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Are You Wasting Money on Fitness?

Good health is one commodity that can’t be priced. I would always value health over any amount of wealth, but that doesn’t mean it’s OK to waste money on fitness. Sadly, only 44 percent of people who pay to use a gym actually go more than 100 days a year, and about half of new health club members quit going within the first six months of signing up. Unused gym memberships are not the only way to waste money. Billions of dollars are spent on the fitness industry each year. From vitamins, weight loss products, wearable activity trackers, to gym ...

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Tricks for Saving Money

For years, we had the hardest time saving money. Although there was money coming in, it made the briefest of stops in our checking account and was out the door before we could even register a bump in the account balance. We used debt, busy lifestyles, and the Joneses as excuses and figured it was normal to be living paycheck to paycheck. After deciding to dig in and finally get out of debt, we also learned a few tricks for saving money along the way. Gas is On Sale, Save Up! Perhaps one of the best tricks for saving money ...

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Spring Break Trip to Washington D.C.

It’s been less than a month since our last vacation, but I’m already chomping at the bit to head out of town again. I may have missed my calling. If it were the 80’s all over again, I’d be opening up a travel agency. Luckily, you don’t need a travel agent to take a fantastic and frugal vacation. I just booked a spring break trip to Washington D.C. for less than $500. The Value of Different Points and Miles Programs There are rarely saver level redemptions from the small regional airports that are convenient to us, and we don’t have ...

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5 Ways to Take Advantage of a Snow Day

Folks in the South and East Coast are still digging out from a monster winter storm, and winter has already unleashed itself on many other parts of the country. Even if you are fortunate to live in an area that doesn’t get snow, there are always weather systems with potential to keep everyone cooped up indoors. Instead of letting cabin fever take over, here are some great ways to take advantage of a snow day. 1.Enjoy Family or Neighbors We’ve had a couple of big storms here in Southwest Colorado this winter. While we don’t usually have CNN reporting our ...

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What Is the Best Way to Pay for Braces?

Orthodontia: the dreaded word every parent hopes will pass them by. One, it’s never fun to do something to your child that is uncomfortable, even if it is for their own good. Two, it takes tons of time to keep up with appointments. Three, it costs a fortune! We are beginning our journey into the world of orthodontics today, and to deal with issue number three; what is the best way to pay for braces? Deciding When to Get Braces If you or your child needs braces, it won’t come as an emergency expense. We’ve known since our daughter’s first ...

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