Tag Archives: budget

Extreme bedroom makeovers – on a budget

Dawn Papandrea

With my older son turning 14 in a few weeks and starting high school in the fall, we thought it’s time that he and his 9-year-old brother have their own space. They’ve been sharing a bedroom since the little guy…
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How to get your baseball fix (on the cheap)

Dawn Papandrea

Baseball season is here, but ticket prices in New York (and probably where you are, too) are sky high (not to mention parking, concessions, etc.). I really want to get to a Mets game, but the cost involved isn’t fitting…
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Beware of payment prompts that can lead you to over-tip

Kelly Dilworth

As more restaurants and other service providers use mobile card readers to process payments, consumers are increasingly being asked to punch in a preselected tip amount of 15, 20 or even 25 percent – or they have to guiltily hit…
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Birthdays can be a budget buster

Jeff Herman

Days before my birthday, the phone won’t stop pinging with offers of free desserts, appetizers, shakes and Blizzards to mark my special day. My email is chock full of similar offers, too. Nearly all the annual freebies require an additional…
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Financial resolutions can make you feel better

Kelly Dilworth
Financial resolutions can make you feel better

As a year ends and a new one begins, it’s a good time to re-evaluate your finances and set some new resolutions. That’s what I’m doing, too, and I’m planning to achieve more of my goals in 2018. Research suggests…
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