Month: January 2011

This Week On The Web: Attending a Wedding on a Budget

How to Attend a Wedding on a Budget – Kira @ Tip Hero

As spring approaches, so does the wedding season and all the costs involved. Attending a wedding can quickly become an expensive ordeal if you are not careful.  This article offers some great ideas on ways to save money on transportation, attire, gifts and more.

10 Tips on Saving Money on Clothes – By 101waystosavemoney.com

There is more to saving money on clothes than simply avoiding the name brands. A frugal clothes shopper will constantly stay on top of the current deals and isn’t afraid to check out the thift/surplus stores or even the consignment shops. Another money saving tip is to find items that can serve a dual purpose and save you from having to buy two things.

Make Extra Money with Freelance Writing – By PT

In today’s day and age, content is key to staying relevant in the web world.  It is because of this reason that many people are earning extra money freelance writing for multiple sources from the comfort of their home. Check out this article for one person’s perspective on successful freelance writing.

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Save Up 2010: A Visual Experience

Our friends at Savings.com have put together a video that highlights Save Up 2010, a convention of DealPros gathered together to network and learn new techniques and strategies in marketing, SEO and saving money. Since the convention, many DealPros have

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This Week On The Web: Calculate Your Monthly Budget

Calculate Your Monthly Budget and more – By Bankrate.com

Bankrate.com provides a quick and painless way to look at your monthly budget.  By inserting your expenses and income info into the quick Home Budget Calculator, you will instantly be able to see exactly how and where all your money is going each month.  Then use their “view report” tool to find out how you compare to the target goals, which will also highlight the areas you could improve upon.

10 Smartest Ways to Live Beneath Your Means – By Dumb Little Man

Almost everyone seems to believe they can cut corners somewhere in their life to save some money but not everyone knows where to start.  Check out Dumb Little Man’s 10 favorite ways to save! 

Financial Literacy for High School Students – By Commonwealth Bank

This site features an entire curriculum of a financial literacy class absolutely for free.  Don’t let the “high school students” tag fool you, this site is a great source of knowledge on multiple aspects of dealing with money and can be used as both a personal refresher and a tool for teaching the unaware.

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Infographic: Smoking Your Money Away

Is 2011 your year to quit smoking? Our friends at Deals.com examined the health benefits of kicking the habit and tracked the money you’ll save. The cost of smoking affects your health, your finances, and

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This Week On The Web: Getting Organized

Getting Organized – By Steve Pavlina

Keeping yourself organized seems to be one of those things that can be an extremely daunting task to some, while others find it to be second nature.  By having pre-established systems for dealing with clutter, not only can you get rid of the chaos and mess in your home/office but you can reduce the amount of stress that comes along with making the constant decisions of where to put everything.

How to Control Your Finances in 2011 – By J.D. Roth

For the past 5 years J.D. Roth has added a new tip every January to his evolving roadmap for building a better financial future. This year, there are 11 steps to help you get a hold on your money and hopefully help you find some financial freedom.

The 8 Worst Habits for Savings Money – By Ben

Generally speaking, thinking about your expenses is usually a good thing. This article points out 8 ways we might be over or under thinking our money habits. Things like keeping a list of items you want to buy, purchasing things as soon as you are paid and putting off paying more than the minimum are three examples of how you can save money just by acknowledging these less than frugal ways of thinking and acting accordingly.

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Giveaway Alert: The Limited Shoulder Bag

2010 has come and gone and many have decided to make changes in 2011 that will positively affect their health, beauty, or financial situation. We at Ballers On Budgets hope that you decide to add us at a resource to learn from and engage in this year on your quest to self-improvement.

We begin the new year by congratulating Tifharr, a

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This Week On The Web: Getting Ready for 2011

Graphic By Salvatore Vuono

What to Buy In January – By TipHero.com

With all the major winter holidays over, January can be a great month to save on a wide arrange of items. A common shopping to-do this time of year amongst frugal shoppers is Christmas décor, which can be found just about anywhere with heavily slashed prices. Try to search for the stores that stocked up on things like toys, bedding and electronics over the holidays because you’ll find some spectacular deals as they need to clear shelf space for 2011’s new products!

7 Frugal Life Skills to “Do It Yourself” and Save Money – By Heather Levin

For those looking to learn new life skills in 2011, check out this article by Heather Levin.  The more you can learn to do yourself in life, the more financially empowered you’ll become.

50 Ways to Save $1,000 a Year – By Fox of Squakfox.com

This article provides 50 fairly simple solutions to helping you save over $1000 dollars a year.   Highlight 12/24 tips you can apply to your own life and organize them into a weekly/monthly task list and let the money saving begin!

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