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Five Minutes a Day: The Lazy Person’s Guide to Keeping Your Car Clean

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The very thought of keeping your car clean is tiring.  Most of the time you just feel too lazy to do anything about it.  Yet it’s likely you can muster up the energy to devote five minutes per day toward the task.  Take little steps in keeping your car clean rather than devote hours toward the effort.  Here’s the lazy person’s guide to keeping a car clean.

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Spending Detox: What to Do When You’ve Spent Too Much

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You, like most Americans, probably enjoyed the holidays a bit too extravagantly to the detriment of your bank account. However, you, like most Americans, are not out of the woods yet. The New Year is rife with opportunities for expensive expenditures, like exciting vacations, significant birthdays, family and friend gatherings, and more. Without a spending detox, your rampant splurging will develop into a costly habit that will wreck your savings and ruin your credit.

Fortunately, just like your New Year’s diet, you can get your spending under control with a healthy detox. Here are four tips to help you practice smart money habits no matter why (or how much) you overspent.

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30 Budgeting Tips for Students: How to Save Money without Making Yourself Suffer

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If you are a student, chances are you’re on a tight budget. Even if you’re lucky enough to have scholarships or generous parents, you still need to be responsible and live within your means.

Living on a budget is not the fun part of college. However, you will be grateful you made the effort if you have a healthy bank account and good credit when you graduate.

Here are some tips that will help you stretch your dollar while you’re in school:

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How to Make Money with Your Blog

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You are a savvy blogger: you started your blog and were able to cut your costs wherever you could; you did the website design yourself instead of paying a designer, and what’s more, when in search for the best web hosting you were able to find a reliable provider that was reasonably priced. Finally, so far you have managed to stick to a regular posting schedule and develop a small readership. Bravo! So what’s next for the savvy blogger? Now you should monetize your blog!

Keep Your Content Meaningful and Consistent

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Big savings on NuMe styling tools

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NuMe is offering some screaming deals exclusively for Bargain Babe readers.  Through January 17, get two professional styling wands for $69 (regular price for one is $139-$149!). Just add two wands to your cart and use promo code BARGAIN69. This offer excludes the seasonal collection, as well as haircare and accessories.

NuMe is more than just a beauty brand. It offers salon grade styling tools to the everyday consumer, fulfilling its mission “to create innovative products that inspire young women to feel more confident.”  NuMe is socially conscious, partnering with multiple charities, such as Girls Inc., as well as using globally conscious materials and never testing on animals.

 

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Valentine’s Day Gifts that Go Above and Beyond to Show You Care

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Valentine’s Day gifts have grown a bit stale. Your sweetie has learned to expect chocolates, cards, and jewelry. Do these things truly express how much you care, or are they just staples of the holiday? The following aren’t your traditional holiday gifts; they are ideas that will set you apart from the crowd. If you give one of these from-the-heart gifts, you’ll be telling your special someone, “I know you.” The following gift ideas go above and beyond to express love for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.  

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10 Ways to Reward Yourself Without Breaking Your New Year’s Resolutions

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Whether this year you vow to lose weight, exercise more, cut back on frivolous spending – or all of the above – it’s easy to slip up and break your New Year’s Resolutions. One of the main reasons people fail at keeping their resolutions is an “all or nothing” mentality where we wind up depriving ourselves.

Here are 10 ways to treat yourself while still staying on track.

 

 

 

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Are You Saving For Retirement – Or College?

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A new survey says more of us are saving for our kid’s college fund than our own retirement. Oh, snap! I’m not pointing any fingers, but the data is pretty damming…What I’m curious about is WHY people choose to save for college instead of retirement. Maybe you can help me understand this issue.

Are you saving for retirement or college?

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Secrets of Saving on Car Insurance

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Buying car insurance can be a hassle especially when you want to make sure you get the best deal. While you may just want to get it over with, car insurance is one of the most expensive aspects of owning a car so it’s important to do all you can to get a fair price. These seven secrets to saving on car insurance will get you a great deal with minimal effort.

7 Secrets to Saving On Car Insurance

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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas to all my wonderful readers and partners in saving money.

You inspire me everyday to think twice before I swipe, to reuse what I have before buying new, and to appreciate all that is worth having: my family, my friends, my health, and a warm home to live and grow in.

From the bottom of my heart (and wallet), thank you for being part of the BargainBabe.com money-saving community.

Happy holidays,

~ Julia and the BargainBabe.com team

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Budget-Friendly Holiday Cocktails and Food

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When the weather outside is frightful, our thoughts naturally turn to comfort food, hot drinks and holiday get togethers. But between stuffing stockings and travel expenses, the Christmas season can bust a hole in even the tightest budgets. Host a party? On whose dime? The good news is that turning your home into a holiday hot spot doesn’t have to take much more than that dime.

Seven ideas to entertain this holiday season on a budget

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10 Christmas Cookie Recipes for Everyone on Your Gift List

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Maybe you enjoy traditional Christmas cookies like gingerbread men, frosted sugar cookies, or candy-cane shaped confections. Or maybe you’re the first one to reach for something new and different – like meringues in the shape of Christmas trees. Whatever your sweet tooth desires, we’ve found a recipe for that.

Here are 10 Christmas cookie recipes you’ll want to try.

 

 

 

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