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Amy Freeman is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia, PA. Her interest in personal finance and budgeting began when she was earning an MFA in theater, living in one of the most expensive cities in the country (Brooklyn, NY) on a student's budget. You can read more of her work on her website, Amy E. Freeman.
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22 Online Shopping Sites With Free Shipping & How to Get It

Online shopping is convenient. But sometimes, those steep shipping rates make the traffic and crowds at brick-and-mortar stores seem a little more tolerable. Fortunately, some of the most popular online stores ship your order without charging you an extra cent. Is your favorite on the list?
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3 Reasons Why You Need to Get Health Insurance

If you don't currently have health insurance, you're not alone. In 2017, 28.5 million people in the United States were uninsured, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. For a few years before 2018, if you...
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5 Ways to Learn a New Foreign Language for Free (or Low Cost)

If you didn't study a foreign language in high school or college, is it too late to do it now? Did you learn a language way back in school, but you can't remember most...
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6 Tips to Eat Healthy and Prevent Overeating During the Holidays

A sugar cookie here, a piece of fudge there, a glass of bubbly - or two - at your office holiday party. During the holiday season, you likely eat and drink things you would...
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6 Tips for Managing & Dealing With Holiday Stress

If the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, why do you feel so stressed out? The combination of managing family expectations, getting the perfect gift for everyone, and not blowing your...
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5 Factors That Affect Your Health Insurance Premium Costs

Every year, you have the chance to choose another health insurance plan for yourself and your family. And every year, you probably notice your premiums have increased or decreased. But why? And why do...
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11 Cheap Ways to Keep Warm This Winter & Beat the Cold

You know the drill. Winter's coming, which means cold - if not freezing - temperatures. Sure, you could crank up the thermostat and make your home warm and toasty. But then you're likely to...
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5 Things to Do Next After Paying Off Your Student Loan Debt

I graduated with an MFA in 2008 and about $37,000 in debt from my master's and undergrad programs combined. For the next few years, my student loans were a constant source of stress. I...
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8 Financial Mistakes to Avoid After Getting Divorced

Even if you're happy to part ways with your partner, divorce sucks. Depending on how many assets you shared with your partner and how you decided to handle your finances when you were married, getting...
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How to Start Over Financially After a Breakup of a Long-Term Relationship

There was a time when moving in with your significant other or partner before you married them was enough to get tongues wagging and eyebrows raising. These days, cohabitation isn't just common; it's the...
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Should Married Couples Combine Their Finances or Keep Money Separate?

If you asked a random assortment of couples about the subjects they fight with their significant other over, you'd most likely hear the same things over and over again. A study published in Family...
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How Kakeibo (Japanese Budgeting Method) Can Save You More Money

We live in a world where pretty much anything that can be automated is. You can subscribe to grocery delivery so fresh food shows up at your doorstep every week, without you having to create...