSoup suggests uninstalling them for a while, while you're digging yourself out of debt.

  20. Save Your Green!

    Save Your Green!

    It's St. Patrick's Day! Help save your 'green' with these 5 simple tips! If you start today, you’ll be saving more of your green before you know it!

  21. Fight Temptation - Unsubscribe From Store Emails

    Fight Temptation - Unsubscribe From Store Emails

    It's Thrifty Thursday & we are discussing Unsubscribing from Store Emails. You know exactly what I'm talking about. You go shopping & provide your email. Next thing you know, you're signed up for their daily deals, and your inbox is FLOODED with offers that you have to respond to by THAT DAY or you'll miss out.

  22. Cancel Your Gym Membership

    Cancel Your Gym Membership

    Let's be honest. It's now almost March. Your New Years Resolution has probably faded and now you're stuck paying for something that you'll probably not use for the rest of the year - a gym membership. CreditSoup's Frugal Friday this week dives into the cost of a gym membership and whether or not to get rid of it.

  23. Be Thrifty - Stop Window Shopping

    Be Thrifty - Stop Window Shopping

    Our Thrifty Thursday this week talks about everyone's guilty pleasure - Window Shopping. The best way to save money is to not entertain that notion at all. Simply, Stop Window Shopping! We're going to touch on 3 of the biggest areas to avoid while shopping.

  24. Frugal Friday Suggests Working From Home

    Frugal Friday Suggests Working From Home

    Frugal Friday this week is a tip that we all can agree on. And, thanks in part to the pandemic, made us realize how much we actually do save by working from home! The following three items factor into the cost involved in your weekly work commute.

  25. 8 Apps to Track Your Bills

    8 Apps to Track Your Bills

    Remember when you had to mail bill payments to your utilities, mortgage and credit card companies? Fortunately, consumers these days have plenty of options, including scheduling or paying bills online or using apps and software to streamline the process.

  26. Travel In Off-Peak Seasons

    Travel In Off-Peak Seasons

    Traveling during "off-peak seasons" is an opportunity to travel or vacation outside of the normal times of year that most people would visit a particular area. And, is an excellent way to remain thrifty and save some cash!

  27. Buy Used

    Buy Used

    Why spend hundreds of dollars on name brand clothes, shoes, and toys when they will grow out of it almost as soon as you purchase it? Save money now. Put that extra money you may have spent on high dollar items in a savings account for when they get older. Or, use that money and take them on a fun vacation or trip!

  28. 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.

  29. How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a Budget

    How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a Budget

    The average person spends $140 on Valentine’s Day, which can feel impossible if you have little money to spend on the holiday. If you are strapped for cash but have a special someone to share the day with, never fear, a great Valentine’s Day date doesn’t need to break the bank.

  30. How to Create a Sustainable Budget

    How to Create a Sustainable Budget

    Whether you’re talking about the environment, energy, or food, sustainability has become a hot topic. But for all this talk about creating a sustainable society, people rarely apply the concept to household budgeting. We have somehow forgotten its place in fiscal management.


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