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The kids have just about all finished the school year; summer break is here. If you want to take a break this summer, but cannot afford a serious vacation, no worries. Plan a mini-vacation instead. … [Read more...] about Cheap Summer Mini-vacations The Whole Family Will Enjoy
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The 4th of July is always a fun but hectic time of the year, and it's just a few weeks away! Last year, nearly 50 million Americans hit the road on the 4th, heading off for their summer vacations and … [Read more...] about How to Celebrate the Red, White, and Blue Without Spending a Lot of Green
The U.S. economy depends on its citizens buying things. While they're more than happy to oblige, most Americans strive to be debt-free. Credit card debt isn't inherently bad for the economy. When you … [Read more...] about How A Minimalist Lifestyle Can Help You To Become Debt Free
Living with debt is something to which most Americans have grown accustomed. The average credit card debt for households that carry a balance is about $16,000, and typical members of the graduating … [Read more...] about Dealing With Life After Debt
America's birth rates are at their lowest point in over 30 years, for many reasons; no doubt, the cost of raising a child is one of them. While the birth rate has fallen, the cost of raising a child … [Read more...] about What Are The Real Costs Of Raising A Child?
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There's no disputing it: the cost for college tuition and room and board have gone through the roof. Since 1988, the cost of a college education has increased by 163%. However, it's not just … [Read more...] about Are We Headed Towards Free College Tuition?