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Amy Freeman

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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9 Ways to Save Money on College Textbooks

We all know it: College is expensive, and the cost of tuition keeps going up. According to the College Board’s Trends in College Pricing 2019 report, between the 2009 – 2010 school year and...
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4 Ways to Preserve Fruits & Vegetables From Your Home Garden

A decent-size home garden can provide enough food to last all year. Unfortunately, your bountiful harvest won’t stay good that long. But with a bit of careful planning, you can preserve many of the fruits, vegetables, and herbs you grow to make your crops last throughout the year.
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How to Store Produce and Keep Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs Fresh Longer

Few things are more disappointing than opening up your refrigerator and discovering that the herbs or vegetables you planned to use have gone bad. Figuring out how to store fruits and vegetables correctly is vital to saving both money and your dinner plans.
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24 Ways to Save Money on Groceries – Food Shopping Tips on a Budget

How much are you spending on groceries each month? No matter how much it is, there are ways to trim your household’s food costs. Cutting your grocery bill can seem challenging at first, but with a plan and a few changes to how, when, and where you shop, it is doable.
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11 Easy Ways to Save Money on Household Items – Tips & Ideas

Have you ever thought about how much of your income goes toward buying things like laundry detergent, gardening supplies, and dish soap? The answer might be more than you’d like. Luckily, you can reduce the cost of household purchases with a few simple steps.
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How to Better Balance Work and a Happy Family Life

It’s challenging to disconnect from the job at quitting time or stay focused on work during business hours with friends and family asking for attention. But these strategies for work-life balance help you keep your head in the game at work, then get out of the rat race when it’s time to clock out.
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The Financial Benefits of Quitting Smoking

Once advertised as the "cool" and "elegant" thing to do, smoking has lost its edge. The number of people in the U.S. who smoke has been falling each year for many years now. In...
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8 Social Distancing Activities to Spend Time With Family & Friends

By now, you know the drill: You need to stay at least 6 feet from other people and limit the amount of contact you have with others. But social distancing doesn’t mean you need to be socially isolated. There are plenty of ways to spend time with people you love while you’re physically apart.
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10 Best Indoor At-Home Exercises & Workouts Without Equipment

People have loads of reasons for skipping exercise, including no gym membership, no time, and no fancy equipment. But you don’t need any of those things to get in a good workout. There are plenty of equipment-free workouts you can do in the comfort of your home — many in just 10 minutes or so.
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How to Find a Job When the Unemployment Rate Continues to Rise

If you’re out of work, you’re probably eying the unemployment rate with concern. But even when times are tough, you don’t have to settle for the first job offer that comes along. If you want to find a job you like in a tough economic climate, you just have to answer some questions.
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7 Best Single-Serve Coffee Makers (on Every Budget)

Investing in a single-serve coffee maker can save some people over $1,000 per year on their morning joe. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune on a fancy brewer. There’s a variety of single-serve coffee machines on the market at every price point. Which one’s right for you?
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How to Become a Proofreader – Get Started

Proofreading can be the perfect work-from-home job for language lovers and people looking for a flexible schedule. If you have a knack for spotting details most people miss, proofreading could be a great fit for you. Here’s what you need to know to get started in this career.