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Top 10 Gifts on a Budget

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  • Holidays

During the holidays, gift giving can be more fun than receiving. Fortunately, giving thoughtful gifts doesn't have to put a dent in your bank account. If you’re wondering how to save money at this time of year, you can do it with DIY gifts! Check out 10 awesome gift ideas from CreditBox.

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The Ultimate Back-to-College Savings Guide

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  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Community

Heading to college can be expensive, but there are some easy things you can do to make it more budget friendly. Discount shopping provides back to school savings, and buying used affordable furniture and decor items allows you to decorate without making a big monetary investment.

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Affordable Hacks to Improve Your Home Office

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  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
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Some simple home improvement projects can help you turn a basic workspace into a home office that’s comfortable. Some of these home improvement tasks, such as painting, take a bit more work than others, such as decorating and choosing organizers.

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Tips for Staying Motivated During Online Courses

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  • Educational

Often, people participate in online school or work from the comfort of their own homes. But it can be difficult to stay motivated when there isn't a professor or boss standing over you, making sure you're getting your work accomplished. 

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No Credit? Use This Guide to Building Credit

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  • CreditBox
  • Finance

You need credit for all sorts of things, like renting an apartment, buying a car, and getting a lower price on your cell phone bill. But it's hard to get credit if you don't already have it built. Fortunately, building credit is easier than you think. Use this information to help you start building your credit, so you'll have a solid credit history when you need it.

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New Year’s Resolution: Save Money

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  • Budget
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  • Holidays

The New Year is just around the corner and so is the dread of sticking to your New Year’s resolutions. Everyone is excited for the New Year but is afraid of the pressure of actually completing a New Year’s resolution. If you’re going to pick one resolution to stick to, make it about saving your money and organizing your expenses.

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8 Toys You’ll Remember, at Prices you May Not

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  • Shopping
  • Community

On average, American’s spent about $940 on holiday gifts in 2017 and it is expected to rise for 2018. The highest ever spending was in 2001 with Americans spending $1,052 on Christmas gifts. The price of Christmas has changed throughout the years, but how much exactly? We put together a list of popular Christmas gifts and items that have dramatically changed in price over the years.  

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How to Throw a Frugal Friendsgiving Feast

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  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Holidays

Considering most of your friends are also probably trying to be frugal, have them chip in! This can mean having everyone bring a different side dish for Thanksgiving dinner, or it can mean you put together a money pool and have one person do all of the shopping. It can also just be a BYOB event, since alcohol can quickly become the most expensive part of your Friendsgiving. No matter what you choose, everyone will save money in the long run if everyone contributes. 

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Preparing your Budget for the Holidays

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  • Shopping
  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Holidays

It may seem crazy, but the holidays are already here! For most, it can be a time of overindulging. Whether it is on food, or holiday spending, most of us do it to some degree. While we would rather just focus on family time, good food and singing Christmas carols, the reality is that we stress about gift-giving and all the funds needed for holiday parties. Instead of going into debt this year, save money and stay within your holiday budget by using these tips.

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Save Money this Halloween by Throwing a Halloween Party on the Cheap

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  • "Save Money"
  • Holidays

Halloween is one of the most fun holidays to celebrate, but can get a little pricey. Especially with Thanksgiving and Christmas following so closely after, October is prime time to be saving money for those holidays. Have fun this year by throwing your own cheap Halloween party with our tips below!

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