Top 5 Famous Benjamin Franklin Quotes on Money – Personal Finance Wisdom & Lessons

benjamin frankin hundred dollar billBenjamin Franklin’s image is indelibly printed not only within the American psyche, but also on the largest issue of currency printed by the U.S. Treasury – the $100 bill. It would be hard to choose a more appropriate founding father to feature on the $100 bill, seeing as how prior to his tenure as one of the greatest and most famous statesmen of the American Revolution, Franklin was the founder and proprietor of a printing shop.

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Groupon for Business – Should You Use Groupon Deals to Promote Your Small Business?

groupon screenPersonal budgets are tight, but a booming online industry is loosening up some great deals for savvy consumers. In most major cities, you can find local sites that organize promotions at restaurants, spas, and entertainment venues. On some sites, you can get coupons for a set discount, but other group buying sites, like Groupon, have a more complex and impressive model for greater savings.

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10 Cheap DIY Wedding Reception Centerpiece Ideas on a Budget

wedding centerpiece tableAlthough not the most important element of wedding decorations, wedding reception table centerpieces can be a costly component of your big day. A centerpiece from your local florist could easily cost $200, and if you have 10 tables, that would be a total cost of $2,000!

Alternatively, if you take the other route by making your own, you may save yourself a lot of money, but you may also be spending more time than you’d like arranging flowers.

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Psych Yourself Rich Book Review and Farnoosh Torabi Interview

psych yourself rich book coverHow much personal finance information do people really need? After all, the Internet is chock full of free personal finance advice, ranging from suggestions on consumer rights and how to avoid scams from the Federal Trade Commission, to targeted investment advice over at the The Motley Fool. For many, the problem isn’t ignorance of smart money management, it’s actually taking the initiative to put that knowledge into practice. For example, many people understand that credit card balances need to stay below 30% of the limit to achieve a decent credit score, but they still manage to max out the cards anyway.

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How to Make a Gift Basket at Home with Cheap Supplies

food gift basketOnce you’ve decided to make your own gift baskets, it’s easy to get stuck in the trap of spending more on them than you expected to. The last thing you want is for your crafty endeavor to cost more than a store-bought gift. After all, you’re doing it to save some dough, right?

Having made more gift baskets than I can count over the years, I’ve learned a thing or two about putting them together affordably, while still giving a gift with style. My main secret? Knowing where to shop for the supplies. Basic packaging and special decorative touches can really add up if you don’t know where to look.

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How to Plan the Best Cheap, but Memorable Honeymoon

couple honeymoonSix months before my wedding, my wife was consumed with wedding plans related to dresses, bridesmaids, and floral arrangements. It fell on me to plan our honeymoon, and I didn’t know where to begin.

Back then, I wasn’t quite the travel expert I am now, so I was really starting from scratch trying to put together a honeymoon that would be the equal of our wedding. Ultimately, I learned that a honeymoon is not like any other trip you have ever taken.

With some research and effort, I was able to design an awesome honeymoon. Here are the essential guidelines I followed to plan a memorable and affordable honeymoon.

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What Is Etsy (Review) – Save Money Buying Handmade Jewelry & Crafts

etsy heart logoAre you looking for a vintage bag? Or maybe a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork to go above your mantel?

Look no further than Etsy, an online Internet marketplace where thousands of artists, designers, and crafters market their wares. It’s my go-to website for contemporary fine art, crafts, jewelry, and accessories because with so many retailers in one spot, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Best of all, since Etsy works with small businesses and regular folk, you can find cheap deals on one-of-a-kind items.

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How to Make a DIY Hanging Pot Rack – 6 Cheap & Easy Methods

pot rackWhether you want to create your own pot rack for functional reasons or decorative ones, chances are you’re doing it to save money. But heading down the path of days spent sanding, carving, and assembling can not only be tedious, it can take valuable time away from your money-making endeavors.

Choosing the right plan is critical to get your new pot rack up and operational as quickly and affordably as possible.

Here are six great ways to make a pot rack on the cheap and easy.

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11 Tips for Avoiding Airline Checked Baggage Fees

luggage suitcasesAs if finding affordable fares for air travel isn’t tough enough, rising and surprising fees are making it an even bigger challenge to figure out the best deal if you want to pack any luggage.

After all the fee increases, the best advice the airlines seem to have for saving on baggage fees is to “pack light.” That’s not good enough, especially since families with young kids, individuals who don’t travel often, and anyone traveling in search of better weather can’t simply “pack light.” And everyone’s definition of “light” is different.

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5 Alternative Uses for Dryer Sheets to Save Money

uses of dryer sheetsDryer sheets make your clothes smell nice, and come out of the dryer all warm, fluffy, and static-free. But did you know they have many more uses than just for laundry?

For as little as $2 for a box of dryer sheets, you can clean, store, and refresh so many different items in your house.

Ready to save money and be wowed? Check out this list of five alternative uses for dryer sheets.

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