Budget

20 New Ways to Save Money This Year

Mom and girl with a piggy bank

How much money do you have in savings? Most of us would sleep better knowing we had some surplus we could rely on in case of an emergency — like a sick pet or a flat tire.

Most experts recommend having the equivalent of your salary saved by age 30, and 10 times your final salary in savings in order to retire by age 67. But finding extra cash to stash can be a challenge. Here are 20 ways to save money that you probably haven’t tried.

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6 Ideas for Free Fall Fun

Woman playing with leaves in a park in the fall

Doesn’t it seem as if the simplest activities these days cost a fortune? Taking a date to dinner and a movie could set you back $100. Even local high school football games can get expensive when purchasing tickets and concessions for a family of four.

Although budgets are tight this time of year, that doesn’t have to mean less fun for you and your family. We put together this list of ideas to keep your crew entertained this fall — without spending a dime.

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Redecorate Your Bedroom: DIY No-Sew Custom Curtains

DIY no-sew curtains

Your bedroom is your sanctuary, but it’s often the room that gets decorated last. If you never got around to it, or if you’re ready for a refresh, this is the series for you. We show you how to redecorate your bedroom, one affordable project at a time.

Next up: no-sew curtains. No need to worry about threading your sewing machine; you can make these custom curtains with inexpensive, store-bought sheers (available at your local discount store), pom pom trim (available at your local fabric store), and hot glue.

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